County soon to have DL office


The Madison County Commissioner’s Court took steps Monday to institute a full-service driver’s license office in the county.

At their regular meeting, commissioners approved a budget transfer to provide funds for the office, as well as approved seeking applicants for a clerk position.

It also moved funds into the Buildings and Grounds budget to provide network connections for the office.

Texas DPS Trooper Carl Clary said the office will be located in Suite 123 of the Madison County Courthouse Annex on Trinity Street.

Clary said it will be a full driver’s license office, including providing driver’s tests, and will be open Monday-Friday.

Clary also said that applications for the clerk’s position are available online.

Depending upon hiring, Clary said the office should be open within three months.

The county first approved the new office in January of this year.

In other business, the county:

•approved a memorandum of understanding between the county and other law enforcement agencies regarding the transportation of juvenile detainees, essentially stating that each agency is responsible for its own detainees;

•approved a data use agreement with the Texas Department of State Health Services;

•approved a final plat creating two lots on land owned by Wayne Starr in the Enoch Latham Survey;

•approved a variance to the subdivision policy for USX Shaffer Construction; and

•approved a plat creating three lots for land owned by Weldon Alders in the Hiram Walker Survey.