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Upshur County tax offices to get new equipment

By Christina Lane
April 18, 2012 at 11 p.m.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is upgrading its computer equipment in the two Upshur County tax offices - one of which is in Gladewater - to help speed motor vehicle transactions, Tax-Assessor Collector Sherron Laminack said Tuesday.

"We're pleased about receiving this new equipment to better serve our customers," Laminack said. "Of course anyone who has gone through a computer switch at their workplace knows you have to take out the old to install the new, and that means we are anticipating some down time when we will not be able to process motor vehicle transactions."

The state agency plans to install the equipment Tuesday at the Upshur County Sub-Courthouse in Gladewater and on April 26 at the main tax office in Gilmer.

The Gladewater sub-courthouse will close at noon Tuesday in anticipation of the equipment installation. The tax office in Gilmer will close at noon on April 26.

"I want to urge our customers to please come in before the installation begins to conduct any urgent business they may have," Laminack said.

"Upshur County and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles don't want any of you to face late penalties because you waited until the last possible minute to come in and it happened to be the same day as the system upgrade."

The Gladewater sub-courthouse is on U.S. 80, and the Gilmer tax office is at 215 N. Titus St.



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