By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – Tyler County Judge Jacques Blanchette called an emergency meeting of the county commissioners court last Tuesday to vote on one pressing item.
The single-item agenda called for the officials to consider the necessary steps to determine the immediate needs of several county offices located within the Tyler County Annex building on West Bluff Street. The interior recently sustained water damage due to a water heater bursting and flooding the building.
The offices affected by the water leak are the office of the tax assessor/collector; the Department of Public Safety Driver’s License office and State Representative James White’s office.
Commissioners voted to move the tax assessor/collector’s office to 203 North Charlton in Woodville where the county probation office is located. The hours for the tax office at its temporary location are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the phone number is 409-283-2734.
The new temporary location for White’s office will be announced as soon as it is finalized and the DPS license office will take a little longer, according to Pct. 1 Commissioner Martin Nash.
An announcement from the county offices posted on the county’s website states that it will advise residents of the Annex’s re-opening as soon as clean-up efforts are through and the building is able to be re-opened. “The closure affects the following services: tax payments, TXDMV, Texas Parks & Wildlife transactions, as well as Drivers License renewals/testings. We apologize for any inconvenience.”