Updated Texas DPS driver's license office reopens

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Associated Press

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 5:33 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Drivers who need to get a Texas license or submit a renewal in person have an upgraded option in Austin.

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday announced reopening of the North Lamar Driver License Office.

The DPS office was closed in April after a break-in resulted in extensive damage to the interior and equipment. DPS made technology upgrades that let customers remotely secure a spot in line via cellphone or online and then show up when it's their turn.

The 2011 Legislature provided $63 million for six high-tech DPS centers — two in the Houston area, two for Dallas-Fort Worth, one in the San Antonio area and another in Pflugerville (FLOO'-gur-vihl). The North Lamar office uses the same system.

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Online:

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/driver_licensing_control/rolodex/searchresults.asp

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