Some East Texas drivers are confused about 'Two Steps, One Sticker'

Some East Texas drivers are confused about 'Two Steps, One Sticker'
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

"Two steps, one sticker." It's simple enough to say, but when it came to implementing the state-wide program, some drivers said think again.
"A lot of confusion," said Richard Balomo, a mechanic at The Muffler Shop. 
A lot of confusion and a lot of questions are what Balomo has had to deal with since the state began the program four months ago. From misinformation to fear of change, for Balomo it's been a matter of reassuring his customers that the new process is really as simple as it sounds.
"It's not that big of a deal. It's not that complicated, once you figure out what's going on," Balomo said. "By March of next year, everybody should be on the same month, same page and everything's going to be smooth."
While some drivers seem to be having a hard time adjusting to the change, Ricky Medina said he can see the benefit of having one less sticker.
"Um, not really. I mean, once you get it, they still do the same thing; you just don't get the sticker anymore, which that's great for me. It's just one less sticker you have to have on your vehicle," said Ricky Media, who's embracing the program.
And one less sticker means less clutter on your windshield. However, if you're still not sure which of the two steps is next for you, Angelina County Tax Assessor Collector Midget Sherman has this advice to offer.

"If you don't understand, call and we'll let you know. But basically, the main thing to remember, your vehicle has to be inspected prior to registration," Sherman said.

And Balomo is looking forward to how smoothly the program will run once the kinks are worked out. 
"Once the confusion is over with, it's going to be nice," Balomo said.

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