This morning I went to the Texas Department of Public Safety office on South Congress to renew my driver's license. I had tried to do it online but had received the message that I am not eligible to do so and that I had to do it in person. No reason was given. Anyway, the process was relatively painless. I was glad that I had arrived before the lunch hour because, right afterwards, the line grew to be quite long.
They took a new photo, which makes me look like someone in a police lineup. Ugh! They also tested my vision with my glasses on. For some strange reason I could not read the first four letters at all but the last eight were very clear. It didn't seem to be a problem to them, though.