Just so you know, the emmissions inspection you refer to is only done in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Harris and maybe just a few other counties.
Thank goodness I live in Lamar county and don't have to put up with this crap!
Inspection in the other counties is a safety inspection only. I have considered moving closer to the Metroplex but things like this are why I don't. It doesn't hurt that my property taxes are basically zero relative to Collin County.
Have a great day,