Grayson County commissioners made a change to the way that they have generally allowed the public to speak at their meetings.

Tuesday, the commissioners decided to move the public comment section from the end to the beginning of the meetings.

GC Judge Bill Magers said the change comes as a response to a recommendation from the state legislature.

Magers said that folks who want to address the court will now be asked to fill out cards that ask for their names and the topic they wish to address, even though the court has not stood on such formality before.

He said that instead of everyone just speaking at the beginning of the meeting, he would ask that people wait to speak until the item they want to address is about to be heard.

Magers also said each person speaking would be limited to 3 minutes and that during the public section, the court could not respond to anything that an audience member might say to them.

As it turned out, no one wanted to address the court Tuesday. But, the new rules will be in effect going forward, Magers said.