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Big Bend Regional Hospital District board members voted unanimously to grant French solar company Solaire Holman I Inc. a 10-year property tax abatement on a planned solar farm located northeast of Alpine in Brewster County. Read More

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State leaders are focused on cutting property taxes this legislative session. But the state doesn’t set property tax rates, or even collect the money. The talk in some small Texas counties is instead centered on making the property appraisal process more uniform. Some lawmakers see flaws in the system and an opportunity to consolidate oversight of the appraisal districts. Read More

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Property tax relief appears to be coming to strapped Texans, but just how much is open to debate. The other shoe has dropped in the state Legislature, with the Senate presenting its first budget draft to follow-up on a House version. The Senate is looking at $4 billion in tax cuts — $3 billion of that in property taxes. The House version doesn’t specifically address property taxes, although there is little doubt they will eventually get around to it. The state is flushed right now with excess revenue, but just how much relief can we expect? Read More

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Jerry Romero, a bank officer, will be the new chairman of the El Paso Central Appraisal District board of directors for 2015. Read More

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Tax cuts promises from Republicans began taking firmer shape Tuesday when Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled a draft Senate budget that would deliver $3 billion in property relief to Texas homeowners. Read More

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Travis County chief appraiser Marya Crigler says taxpayers are losing millions of dollars because of a broken system. Read More

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While moving Midland County property tax collections to Midland Central Appraisal District (MCAD) was met with positive responses, according to the chief appraiser, the consolidation itself is still mostly unknown to residents. So the appraiser wants to remind residents of the change that happened months ago. Read More

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Texas farmers and ranchers can be granted property tax relief on their land. They may apply to the Gaines County Appraisal District for agricultural productivity appraisal and for a lower appraisal of their land based on how much they produce, versus what their land would sell for in the open market. Read More

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District Attorney Bruce Curry is the latest lawyer to take a professional interest in an almost $90,000 cash shortfall in the Gillespie County tax office, according to a recent outside audit. Read More

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Two weeks deep into 2015 and more than 5,000 Ft. Bend County homeowners still don't know how much to pay in property tax for last year. Read More

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Comptroller’s estimate shows an extra $18 billion available, despite caution caused by oil price drop

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Incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the positive revenue estimate revealed by the state comptroller on Monday reinforces the need to cut taxes for homeowners and businesses. Read More

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EDINBURG – Hidalgo County Tax Assessor/Collector Pablo “Paul” Villarreal Jr. announced Friday that a convenience fee for on-line e-check payments made through the county’s website will no longer be charged. Taxes are due by Saturday, Jan. 31.

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The chair of the property Appraisal Review Board, whose term ended last month, routinely told members to side with the Central Appraisal District on contested property valuations, predetermined settlements and punished those who didn’t follow her instructions. Read More

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A Jefferson County woman is suing over claims she was paid less by her employer based upon her race before being unlawfully terminated. Read More

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Lawmakers from both parties pledged to deliver property tax relief to Texans in the upcoming legislative session. Read More

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After saving money in a few departments, the city is spending $50,000 on a lobbyist to represent the city’s interests in the upcoming legislative session, which starts Jan. 13. Read More

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A glitch in a new computer system means a few thousand Tarrant County residents don’t know how much to pay in property taxes even though the taxes are due now, officials said. Read More

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