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As the conservative idea of replacing property taxes with sales taxes comes under political scrutiny in Texas, the practical complications pile up quickly. Read More

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You didn't think having one of the best economies in the country was free, did you? Read More

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Duval County Chief Appraiser Rene Garza turned himself in Monday on claims that he used a company credit card for personal use and paid employees outrageous bonuses that they said they deserved. Read More

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A Texas company is suing the Galveston Central Appraisal District. Read More

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Patricia Davis, Lee County Chief Appraiser, issued a Letter of Resignation on Monday, March 24, stating that her last day of employment will be April 30, 2014. She came to Lee County in 2007 and since then has served on several key committees and organizations in the state. She is active in the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts, and is the past president of the Texas Association of Assessing Officers, a state wide organization of tax assessors and appraisers. Read More

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For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Austin City Council agreed Thursday to raise the property tax exemption it gives homeowners who are older than 65 or disabled, from $51,000 to $70,000. Read More

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Petroleum companies and tax appraisal districts around the state — including Washington County — are at odds over valuations of gas equipment, with potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake. Read More

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Many El Pasoans are convinced they're paying more in property taxes than their properties are worth. Read More

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During the recent Republican primary for state comptroller, state Sen. Glenn Hegar repeatedly endorsed eliminating local property taxes in Texas. Read More

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 Concerned about the erosion of the tax base, Harris County is hiring an independent appraiser to determine whether it should sue the local appraisal district for undervaluing business property. Read More

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 Willacy County’s sprawling wind farms have more than tripled the Lyford school district’s property tax collection — and more revenue is likely on its way. Read More

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 Everybody moving into Texas, and even people who have been living here a long time, needs to be educated about education in this state. Especially how it's paid for. Or more accurately, isn't paid for. Read More

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 The beleaguered Brownsville Doctor’s Hospital in December filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, halting a civil lawsuit filed against it by a medical equipment provider. Read More

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 Because of a change in the calculation ofExxonMobil's property tax, the Beaumont school district is facing a $4 million shortfall in its annual budget - another setback for a district already contending with financial difficulties. Read More

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The controversy continued to surround the Midland County Tax Assessor and Collector position. When former tax assessor Kathy Reeves resigned, commissioners appointed a former tax office employee as interim. But, in the court of public opinion, the wrong person was chosen for the job. The public spoke out at Monday's commissioners court. Read More
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 Houston holds many opportunities for real estate investors, according to Mike Wolf, who is offering a new course in how to profit from investing in Texas real estate tax liens and tax deeds. Read More

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 Travis County Judge candidate Sarah Eckhardt continued her verbal campaign against billionaire businessman Red McCombs Thursday, taking him to task for asking taxpayers to contribute millions of dollars to build the Circuit of the Americas race track but going to court to get his property tax bill on the facility lowered. Read More

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