The El Paso County Commissioners Court on Monday appointed Ruben Gonzalez, a former regional manager for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, as the new county's tax assessor-collector.  Read More

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After 2-1/2 years as chief appraiser of the Wilson County Appraisal District, Brian Stahl is resigning. Stahl read his resignation letter during the Feb. 25 meeting of the district’s board of directors. . . .
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Texas’s Williamson County hired hundreds of workers and ran up debt as it became home to two of the 10 fastest-growing U.S. cities. Now, state tax cuts threaten to crimp the revenue it needs to pay for the expansion.  Read More

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An effort to rein in local property taxes was delayed Monday as city and county officials pressed lawmakers to kill the measure, saying it would keep them from meeting local needs. Read More

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As your lieutenant governor, I was pleased to join the chairwoman of Senate finance, Sen. Jane Nelson, and a bipartisan group of 24 Texas Senators to announce one of the largest tax relief packages in Texas’ history. It is a bold plan that provides $4.6 billion in property tax relief for struggling homeowners as well as big and small businesses trying to make ends meet. Read More

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As state lawmakers clamber aboard the tax-cut bandwagon, one Republican is raining on the parade that has been so enthusiastically arranged by his party's leaders.  Read More

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Barring something unforeseen, property and small business owners in Texas should expect lower tax bills next year. Read More

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Rep. Rene Oliveira, D-Brownsville, filed legislation this week in Austin to help prevent underwater delinquent taxpayers from digging deeper holes by falling victim to predatory property tax lending. Read More

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This week, we take a look at the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll and a proposal by state Senate leaders to offer tax relief to property owners and businesses. <!-- ngIf: details.credit != null -->(<!-- end ngIf: details.credit != null -->Alana Rocha and Justin Dehn / Texas Tribune<!-- ngIf: details.credit != null -->)<!-- end ngIf: details.credit != null --> Read More

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New polls from the University of Texas and our partners at the Texas Tribune find that the majority of Texans don’t like how much they’re paying in property taxes and don’t support the open carrying of guns in public. Read More

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In a state where no taxes are beloved, property taxes are the least beloved of all, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Business taxes, while also unpopular, don’t elicit strong reactions from 39 percent of voters. Read More

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Texas Senate leaders upped the ante on tax cuts Tuesday, announcing three bipartisan bills that would reduce property and business levies by more than $4.6 billion over two years — a revenue loss Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the Legislature could easily spare, thanks to flush state coffers, while also addressing state employee pensions, teacher health care, deferred maintenance and other pressing needs. Read More

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The chairman of the Texas House’s tax-writing committee said Monday that he envisions bigger tax relief than has been proposed by the state Senate. Read More

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Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing at the state Capitol in Austin on Feb. 23. Read More
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Texas’ Republican leaders have called for multibillion dollar cuts to business and property taxes but so far have remained mum on what mechanisms they’d prefer lawmakers use to get there Read More

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick gave a rousing speech to the Texas Association of Business' annual meeting in Austin on Tuesday, making big promises to help business while sowing fear of immigrants in the country illegally. Read More

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No doubt one of the big winners in Gov. Greg Abbott's State of the State speech delivered Monday will be the small business community, which has backed ending the state's franchise tax. Read More

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Proposed state legislation that could cut your property taxes is getting some push-back from some mayors in Texas. Nine mayors, including ones from Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston, met in Austin on Monday to tell the state government to back off. Read More

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Both the El Paso City Council and County Commissioners Court passed resolutions on Monday calling for state legislators to reform property tax laws so that all property owners pay their fair share of taxes, officials said. Read More

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Recent News

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:36pm

Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors Thompson is seeking a 27-percent property tax increase to pay for more police officers, fire fighters and equipment, according to a release from city officials. Read More

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 9:31pm

An estimated 10,000 Denton County residents have filed appeals of their 2015 property tax appraisals, but officials said Monday they expect that group of unhappy taxpayers to be about the same size as last year. Read More

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 9:25pm

If you live in the rural part of DeWitt County, you are likely to get a letter soon that may be disturbing.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 9:23pm

The House and Senate negotiations over a tax cut deal have narrowed to a single sticking point: when a proposed property tax cut should go into effect. Read More

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 9:20pm

Hidalgo County’s chief appraiser went before the county commission this morning. Read More