Recent News

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:09pm

The Nueces County Appraisal District sent out the first batch of 173,000 reappraisal notices and the bulk of property values are going up, officials said. Read More

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:57pm

1.7 million property owners across Harris County are about to find out their home values are a lot higher than just a few months ago. Although that can be great for those trying to sell, it can be tough to swallow for taxpayers. Read More

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 8:42pm

Houston homeowners: Brace for it. You're about to receive your new property tax value from the Harris County Appraisal District, and you should expect an increase. Read More

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 8:44pm

Doug Gowin, of Jacksonville, owns an 18.3-acre plot of agriculturally-exempt land that has been in his family for three generations.

Gowin’s grandfather farmed it full time when it included more acreage. His father farmed it part time. Gowin planted stands of pine trees on it in 2001.

It’s small by farming and timber standards, but Gowin enjoys the property tax break the timber exemption provides and can look forward to a payday years into the future.  Read More

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 8:45pm

In  his book "1984," George Orwell invented the language Newspeak, which satirized governmental hypocrisy. The Ministry of Love oversees torture and brainwashing and the Ministry of Plenty oversees shortage and famine. In Texas, the requirement of "equal and uniform" property taxation could be a phrase out of Newspeak. Read More