Recent News

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 8:47pm

The  Senate approved a series of bills Wednesday that would reduce taxes by $4.6 billion, delivering on Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s early session promise to cut property and franchise taxes. Because Texas doesn’t have a statewide property tax, legislators can’t reduce the rates directly, but Senator Jane Nelson of Flower Mound authored two measures that would raise the homestead exemption. Read More

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:41pm

A bill introduced in the Texas legislature proposes an annual reimbursement for communities who have lost revenue from property taxes after exemption changes in 2009. Read More

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:33pm

The investigation continues into how Vanessa Olivas, a former Howard County Tax Assessor Collector Employee, allegedly stole over $20,000 from residents trying to renew their vehicle registration. Read More

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:31pm

Gary Borsch has been chair of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest non-profit business advocacy organizations in El Paso, for three months. Read More

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:34pm

Vanessa Olivas a former employee of the Tax Assessor Collector's Office was arrested on Tuesday. She is being investigated for stealing thousands of dollars. According to the arrest affidavit, Texas Rangers were contacted by the Department of Motor Vehicles because of suspicious activity at the Howard County Tax Assessors Office. An unusual amount of voided and exempt transactions were being filed. Rangers interviewed 33-year-old Olivas whose ID code was on the transactions. Read More