property tax

A surburban home is shown. (credit: Getty images/Preston C. Mack)

Some Collin County Residents Shocked By Property Appraisals

There was an unexpected and unwelcome surprise in the mail this week for a lot of Collin County property owners. To put it mildly, the notices confirmed that property values are skyrocketing.

CBSDFW.COM–05/07/2014

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Plano Voters To Have Final Say On Proposed Property Tax Increase

Plano voters will decide this November whether to approve a tax increase to benefit the school district.

CBS 11–08/21/2013

Plano ISD

Plano ISD Considers Property Tax Hike Election

Plano residents may be looking at a property tax election this fall. The Plano ISD wants a tax hike that so high, it would automatically trigger an election.

CBS 11–08/07/2013

Set Free Deliverance Church in southeast Dallas. (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

Dallas Church Hit With Huge Tax Bill After Buying Foreclosed Property

t $25,000, the congregation at the Set Free Deliverance Church in southeast Dallas thought their new land purchase was a good deal. Then an unexpected tax bill arrived for $170,000 on their newly-purchased, foreclosed property.

06/15/2012

Texas State Capitol

Tea Party Calls Legislature To Abolish Property Taxes

Conservative activists have told Texas lawmakers that property taxes should be abolished and that local debt is getting out of control.

05/03/2012

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Texas Lawmakers Hold Property Tax Hearing

Texas lawmakers will meet on Thursday to study whether property tax notices adequately explain the taxes that a property owner must pay.

05/03/2012

Lancaster residents were allowed back in their homes Wednesday following Tuesday's tornado. (Jay Gormley/CBSDFW)

Lancaster Votes For Property Tax Re-Appraisal For Tornado Damage

Tina McCray is standing in what used to be her master bedroom. “It’s unbelievable. I come out here and I can’t believe it hit my house,” said McCray.

04/23/2012

PETCEMETERY

Supporters Rally To Save Cedar Hill Pet Cemetery

Wearing red with their pet-loving hearts on their sleeves, supporters of Cedar Hill’s Pet Memorial Park gathered under the George Allen courthouse canopy Tuesday morning to take their chances at a foreclosure auction that would determine the cemetery’s fate.

03/06/2012

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Texas Counties May Email Tax Bills In 2012

Texas property owners may get their next tax bills by email because of a new state law that gives counties that option starting in 2012.

12/26/2011

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Texas Voters Approve 7 Constitutional Amendments

Texas voters approved seven constitutional amendments on Tuesday, which will allow new cooperation between cities and counties.

11/09/2011

Pet Cemetery

Pet Owners Fighting To Keep Pet Cemetery From Redevelopment

Beloved pets have been buried at the Pet Memorial Park in Cedar Hill for decades. But in a matter of weeks, the property is scheduled to be sold at auction for unpaid property taxes.

10/12/2011

Dallas County Budget Draft Includes No Property Tax Increase

After months of scrutinizing the budget for the next fiscal year, Dallas County leaders presented a draft Tuesday that included no new property tax increases.

08/09/2011

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