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.
Conservative activists have told Texas lawmakers that property taxes should be abolished and that local debt is getting out of control.
Texas lawmakers will meet on Thursday to study whether property tax notices adequately explain the taxes that a property owner must pay.
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.
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.
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.
Texas voters approved seven constitutional amendments on Tuesday, which will allow new cooperation between cities and counties.
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.
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.
The future is a little brighter at Dallas City Hall. Council members were told that the budget outlook is not as bad as it was just a few weeks ago.
Despite years of slashing jobs and services, the Fort Worth City Council was told Tuesday that the budget is still $31 million short in sustaining existing services over the next two years.
Falling property values are the newest challenge to Dallas and Fort Worth Area school districts as they try to set leaner budgets.
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