New Potential Burden For Houston Homeowners: Higher TaxesMayor Sylvester Turner has proposed a one-time increase in the city's property tax rate to help pay for mounting hurricane expenses.
Texas House Adjourns, Leaving Tax Bill's Fate UncertainThe Texas House has abruptly adjourned for good with one day still remaining in the special session — forcing the state Senate to accept its version of a contentious property tax bill or risk seeing nothing passed on the issue.
Dallas Mayor, Some Council Members Want To Cut Property Tax RateIn his proposed $3 billion budget, new City Manager T.C. Broadnax proposed keeping the property tax rate as-is and not cutting city services.
Property Tax Rate Decrease Proposed In Tarrant CountyThe Tarrant County Commissioners Court was presented with a balanced budget proposal which includes a 1 cent decrease from the current tax rate.
Governor Abbott Formally Convenes Special SessionGovernor Greg Abbott has formally called state lawmakers into a special legislative session beginning next week.
Homestead Exemption Disappearing For Some Tarrant County TaxpayersProperty tax experts said it often happens when someone has made a change in paperwork related to ownership, but in some cases there is no clear reason why the exemptions have disappeared.
New Legislation Would Help Families Of Fallen With BillsState Representative Pat Fallon, (R-Little Elm), filed HB 2524 on Tuesday. It would provide a property tax exemption to spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.
Study On Public School Funding In Texas Receiving PraiseAny changes could have a major impact on the six million public school children here in the Lone Star State.
Belt-Tightening In Frisco After Voters Reject Tax HikeFrisco ISD leaders in the fast-growing Collin County suburb are working to fill a $30 million hole after voters rejected a proposed 13 cent tax hike last weekend.
Tax Assessor Gets Chuckle Out Of "Hate Mail"Tarrant County taxpayers have taken up an interesting and somewhat comical way to protest what they believe are high property taxes.
Dallas County Commission Discusses Lowering Tax RateJudge Clay Jenkins wants to soften the blow. But school districts and county commissioners aren't buying.
Frisco ISD Approves Tax Hike To Pay Teachers; Now Up To VotersThe school board wants to raise property taxes by 13 cents for every $100 of property value.