Helping Homeowners Or Political Opportunism? Forney Mayor Talks About Lawsuit Against Chief AppraiserMayor Rick Wilson said too many property owners are seeing their appraisals double in one year, and that means a growing tax burden.
North Texas Mayor Files Class Action Lawsuit Over High Property AppraisalsForney Mayor Rick Wilson has filed a class action lawsuit against the Kaufman County Chief Appraiser Sarah Curtis on behalf of tens of thousands of property owners.
Preparing For Your Property Tax Appraisal Protest HearingPeople who wish to lower their appraised value can appeal to their appraisal district's review board. Of course, higher values mean higher taxes.
Plenty Of Options For Those Wanting To Protest Property TaxesProperty appraisal notices have hit mailboxes across North Texas and in many neighborhoods values are up - way up.
Property Value Protest Hearings Underway In North TexasMore than 300 property owners were on the schedule Wednesday for the year’s first round of formal property value protest hearings in Tarrant County.
Texas Lawmakers Pause Property Tax Relief Plan After Criticism From Local Government LeadersThe Texas House plan to limit skyrocketing tax bills on property owners by limiting how much additional money cities can bring in each year, did not end up getting its scheduled debate.
North Texas Leaders Concerned About Public Safety Cuts If Legislature's Proposed Property Tax Cap PassesNorth Texas police chiefs are joining the mayor of Dallas in sounding the alarm on the impact a proposed property tax cap would have on public safety.
Property Taxes Are Rising -- Here's A List Of Who Pays The MostThe difference between high-tax states and low-tax states has narrowed, resulting in a smaller gap between the states than in previous years.
Texas Legislators Set To Debate School Finance And Property Tax ReformIf a school finance reform plan stays intact some North Texas school districts will be able to spend more money on students in the classroom.
New Bill Aims To Cut County Portion Of Residents' Property Tax BillWould you be willing to raise your county's sales tax in exchange for lowering your county's portion of your property tax bill?
Top Texas Leaders Pledge United Effort To Reform School Finance, Property TaxesGovernor Greg Abbott said they were united to solve a voter mandate: increasing state funding for public schools while lowering property taxes. “It's something we have to get done."
Social Issues Could Take Back Seat In New Texas LegislatureThe Texas Legislature opens today with lawmakers expected to tackle such matters as fixing the state's school finance system, cutting property taxes and paying for Hurricane Harvey recovery.
Texas Lawmakers Get Good News About Budget; Will Begin Session Focused On School Finance, Property Tax ReformTexas lawmakers will be sworn in Tuesday for the 86th legislative session and the House will elect a new Speaker.
Former Tarrant County Appraisal District Employee Arrested For Taking Inappropriate Photos Of Property Tax ProtesterMichael Zavatson, 61, of Arlington, was arrested and charged with improper photography.
Dallas City Council Debates Police, Fire PayDallas City Council is debating how much more they can pay city police officers and firefighters - and whether they can lower property tax rates.