property taxes Archives - Watchdog.org
watchdog-radio-news-report Download the Watchdog Radio News report: Download our TX radio ad

property taxes

Feeling overvalued, Texans dispute rising property appraisals

By   /  May 24, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

Photo by Charlie Brown

Watchdog found a group of San Antonio homeowners who received appraisal notices more than $100,000 over their recent purchase prices. Adding to the taxpayers’ angst, county appraisers had discounted the values of finished, unsold units held in developer inventory.

Read More →

County residents blast Central Texas ‘land grab’

By   /  May 3, 2016  /  Accountability, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

Watchdog.org photo

A “cherry-picking” annexation plan is the pits for Bell County residents who say they want no part of Nolanville – a small Central Texas town with a colorful past and a shaky future.

Read More →

Rising debt, taxes dim economic outlook in Texas

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

ALEC

The American Legislative Exchange Council downgraded Texas to No. 12 in its 50-state economic outlook released Tuesday.

Read More →

Texas taxpayers whipsawed in city-state shell game

By   /  March 17, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

Watchdog.org photo

  A new report applauds the Texas Legislature for cutting taxes, but local governments and schools are wiping out the reductions with increased spending and debt. “The 2015 session of the Legislature passed a significant package of tax reforms,” the American Legislative Exchange Council reported Wednesday. Among them: $3.8 billion in tax cuts, including a […]

Read More →

Lone Star Rail still rolling after Union Pacific jumps

By   /  February 19, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas, Transportation  /  No Comments

Lone Star Rail District

Union Pacific jumped off the Lone Star commuter rail project between Austin and San Antonio, but taxpayers remain tied to the tracks.

Read More →

Texas homeowners’ plea: Do mess with taxes

By   /  January 29, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

Watchdog.org photo

Without an income tax, but with the sixth highest property tax burden in the country, the Lone Star State is no longer a low-cost haven for homeowners.

Read More →