News

Analysis: There’s A Reason Texas Governors Keep Failing To Lower Property Taxes

Posted on · Anguish over property taxes is at or near the top of the list of what politicians hear most often from Texans. This is not a complicated part of the civic compact: Voters are peeved. Politicians aim to please. Lowering taxes would make a politician popular with voters

Good, Bad and Ugly

Proposed Property Tax Hike, And Spraying For Mosquitoes From The Air: The Good, Bad, & Ugly Of The News

Posted on · From the mayor's proposed property tax increase to pay for flood recovery, to spraying for mosquitoes from the air -- our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news.

Texas

Red State, Blue Cities? Local Control Battles Set To Dominate Special Session

Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and their allies are increasingly turning to “preemptive” legislation to give Texas the final say on issues ranging from school bathroom policies to tree ordinances. That’s frustrating not only big city liberals but also many small-government conservatives.

Houston Matters

Your Property Tax Questions Answered

Posted on · There's a series of free workshops to help homeowners identify and apply for property tax exemptions. The free homestead exemption workshops will be held in Acres Homes, the Near Northside, and the Second and Third Wards. These are communities identified in the tax rolls as having large numbers of homeowners who potentially qualify for homestead […]