Across the state, private companies are able to slash their property-tax assessments, but homeowners aren’t as lucky with their county appraisal districts.
HCAD fights owners of moderate housing for every single assessment penny. So why is it routinely handing out tax breaks worth several millions to big corporations?
In 2012, the Harris County Appraisal District valued Robert Mandala's modest Spring home at $59,500. The property-tax agent who represented Mandala said HCAD, while establishing a value, purposely ignored the lower priced homes in the neighborhood and grabbed sales numbers from the most expensive pr ... More >>
The first step in taking a $1 billion out of the tax rolls?The Houston ISD school board has spent several sessions now listening to dire warnings from Chief Financial Officer Melinda Garrett and Superintendent Terry Grier about what may happen if energy company Valero is able to get tax exemption ... More >>
Homeowners find the rules can change from county to county
With a lot of prompting, HCAD files a lawsuit the neighbors never did
Morning-radio wackiness has its limits
Bugged about property taxes? Buy a skyscraper.
Sudan campaigns for Congress amid connubial carnage
Officials ought to do more to protect the elderly from tax schemes
Who do we have to thank for Rod Stewart every hour on the hour? This guy, Guy Zapoleon.
Tax Cut Chron-Style. Downtown's booming. So how does Hearst whack 40 percent off its property levy?
Special tax zones are already stimulating growth-a thriving cottage industry of attorneys, lobbyists, high paid consultants, developers and questionable financial projections
With a spate of independent movies, the state once again leaves its mark on film
Why did county commissioners agree to subsidize a swanky golf resort that will benefit a wealthy Harris County developer?
When the tax assessor raises the value of one house on a block through the roof, the question is: Who's next?