Ah, it's that time of year again. There's a crisp chill in the air. The sound of Christmas music is gently echoing throughout malls around the city. There are smiles on all the children's faces as they wait with great anticipation for that one special man to bring them something...Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan.
That's right, boys and girls, it's that most magical time of the year once again. It's property tax season! HO HO HO!
"Property owners need to be on the lookout for their property tax bill," Sullivan said in a release. "Once received, property owners are encouraged to pay their bill as soon as possible, as they are due by January 31, 2014."
And you thought you were getting a lump of coal in your stocking this year. No way, Timmy, that's a TAX BILL!
Sullivan encourages you to call his helpful little elves at 713-957-7800 if you have questions or just want some extra holiday joy, because nothing is as festive as hold music or the bright, sunny disposition of a government employee. You can also visit their fancy Web site at hctax.net to look at your shiny new bill and even pay it online like magic!
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So, boys and girls, get online today and pay that bill or Mr. Sullivan will be forced to take mommy and daddy's home and you'll be spending next Christmas in a van down by the river. Happy holidays!