Dallas County Commissioners

Dallas County Property Taxes: Officials Vote Themselves a 6 Percent Raise

By Candy Evans / August 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

“Candace, do they even care how property taxes affect small businesses? Property taxes are by far my biggest expense. I pay over $100,000 a year in property taxes. I would love to hire another $45,000 employee, but I am holding off until I know what our property taxes and other taxes will do.” How many […]

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Hearing on Lowering the Dallas County Tax Rate Tomorrow Morning, No One Has Signed Up to Speak

By Candy Evans / August 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

That headline is not entirely accurate now, because, after Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told me this morning that no one has signed up to speak on lowering the tax rate, I signed up. But others should, too. As I told him, most taxpayers will likely be at work — in their offices, in the […]

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Dallas County Commissioners Want 8 Percent Pay Raise, Thanks to Property Tax Windfall

By Candy Evans / August 11, 2016 / 15 Comments

Get out the smelling salts, you surely are going to faint: Dallas County Commissioners, SOME Dallas County Commissioners, are asking for an 8% pay raise, netting them $157,000 a year (up from $145,474 currently) because the county is flush with money from the property taxes we are all paying through the nose for, thanks to […]

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More Man Caves: Domingo Garcia’s Gold-Leafed Throne

By Candy Evans / February 1, 2012 / 0 Comments

It’s been awhile since I’ve been in Elba and Domingo Garcia’s beautiful 7,000 square foot plus Kessler Springs home — you would steal for the master, and the patio/pool is to-die-for. But I really fell in love with his basement Man Cave where I have no doubt the Garcias will be watching the game this Sunday. […]

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