Homestead Exemptions

Tarrant County JP Indicted on Property Tax-Related Felonies

By Bethany Erickson / September 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Longtime Tarrant County Justice of the Peace Jacquelyn Wright has had her fair share of controversy in the 28 years she’s served in that position. But that controversy may be outpaced by Wednesday’s news that a grand jury indicted Wright, 77, on four felony charges related to homestead exemptions she claimed. It is alleged that […]

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Title Tip: Why Are Texas Homestead Rights so Important?

By Contributor / January 31, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor We Texans cherish our homestead rights more than anyone. And we’ve got the state constitution to prove it. Cue the old west music and picture Ma with a baby on her hip and Pa with his rifle at the door of their simple home. That must be what the Texas […]

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Jon Anderson: How Real Estate Transaction Non-Disclosure Cheats All Taxpayers

By Jon Anderson / March 23, 2016 / 14 Comments

Taxes are paid so that government can pool monies that enable it to embark on projects that enrich society as a whole. When government is underfunded, education and infrastructure suffer. Anyone who jumped for joy at their measly property tax reduction this year also abdicated their right to complain about DISD, potholes, or Fair Park.  […]

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