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Section A: General News


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June 11, 2014 | 3,330 views | 10 comments

Editor:

In 1969, I bought 12 acres of land in Wilson County. At that time, my taxes were about $10 or maybe $15.

Things since have dramatically changed. Now I owe taxes of almost $500.

My question is, are we taxed based on your economic needs and how much you want to spend?

I have nothing to show for paying all these taxes. My land is landlocked, so that I have no access. This is offensive to me.

Earlier this year, we went to the tax-assessor office and at that time, I spoke to one of these persons and the reply I got was convoluting. I did not understand it.

JOE ALBERT GONZALES

San Antonio
 

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 16, 2014 1:10pm
 
Franklin, I believe that the parcel is too small to merit any significant fine for the neighbor(s) refusing to comply with a County Clerk's instruction to provide a easement. I think the acreage has to be 1280 to merit ... More ›

 
Franklin  
Floresville  
June 16, 2014 11:57am
 
I think that one of the property owners that are closest to the nearest road has to provide an easement. It might take suing them, but I believe an easement has to be given by law. Id check with the Commissioner in the Precinct ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
June 16, 2014 10:19am
 
4th Generation Texas... Sounds just like a liberal. Suggesting someone else donate their wealth. Obama would be proud. Kemo Sabe.

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Spriungs  
June 16, 2014 9:51am
 
How about donating the land to the American Cancer Society and let them deal with the issues?

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
June 14, 2014 3:16pm
 
Hey Joe, you need a drone to check if your neighbors are using your land.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 14, 2014 8:06am
 
If I had a situation like Mr Gonzales, I would ask the ARB to produce evidence supporting the market value which would include the sale of like properties which is probably non existent. If this did not result in a drastic ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 13, 2014 2:31pm
 
Muse....A quick check indicates that prior to 1995, it was possible to purchase land locked property without any type of easement. I think Glenn has the right idea.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 13, 2014 1:25pm
 
Muse... Must have swam in from the ocean or maybe used a float tube to access the waterfront property. :-) They walk among us.

 
Glenn Quagmire  
Quahog, Rhode Island  
June 13, 2014 1:16pm
 
Sell your land to one of your neighbors. 1969 was 45 years ago, so stuff is gonna cost more.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
June 13, 2014 1:09pm
 
I didn't think a parcel of land could be landlocked. I thought, perhaps erroneously, that access had to be given by easement. If not, you should have straightened out access prior to buying the land. How do you get to the ... More ›

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