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VideoLost: Male miniature black/tan Dachshund and small female shaggy dog, white w/black face, may have their puppy with them, on May 12 in Creekwood Subdivision. Call if found, 210-243-8277.

VideoFound: Female Dalmatian mix, Center Point area, FM 775 and CR 319, need to find owner. Call 830-928-1296.

VideoLost: Female Blue Heeler from C.R. 359 in La Vernia, on Thurs., May 14, has collar and tag. Call if found or seen, 210-289-4268.
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Native Oilfield Services is seeking CDL Class A drivers to work in Western Oklahoma and South Texas. All applicants must be 25 years old, have at least 2 years verifiable CDL experience, no major moving violations or accidents, no DWI or felony convictions in the last 10 years. We provide paid orientation and pneumatic trailer operation training as well as medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Call 817-783-3636 or 830-426-3220.
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Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
September 24, 2011 12:59pm
 
NG:

The Truth-in-Taxation requirements passed in 2003 or 2004 by the Texas Legislature are designed to protect the taxpayer with very specific requirement upon the taxing entities.

Taxing entities, each year, are required to calculate two baseline numbers:

1) An Effective Tax Rate - A tax rate that considers appraised value changes and would generate the same amount of revenue as in the previous year.

2) A Roll Back Tax Rate - A tax rate based upon 108% of the previous year's Maintenance and Operations costs and Debt Service.

The proposed tax rate is then compared to these two baseline numbers and if the proposed tax rate is greater than the lower of two, specific requirements must be met that include the publication in question. These requirements are due to the fact that the proposed tax rate will generate more revenue on the same properties as it had in the previous year.

So, if appraised values doubled and a taxing entity proposed the same tax rate as the previous year their revenue would also be doubling. However, the taxing entity could reduce it's rate by half, generating the same amount of revenue as the previous year.

The requirements of Truth in Taxation are based upon the amount of revenue not the Tax Rate!

As to remedies:

This same set of codes provides the tax payer with the ability to file an injunction against the taxing entity if he or she believes the entity did not comply with the calculation or publication requirements.

And, oh yes, several complaints have been filed with multiple State and County agencies.
     
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