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Mueller and Travis Central Appraisal District Sing Kumbaya
Agreement in dispute over affordable housing tax appraisals
"...Apparently dodging the courtroom, the Mueller Foundation and the Travis Central Appraisal District have (via mediation) tentatively resolved their..."

July 12, 2016 News Post by Michael King

As Tax Protests Begin, Travis Central Appraisal District Catches Heat
The causes and effects of the ongoing TCAD controversy
"...taxes have consumed political attention throughout the state, the Travis Central Appraisal Dis­trict's handling of local taxpayers' assessments is..."

June 7, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

City Preps For 2015 Appraisal Fight
A unanimous Council vote to mount a challenge next year
"...a June 17 deadline to challenge this year’s commercial appraisal values, City Council members early Friday morning agreed to..."

June 15, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Then There's This: No Praise for Appraisal Process
Disparities in property values could prompt protest from county
"...old as the legislative loopholes that created an unfair appraisal process favoring commercial properties...."

June 6, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Point Austin: The Appraisal Scam ... Updated
Travis Central Appraisal District responds
"...The Travis Central Appraisal District has fired back...."

June 12, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Appraisal Reform at the County? Never Mind ...
Commissioners won't challenge appraisal district's undervalued commercial property
"...Travis County commissioners agreed last week that the county is..."

July 31, 2009 News Feature by Amy Smith

City to Mount Case for Appraisal Protest in 2015
A unanimous Council vote preps a challenge next year
"...a June 17 deadline to challenge this year's commercial appraisal values, City Council members early last Friday agreed to..."

June 20, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Travis County Holding Steady ... for Now
County braces for bigger economic challenges in 2010
"...Travis County budget officers on Monday rolled out a bare-bones,..."

July 31, 2009 News Feature by Amy Smith

Point Austin: The Appraisal Scam
TCAD can't accurately appraise commercial properties – and the Lege likes it that way
"...the unsurprising but emphatic thrust of the Property Tax Appraisal Forum held Tuesday at the First Unitarian Uni­ver­sal­ist Church,..."

May 22, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Travis County
Same song, with slight variation of lyrics
"...terribly exciting process, but somebody's got to do it. Travis County commissioners are in the initial stages of balancing..."

July 23, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

Council: Tuesday Work Session … & Then Some
Grove public hearing and briefings extend the working agenda
"...features an “Affordability Update” and a presentation from the Travis Central Appraisal District...."

Dec. 6, 2016 News Post by Michael King

TCAD Challenge Moves to Court
Mayor announces next stage of appraisal fight
"...City of Austin is filing suit today against the Travis Central Appraisal District, commercial property owners, and Texas Comptroller..."

Aug. 24, 2015 News Post by Michael King

News Roundup: Commissions, Complaints, and Candidates
Intrigue and drama over technical lobbying laws
"...quest for a utilities consultant; council's battle over property appraisals continues; another Democratic candidate enters the Travis County Sheriff's..."

Dec. 7, 2015 News Post

ROT Rally On! Heat Wave Saved!
Travis County agrees to let biker, car events use the Expo Center
"...Texas Heat Wave car show will return to the Travis County Expo Center next summer, forcing the Travis Central..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Property Tax Vote Set For Tuesday
County may challenge commercial property tax roll
"...Travis County Commissioners are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether..."

June 9, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Getting to Yes
The Travis Central Appraisal District and the Mueller Foundation settle tax appraisal dispute
"...After months of disagreement and some acrimony, the Travis Central Appraisal Dis­trict and the Mueller Foundation announced this..."

July 15, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

News Roundup: Council, Kellers, and SSLCs
Council challenges appraisals, while Kellers challenge decision
"...Council's TCAD challenge moves forward, but without help from Travis County Commissioners; the Kellers move forward in their request..."

June 1, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Council: Let's Hear It for Humanity
Anti-refugee resolution dies in committee
"...relatively light, but also because Mayor Steve Adler and District 7 Council Member Leslie Pool are off to Paris..."

Dec. 2, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Mueller Makes Plea to TCAD Board
Affordable homes program threatened by spiking appraisals
"...and their advocates appeared before the board of the Travis Central Appraisal District Monday, to plead that TCAD has..."

Nov. 3, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Justice For Homeowners
Commissioners may challenge commercial appraisals
"...bills that favor large commercial property owners over homeowners, Travis County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Monday, June..."

June 1, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

City Files Challenge Lawsuit Against TCAD
Claims current property appraisal system is unconstitutional
"...city of Austin would be filing suit against the Travis Central Appraisal District, commercial property owners, and Texas Comptroller..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• Neighborhoods continued to fight eastern Travis Co. landfill expansion this week...."

April 18, 2008 News Feature

CHD
Travis County public health board ponders budget
"...The board of what was formerly known as the Travis County Healthcare District (recently rebranded as Central Health) is..."

July 23, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

Freeport's Stronghold
Tax Dispute Puts West Texas Town in Financial Limbo
"...sued the county over its 1995 and 1996 tax appraisals. After filing suit, the company paid taxes on the..."

Oct. 3, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

TCAD Lawsuit Dismissed: Onward and Upward?
"...act in the city of Austin's lawsuit against the Travis Central Appraisal District didn't hold the stage very long...."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

TCAD Challenge Suspended
City could appeal Appraisal Review Board denial
"...As expected Monday morning, the Appraisal Review Board for the Travis Central Appraisal District effectively..."

June 26, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

News Roundup: All Sorts of Disasters
Pressley vs. Casar, Linklater vs. fire, and more
"...contest by defeated City Council candidate Laura Pressley against District 4 Council Member Greg Casar. Judge Dan Mills has..."

June 22, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

No Fair Share? Property Tax Report Provokes a County Review.
Property tax study says commercial property owners are draining homeowners' bank accounts
"...Travis County officials have vowed to unravel a "historic and..."

July 17, 2009 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Common Law
Protesting High Property Taxes
"...protested and clearly indicates that you disagree with the appraisal district's decision. An easy way to file a written..."

May 9, 2008 Column by Luke Ellis

Moneybags Moffett
Another Fine Pay Day for Jim Bob
"...Barton Creek PUD and Circle C Ranch here in Travis County. Freeport-McMoRan, which produces fertilizer, sulphur, and other products,..."

April 25, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

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