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Luanne Caraway


Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Residents face painful penalties for late taxes starting Monday

People who are behind in paying property taxes for 2013 will be hit overnight early this week with a 15 percent increase to their balance under a state law requiring officials to refer overdue accounts to a collection agency at mid-year, Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector Luanne Caraway said.

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Local property taxes due Jan. 31

County, city, school district and other local property taxes are due on Jan. 31 with penalties kicking in Feb. 1.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Cobb to officiate over swearing-in ceremony

The Hays County Commissioners Court will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for newly elected and re-elected county officials at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at the Hays County Courthouse Commissioners Courtroom.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Hays GOP incumbents gear up for re-election bids

Incumbent Hays County Republican Party officeholders, including Sheriff Gary Cutler and Tax Assessor-Collector Luanne Caraway, gathered in Dripping Springs on Monday morning to file for re-election with party chair Bud Wymore.

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Hays County sending tax bills this week

Annual tax statements will be mailed the week of Oct. 24, and payment is due on receipt, according to Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector Luanne Caraway. Dripping Springs ISD statements will be mailed separately.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Commissioners cut budget, maintain tax rate

Hays County Commissioners backed off a plan to increase property taxes Tuesday, voting to maintain the property tax rate of 46.92 cents per $100 of taxable value. The commissioners made their deadline to set the budget and...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Property taxes coming due

One of the two things Ben Franklin said was certain about life is coming due. On the bright side, it's not death.

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Appraisal district installs new board of directors

Seven new Hays Central Appraisal District directors -- elected by the county, cities and school districts -- will be sworn in Jan. 21.

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Caraway 'conflict' engages city, county

After a "possible conflict of interest" led San Marcos city officials to turn over delinquent tax collections to Hays County this week, an identical conflict came into play for the city once the county accepted the job....

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Caraway honored by city

The City of San Marcos recently presented Hays County Tax Assessor Collector Luanne Caraway with a Distinguished Public Service Award.

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