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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Austin sues Texas over ‘imbalance’ in property appraisal system

The city of Austin filed a lawsuit Monday against the state of Texas charging that the current property appraisal system is unconstitutional and creates “an imbalance in the tax burdens between residential and commercial property owners.”

Friday, April 18th, 2014

State recognizes Hays County for financial transparency

State Comptroller Susan Combs’ office on Tuesday awarded the Hays County Commissioners court the Leadership Circle Platinum award, the state’s highest designation for financial transparency.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Texas comptroller’s report assesses drought’s impact

A 12-page report released Wednesday by the Texas comptroller's office offers a wide-ranging look at the effects of the record drought that is still gripping Texas.

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

San Marcos, Hays County reach sales tax records

Based on sales tax collection figures for December, San Marcos and Hays County are back on track after suffering collections declines in the last six months of 2009. The city and county both set new sales tax...

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Sales taxes in Hays County up 10 percent

Sales taxes collections in Hays County for July were up 10.7 percent from the same month a year earlier. San Marcos and Kyle both set all-time sales tax collection records in July, but Buda appears headed for...

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

City sees first sales tax drop in 20+ years

San Marcos ended its year of sales tax collections inauspiciously in December, receiving its smallest allocation from the state comptroller's office in 20 months. The December check punctuated the city's first yearly sales tax decline since 1987,...

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