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County tax rate proposed, hearings follow

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Bandera County Commissioners have proposed an ad valorem tax rate of $0.6769 per $100 valuation for next year.

"This is the first time a proposed tax has been below the effective tax rate," said County Judge Richard Evans during a Thursday, August 23, meeting.

A public hearing on the proposed rate will be held during a regular commissioners court meeting, beginning at 10 am, Thursday, Sept. 13. A special public hearing will be held at 7 pm, Thursday, Sept. 20, in the second floor courtroom at the Bandera County Courthouse.

During a regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27, commissioners will hold a third public hearing, beginning at 10 am, and adopt the tax rate as well as the budget for FY 2012-2013.

"We're scheduling these public hearings in the spirit of transparency," Evans said. "This is a good thing, but it's not done because the law mandates it."