The Texarkana College will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 2.65 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The first public hearing will be held on August 13, 2018 at 11:30 am at the Patman Room of the Truman Arnold Student Center, 2500 N. Robison Rd., Texarkana, TX 75599.

The second public hearing will be held on August 20, 2018 at 11:30 am at 3 Bostons Museum, #1 Trail Head Park Plaza, New Boston, TX 75570.

The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows:

FOR:

Mr. Kyle Davis, President
Mrs. Kaye Ellison, Vice-President
Mrs. Jane Daines, Secretary
Mrs. Anne Farris
Mr. Ernie CochranMr. Derrick McGary

AGAINST:

PRESENT and not voting:

ABSENT:

Mr. George Moore

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Texarkana College last year was $97,305. Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.118115 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $114.93.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Texarkana College this year is $99,878. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.115065 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $114.92.

If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.118115 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $117.97.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.