[StBernard] Texas Homestead Exemption Tax Amendment

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Mar 18 09:08:23 EDT 2009

Texas Homestead Exemption Tax Amendment

Please read and pass on to all your Texas e-mail friends as this applies to
all voters.

You MUST vote in May to keep the Homestead tax cap for 65 and over, even if
you are not 65 yet. If you are a Texas homeowner then this is important to
you. If not, it is important to your friends who are.

I am sending this email to everyone on my email address list that lives in
Texas and those who do not but may have friends and family that do. I want
to be sure you are aware of a constitutional amendment that will be on the
ballot at the May election. It is an amendment to correct an error made by
the lawmakers when they voted for a reduction in school property taxes in

When the lawmakers voted for a one-third reduction in school property taxes
beginning in 2006 and to be completed this year, they forgot about the
homestead exemption for senior citizens and people with disabilities. The
state constitution caps school property taxes for homeowners 65 years and
older and those who are disabled.

However, they DID NOT get the same reduction when the property tax cut for
schools was voted on two years ago.

So an amendment is on the May ballot to correct this error.

The problem is that most voters who are younger than 65 or not disabled
probably won't even notice the amendment or care.

PLEASE get out and vote for this amendment if not for yourself, then for
your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends. We would really
appreciate your getting the word out to all your friends and families to
vote for this amendment. The fear is that with a low voter turnout, the
amendment could very well NOT pass.

So, please, please pass the word and VOTE for the constitutional amendment.
Early voting will take place April 30th - May 5th from 7 am to 7 pm; May 6th
from noon to 6 pm and May 7th - May 8th from 7am to 7 pm. Election Day is
May 12th from 7 am to 7pm.


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