Rockport, TX 78382

Month: November 2020

EveryDay Citizens Educating to Defeat Complacency

tax note debt

What is a Tax Note?

There was an “announcement” by Judge Mills via Commissioner Laubach of the County seeking a Tax Note on December 14, 2020, for $13,000,000 to build the courthouse.  We, the Everyday Citizens of Aransas County, voiced our disapproval of a $17,235,000 general bond for the same purpose on Election Day. A Tax Note, also known as…
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Port of Corpus Christi

Port of Corpus Christi Authority too big for its Britches?

Brought to the attention of ACVC on November 15, 2020, the Port of Corpus Christi Authority (the Port) seems to have decided they need to do as they please with respect to building and zoning codes within the various municipalities in which it owns property.  The Port has filed draft legislation for the 87th Texas…
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What is a Tax Abatement?

According to the Texas Comptroller’s Chapter 312 Frequently Asked Questions webpage, “A tax abatement is an agreement between a local government and a property owner to exempt part of the taxes owed in return for improvements to the property.” In general, a tax abatement is used to reduce costs for a new development within the…
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Sheeps, Wolves and Shepherds

We have heard these terms and how they relate to groups of people for a long time.  Let’s take a look at this with respect to the shenanigans currently going on in Aransas County. First, to define sheep, wolves, and shepherds in this context.  Sheep are people who just follow along and do what they…
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