Legal Notices – Aug. 14, 2014: Lockhart and Caldwell County (Texas)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX

INCREASE

The Caldwell County Commissioners Court will hold two (2) public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 4.67%. 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.

 

First Public Hearing will be held on: August 25th, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.

 

Second Public Hearing: September 4th, 2014 at 3:00p.m.

at

Scott Annex, 1403 Blackjack Street, Lockhart, TX

 

On August 11th, 2014 the Caldwell County Commissioners Court took a record vote on the proposal to set the tax rate for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at .6906 per $100.00 of assessed valuation.

 

The record vote of the Caldwell County Commissioners Court on the proposed tax rate on August 11th, 2014 was as follows:

 

Commissioner Alfredo R. Munoz: Yes

Commissioner Neto

Madrigal: Yes

Judge Tom Bonn: Yes

Commissioner Fred

Buchholtz: Yes

Commissioner Joe

Roland: Yes

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Caldwell County last year was $101,593. Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.6907 per $100 of taxable value the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $701.70.

 

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Caldwell County this year is $101,405. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.6618 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $671.10.

 

If the Caldwell County Commissioners Court adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.6906 per $100 of taxable value the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $700.30.

 

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

 

The tax rate for Caldwell County is scheduled to be adopted on September 8th, 2014 at a Regular Meeting of the Caldwell County Commissioner’s Court to be held at 9:15 a.m. at the Scott Annex, 1403 Blackjack, Lockhart, Texas.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2014-2015 BUDGET

OF

CALDWELL COUNTY, TEXAS

A public hearing will be held concerning the proposed 2014-2015 budget of Caldwell County, Texas on September 4th, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at the Scott Annex, 1403 Blackjack Street, Lockhart, Texas.

 

The proposed budget will require raising more revenue from property taxes than in the previous year by $583,828. or 4.67% and of that amount $152,719 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.

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NOTICE OF

PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Lockhart Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. in the lower level of City Hall, 308 West San Antonio Street, Lockhart, Texas, to receive public input regarding the following:

SUP-14-03. A request by Mark F. Williams, on behalf of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, for a Specific Use Permit to allow a Church as a Public/Institutional Use on 1.377 acre in the Francis Berry Survey, Abstract No. 2, zoned CHB Commercial Heavy Business District, and located in a commercial lease space at 1006 – 1008 State Park Road.

All interested persons owning property within 200 feet of this property who wish to state their support or opposition may do so at this Public Hearing; or they may submit a written statement to the City Planner or his designee for presentation to the Planning and Zoning Commission at or before the time the Public Hearing begins.

 

Should any person be aggrieved by the Commission’s action, a request may be submitted in writing for an appeal to City Council. Such request must be submitted to the Zoning Administrator (City Planner) within ten calendar days of the date of the Commission’s action.

 

Dan Gibson, AICP

City Planner

512-398-3461, ext. 236

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NOTICE TO

CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Minnie Alexander (also known as Minnie Kulms Alexander, also known as Minnie G. Alexander), Deceased, were issued on August 7, 2014, in Cause No. 9951, pending in the County Court of Caldwell County, Texas, to: Margaret Ann Riddle.

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

c/o: M. Elizabeth Raxter

Attorney at Law

P.O. Box 281

Lockhart, TX 78644

 

DATED the 8th day of

August, 2014.

M. Elizabeth Raxter

M. ELIZABETH RAXTER

Attorney for Margaret Ann Riddle

State Bar No.: 24050084

P.O. Box 281

Lockhart, TX 78644

Telephone: (512) 398-6996

Facsimile: (480) 393-4437

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NOTICE TO

CREDITORS

On the 26th day of June, 2014 Letters Testamentary upon the Estate of WILLIAM HARLAN BANKS, II were issued to WILLIAM HARLAN BANKS III by the County Court of Caldwell County, Texas, in Cause #9933 pending upon the docket of said court.   All persons having claims against this estate are required to present them within the time prescribed by law. The name and address where claims may be sent is WILLIAM HARLAN BANKS III, Independent Executor of the Estate of WILLIAM HARLAN BANKS, II, 366 Creekwood West, Montgomery, Texas 77356.

 

Attorney’s Name:

JOHN E. SWAIN

13430 Northwest Freeway

Suite 950

Houston, Texas 77040

TBC #19546000

Tele: 713/957-8932

Fax: 713/957-0980

Date: 7/29/14

 

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