Letters – Former resident laments local taxes


To the Editor:

My wife and I lived in Lockhart from 2000-2008. We loved Lockhart and wanted to stay.

However, during our eight years in Lockhart our property taxes went from $2,650 to $8,900. We now live on a 70-acre farm (with two homes) in Tennessee and pay $800 a year in property taxes.

Texas needs to get a handle on this issue, as I believe many others wil

l be forced to leave the state as we did when they retire. School taxes seem to be the culprit and a heavy handed local assessor in Caldwell County.

Miss all of our friends in Lockhart. Thanks for listening.

Jerry Gray

Savannah, Tenn


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