From Marfa Public Radio:
This past legislative session, state lawmakers adopted reform to slow the growth of property tax hikes in the future, but many Texans are struggling to pay what they already owe.
In the popular West Texas tourist town of Marfa, homeowners have felt this strain more acutely in recent years. After the state found out local tax authorities were not appraising homes within the required percentage of their rising market values, residents saw a townwide increase in their annual property taxes. The appraisal district also placed a special premium on adobe, a historic building material that’s recently come into vogue.