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Watauga City Council Draws Voter Anger

Watauga City Council Draws Voter Anger

A North Texas city council, after apparently chasing one of their own into resigning his seat, voted unanimously to appoint his opponent—who has a criminal record—to finish the term, drawing an outcry from citizens. The councilman who resigned was the only one who...
North Texas Cities: Top 20 Largest Tax Bases

North Texas Cities: Top 20 Largest Tax Bases

Perhaps the most widely misunderstood concept in municipal governance is judging the size of the “property tax base.” When determining the appropriate tax rate, officials often err by considering only the median home values they tax instead of the total tax base,...