SAN ANTONIO -

Many Texas families of fallen and wounded warriors are urging support of Propositions 1 and 4 on the Nov. 5 election ballot.
Proposition 1 would give surviving spouses of fallen soldiers 100 percent property tax exemptions on their homes.
"This is just a small token, acknowledgment of that loss, that service, that sacrifice," said Donna Engeman, a Gold Star spouse whose husband, John, was killed in Iraq 13 years ago.
Proposition 4 would give property tax exemptions based on the level of disability to wounded warriors on houses that have been retrofitted to meet their needs. Those homes donated by 501-c3 non-profits still have taxes due or risk foreclosure.
Alex Del Rio, a Marine who lost both legs in Iraq in 2007, received his home last year.
Del Rio said if Proposition 4 passes, it would be a relief to families already under stress.
"We might go out there and do battle overseas, but they're doing battle at home," Del Rio said.
So far, both propositions have had bipartisan support.
Republican State Sen. Donna Campbell, who represents District 25.
"It's a small price to pay to vote yes, to defend their home when they've defended ours," Campbell said.
State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, a Democrat who represents District 26, also wants the propositions to pass.
"It visibly and very profoundly helps these families who have given so much," Van de Putte said.
Early voting ends Nov. 1 and Election Day falls on Nov. 5.

For a list of recent stories Jessie Degollado has done, click here.