Oil and gas evaluations lead to increase in county tax roll values
The Webb County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve the Certified Tax Roll Values for tax year 2022 at its Aug. 8 meeting. At the beginning of the presentation it was revealed the county has $38,143,108,718 of taxable properties. According to the report given to the Commissioners Court, Webb County has 182,996 properties taxable by unit. “That is a very big increase of about $8 billion,” the Webb County tax assessor representative said. They will then give supplemental notice of hearing on a tax rate increase — if there is one.lmtonline.com
Webb County, a Democratic stronghold, is set to welcome Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s controversial migrant arrests
The county is the most populous to embrace the Republican governor’s “catch-and-jail” policy to arrest people accused of crossing the border illegally for state crimes, including trespassing.
Democratic race for Congressional District 28 too close to call
Cuellar had received 46.4% of the votes while Tannya Benavides, an educator who also ran as a progressive candidate, received 4.8% of the votes. There he received just under 70% of the votes while Cisneros received 26.4%. In Webb County, which includes the candidates’ hometown of Laredo, Cuellar also received the majority of support with nearly 60% of the votes while Cisneros received 37%. Benavides received 3% of the votes there, according to the county’s unofficial election results. The runoff election is scheduled for May.myrgv.com
Gov. Greg Abbott draws criticism for ordering state troopers to pull over vehicles with migrants, saying it will stem COVID-19 risk
The executive order allows DPS troopers to reroute vehicles back to their origin point or a port of entry. Critics say citing the coronavirus as justification is hypocritical since the governor won't let local officials require masks in public.