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Hunt County commissioners expected to approve senior property tax freeze

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Hunt County homeowners with disabilities would also qualify for the exemption.

  • In Greenville today, Hunt County commissioners will, among other business, review items to be placed on local ballots in the Nov. 8 general election. The Greenville Herald-Banner reports a senior tax freeze for Hunt County homeowners is expected to be approved for ballots. The measure would freeze property taxes for homestead properties for people 65 years old or older. People with disabilities would also qualify for the tax freeze. A homestead property is the legal term for one’s primary residence. A similar measure was approved by City of Greenville voters in 2020. Today’s regular meeting of the Hunt County Commissioners Court is scheduled for 10 a.m.

  • Parts of Northeast Texas could get some relief from the current drought over the next couple of days. Most of the region remains in extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Today, we expect partly cloudy skies with afternoon highs in the low 90s. There’s about a 40 percent chance for showers or thunderstorms this afternoon. Rain is more likely east of a Sherman-to-Farmersville-to-Canton line. The National Weather Service describes today’s chances for rain as hit-or-miss. Instead of a large front, expect isolated rainfall intermittently across the region this afternoon and evening. Tonight, a 20 percent chance for rain under partly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 70s. On Wednesday, partly sunny with highs in the mid 90s and a 40 percent chance for rain tomorrow.