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Hunt County voters pass property tax freeze for seniors, people with disabilities

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The initiative was approved by about 90 percent of voters in Tuesday's general election.

  • Hunt County voters approved a homestead property tax freeze for senior citizens and people with disabilities in this week’s general election. The measure passed with more than 90 percent of voters approving the ballot item. A homestead designation refers to a person’s primary or only residence. Hunt County Chief Appraiser Brent South told the Greenville Herald Banner the tax freeze will affect a little less than 10,000 property owners.
  • Hunt County Sheriff’s Office deputies say a gunfire exchange between a robbery suspect and deputies has left the suspect hospitalized. Dillon Paul Rogers, 29, of Quinlan, is facing multiple counts of aggravated assault, officials say. Thursday afternoon, around 3:30, deputies responded to a burglary call in the 1200 block of County Road 3619 in Quinlan. A report was filed, but later, around 8:30 last night, a caller said the burglary suspect had returned. Deputies say the man fired at one of the deputies when they arrived. Officials say the suspect was wounded and then taken to an area hospital. The Sheriff’s Office says no deputies were injured during the exchange, and the incident is under investigation by the Texas Rangers and the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office.