Texans across the state are up in arms about their property taxes. They go up and up every year and, despite efforts from the 86th legislative session, there seems to be no relief in sight for people like Christine.

Christine and her husband live in Euless Texas, a small city nestled between Fort Worth and Dallas. They live in a modest home on a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by friends and neighbors who share their concerns about the cost of living, retirement, and whether or not they can even stay in Texas. “Our property has gone up almost $83,000 since 2014. We haven’t done improvements and there’s no way I could sell it for that much. We are all upset about our evaluations because they just keep increasing. People come to my husband and I ask how they protest their taxes, but it’s to the point where we’re not even successful during the protest process anymore more – there’s just no relief coming from any direction. Texas needs to CUT THEIR SPENDING. Schools need to cut their spending and the cities need to cut their spending.”

I have to live off a budget, why can’t the state?

— Christine Lanton
Euless, Texas