LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Angelina County residents have two opportunities to address commissioners over a proposed increase to the property tax rate.
County commissioners are proposing a budget that includes raising the property tax rate to 50 cents per $100 of property value. The increase would be the first for county residents since 2016.
Public hearings on the proposal are set for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16, and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Both hearings will be in the commissioners courtroom at 606. E. Lufkin Ave.
The proposed budget also includes money for two additional deputies, and a $5,688 pay raise for all deputies. That would bring the starting pay to $45,000.