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The Montgomery County Appraisal District mailed notices of appraised value April 14. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Montgomery County Appraisal District mailed notices of appraised value April 14. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Montgomery County Appraisal District mailed notices of appraised value April 14. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Montgomery County residents raise concerns over property appraisals during coronavirus outbreak

The Montgomery County Appraisal District has sent out notices of appraised value for the 2020-21 tax year, and residents are criticizing what they call a “cash grab”—raising values during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

UPDATED: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough maintains all businesses can reopen May 1 until governor clarifies order

According to Montgomery County officials’ interpretation of a recent state order, all Montgomery County businesses—including salons, gyms and bars—may be allowed to open May 1.



The Woodlands-area hotels see increasing occupancy

As coronavirus closures continue, hospitality businesses around The Woodlands area are seeing varying occupancy rates and lower room costs.

Magnolia ISD plans to offer property tax relief for residents

Magnolia ISD released a statement April 23 indicating that the board of trustees anticipates approving a 3 to 4 cent tax rate drop for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack seeks to provide stimulus checks to taxpayers through CARES Act funding

Federal dollars provided to Montgomery County through the CARES Act may be shared directly with county taxpayers this year under a proposed plan announced April 27 by Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack.

Andy Li, Ben Thompson, Dylan Sherman, Andrew Christman and Eva Vigh contributed to this report.