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October 1, 2016

To vote for Judge Henry ...

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  • justaman posted at 2:13 pm on Fri, Feb 28, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    It appears he has taken the county for a ride..No transparency,padding his and his friends pockets..

  • carlosrponce posted at 3:02 pm on Fri, Feb 28, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6225

    "[H]e has taken the county for a ride." I'm enjoying the ride. I guess I'm one of his friends, my pockets (and all residents of Galveston County) are padded with extra money due to lower taxes. We must ALL be his friends, even justaman. Good reason to keep him! Thanks justaman for pointing this out!

  • justaman posted at 7:47 pm on Fri, Feb 28, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    Carlos, I must not be his friend,, my taxes did not go down..man you must be proud

  • carlosrponce posted at 11:00 pm on Fri, Feb 28, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6225

    Really? In 2011, the Galveston County Tax Rate was.619750. In 2012 Galveston County's Tax Rate was .5991500. In 2013 the Tax Rate was .58370000.
    Are you sure you are looking at ONLY your Galveston County taxes and not your city, school district, and other property taxes? Unless your property values have gone up, your Gal. Co taxes should have gone down. Problem is that other taxing agencies are included in the bill to save money. Mine includes: Road and Flood Taxes, Drainage District Taxes, EMS District taxes, and College of the Mainland taxes in addition to the Gal. Co. Taxes. Some School Districts like Hitchcock also include their tax on the the one the county sends. Others like Santa Fe send a separate bill. Look at your tax bills for 2012 and 2013. Find the line that reads GALVESTON CO. under entity on each bill. I believe you are looking ALL your property taxes, not just Gal Co.

  • ckdean posted at 8:08 pm on Mon, Mar 3, 2014.

    ckdean Posts: 475

    No, you do not have any extra money in your pockets. Savings in some areas we redistributed and spent in other areas.

    BTW, Henry also gave his gal, Friday, I mean Roxanna, you know the one who has been threatening to ruin business that do not support her choice of candidates, with
    a very substanial raise. I hear it was at least 20%!?!?!

  • carlosrponce posted at 8:48 pm on Mon, Mar 3, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6225

    ckdean, my Galveston County Tax Bill is less than last years. I have MORE money in my pockets. County Taxes are county taxes. Judge Henry has nothing to do with city, school district, junior college, road and flood, drainage, EMS taxes rising even if these entities attach their taxes to the county bill.