Senior Citizens in Brown County have a chance for a property tax freeze

BROWNWOOD, Texas - A property tax freeze for residents 65 or older in Brown County will be available to vote for in the fall.

The Texas Silver Haired Legislature needed 5% of registered voters signatures, which is 1,156, and received over 1,200.

According to chief appraiser Brett McKibben's numbers this could look at a loss of $207,461 for the county and would total to $1.98 million by the seventh year.

"My guess is that the measure will pass because of the number of interested people over 65 or people who are approaching the age of 65 and see the benefit that they will reap by the tax freeze," said Brown County Judge Ray West.

Right now 73 counties out of 254 have this freeze in use.

Brown county will be able to vote for the matter on the November 4th ballot.

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