property taxes

Laila Kazmi /KCTS-TV 9

This week on Fronteras:

  • Now that temporary protected status for people in the U.S. from El Salvador has ended, hear how workers in Houston are dealing with the uncertainty.
  • Property taxes of adobe homes in Marfa skyrocket (3:50).
  • Muslim Americans honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service (7:59).
  • A Latina conductor strikes a chord in Seattle (11:40).
  • Mexican-American studies touch the lives of San Antonio students (16:49).


Ryan Poppe / TPR News

Governor Greg Abbott plans to take another shot at reducing property tax rates after the state legislature rejected similar plans last session.   

 

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT News

Although San Antonio leads the nation in economic inequality, many of the issues contributing to the opportunity gap between residents stem from the fundamentals: homes and education. 

Ryan Poppe

After not speaking for months, House Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick from the Texas Senate sat down to hear each other’s special session priorities.  The two legislative leaders wanted to determine if there is enough compromise between the two legislative bodies to get a bill to the governor’s desk before the end of the special session.

From Texas Standard:

The Texas Legislature’s 30-day special session is moving through an ambitious agenda at a rapid-fire pace, at least in the Senate.

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