Apr 12, 2024 - News

🤠 The Roundup: Wrangling the news

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⚖️ A coalition of Rio Grande Valley organizations filed a lawsuit against the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, seeking to block the state agency from pursuing a land swap with Elon Musk's SpaceX. (Texas Tribune)

🏓 Steiner Ranch residents are at odds over pickleball courts within the homeowners association community. (KXAN)

📦 Amazon appears to be moving forward on its long-planned last-mile delivery station in Round Rock. (Austin Business Journal 🔒)

🏡 Stat du jour

The Travis County appraisal roll increased 5.8% to $488 billion, per the Travis County Appraisal District, which will mail appraisal notices to property owners this week.

By the numbers: The median market value for a residential property in Travis County is $551,419, and the median taxable value of a residential property is $401,806, according to this year's values.

  • Single-family residences saw market values decline by 7% in Travis County.

What they're saying: Chief appraiser Leana Mann said in a statement that "a homestead exemption saved the average property owner more than $1800 on their property tax bill in 2023."

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