Landowner Alert System 1-19-21

Posted by on Jan 19, 2021 in Conservation Easements, News & Events | No Comments

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program: The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of Texas recently announced the deadline for submitting applications for the 2021 funding cycle for its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. Applications are due March 1, 2021. The entire state … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 1-7-21

Posted by on Jan 7, 2021 in News & Events, Property Tax | No Comments

Property Tax: As the beginning of 2021 kicks off, there are many important dates and considerations you should keep in mind as it relates to property taxes. On January 31st, all property tax bills are due for 2020. All exemption … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 12-17-20

Posted by on Dec 17, 2020 in Condemnation, News & Events, Property Tax | No Comments

Introducing Chris Bell: While 2020 has been a year of change for us all, we are excited to announce that Attorney & Counselor, Chris Bell, joined the Braun & Gresham law firm in October of this year. Chris helps landowners … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 12-8-20

Conservation Development: As everyone who works and lives in Hays County knows, we are experiencing rapid growth. The population in 2025 is expected to be 229,100 and increase to 633,000 in 2045. How do we plan for this rapid growth … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 11-17-20

Water Rights: As the Texas Hill Country and surrounding communities grow, municipalities face complicated issues, including wastewater discharge. Sewage with its nutrient pollutants can cause algae growth, which arguably reduces property and recreational values. While the Texas Commission on Environmental … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 11-3-20

Posted by on Nov 4, 2020 in News & Events, Water Rights | No Comments

Aggregate Production Operations: Aggregate Production Operations (APOs) include rock quarries, gravel pits, borrow pits, and similar aggregate production operations. These facilities are in the spotlight as landowners and regulators grapple with the impacts on neighbors and the environment. APOs are … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 10-20-20

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in News & Events, Property Tax | No Comments

Property Tax: Texas property owners should receive their 2020 tax bills in the mail soon. It is very important that you review your tax bill to make sure that it accurately reflects the market value of your property and that … Continue reading

How to Read Your Property Tax Bill

By Cassie Gresham, Principal, Attorney & Counselor Most landowners can expect to receive their property tax bills in October every year. It is too late to protest your values, but before you pay the bill, I would advise you to … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 10-6-2020

Condemnation: Texas Central’s proposed Houston-to-Dallas high-speed rail line gets long-sought approval from the Federal Railroad Administration. Whether Texas Central has eminent domain authority to condemn unwilling landowners remains to be fully litigated. Please see the the following article for recent … Continue reading

National Estate Planning Awareness Week: October 19-25, 2020

By Margaret Menicucci, Attorney & Counselor Along with cooler weather, October brings National Estate Planning Awareness Week! This is the perfect time to think about the condition (or even existence) of your estate plan. Estate planning enables you to: protect … Continue reading

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