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

Landowner Alert System 9-22-20

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Conservation Easements, News & Events | No Comments

Land Development: Landowners who are interested in subdividing their land while still retaining the rural character of their property may have the option of maintaining an agricultural valuation on the property on the new lots  through the creation of a … Continue reading

Property Tax Solutions for Developers: Grazing Associations & WMPAs

Posted by on Sep 21, 2020 in Blog, News & Events | No Comments

By Joanne Hatton, Attorney & Counselor. As the populations of many rural communities in Texas continue to grow, there is a movement to provide an alternative to the typical suburban-style neighborhood and to foster development that preserves the rural character … Continue reading

SH 105 Community Webinars

Posted by on Sep 14, 2020 in Condemnation, Events, News & Events | No Comments

Winning Fair Compensation for Businesses Impacted by Road Improvements Braun & Gresham has organized webinars on October 7th, 2020, for landowners impacted by the “SH 105 from 10th Street in Conroe to Business 105” widening project in Montgomery, San Jacinto … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 9-8-20

Property Tax: For landowners who are considering moving to wildlife management or submitting an agricultural application, the fall is a great time to get started.  You can make your application as early as January 1st of every year.  There are … Continue reading

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