Howard County officials proposed a new tax rate Monday to balance their budget, but they couldn't do it without going over the rollback rate.
That means the average taxpayer would see an increase in their bills, but no exact figure was released.
It also means taxpayers could call for a rollback election, since the figure is more than eight percent of the effective tax rate.
County Judge Mark Barr says the ongoing litigation between the appraisal board and the Alon Refinery caused officials to increase the rate.
Commissioners recently agreed to a point 48 per 100 dollar valuation.
The first proposed rate was point 42.
The county has to conduct two public hearings before they can make the tax rate official by September 24th.
Officials reported that an explosion in southwest Austin injured two men in their 20s who were hospitalized with injuries that didn't appear to be life-threatening.
Last week the UTPB Falcons had their historic season come to an end in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division II Tournament. In the last two seasons, combined the Falcons record was 52-13.
UTPB senior Daeshon Francis is a two-time South Central Region Player of the Year while also being named the Lone Star Conference Player of the Year in both seasons. This year he was named a Division II All-American, Coach Andy Newman believes Daeshon's basketball career will not end as a Falcon.
Little Caesars Pizza stopped by the Midland Soup Kitchen Ministry on March 19 to share the pizza love and hand out free pizza. About 60 pizzas were served at the soup kitchen in the afternoon.
A Midland man is under arrest on charges of sexually assaulting a child. According to the arrest report, the victim says Kyle Blevins, 30, bribed him into performing oral sex for buying the victim a play station.