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Posts published in “Day: July 30, 2013

Rep. Walle to host property tax workshop

Residents who believe their property tax appraisal is too high; are not sure which property tax filings are needed for their business; or are confused about what exemptions they may qualify for, there will be a Property Tax workshop to answer these and more questions.

Representative Walle will be hosting a Tax workshop in August for those who are interested on filing or protesting private and commercial property taxes. In addition, the guest speaker will be Mr. Bernardo Garcia who has over 25 years of experience and is an expert in property tax matters and issues with estate planning. The workshop is set for Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Aldine District office located at 5333 Aldine Mail Route.

Those interested should please RSVP at 713-694-8620, so that they can have a good count and thus bring appropriate supplemental tax information forms.

Rep. Armando Walle and his staff appreciate East Aldine District for securing a convenient location for the workshop. They also would like to thank Greater Northside Management District for helping secure Mr. Bernardo Garcia as guest speaker.

Grand Parkway breaks ground for North Segment

38 mile road from US290 to US59 ready in 2016

NORTH HOUSTON – As more than 1,000 newcomers move to Texas each day adding more cars to state highways, the Texas Department of Transportation today broke ground on the latest segments of the Houston-area SH 99/Grand Parkway. With ceremonial shovels in hand, state and local leaders along with transportation officials were joined by design-build contractor Zachry- Odebrecht Parkway Builders (ZOPB) to turn dirt at the future SH 99 expansion.

“This latest phase of construction represents a continuation of the forward thinking and planning that will expedite mobility and provide the infrastructure this area will need as Texas welcomes more drivers and business traffic,” said TxDOT Executive Director Phil Wilson. “We are proud of the partnerships that share our vision of addressing congestion and helping motorists move freely and safely on Texas highways.”

Construction on the new 38-mile segment is expected to take two-and-a-half years to complete. Upon completion, motorists will be able to drive SH 99 from US 290 directly to US 59 North. The outer loop system will provide motorists more direct travel options for the movement of goods, people and services to, through and around the region.

The SH 99/Grand Parkway has been in the planning stage since the early 1960s and was made possible through coordinated working relationships with Harris and Montgomery counties. Improvements to these important roadways are critical to the region’s continued mobility and economic vitality.

Additionally, transportation leaders also noted the recent announcement of the sale of the Grand Parkway System Toll Revenue Bonds. The proceeds of the $2.92 billion bond sale will go to finance this project; reimburse the Harris County Toll Road Authority and TxDOT for earlier Grand Parkway expenses; and $300 million of preliminary work for Segments H and I of the Grand Parkway.

For ongoing updates on the SH 99/Grand Parkway project, visit www.grandparkway or call 1-855-99Grand.