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4A--The Malakoff News, Thursday, April Zl, I.M3 Is the land you own bt g used for agricultural purposes? If it is, then you may be eligible for tax relief on that property. According to Ken Monroe, chief appraiser of the Henderson County Appraisal District, landowners have the option d applying either for Types Automotive Serv,ce agricultural-use valuation or for open- Two constitutional amendments praiser and approved, a landowner is space land valuatien of their property, permit taxation of land on its not required to submit another ap- Applications must be flledby May 2 agricultural-use, or productivity, plication as long as the land qualifies, this year for any property to receive value, Monroe said. "This means that unless the chief appraiser requests agricultural-use valuation, or for open- ,taxes would be assessed against the another application to confirm current productive value of the land instead of qualification. space land valuation on property that did not receive that type of appraisal in 1962. Automotive Parts Store ()pen Monday-Satfirday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. B. F. Goodrich & Atlas Tires anner ........***....EXXON ..******.***** 110 E. Mitcham, Malakoff 489-1292 Rec '549." mm M~kd VJTI~O RCA 25" dia mlC010r TV with SignaLock electronic tuning r : + , Hwy. 31 West Bill Vinson-owner \ may have heard some talk about Eustace and Payne Springs leaving United Telephone's Athens District to become part of our Kaufman District on April 18. We have two very good reasons for making this move and we would like to share them with you. Malakoff 489-1000 Since the Kaufman District headquarters is what the land would sell for in the open market," he explained. Monroe noted that the legal basis for special land appraisal is found in the Texas Constitution in Art. VIII, SOcs. l- d and 1-d-l. The two types of land and valuation are commonly called "ag- use" or "l-d" and "open-space" or "l- d-l," the chief appraiser added. "The requirements for application and for qualification of both the land and the owner are different," Monroe said. For 1-d ag-use valuation, the owner must file an application with the chief appraiser each year. Some other requirements under this provision are Monroe also explained that the possibility for a "rollback tax" exists under either form of special land valuation. This liability for additional tax is created under l-d valuation by either a change in ownership or a change in use of the land, and it extends hack three years before the year of the change. Under 1-d-1, a rollback is triggered by change in use to a nonagricultural purpose that would not qualify for productivity valuation. Taxes are recaptured for five years before the year of the change. The additional tax is measured, Monroe said, by the difference between that the land must be owned by "a taxes paid under product/vity valuation natural person," not a corporation, provisions and the taxes which would partnership, agency or organization; have been paid ff the land had been put the land must have been devoted ez- on the tax roll at market value. clusively to agricultural use for at least three years before the year application is first made, and the agricultural business conducted on the land must be the owner's primary occupation and source of income. Also, the chief appraiser must determine that the landowner qualifies and must approve the application, and the owner has to file a sworn statement each year he applies, attesting to the land's agricultural use. For the other type of land valuation, l-d-1 open-space, the land may be owned by a corporation or partnership and so on, and the agricultural buslne~ need not be the principle bus/hens of the owner. Agricultural and timber lands and ecological laboratories are eligible for 1-d-I appraisal. However, the land must be involved in a qualifying agricultural use to the degree of intensity gonerally accepted in the area; it must have been devoted principally.to a qualifying use for at least five of the past seven years, and, again, the chief appraiser must ap- prove the application. Once an application for 1-I-I valuation is fried with the chief ap- CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SCClETI of ATHENS invites you to offend their churc;~ services each Sunday an(,* the first We~, each month.. 213 E. Tyler Atheh, Sunday 10:00 A.M. First Wed., 7:30 P.M. For FREE Literature Call 676-4018 I IIIIII II More information and application forms are available from the local appraisal office. Personnel there will be able to assist landowners with the information necessary for determining ff their property qualifies for the program. Livestock team captures first at District V Henderson County 4-H Senior Livestock Judging Team captured first place honors at the District V 4-H Judging Contest at Texas A&M April 9. The senior team composed of Jeff Flowers; Happy Days 4-Hi Athens, Tonya Tally; Cross Roads 4-H, and Kyle Cain, Frontier 4-H, Frankston, scored 1641 points out of a possible 1800. "What's really impressive is our nearest competitor was Delta County with 1420," said County Extension Agent Randy Moore. "I knew we had a good chance to win, but not by 200 points," he said. Tonya Tally was highpoint judger in the contest. Kyle Cain was second and Flowers was third. Henderson County will now represent District V in the State Judging Contest, June 7 & 8, at Texas A&M. The Junior Livestock Judging Team continued the winning ways by placing second, six points behind first place Hopkins County. Lynette Flowers of Happy Days 4-H Club took top in- dividual honors. Teammates Derrick Bruton, Frontier 4-H placed fourth, Wade McKinney, Eustace 4-H, placed eighth, and Bryan Hood, Frontier 4-H placed eleventh. The 4-H Livestock Judging Team is coached by Tracy Morton of Athens and Theresa Martin of Eustace, The Junior Horse Judging Team placed third in the District Contest, which was also held at Texas A&M. The junior team is composed of Kim Brown, Chance Turner, Lisa Hudson, Randy Sims and Kirstin Eddings. Brown, of Pinewood 4-Hi Athens, placed sixth in the individual rankings, and Sims placed ninth. The Junior Horse Judging team is coached by Carol Abney. / ~,. o~q~ ! I now located in Gun Barrel City, the Eustace Payne Springs .... exchanges will be ':-,, closer to the Gun Barrel business office than the Athens business office. II 116 COIN EXCHANGE Coins * Coin Supplies . Stomp.. Stomp Supplies .6meball & Foolboll Curds BUYING Scrap Gold, Rings, Sterling Items, U.S. & Foreign Co~ns W. Corsicana 675.6010 TUES.-FRI. 8 a.m. -6 p.m. SATURDAY 8 a.m..1 p.m. This change will be @ more efficient and that is what keeps service improving and cost down! emember to use the g numbers on and after April 18: PAYNE EUSTACE SPRINGS BUSINESS OFFICE 425-8501 887-2101 REPAIR 8TO 5 425-8511 887-6901 REPAIR AFTER HOURS 1611 611 United Telephone of Texas WHAT'S NEW? Stirofoam homes are being constructed In by former Trinidad residents, Chester Bradley, Sr. and his homes are promoted as the latest in energy saving construction. photo) t Chester Bradley, Sr. and his son, It takes about Tony, former Trinidad residents the house, which is now living in Houston, had their heat and/or cool for a latest business venture featured in proximately $I00 per a portion of P.M. Magazine on house is termite television, resistant and appears The Bradleys have constructed a ventional. Wails are home from stirofoam in Houston13Va" thick, the roof is and the new design caught the in- and has a cost about the~ terest of the P.M. staff, any ordinary home. Bradley said that he read about a The Bradleys are stirofoam house that was construe- Bradley's Tractor City ted in Madison Wisconsin. After a trip to Madison to chock out the venture, stirofoam hom~, home he was awarded an exclusive distributorship for Houston and the Chester Sr. is the surrounding areas. Lillie Bradley of QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Q. My father who lived with me died last month and the check that came this month had to be sent back to the Treasury Department, even though there are funeral expenses that need to be taken care of? Why is this? A. The law Simply does not provide for monthly payments to a person's estate under Social Security. However, there is a lump-sum death benefit of $255 that is payable to his widow living with hlm at the time of his death or to a child who was eligible for monthly benefits as a suvivor. Q. I'm thinking of retiring next year at age 62. Will I be able to qualify for Medicare at the same time? A. No. Medicare protection starts at age 65. However, you should know that once you reach age 65 you don't have to retire to get Medicare. , My wife and I live in a small town about 30 miles from the nearest Social Security office. We have a checking ac- count at a local bank. How would we go about having our Social Security checks deposited directly into our checking ac- count. Cross Roads. .School Menu April 24 - April 28 BREAKFAST A. You can simply Security check into the time direct deposit check. It should not be you to go to the as the bank will corn of it and send it direct for you. You and sign the direct deposit your names appear Q. Last month visiting relatives needed to see a doctor the bill and received statement of the char Medicare, how do we correct address to send for reimbursement? A. You can call 8ocurlty and the state that you treatment in and with that Information, assistance In forms they will be glad to Q. I want to open for my two year bank says ber for her. What Will has never had a card. A. A social security need to be completed bY Monday: Cereal, juice, milk. you are completing the Tuesday: Toast and sausage, juice, your daughter, milk. proof of your Wednesday: Pancakes, juice, milk. age and citizenship for Thursday: Biscuit and sausage, or!glnal birth juice, milk. provided, if Friday: Donuts, juice, milk. original birth LUNCH tiflcate or rellglous Monday: Fish, french fries, cole baptlsmalrecord slaw, cornbread, milk, cookie, is under the age of Tuesday: Enchalada with chili and identity will be re, cheese, pinto beam, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, milk, pudding. Soil tec Wednesday: Hamburgers, french fries, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, cheese says to squares, milk, fruit. ThuredY; Spaghetti, blackeyed peas, spinach, cornbread, milk, cake. Friday: Sloppy ices, french fries, pickles, cheese squares, milk, fruit. Rendition is the method through'which a taxpayer reports or lists the taxable property he owned or managed and controlled on January 1 of the current tax year. It is also the means by which a taxpayer is allowed to record his own opinion of what the value of that property should be. Not every taxpayer is required to file a rendition, but there are important reasons why a taxpayer may wish to do so. Renditions must be filed: (I) for all decision on theproperty's ualueandplaces tangible personal property used for the that value on the appraisal roll. production of income; or (2) on any other In addition to a rendition, you also rr~y taxable property it required by the chief file a special report called a report of appraiser, decreased value if the value of your prop- Renditions may be filed by any taxpayer erty decreased during the preceding tax who wishes to preserve certain valuable year for any reason other than normal rights, depreciation. The appraisal office ~11 view Even if you aren't required to prepare the property and verify any reported change and file a rendition on your property, there in appraised value and its cause and nature. are several 9cod reasons why you should Renditions and other property reports do so: may ordinarily be filed with the county As preuiously noted, by filing a rendition, appratsal district office at any time from your own January 1 through April 30, This year, opinion as to the ualue of your property, since April 30 fails on a Saturday, the You create a responsibility on the part deadline is extended by law to May2, 1983. of the chief appraiser and the appraisal Rendition forms for various types of reuiew board to notify you if they intend to property, as well as other property report increase the ualue o/ your property by any forms, are available from the appraisal amount ouer what you have rendered, district office. Your appraisal district can Further, you haoe the right to protest to aisogiveyoua free copyof the Taxpayers' the appraisal reuiew board either the in. Rights, Remedies, Responsibilities! pamph- crease in ualue or any other decision let which explains exemptions, appeal affecting the taxability of your property, rights, and other details of the local prop- For property that is not rendered by the erty tax system in Texas. Or, contact the owner, the chief appraiser makes his own State Property Tax Board in Austin. HENDERSON COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT 101 E. Coreiano AHum , TeNs 75751 (214) 675-9296 evil Property Tax Bo~rd Box 15g00, Austin 78761 fields in Spring has when the first fertilizer when the :reek banks fishermen ( Coastal bermuda soll temperalure of tive growth. Many grasses are actively not bermndagrass. Since March I, soil have been made by Soil Conservation Moon determines the most effective time fertilizer application o~ mudagrass pastures. Since hayland fieldS few weeds and may be effectively April 5th. local Soil the Flame Office Center "Scenery is fine but finer." There Are No Who Can Do WELL-DESIGNED PACKAGE Of POLICY PROVIDES!