Jacksboro Property Tax Increase

Jacksboro City officials want to raise property taxes.

"You need taxes, I guess we can't live without them you know, you can't have anything without them, you know I'm not against paying taxes," says Jacksboro resident Billy McElreath.

The extra cash will help pay for a new patrol unit for the Jacksboro Police Department, a new purchase that has residents split down the middle.

"I really don't think that's a valid reason," says Patti Zuber, a long time citizen of the city.

Cipriano Pena Sr., who just recently moved to Jacksboro has a different opinion. "I think it's a good thing, I mean getting a new patrol car, that's helping the community and I'm all for that."

While the new patrol car may be the city's plan, some say they would rather see their money go somewhere else.

"Well I really don't mind the taxes going up if I could see that it was going for something that would be positive for the whole town, I feel like we need streets.  It's what brings people to town and when they can't even get through the town because of the streets, we have a problem and I think we need to start with that before we invest money in anymore buildings or anything else," says Zuber.

"The roads need some attention on it and I've talked to city hall about the roads, paving the roads and for some reason it keeps getting passed over," adds McElreath.

Taelor Rian, Newschannel 6.