The new solution to rising property taxes?
Hold the county appraisers accountable — at the polls.
Lawmakers on Wednesday took up a bill that would make the county appraiser an elected official. They're now appointed by county commissions.
Republican state Rep. Jack Thimesch pitched the idea to the House tax committee, voicing concerns about how rising property values are driving up taxes.
"I've been here eight years, and all we talk about is property taxes" going up, Thimesch said.
"We haven't seen the mill levy move, but . . .