March 2023 Community Events


Property Tax Information for Bexar County:

“It is important to note that in accordance to Section 31.01(g) of the Texas Property Tax Code, the failure to send or receive a tax notice does not affect the validity of the tax, penalty, or interest; the due date; the existence of the tax lien; or any procedure instituted to collect the tax.“  For more information call 210-335-2251

“In the event a property owner disagrees with their assessed value, a protest may be filed with their appraisal district.  For additional information regarding the appeal process, please contact the Bexar Appraisal District [BCAD] at 210-224-8511 to speak to one of their appraisers.”

Per the Texas Tax Code, all property must be appraised, according to market value. Mass appraisal occurs as of January 1st, of each year, based upon the property’s condition.

The two protest routes are informal and formal. In an informal protest, a property owner meets with an appraiser, one on one with no time limit, to present EVIDENCE, as to the property’s interior and/or exterior condition.  This may include photographs and estimates of costs to repair the property.

The second route is the formal protest, with the Appraisal Review Board. The property owner appears before a three-member panel and a District Appraiser, to present evidence and give an opinion about the property’s value.  In the event the homeowner and the Appraiser cannot agree on a value, the determination of the property’s value would then go to the Panel.

Property tax annual timeline:

April:  mailout of the tax bills

May:  Deadline to submit a protest.  As a property owner, your most important right is your right to protest your assessed value.  The deadline each year is May 15th or 30 days after the notice is mailed, whichever is later.

More specifics can be located on the Bexar County Appraisal District’s website ( or by calling the Customer Service line, at (210) 242 – 2432.

The following is the schedule for free sessions hosted by the City of San Antonio for Homestead Exemption and Property Tax Help:

March 6, 5 -7 pm:  McCreless Library, 1023 Ada St

March 20, 4-6 pm:  San Antonio Food Bank, 5200 Enrique Barrera Pkway

March 27, 4-7 pm:  Ron Damer Park Headquarters, 5800 Enrique Barrera

April 3, 4-6 pm BiblioTech EDU, 626 N Flores (Near Foxtech)

April 10, 4-6 pm, 11441 Vance Jackson

April 13, 2-4 pm, Second Baptist Community Center, 3310 E. Commerce St

April 17, 4-7 pm, Alamodome, 100 Montana St

April 24, 4-6 pm, Walker Ranch Senior Center, 835 W Rhapsody Dr

May 6, 10 am to 2 pm, Lanier HS, 1514 W Cesar Chavez Blvd

May 8, 4-6 pm, Semmes Library, 15060 Judson Road

Application Assistance with Food Programs Including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Food Bank

Phone 210-432-8326 or visit


Texas Homeowner Assistance:  Millions of unspent monies can help eligible Texas homeowners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grants up to $65,000.00 are available for home loans, property taxes and/or utility bills.  Contact your local support center:  Lindsey Logan at SAGE (San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside):  210-248-9178, Ext. 105…or


Saturday, March 4,  11 am to -1 pm:  Community Story Telling of San Antonio’s Black and African American History @Carver Public Library, 3350 E. Commerce St


Preview of the Updated Draft of Floodplain Maps by the San Antonio River Authority.  Open House Previews from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Dates:  Tuesday, March 7th @ St. Mary’s University, University Center, Conference Room B.  Tuesday, March 14th @ Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center. Tuesday, March 21st @ Normoyle Senior Center.  Tuesday, March 28 @ Mission Library.  210-227-1373. 


March 13-17, Spring Break Camp, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, for Ages 6-14

Sponsored by San Antonio Food Bank and City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department, $3 per child per day, Lunch & Snack included.  Register online at www. SAPARKSANDREC.COM


Sunday, March 19th Deadline for City of San Antonio Ambassador ProgramPaid internship-$17.50 per hour

Must have completed at least one full year (two semesters) of college.

  • Must be currently enrolled in college.
  • Must be a San Antonio high school graduate or enrolled in a college/university in San Antonio.
  • Must be a permanent resident of the City of San Antonio.
  • Must demonstrate and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA).
  • Must submit completed application (including attachments) via the application link below.
  • Experience cannot be substituted for any of the program requirements

Apply for the Ambassador Summer Internship Program. Applications are due by March 19, 2023.

Free Income Tax Preparation by VITA through April 17, 2023

For individuals and families who earn up to $55,000 per year

Call 211 or visit VITASA.ORG


Provided by NAACP-SA Community Coordination Chair, Mrs. Maria Greene

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