Honoring our men and women who serve

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the effects of soaring property taxes and about the legislation I introduced to rein in runaway appraisal values. House Bill 167 would limit appraisal increases to 5 percent for all real property – not just the residenti


Reducing the Property Tax Burden

I believe that a person’s home is their castle. Unfortunately, the current appraisal system too often puts homeowners in a position where rapid growth in annual property tax bills ultimately forces Texans out of their homes. [READ MORE]

February Newsletter

On On January 10th, 2017, Representative Bell was sworn in as your State Representative. He was honored to be appointed as Vice-Chair of the Land and Resource Management Committee and is excited about this position and looks forward to serving in this new

Bell Launches Texas High Speed Rail Calculator

Is the train really profitable? You be the judge. Today State Representative Cecil Bell launched the Texas High Speed Rail Calculator. It is the first publicly available tool to measure the profit/loss of the proposed high speed rail, giving Texans direct

What else is on the Republican ballot March 1st?

The March primary includes candidate races ranging from Presidential to statewide to local elections. But did you know in addition to candidate races, the Republican Primary ballot also includes four (4) ballot propositions for Texas Republican voters to

Capitol Update: February 15th

Early voting for the primary election begins tomorrow, February 16, and runs through Friday, February 26. There are two ways to vote early: in person or by mail.  Most early voting locations are open from 7am to 7pm. If you are a registered, eligibl

November Ballot Explained

Texas election season is rapidly approaching and it is important to be an informed voter. This year’s November 3, 2015, statewide ballot will include seven proposed constitutional amendments. If approved by Texas voters, those amendments will become par

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