Pay property taxes by Jan. 31 or face interest, penalty

Residents who do not pay their 2012 taxes by Jan. 31 will face interest and penalties on the amount they owe beginning Friday, Feb. 1, according to Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector Luanne Caraway. “Even if you can't pay your entire bill, try to pay as much as you can by Jan. 31,” Caraway said. “The penalty and interest increase each month, but with a partial payment you will be reducing the amount that accrues the penalty and interest.”