It's your money
Property owners in Port Aransas pay a hefty sum in taxes to the City of Port Aransas and the Port Aransas Independent School District. Property values are established by the Nueces County Appraisal District. Using that figure, the city and school calculate the tax rate required to fund their annual budgets. The methods used by each entity, by state law, are vastly different.
Here is how they do it and how they spend the tax money they collect from Port Aransas property owners.