Beginning Aug. 31, all 254 counties in Texas will have to abide by the same rules for handling evictions, a process that previously remained open to interpretation by local small-claims courts.

The changes — adopted by the 82nd Texas Legislature — forced landlords to tighten their policies to avoid costly lawsuits from residents, said Gregory Johnson, who manages a 40-unit rental property in Killeen.

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Once eviction to vacate is place on door can they set tenants stuff at dumpster if he wasn't at home?


Being a mailman I see what landlords go through everyday in Killeen. I would never lease here.


The dam SOB Texas legislators whom own rental property has used their position to increase their profits and dump of the folks whom rent from them.
KDH Please tell us if our current Legislators own rental property so we renters can vote the SOB out of office.

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