Cameron County Tax Office open for business

The Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office is open for business this morning one day after it was shutdown by authorities after they raided the office.

The office is only accepting payments for property taxes for now, County Judge Pete Sepulveda Jr. said. People who have issues dealing with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will have to visit the H-E-B stores in Cameron County or the A.V. Lopez Supermarket on International Boulevard in Brownsville or AMEX Check Cashing on Price Road, also in Brownsville.

The Tax Office was shutdown on Wednesday following a raid by federal and state authorities. Tax Assessor Tony Yzaguirre Jr., and three others were arrested on charges of bribery, engaging in organized criminal activity and official oppression. All are out on a personal recognizance bond.