The first public hearing over Lubbock County's tax rate will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, at 10:15 a.m.

Property tax payments are likely to go up next year. At the county level, commissioners want to see the same tax rate as last year. 

For a $150,000 home that see the average 5% appraisal increase, the tax bill to the county would go up $13 for the year. The rate proposed is a little less than a cent above the effective rate. 

Last week Lubbock County Judge Curtis Parrish was a guest on the News @ Nine. He said the proposal is a plan for Lubbock's future. 

"We are in a growth period in Lubbock County, which is a blessing. Some of my cohorts from around the state are not experiencing this kind of growth and their having to make decisions about cutting, and cutting services," he said. "Here in Lubbock County we're trying to make sure that our services meet the growing needs of our county. So there is some growth income that has come in and as County Judge I'm making sure that that growth income, that is coming in off growth, goes to growth services."

Lubbock's County Commissioners will hold its regular commissioners meeting.