Citation by Publication/Notice Details

Cause Number : T21-00008
Name(s) of party to be served : UNKNOWN TRUSTEE OF WALTON COMMUNITY CENTER, UNKNOWN TRUSTEES OF WALTON CHURCH, UNKNOWN OWNERS
Court/County : 294th District Court - Van Zandt County (Van Zandt)
Citation Type : Other – Citation by Publication or Notice
Publication Start Date :  2/3/2021
Publication End Date :  3/22/2021
Status : Active
Citation/Notice Text :

CITATION BY POSTING CAUSE NO. T21-00008 ATHENS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT PLAINTIFF IN THE DISTRICT COURT vs. WALTON COMMUNITY CENTER DEFENDANT THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF VANZANDT 294TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TEXAS In the name and by the authority of the State of Texas, Notice is hereby given as follows: TO: UNKNOWN TRUSTEE OF WAL TON COMMUNITY CENTER UNKNOWN TRUSTEES OF WALTON CHURCH UNKNOWN OWNERS if living, and if any or all of the above-named defendants be dead, the unknown heirs of each or all of said above-named persons who may be dead, and the unknown heirs of the unknown heirs of said above-named persons, and the unknown owner or owners of the hereinafter described land, and the executors, administrators, guardians, legal representatives, legatees and devisees of the above-named persons, and any and all other persons, including adverse claimants, the unknown stockholders of any defunct corporations, their successors, heirs and assigns, owning or having or claiming any legal or equitable interest in or lien upon the PROPERTY(S) described on the attached Schedule A, delinquent to Plaintiff herein, for taxes, all of said PROPERTY(S) being located in said County and State, and said PROPERTY(S) being described on the attached Schedule A. Which said PROPERTY(S) is delinquent to Plaintiff for taxes in the amount of $1,417.98, exclusive of interest, penalties and costs, and there is included in this suit in addition to the taxes all interest, penalties and costs thereon, allowed by law up to and including the date of judgment herein. You are notified that a lawsuit has been brought by the PLAINTIFF, named on the attached Schedule A, against DEFENDANTS, by petition filed on February 1, 2021, in the above-styled lawsuit for collection of taxes on said PROPERTY(S) and that said lawsuit is now pending in the Court referenced above, and the file number of said lawsuit is Cause Number listed above, that the names of all taxing units which assess and collect taxes on the PROPERTY(S) not made parties to this suit are INTERVENORS. Plaintiff and all other taxing units who may set up their tax claims herein seek recovery of delinquent ad valorem taxes on the PROPERTY(S), and in addition to the taxes all interest, attorney's fees, penalties, and costs allowed by law thereon up to and including the day of judgment herein, and the establishment and foreclosure of liens, if any, securing the payment of same, as provided by law. Plaintiff and all other taxing units who may set up their tax claims herein seek recovery of delinquent ad valorem taxes on the property hereinabove described, and in addition to the taxes all interest, attorney's fees, penalties, and costs allowed by law thereon up to and including the day of judgment herein, and the establishment and foreclosure of liens, if any, securing the payment of same, as provided by law. All parties to this suit, including PLAINTIFF, Defendants, and Intervenors, shall take notice that claims not only for any taxes which were delinquent on said property at the time this suit was filed but all taxes becoming delinquent thereon, at any time thereafter up to the day of judgment, including all interest, penalties, attorney's fees, and costs allowed by law thereon, may, upon request, therefore be recovered herein without further citation or notice to any parties herein, and all said parties shall take notice of and plead and answer to all claims and pleadings now on file and which may hereafter be filed in said cause by all other parties herein, and all of those taxing units named on attached Schedule A who may intervene herein and set up their respective tax claims against said property. You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney does not file an answer with the clerk of the court who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of 42 days after the issuance of this citation, a default judgment may be taken against you. In addition to filing a written answer with the clerk, you may be required to make initial disclosures to the other parties of this suit. These disclosures generally must be made no later than 30 days after you file your answer with the clerk. Find out more at TexasLawHelp.org. You are hereby commanded to appear and defend such suit at or before 10:00 a.m. on the first Monday after the expiration of 42 days from and after the date of issuance of this citation as set out below, said appearance and answer date being the _22nd day of March, 2021, (which is the return day of such citation), before the honorable Court, to be held at the courthouse of said county, then to show cause why judgment shall not be rendered for such taxes, penalties, interest and costs, and condemning said property and ordering foreclosure of the constitutional and statutory tax liens thereon for taxes due the PLAINTIFF and the taxing units parties hereto, and those who may intervene herein, together with all interest, penalties, and costs allowed by law up to and including the day of judgment herein, and all costs of this lawsuit. This citation is issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court in the City of Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas, this the 3rd day of _February_ , 2021. Karen Wilson CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT 121 E. Dallas, Room 302 Canton, Texas 75103 (903) 567-7555 Fax: (903) 567-1283 McCREARY, VESELKA, BRAGG & ALLEN, P.C. ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF P.O. Box 669 ATHENS, TEXAS 75751 (903) 675-6182 / Fax: (903) 753-7374 M. Elizabeth Vaughn State Bar Number 24015067 mevaughn@mvbalaw.com Staci L. Gold State Bar Number 24078569 staci.gold@mvblaw.com SCHEDULE A PLAINTIFF IS: The County of Henderson, Texas, collecting property taxes for Athens Independent School District POTENTIAL INTERVENOR IS: The County of Van Zandt, Texas DEFENDANTS ARE: Unknown Trustee of Walton Community Center (No Personal Liability) (Interest in Tract 1) Unknown Trustees of Walton Church (No Personal Liability) (Interest in Tract 1) Unknown Owners (No Personal Liability) (Interest in Tract 1) PLAINTIFF SEEKS a personal judgment for all amounts due against DEFENDANTS designated "Personal Liability". PLAINTIFF DOES NOT SEEK a personal judgment for any of the amounts due against DEFENDANTS designated "No Personal Liability". PLAINTIFF SEEKS foreclosure of the tax liens on the PROPERTY as to all the DEFENDANTS. PROPERTY AND AMOUNTS DUE: Tract: 1 Account Number: 070-0919-0020-0000-0000 Property Description: 2.0 acres, more or less, being part of the C. Weaver Survey, Abstract 919, Van Zandt County, Texas Deed Reference: Volume 440, Page 116, Deed Records, Van Zandt County, Texas Assessed Name: WALTON COMMUNITY CTR $2,263.67 Due to Athens Independent School District For Tax Years: 2015-2020 $2,263.67 TOTAL DUE (02/2021) TOTAL AMOUNTS DUE: $2,263.67 Due to The County of Henderson, Texas $225.00 Title Research Fee $2,488.67 TOTAL DUE (02/2021) $2,508.31 TOTAL DUE (03/2021) IN ADDITION TO THE DELINQUENT TAXES AND TITLE RESEARCH FEES, THERE ARE COURT COSTS WHICH MUST BE PAID. CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE AT (903) 567-7555 FOR THE AMOUNT OF COURT COSTS THAT MUST BE PAID BEFORE THIS LAWSUIT CAN BE DISMISSED. IF THIS LAWSUIT HAS NOT BEEN DISMISSED, DELINQUENT TAXES FOR SUBSEQUENT TAX YEARS ON THIS PROPERTY ARE AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDED IN THIS LAWSUIT ON THE FIRST DAY OF DELINQUENCY AND INCUR STATUTORY PENALTIES, INTEREST AND ATTORNEY FEES AUTHORIZED BY THE PROPERTY TAX CODE.