In an ongoing effort to dramatically reduce its property taxes, Texas’ biggest utility may be on the brink of forcing a community hospital in Somervell County to close. In July, the Observer published an in-depth look at how Luminant, which owns a portfolio of coal and nuclear power plants, is waging a six-county legal campaign to force local appraisal districts to slash the appraisals on the plants. Nowhere are the stakes higher than in Somervell County — home of Comanche Peak nuclear power plant, about 75 miles southwest of Dallas. The power plant supplies 80 percent of the property taxes in the county.

— Texas Observer

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