County recalculates tax rate, sets hearings

Blame it on the computers.Howard County commissioners were forced to refigure the county’s proposed tax rate for the new fiscal year Monday morning and the main culprit, it turned out, was faulty software.A glitch in the computer system at the county tax appraisal district resulted in incorrect information being passed on to the area’s taxing entities, forcing all of them to go back to the drawing board and determine new tax rates for the coming 12 months.For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.