A good chunk of that increase has been all the immigration, both legal and illegal that has been thrust upon us. They overload schools and hospitals in particular, which are property tax financed.
There is no state income tax, it kind of averages out. Texas is one of the few states that could secede and be self-sufficient with its own agriculture, electrical grid, energy, banking and finance, research universities, and high-tech.
So don't pity us too much.