After checking with the state's attorney general, a Texas nepotism law will prevent the Kerr County tax assessor/collector, Paula Rector, from marrying one of the district's tax appraisers.

Rector, 54, told local papers that concerns about the nepotism laws caused the couple to bring the matter to State Attorney General Greg Abbott. In an opinion released last week, Abbott ruled that the couple could not marry and simultaneously retain their positions.

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