In a special election in May 2017, McLennan County voters approved an increase in hotel-motel and car rental taxes to pay for a
$34.4 million expansion of the Heart O’ Texas Fairgrounds.
The venue tax which consists of a two percent hotel-motel
occupancy tax and five percent rental car tax will be paid for by
out-of-towners staying in hotels or renting vehicles in the county and will fund
the project aimed at attracting larger tournaments and exhibits to the