It appears to me that the transfer by Special Warranty Deed was not accepted by the appraiser office since the correct stamps were not paid. Contact that office to clarify. If the transferee is not you, then it really does not affect you and would simply mean the trustee still holds title in the mind of the appraiser's office.
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