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Local sales tax revenues are up for local cities, Center shows 6.5% increase

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says the state's sales tax revenues in October are up almost 13 percent compared to October last year.


Overall in Shelby County, they're up close to 5 percent, as local taxing entities will soon be receiving their monthly checks.


The City of Center's sales tax revenue is up to almost 6.5 percent over the same period a year ago, as the city's portion is $276,664. Year-to-date, Center has picked up sales tax revenues of over $2.7 million. That to date total is about one-percent less than last year.


City Manager Chad Nehring tells us while this month's and last month's remittances deviate rather substantially from last year's corresponding receipts; they are very closely in line with projected totals based on historical trends and analysis. 


He added things as minor as weather, home football games and the way payroll weeks fall can cause these types of fluctuations from month to month.


The City of Joaquin is up over 14.5 percent this month, but slightly down over 1 percent for year-to-date.


The City of Timpson is also up over 5 percent, but remains over 8 percent down for year-to-date.


Joaquin's October check will be for $30,612, and Timpson's $18,987.


Huxley and Tenaha have both seen substantial drops compared from October this year to last, as Huxley has an almost 35 percent decrease and Tenaha 37.5 percent.


Retail sales have been strong in San Augustine County as sales tax revenues are up well over 40 percent, with the City of San Augustine's almost 42 percent, as the October check will be $52,000, and Broaddus with a $6,100 payment.

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