AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced this month he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $709.2 million in local sales tax allocations for January, 9.5 percent more than in January 2017.

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced this month he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $709.2 million in local sales tax allocations for January, 9.5 percent more than in January 2017.

These allocations are based on sales made in November by businesses that report tax monthly.

However, the allocations are down significantly for Ballinger, while the cities of Winters and Miles and Runnels County noted increases in sales tax.

The City of Ballinger received $49,631.15, which is down 24.87 percent from last year when the allocation was $66,067.85. The January allocation represents the total so far for 2018.

The allocation for the City of Winters was up 29.89 percent with a total of $19,878.36 received over last year’s allocation of $15,303.33.

Miles received $6,064.12 up 33.67 percent over the 2017 allocation of $4,536.45.

Runnels County’s allocation was up 3.27 percent with $32,021.04 received for January up from 2017’a $31,005.20.