Sales tax for October was up and down in Runnels County, particularly in Ballinger.

AUSTIN - Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last month he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $650 million in local sales tax allocations for October, 5.5 percent more than in October 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in August by businesses that report tax monthly.

Ballinger saw an incredible 301 percent increase in revenue with the receipt of $175,575.19 for October, up from last year's check which tallied $43,766.50. Year to date, Ballinger has received almost $1 million in sales tax revenue with $946,536.16 up 30 percent from last year's total of $727,055.16.

Winters received $19,982.65 in sales tax revenue up only .61 percent over last year's $19.859.86. So far this year, the City of Winters has received $197,308.76, down 8.88 percent from the same time last year when the city received $216,538.92.

The City of Miles saw a 3.6 percent decrease with $4,847.07 received in sales tax revenue down from $5,028.46 last year. Year to date, Miles has received $54,152.78 up 6.66 percent over revenue received the same time last year of $50,770.20.

“The cities of San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and McKinney saw noticeable increases in sales tax allocations,” Hegar said. “The cities of Houston and Midland saw significant decreases in sales tax allocations.”

Kennamer, Amber Nov 8 (2 days ago)