AUSTIN— Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last month he will send cities, counties, transit and special purpose taxing districts $737.9 million in local sales tax allocations for November, 0.8 percent more than in November 2015. In Runnels County, sales tax receipts have been up and down.

AUSTIN— Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last month he will send cities, counties, transit and special purpose taxing districts $737.9 million in local sales tax allocations for November, 0.8 percent more than in November 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in September by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in July, August and September by quarterly filers.

The monthly allocations were down for Ballinger, Winters and Runnels County, but up for the City of Miles. However, the allocations were up considerably for Ballinger and Runnels County and up some for Miles and down year to date for Winters.

Ballinger received $59,772.70, which is a 60.10 percent decrease from the sales tax allocation in November of last year which was $149, 836.19. However, year to date sale tax was up 14.75 percent for Ballinger with $1,006,308.86 allocated so far this year over $876,891.35 received by this time last year.   Winters received $21,693.06 down 8.26 percent from the $23,647.10 received at the same time in 2015. Sales tax allocations are down 8.81 percent over last year with $219,001.82 being received this year compared to $240,186.02 received this year.   Miles received $6,167.47 up 5.85 percent from last year when $5,826.53 was received. Over all this year Miles has received $60,320.25 up 6.57 percent from the $56,596.73 received last year.   Runnels County received $29,116.02 for November, down 55.43 percent from the $65,327.17 received last year. The allocation for Runnels County is up 9.11 percent year to date with $481, 384.63 being received in 2016 versus $441,162.11 in 2015.