orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

Local News

January 12, 2013

Sales tax revenue up in OC for start of new year

ORANGE — The new year is off to a start for Orange County based on the recent sales tax allocation report from the state.

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently announced that state sales tax revenue in December was $2.17 billion, up 9.4 percent compared to December 2011. Revenue was also up in Orange County by nearly $16,000 or 2.42 percent.

“Strong sales tax collections continue in most major economic sectors in Texas,” said Combs. “The strongest growth was from business spending-driven sectors including oil and natural gas, manufacturing and construction.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their January local sales tax allocations totaling $530.8 million, up 7.3 percent compared to January 2012.

The biggest increase in Orange County was in the City of Pine Forest by a staggering 171.91 percent. However, the city’s payment was only $4,236.56, but it was a substantial improvement over the $1,558.03 at this time last year.

The City of Vidor continued its previous trend of sales tax revenue increases, including 12 of the past 13 months, as the city received more than $164,000 for the month, an increase of 11.57 percent over this time last year.

Bridge City also showed a considerable gain as its sales tax payment from the state totaled $91,126.12, or an increase of approximately $6,700 or 6.68 percent.

The City of West Orange also received a payment increase over this time last year, approximately $2,600 more than the start of 2012 or a gain of 2.99 percent.

While several cities experienced a positive start to 2013, a few cities in Orange County were down for the month compared to last year.

The City of Pinehurst’s revenue payment of $53,935.30 was approximately $1,900 less than at the same time last year, a decrease of 3.39 percent. The City of Orange received a payment approximately $9,300 less than it did at the same time in 2012, which is decrease of 3.46 percent.

Rose City had a decrease of 7.34 percent for the month as it received a payment of $10,716.66. However, this was only $850 less than at the same time from last year.

As far as counties go, Orange County, received a payment of $485,429.39 for the month, a considerable increase of approximately $190,000, or 64.08 percent, from the same time last year.

The sales tax figures represent November sales reported by monthly tax filers.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Rescue and release Dolphin rescued in Cow Bayou

    SeaWorld San Antonio’s Animal Rescue Team, along with the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network, rescued an adolescent bottlenose dolphin in distress that was out-of-habitat in Cow Bayou near Bridge City this past Wednesday.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • LSC-PA tops college giants in test of Internet speed

    Faster than a speeding Longhorn. More responsive than Ivy League tweed.

    August 1, 2014

  • Membership Drive Lutcher Theater Service Guild to host annual membership drive

    As the Lutcher Theater prepares for its 2014-2015, 35th Anniversary Celebration Season, the Lutcher Theater Service Guild is seeking individuals interested in volunteering their time and talents to help promote and support the Lutcher Theater and the arts in our community.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Richard David Shock Traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest

    A traffic stop led to the discovery of illegal substances and the arrest of an Orange County man on Wednesday morning.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Welcome back Workforce Solutions returns

    The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its long-time member, Workforce Solutions, which officially moved into its new location in the 2400 block of 16th Street in Orange earlier this month. The office is open once again and serving the citizens of Orange County.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fill the Bus ‘Fill the Bus’ school supply drive is Saturday

    “Fill the Bus” is this Saturday at Vidor WalMart. The big yellow Vidor ISD bus will be in wait beginning at 8 a.m. for you to help children obtain the needed school supplies for the coming year.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dance to the Music Large crowd turns out for inaugural dance event

    The first ever National Dance Day event in Orange County can be considered resounding success.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • GOACC welcomes Computer Shak to membership

    The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member, Computer Shak, with a ribbon cutting ceremony recently.

    July 30, 2014

  • Tolman benefit set for Saturday

    A benefit will be held this weekend to help the father of a a teenage girl who was seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck this spring, which also claimed the life of his wife.

    July 30, 2014

  • BCISD to hold community meeting Thursday

    The Bridge City Independent School District wants to hear from its citizens at a special meeting this Thursday evening.

    July 30, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide