Texas shoppers contribute 0.7-percent more this year

Published 6:45 pm Friday, May 17, 2019

From staff reports


Texas shoppers paid more sales tax at the cash register according to a report from Comptroller Glen Hegar.  

Sales tax disbursements statewide are up versus last year.  Tax allocations collected during the month of March and the first quarter of 2019 will be sent to cities, counties and other tax districts this month.

Allocations total $867.7 million, an increase of 0.7-percent over last year.

Locally Bridge City and Rose City posted year over year gains of 26-percent over last year, while Vidor posted a gain of 1-percent.  

Overall the county is down 4-percent with Orange down 3-percent.

Pinehurst lagging at a 9-percent loss followed by Pine Forest and West Orange at double-digit deficits of 15 and 18-percent respectively.