Athens Review, Athens, Texas

January 12, 2013

Off to a good start

Athens, other cities see rise in sales tax rebate

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

ATHENS — The city of Athens began 2013 on a positive note with an increase in its sales tax allocation check from State Comptroller Susan Combs’ office.

Combs is sending Texas cities allocations totaling $349.3 million for January — a 7.3 percent improvement from last year. The allocations reflect sales taxes collected in November.

Athens’ $363,099.76 allocation for January 2013 is up by 7.12 percent over a year ago. Henderson County’s second largest municipality, Gun Barrel City, received a $243,047.10 allocation, which represents a 2.28 percent increase over January 2012.

The following is a list of Henderson County cities collecting sales tax, followed by its January 2013 allocation, the January 2012 allocation and the percent of change:          

• Athens  — 363,099.76  — 338,953.15  — (7.12 percent)    

• Berryville  — 976.60  — 943.53  — (3.50 percent)

• Brownsboro  — 10,241.30  — 6,514.10  — (57.21 percent)

• Caney City  — 2,614.55  — 4,468.35  — (- 41.48 percent)    

• Chandler — 34,628.12  — 30,322.55  —  (14.19 percent)    

• Coffee City — 28,287.48  — 13,195.77  — (114.36 percent)    

• Eustace  — 5,362.17  — 4,279.51  — (25.29 percent)    

• Gun Barrel City  — 243,047.10  — 237,627.29  — (2.28 percent)    

• Log Cabin  — 1,810.88  — 3,107.08  — (– 41.71 percent)    

• Malakoff — 29,881.95  —  25,095.85  — (19.07 percent)    

• Murchison — 3,130.45 — 2,111.70 — (48.24 percent)

• Payne Springs — 6,761.00 — 16,683.94 — (– 59.47 percent)    

• Poynor — 145.72 — 713.11 — (– 79.56 percent)    

• Seven Points — 27,325.43 — 31,250.17 — (–12.55 percent)    

• Tool — 4,761.58 — 3,982.78 — (19.55 percent)    

• Trinidad — 11,995.52 — 7,040.66 — 70.37 percent)    

• County Total — 774,069.61 — 726,289.54 — (6.57 percent)