Athens Review, Athens, Texas

November 12, 2012

November sales tax allocation figures fall from 2011 for Athens

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — The City of Athens fell slightly below 2011 figures in its November sales-tax allocation from State Comptroller Susan Combs’ Office.

The county’s second largest municipality, Gun Barrel City was also a bit below the previous year.

Athens will receive a check for $438,255.36, falling .6 percent below November, 2011. The city’s total allocation of $4,324,944.21 is 4.12 percent above 2011 in the year-to-date totals.

Gun Barrel City will receive an allocation of $268,429.48, below the 2011 November check by .42 percent. GBC is a modest 2.46 percent of 2011 for the year.

Combs said Friday that state sales tax revenue in October was $2.03 billion, up 8.2 percent, compared to October, 2011. Combs will send November local sales-tax allocations totaling $611.5 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special-purpose taxing districts, up 5.4 percent, compared to November, 2011.

“The state’s growth in sales tax revenue continued to be led by collections from the oil and natural gas-related sectors,”  Combs said. “We also saw strong consumer spending drive gains in retail trade, and the restaurant sector, as well.”

November was a good month for Brownsboro, up by more than 15 percent, and Chandler, up by almost 9 percent.

The following is a list of Henderson County municipalities collecting sales tax, the November, 2012 allocation, followed by the 2011 allocation and the percent of change.                     

• Athens —     438,255.36 — 440,921.15 — (-0.60 percent)

• Berryville — 1,015.68 — 1,019.58 — (-0.38 percent )   

• Brownsboro  — 11,295.68 — 9,805.62 — (15.19 percent)    

• Caney City — 5,061.22 — 5,021.37 — (0.79 percent)    

• Chandler     — 52,506.66 — 48,216.81 — (8.89 percent)    

• Coffee City — 28,242.2 9 — 12,417.24 — (127.44 percent)    

• Eustace  — 7,972.14 — 6,707.74 — (18.84 percent)    

• Gun Barrel City — 268,429.48 — 269,569.09 — (-0.42 percent)

• Log Cabin — 2,262.56 — 2,074.20  — (9.08 percent)    

• Malakoff — 8,810.94 — 28,786.16 — (0.08 percent)    

• Murchison — 4,431.12 — 4,218.67 — (5.03 percent)  

• Payne Springs — 8,877.66— 7,403.65 — (19.90 percent)    

• Poynor — 1,104.59 — 1,796.75 — (-38.52 percent)    

• Seven Points —     37,315.83 — 39,447.51 —  (-5.40 percent)    

• Tool — 6,764.81 — 7,366.37 — (-8.16 percent)    

• Trinidad — 10,904.04 — 8,028.25 — (35.82 percent)    

• County Total — 913,250.06 — 892,800.16 —    (2.29 percent)