Athens began 2019 with a double-digit jump in its sales-tax allocations, according to the January report  from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Athens' allocation was $467,576.99 — a 10.37 percent improvement over last January. Henderson County's second largest municipality, Gun Barrel City, posted a 6.89 percent gain, to $316,356.56. Chandler was 5.81 percent above last January, with an allocation of $60,231.90.

Athens had its largest allocation of 2018 in December — a 17.59 percent increase over the $403,528.16 the previous year. Athens finished 4.58 percent ahead of 2017 for the calendar year.

Of the 16 incorporated municipalities in Henderson County, 10 had larger allocations in January than a year ago. Gun Barrel City had a December increase of 5.83 percent and finished  2.95 percent ahead of last year. Chandler showed a 6.80 improvement for December and completed 2017 ‚ 2.67 percent  ahead for the year.

The following is a list of Henderson County municipalities and their January tax allocations

• Athens — $467,576.99; $423,617.14 (10.37 percent)

• Berryville — $1,472.98; $1,343.37 (9.64 percent)

• Brownsboro — $20,323.93; $18,766.33 (8.29 percent)

• Chandler — $60,231.90; $56,920.61 (5.81 percent)

• Coffee City — $16,907.06; $17,486.06 (-3.31 percent)

• Eustace — $8,167.84; $7,436.44 (9.83 percent)

• Gun Barrel City — $316,356.56; $295,946.42 (6.89 percent)

• Log Cabin — $3,141.17; $2,957.61 (6.20 percent)

• Malakoff — $37,897.95; $35,312.51, (7.32 percent)

• Murchison — $6,678.64; $7,208.96, (-7.35 percent)

• Payne Springs — $10,093.20; $7,355.42 (37.22 percent)

• Poynor — $1,397.16; $1,187.82 (17.62 percent)