Three of Nacogdoches County’s five municipalities saw upticks in the February sales tax allocations over what was reported for the month last year, though only two out of those five saw any significant increase for the year over 2018.
Revenue for the month ticked up more than 16 percent for the City of Nacogdoches, from $564,806.37 reported in February 2018 to $658,949.28 this month.
For the year, the city’s revenue decreased, but the decline was less than 100th of a percent. So far, sales taxes in 2019 have generated $1,199,013.05. By this time last year, sales tax revenue totaled just $78.89 more.
For the month, Garrison’s allocation of the state’s sales-tax revenue jumped by more than 38 percent over what was released back to the town in Feb. 2018. The comptroller recorded revenue for the month this year as $7,516.46, up $2,079.86 from the $5,436.60 allocated to the town last year.
In 2018, the city by now had received $10,743.62. So far in 2019, the comptroller’s office has paid Garrison 15.55 percent more than last year, for a total of $12,415.31, according to numbers released Wednesday.
Cushing also saw a month-to-month uptick from Feb. 2018 of more than 8 percent. Last year’s February sales tax revenue totaled $4,410.09 while February 2019 saw revenue of $4,781.00.
That uptick was far from enough to make up for the city’s year-to-date decrease in revenue, though, which the comptroller’s office reported as a 17.86-percent drop from 2018. By this time last year, the city had received $10,138.07 in revenue as compared to the $8,344.95 received so far in 2019.
Chireno saw sales tax revenue for February 2019 dip by 4.46 percent compared to February 2018 as it’s cut slipped from $3,330.41 reported last year to $3,210.46 this month.
On the year, though, the city’s revenue is up more than 70 percent. By this time in 2018, the city had received some $5,865.73 in revenue. So far in 2019, Chireno has amassed $9,993.74 in sales tax revenue.
Appleby’s revenue was down both for the month and year, according to the comptroller’s report.
In February 2018, the community received a check for $4,379.72, with was about 44.91 percent higher than the $2,412.44 doled out this month. On the year, Appleby’s revenue was down more than 21 percent — from $5,901.77 received in 2018 to $4,636.30 received thus far in 2019.
In Angelina County, Lufkin’s revenue for the year and for the month was up a little more than 3 percent. For the month, the city received some $1.607 million as compared to $1.550 million for February 2018. For the year, sales tax revenue totaled $2.844 million so far this year, about 3.52-percent more than the $2.747 million in 2018.
Statewide, the comptroller’s office doled out some $953.9 million, which was 4.6 percent more than what was reported in February 2018.