All but one of the cities located within Tyler County saw healthy increases in sales tax distributions from the Texas Comptroller's Office on Friday, outpacing the statewide average when compared to the same period last year.
Meanwhile, Tyler County saw a sizeable jump in sales tax revenue. This month's allocation rose by 22.73 percent, from 441,484.68 in 2016 to $50,916.74 in the latest distribution. That brings county sales tax revenues to $339,803.45 so far this year, an increase of 4.05 percent.
Ivanhoe city coffers continue to see revenue from sales within the city double. This month's share amounts to $2,152.30, up 106.92 percent from the $1,040.64 brought in last year. For the year, Ivanhoe is ahead by 110.83 percent with $13,300.95 coming from Glenn Hegar's office.
Woodville's revenue increased by 10.68 percent with $81,922.42 this month, up from $74,012.68 in July 2016. The gains will help the city catch up in the year-to-date column, which is lagging by 2.05 percent when compared to the same period in 2016. So far in 2017, Woodville has seen $575,724.88 in sales tax revenue, down from $587,821.46 last year.
Sales are down for the month in Chester with this month's check for $1,108,23 posting a 5.15 percent drop from July 2016 receipts. For the year, Chester remains 4.49 percent in the green with $9,625.51, compared to $9,211.12 — an increase of 4.49 percent.
Colmesneil saw sales jump up 10.94 with this month's distribution of $3,955.12, compared to $3,564.87 in 2016. For the year, Colmesneil is behind by 3.61 percent with $27,430.42 for the first seven months, compared to $28,459.04 at this point in 2016.
On average, Texas cities saw revenues increase 3.2 percent while counties saw an average increase of 3.5 percent for the year. Year to date, cities' share of revenue has grown by 8 percent, counties 14 percent.
The allocations are based on sales made in May by business that report tax monthly.