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City Receives $334,357 Rebate Check

Sales Tax Up 15.46%

TEAGUE CITY SECRETARY JUDY KEEALY (left) administers the oath of office to Marie Hertenberger to fill Place 2 on the Teague City Council. Hertenberger was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Mark Hargis, who resigned from the position in December. Place 2, along with Place 4 and 5, held by Chris Nickleberry and Terry Gibson, will be up for election in May of this year. Candidates seeking positions on the City Council or TISD Board of Trustees can file for office beginning January 30th.

The City of Teague has received a check in the amount of $34,357.28 for their portion of the state sales tax rebate sent out each month by the State Comptroller?s office.

The January 2012 rebate check showed a 15.48 percent increase from the $29,750.89 check sent to the city at this time last year.

Three quarters of all sales tax rebate checks sent to the City of Teague are deposited into the general fund for local operations and the remaining twenty-five percent of the check is deposited into the Teague Economic Development Corporation?s fund account.

The City of Fairfield received a check in the amount of $124,287.99 this month. The check is 71.42 percent less than the $6,967.53 check received at this time last year.

The City of Wortham received a check in the amount of $11,943.99, an increase of 71.42 percent from last year?s check at this time of $6,967.53.

The City of Streetman received a check in the amount of $3,475.57 this month. The check was 17.11 percent more than the $2,967.69 check received at this time last year.

The July sales tax allocations as a whole in Freestone County totaled $174,064.83, a decrease of 6.20 percent from the $185,582.00 received in July of last year.

State Comptroller Susan Combs sent January 2013 tax allocations of $349.3 million to Texas cities, up 17.0 percent compared to January 2013.

Cities in Limestone County received sales tax payments totaling $262,525.80, an increase of 3.14 percent from this time last year.

Leon County cities received sales tax payments of $116,227.97, a decrease of 8.74 percent from this time last year.

Anderson County cities received sales tax payments totaling $510,811.35, up 9.51 percent from one year ago.

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