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City Receives $35,454 Sales Tax Rebate Check

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES at Country Clean were held last week by the Teague Chamber of Commerce. Owner Cynthia Lee (center) holds the scissors as (l to r) Thais McAnally, Susan Rawls, Rhonda Jones and Jessica Henson look on in the new businesses office in suite 103 at 3136 Main Street. Lee offers both residential and commercial cleaning and has a standard rate for residential. She is licensed and bonded and gives senior discounts. She can be reached at 903-388-3649 or by e-mail at countryclean440@yahoo.com.

The City of Teague has received a check in the amount of $35,454.58 for their portion of the state sales tax rebate sent out each month by the State Comptroller?s office.

The March 2013 rebate check showed 0.95 percent decrease from the $35,795.03 check sent to the city at this time last year.

For the first three months of 2013 the City of Teague has received checks totaling $123,517.33, an increase of 4.56 percent from last year?s total at this time of $118,129.76.

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 $122,874.32 this month. The check is a 3.34 percent more than the $118,897.19 check received at this time last year. So far in 2013, Fairfield has received checks totaling $495,044.66, a decrease of 1.67 percent from the $503,500.86 received by this time last year.

The City of Wortham received a check in the amount of $10,743.91, a decrease of 4.80 percent from last year?s check at this time of $11,286.26. So far this year, the City of Wortham has received checks totaling $41,870.40, a decrease of 7.38 percent from the $45,208.27 check received last year.

The City of Streetman received a check in the amount of $2,685.26 this month. The check was 0.50 percent more than the $2,671.89 check received at this time last year. So far this year Streetman has received checks totaling $10,283.52, an increase of 8.96 percent from the $9,437.41 received by this time last year.

The March sales tax allocations as a whole in Freestone County totaled $171,758.07, an increase of 1.84 percent from the $168,367.31received in March of last year. For the first three months of 2013, Freestone County cities have received $670,242.25 a decrease of .082 percent from the $676,276.30 received at this time last year.

State Comptroller Susan Combs sent March 2013 tax allocations of $531.3 million to Texas cities, up 12.2 percent compared to March 2013.

Cities in Limestone County received sales tax payments totaling $227,626.34, an increase of 0.40 percent from the $226,712.99 received at this time last year. This year Limestone County has received $814,682.17 in sales tax rebates up 3.77 percent from the 816,722.19 received in March 2012.

Leon County cities received sales tax payments of $111,363.08, a decrease of 3.17 percent from the $115,009.53 received at this time last year. So far this year Leon County has received sales tax checks in the amount of $389,837.41 down 3.80 percent from the March 2012 rebate of 405,249.56.

Anderson County cities received sales tax payments totaling $410,399.70, down 6.00 percent from the $436,622.94 this time one year ago. Sales tax rebates for Anderson County 2013 have totaled 1,569,316.95 down 1.79 percent from the $1,597,983.84 received in March of 2012.

Cities in Navarro County received sales tax payments totaling $435,314.86 a decrease of 1.86 percent from the $443,608.83 at this time last year. This year Navarro County has received allocations totaling $1,545,115.45 a 3.67 percent increase from the 1,490,357.57 of March 2012.

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