City's sales tax rebate up for August

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor
The city of Mexia's sales tax rebates for August rose 3 percent compared to last year, and totals in three of the other four taxing entities in Limestone County also rose.
Mexia re­ceived $231,212.02 this period, down from the $224,467.36 reported sent in this month in 2013.
Year-to-date, Mexia almost level with last year, receiving $1,726,736.17, up .09 of a percentage point from the $1,725,149.44 year-to-date total 12 months ago.
Revenues this month were down 3.41 percent in Groesbeck, with that town set to receive $68,908.98 this period compared to $71,344.87 a year ago. That city, year-to-date, is ahead 7.8 percent compared to a year ago, for a total of $512,970.62, compared to $475,834.41 at this time last year.
Elsewhere in Limestone County, Kosse, which has a higher tax rate this year than last, saw revenues rise 70.21 percent when compared to the same month a year ago, to $10,285.64 compared to $6,042.76 a year ago. Kosse is up 13.15 percent year-to-date, for a total of $48,488.89. Thornton’s figure for the month was $1,316.48, a 6.79 percent increase from the same month in 2013. Year-to-date, Thornton's rebates total $9,712.54, down 1.84 percent compared to last year.

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