LAKEPORT/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has released tax revenues today for sales rebates in area cities.
Sales tax revenues for one East Texas town doubled, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts this morning. In Gregg County, Lakeport's tax rebates for sales in July reached $9,169, which marks a 96.3 percent increase from the same period one year ago, according to the comptroller's monthly report for September.
The September report reflects sales from the month of July.
Voters in Lakeport approved the sale of off-premise beer and wine in the city in November.
Voters in Tatum and Longview had similar votes in May. As a result, sales in Tatum were up 27.5 percent to $25,804. Meanwhile, Longview, which approved off-premise beer and wine sales throughout its entire city last May, enjoyed a 3.56 percent increase in sales tax rebates to $2.37 billion.
Elsewhere in East Texas, Tyler's sales tax rebates for September reached $2.98 billion, marking a 9.26 percent increase.
Gladewater: up 1.29 percent to $86,755
Kilgore: up 7.28 percent to $715,946
White Oak: No change at $72,341.
Henderson: up 12.38 percent to $395,983
Mount Pleasant: down 25.65 percent to $273,730
Gilmer: up 53.55 percent to $155,892
Lindale: up 7.8 percent to $172,620
Whitehouse: down 0.99 percent, to $86,755
Troup: down 13.99 percent, to $25,669