By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
San Benito showed a 3.47 percent increase in sales tax collections generated in the month of June, according to Texas Comptroller’s Office records.
Specifically, San Benito pulled in $346,363.43 in sales tax receipts this June – up from the $334,736.21 collected at the same time last year. The increase comes after San Benito saw a 4.21 percent decrease in May sales tax collections. Year-to-date, San Benito has collected 0.58 percent less than 2013 – from $2,644,496.01 to $2,628,958.68.
Other Cameron County communities experiencing surges in the month of June include: Bayview (15.88 percent); Brownsville (1.96 percent); La Feria (14.54 percent); Los Fresnos (19 percent); Los Indios (98.8 percent); Palm Valley (2.6 percent); Primera (3.56 percent); Rancho Viejo (23.47 percent); and Rio Hondo (0.63 percent).
Cameron cities that experienced a decrease in June sales tax receipts are as follows: Combes (0.17 percent); Harlingen (6.14 percent); Laguna Vista (3.83 percent); Port Isabel (2.72 percent); Santa Rosa (4.76 percent); and South Padre Island (0.8 percent).
Communities in Cameron County totaled a decrease of 0.54 percent in June sales tax collections – from $6,181,146.91 to $6,147,395.07. Cameron cities’ combined year-to-date sales tax collections show a 3.19 percent increase – from $44,242,012.36 to $45,657,126.79.
Hidalgo County cities, meanwhile, combined for a 1.62 percent increase in June sales tax collections – from 12,387,575.09 to 12,588,650.59. Hidalgo cities’ combined year-to-date sales tax intake is at a 4.53 increase – from $95,314,328.50 to $99,633,515.90.