A strong oilfield economy coupled with strength in the retail sector gave Levelland a record high sales tax payment this month.
The city was one of many in the state that enjoyed higher sales tax allocations than a year ago.
Sales tax rebates totaling $723.1 million went out to hundreds of taxing entities across the Texas. That amount was up 10.5 percent from a year ago.
Texas cities received $473.4 million, a gain of 9.6 percent from November 2013, while counties netted $46.0 million, an improvement of 12.1 percent.
Transit systems received $160.6 million, up 9.3 percent from a year ago, and the $43.1 million that special purpose taxing districts earned reflected a gain of 24.2 percent.
Levelland’s rebate of $384,067 was up 26.52 percent from last November’s $303,551.
‘Obviously the economy is doing well,’ said City Manager Rick Osburn.
A major part of the increase was due to ‘business-to-business’ activity.