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Sales tax rebates tumble for Levelland, area towns

Sales tax payments were up again this month for many taxing entities across the state.

However, they declined for all five communities in Hockley County that collect sales taxes.

Some declines were significant.

At the state level, though, the $576.6 million that taxing entities received was up 4.0 percent from last April.

Texas cities earned $374.3 million, a gain of 3.3 percent in a yearís time.

The state comptroller sent $37.1 million to counties, up 2.8 percent.

Transit systems received $130.9 million, an increase of 4.4 percent, while the $34.3 million that special purpose taxing districts netted was 11.7 percent ahead of April 2014.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said sales tax collections have grown 60 consecutive months despite weakening in the energy sector.

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