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Sales tax numbers slip for Levelland, Sundown

Sales tax rebates rose again this month for many taxing entities in the state, although they declined for Levelland, Morton and other local cities.

A report from the Texas Comptrollerís Office stated that sales tax allocations in June totaled $629.2 million, up 5.9 percent from a year ago.

Texas cities received payments totaling $409.5 million, a gain of 5.4 percent.

Counties received $39.3 million from Austin, up 5.2 percent, while the $142.4 million that transit systems earned marked   a 6.2 percent increase from a year ago.

Special purpose taxing districts took in a total of $38.0 million, representing an improvement of 11.3 percent from last June.

Levellandís sales tax rebate declined 3.82 percent this month compared to June 2014.

It slipped from $292,385 a year ago to $281,209 this month.

However, cumulative totals for the city remained ahead of last year.

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