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Oil boom out west increasing area sales tax rebates

By George Levesque, Managing Editor/Anchor, glevesque@ktxs.com
Published On: Nov 06 2013 08:02:11 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 07 2013 09:19:04 AM CST
Sales Tax

ABILENE, Texas -

If sales tax rebates are any indication - the economy is booming to the west.

Sales tax figures for the month of November, which reflect September sales, show massive growth to the west of Abilene, closer to the Cline Shale play.

Three cities to the west we've been tracking were all up double-digits...at least.  Snyder, Sweetwater and Colorado City all showed dramatic increases with Snyder sales tax revenue reflecting a 149% increase.

Below is a sampling of area cities.

Area November Sales Tax Rebates

  • Snyder up 149%
  • Sweetwater up 12%
  • Colorado City up 10%
  • Brownwood up 9% 
  • Abilene up .5%