On the rise

Staff Writer

Most Howard County communities saw a significant jump in sales tax rebates from the state of Texas’ July payouts, according to information released by the Texas Comptroller’s Office.
The city of Big Spring saw a 21.85 percent increase in sales tax rebates over last year at this time. Big Spring received $778,858.47 in tax rebates compared to $639,164.82 in July 2016. At this time, the city has received $4.8 million for the year, a 6.36 percent increase in rebates compared to this point in 2016.

Read more in Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald