Graford continued adding increases in its sales tax rebates for the year with another month of higher revenue. In August, Graford received a check of $10,794, an increase of 48 percent compared to last year's rebate of $7,293. For the year, Graford has received $71,268, over 25 percent more than last year's total at this time of $56,341. Mineral Wells received a better check this month at $342,415 - over than 10.5 percent more than the $309,681 in last year's check. So far this year, Mineral Wells is more than 4.5 percent behind rebates received last year at a little more than $2.45 million. Mingus' rebate went up over 45 percent this month with a check of $2,196. Mingus is over 12.5 percent ahead of 2012, having received $12,684 this year. Strawn saw another decrease, receiving $9,735, down almost 35 percent compared to last year's check of $14,947. This year, Strawn has received $75,036 nearly 27 percent less than the $102,476 at this time in 2012. Gordon once again received a smaller check. This month the town received $5,013, close to 31.5 percent less than the $7,305 received last year. For the year, Gordon has received $39,781, down nearly 11.8 percent from last year's $45,058. The total rebates for county communities in July were $370,154, up more than 8.6 percent compared to last year's $349,739. County community totals were almost 5 percent lower than in 2012 when communities had received almost $2.78 million. This month, Palo Pinto County's revenue was down 6.1 percent compared to last year. The county's rebate was $128,931, down from $137,311 last year. The county is more than 5.1 percent behind the 2012 rebate total at this time having received $975,528. At this time last year, the county had received just over $1 million.