Graford received a 32.5 percent drop in its sales tax rebate this month.
Graford received a check of $6,954, down from last year’s rebate of $10,305. So far this year, Graford is down more than 20 percent at $48,330 compared to $60,474 at this time last year.
Mineral Wells again received a bigger check, $333,224, almost 17 percent more than the $285,216 last year. So far, Mineral Wells has received close to $2.2 million, up just over 4 percent from last year’s $2.1 million-plus.
Mingus’ rebate was up close to 7.25 percent with a check of $1,628. Mingus is over 6.6 percent higher this year, having received $11,182 compared to last year’s total at this time of $10,488.
Strawn had another increase, receiving $14,410, close to 19.5 percent more compared to last year’s check of $12,062. This year, Strawn has received $83,744, up just over 28 percent from last year’s $65,303.
Gordon received an increase as well, up nearly 6.25 percent with a check of $5,398. This year, the town has received $39,863, up 14,6 percent from the $34,767 received last year.
The total rebates for county communities in July were $361,616, up more than 15 percent compared to last year’s $314,185. For 2014, county communities have received an improvement of just over 4.3 percent at nearly $2.4 million.
This month, Palo Pinto County’s rebate was up more than 11.4 percent compared to last year. The county’s rebate was $143,781 compared to $129,035 last year. For 2014, county sales tax rebates are up almost 3.25 percent, having received $874,049.