By MARTHA McCLAIN
Special to the PRESS
Local communities realized a mixed bag in sales tax revenue in September.
The City of Port Isabel saw a gain of 19.10 percent for the month, bringing in $220,521.93, up from the $185,146 last September. For the year-to-date, the city is up 5.02 percent with $1,500,072 for the first nine months of 2012, compared to $1,428,304 last year at this time.
The Town of Laguna Vista enjoyed a 0.57 percent increase in sales tax revenue, receiving a check for $14,175.87, compared to the $14,094.66 collected last September. Year-to-date, the town is up 13.3 percent with total payments of $112,845.77, compared to $99,594.61 for the same period in 2011.
The City of South Padre Island took a 4.78 percent dip in September, receiving $390,920, compared to $410,555.75 last September. Year-to-date, however, the town is up 3.3 percent, collecting $1,979,731, compared to $1,916,369 for the same period in 2011.
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