County sales tax receipts continue to grow

Published Saturday, April 13, 2019
By Richard Greene

In preparing the 2019 fiscal year budget, Wise County officials projected to bring in $3.8 million in sales tax.

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Sales taxes drop slightly

Published Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

When initially seeing the March disbursement from the Texas Comptroller and a 10 percent decrease in sales collections, Decatur City Manager Brett Shannon had to go back to his files to review last year's report.

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Home sales take plunge in January; 31 houses sold in first month of ’19

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

Home sales took a dive in Wise County in January.

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Sales tax gift to Christmas Capitol

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Richard Greene

The City of Bridgeport proclaimed itself as the "Christmas Capitol of Wise County" this past season.

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Decatur collects $366K in sales taxes

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Richard Greene

The city of Decatur received a big bonus to start the calendar year last January with audit collections of $207,000 pushing its sales taxes disbursement to $543,892.

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Sales taxes roll in during 2018

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

2018 will be remembered as an economic boom for Wise County.

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Rhome sees big jump in sales tax collections

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018
By Richard Greene

At their last meeting, the Rhome City Council directed its city attorney to draft paperwork to create an economic development corporation to take advantage of its recent growth in sales tax collections.

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Sales tax collections continue roll

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Richard Greene

A majority of Wise County cities received a big jump start to the fiscal year on sales tax collections.

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Sales taxes increase by double digits

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

As Wise County and many of its cities wrap up their fiscal years this month, they will receive one last big sales tax deposit as the local economy continued its recent roll.

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Decatur nears $3 million in sales tax collections

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018
By Richard Greene

With one month left in the fiscal year, the city of Decatur is nearing $3 million in sales tax collections.

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City of Bridgeport eyes tax increase

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018
By Austin Jackson

While property values are on the rise, a shortfall in sales tax revenue could result in an increased tax rate in Bridgeport.

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Cities see increase in sales tax collections

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur enjoyed another big month in sales tax collections in May.

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Sales taxes keep trending up

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur has brought in more than $2.3 million in sales tax receipts in the past six months.

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Bridgeport, Decatur bring in more sales taxes

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018
By Richard Greene

Wise County's two largest cities saw big jumps in sales tax revenue in March.

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Decatur sales taxes increase in December

Published Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Richard Greene

Holiday shopping helped Decatur end the year on a strong note.

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Decatur brings in additional $218K in sales taxes

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Richard Greene

The city of Decatur received a nice surprise this week with a nearly $218,000 jump in sales tax receipts for November 2017 from the same month of the previous year.

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County sales tax revenue grows

Published Saturday, December 16, 2017
By Richard Greene

Sales tax receipts for Wise County grew by 11.69 percent in October from the same month in 2016, according to this week's report from the state comptroller.

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Sales taxes lag behind in county; Receipts down 10.8 percent

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Sales tax receipts in Wise County are collectively 10.8 percent behind for the first six months of the year, according to the August report from the Texas Comptroller.

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Sales tax drop hits city, Decatur EDC

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur City Manager Brett Shannon shared sad sales tax news at Thursday's meeting of the Decatur Economic Development Corp.

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Sales tax: County divided as 2015 starts

Published Saturday, February 14, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Comptroller Glenn Hegar says Texas' continued growth in sales tax revenue is driven by business spending in the manufacturing and wholesale trade sectors as well as the oil and natural gas mining sector.

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