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Highland Lakes cities continue to experience an increase in local sales tax revenues, a trend that began last year following the height of the pandemic. 

The following data reflects reports submitted from the Texas Comptroller’s Office in February 2022, which represent sales activity from two months prior. 

MARBLE FALLS

In December 2021, Marble Falls brought in 24.51 percent more in sales tax revenues compared to December 2020.

  • December 2021: $1,286,415.15
  • December 2020: $1,033,156.17
  • Year-to-date sales tax revenues distributed by February 2022: $2,343,408.01, up 24.62 percent from last year

BURNET

In December 2021, Burnet brought in 10.74 percent more in sales tax revenues compared to December 2020. 

  • December 2021: $339,440.55
  • December 2020: $306,496.17
  • Year-to-date sales tax revenues distributed by February 2022: $627,849.33, up 14.21 percent from last year

GRANITE SHOALS

In December 2021, Granite Shoals brought in 16.10 percent more in sales tax revenues compared to December 2020.

  • December 2021: $46,558.50
  • December 2020: $40,100.08
  • Year-to-date sales tax revenues distributed by February 2022: $84,062.46, up 15.69 percent from last year

HORSESHOE BAY

In December 2021, Horseshoe Bay brought in 29.50 percent more in sales tax revenues compared to December 2020. 

  • December 2021: $169,386.47  
  • December 2020: $130,799.61
  • Year-to-date sales tax revenues distributed by February 2022: $321,907.02, up 24.64 percent from last year 

COTTONWOOD SHORES

In December 2021, Cottonwood Shores brought in 27.25 percent more in sales tax revenues compared to December 2020.

  • December 2021: $26,567.33  
  • December 2020: $20,876.87 
  • Year-to-date sales tax revenues distributed by February 2022: $52,784.17, up 35.22 percent from last year 

editor@thepicayune.com