While sales tax revenues are soaring statewide, sales in Killeen and Harker Heights are down compared to this time last year.

Comptroller Susan Combs announced Wednesday that the sales tax revenue in June was $2.17 billion, up 9.1 percent compared to the same time in 2012. The figures reflect the monthly sales made in May 2013 and reported in June.

“Growth in sales tax receipts was led by business sectors such as manufacturing and construction,” Combs said.

“Remittances from oil and natural gas industry remain strong, while sales tax revenue was also notable for restaurants — a consumer sector.”

The comptroller will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their July local sales tax allocation totaling $578.3 million, up 8.1 percent compared to July 2012.

Killeen stands to receive $1,541,893 in July, down 1.59 percent from the same period last year when it received $1,566,926.

Harker Heights was down at $408,760, which represents 5.77 percent less than this time last year, when the city received $433,828.

Copperas Cove will receive $313,762.09 this period, 3.65 percent more than the same period last year, when it received $302,684.98.

Contact ​Brandon Janes at bjanes@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7552

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