Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special-purpose taxing districts will receive $709.2 million in sales tax allocations in January, according to a news release from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Hegar’s office distributed $695.2 million statewide in December.

Killeen is expected to receive $1.77 million in sales tax revenue, a 1.16 percent increase from the January 2017 allocation, the release stated. Killeen received $1.7 million in December.

Statewide, the total allocations represent a 9.5 percent increase from the allocations distributed in January 2017, with special purpose taxing districts receiving the biggest increase of 20 percent from last year.

Bell County

The county will receive $1.54 million in sales tax allocations in January, an increase of 5.84 percent from this time last year. The county received $1.46 million in December.

Nolanville will receive $50,384 this month, a 12.16 percent increase over the same month last year. Nolanville received $50,004 in December.

Belton will receive $401,471, a 13.5 percent increase from January 2017. Belton received $389,833 in December.

Harker Heights will receive $532,791, a 5.44 percent increase from January 2017. Harker Heights received $481,629 in December.

Temple is set to receive $1.72 million, an 4.81 percent increase from January 2017. Temple received $1.70 million in December.

Coryell County

Coryell County will receive $199,839 in January for a 9.59 percent increase over last year. The county received $192,272 in December.

Copperas Cove saw a 12.85 percent increase in January allocations from last year; it is set to receive $391,466. Cove received $374,902 in December.

Gatesville saw a 2.42 percent increase in sales tax allocations from last year, receiving $169,868 in January. Gatesville received $170,066 in December. | 254-501-7567

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I stopped buying anything in KILLeen in the summer of 2014.
The thieves won't clip me anymore to buy churches, take trips, eat at expensive steak houses, and do other naughty stuff on the taxpayers' dollar.


Just don't let this fool you. When the soldiers get less BHA, that means even less money to spend, which means less sells tax collected over the next 2 to 5 years.
For every action there is a reaction. The reaction from the drop in BHA will hit everyone, starting with the rental properties if the school and city bond passes.
Rental properties will not be able to raise rent to adjust for the bonds. If the rental properties raise rent to cover their share of the bond tax, this could and would likely put fixed income residents looking for new places to live, this also will cause the in coming soldiers with less bah to remain on base or rent further away from Killeen so they can afford to live off base and save some of that BAH.

Once again this is not the time for any bond, this is the time to start spending less on new, instead put the money in the older areas to bring them up to the newer areas of the cities.

Unless our city council has away for the rental property owners to avoid paying the higher taxes we the average Killeen citizen is forced to pay.

All I can say is in the next few years this city is going to find itself once again in financial distress.

@Alvin I have a secret! Jeeze, it is so hard to keep a secret!

Vote NO on all Bonds, Vote in all new people into all the seats, as its clear none of them have or have had the citizens interest first.
Vote the pocket books out of office and make Killeen a GREAT PLACE to live!
Vote for anyone just none of them

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