POSTED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 11:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 11:14pm
Longview, TX — Sales tax revenues for Longview, Gregg County and a number of East Texas cities took a big turn in a positive direction this month.
Longview’s monthly sales tax revenues, up 19 percent from a year ago, set a record for the month. The city’s revenue was up more than $415,000 compared to December 2011, while Gregg County’s revenues were up 13 percent.
Kathi Holbert, with Louis Morgan Drug No. 4 at Judson and Johnston streets, said that news was no surprise to her.
“We had a great November and expect to be up in December, too,” she said of sales. “And it’s been pretty much across the board — from things like personalized cutting boards to our Vera Bradley line.”
Tammy Dorsey, with Longview’s Army Navy Store, said the Loop 281 location has been busy.
“Business has been great this year — really good,” Dorsey said.
Longview jeweler Jim Bartlett, owner of Jim Bartlett Fine Jewelry, said he shared national sentiment that third quarter sales were soft across the nation.
Read more on this story from KETK newspaper partner the Longview News-Journal.