Lake Conroe-area cities see improvements in sales tax revenue for April

Aprils saw sales tax revenue increases across the board for Lake Conroe-area cities. (Courtesy Pexels)
Aprils saw sales tax revenue increases across the board for Lake Conroe-area cities. (Courtesy Pexels)

Aprils saw sales tax revenue increases across the board for Lake Conroe-area cities. (Courtesy Pexels)

The Lake Conroe area cities generally saw improvements in sales tax revenue in May, according to reports from the Texas Comptroller’s Office. Released July 8, the revenue represents what each city generated in sales tax in May.

Conroe collected $4,187,300.58, an 11.59% increase from the $3,752,327.86 collected in May 2019. This also represents an increase from April’s sales tax revenue of $3,532,043. Year to date, the city has collected $28,752,937.03, a 3.98% increase from what it had collected year-to-date in May 2019.

Montgomery collected $231,928.50 in May. This is a 22.23% increase from its May revenue in 2019. This is also a 5.61% increase from its revenue in April 2020, which was $219,615.98. City officials have previously predicted the city would be in good financial standing through the pandemic. Year to date, Montgomery has collected $1,297,973.72, a 8.11% decrease from 2019’s revenue.

Willis also collected $259,033.49 in May. This is a 28.72% increase from its May 2019 revenue, and an almost 15% increase from its April 2020 revenue. Year to date, the city has collected $1,899,036.25, a 21.07% increase from 2019’s revenue.

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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