The district is one of 86 school districts to receive the award, out of 1,032 across the state.
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The Texas Tuition Promise Fund allows participants to lock in the cost of undergraduate tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities based on current prices.
Many cities across the South Plains will receive a larger payment, but a few will receive less.
State sales tax revenue for December hit $2.17 billion, a 9.4 percent increase from the previous December.
“Collections were strong in sectors such as retail trade, manufacturing, oil and natural gas, construction, and telecommunications,” said Comptroller Combs.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says that the growth was led by collections from oil and natural gas-related sectors.
State sales tax revenue continues to increase in Texas and Lubbock, according to the Texas Comptroller's Office. The sales tax revenue reports released today indicate that $551 million dollars were distributed to local and county governments, an increase of 11.6 percent compared to September of 2011.
“The strong business and consumer spending trend boosted the monthly sales tax revenue, as did money remitted at the close of the state’s tax amnesty which ended in August,” said Combs.
Much of the increase comes from business spending in the oil and gas industry, as well as success in other sectors.
Businesses can file reports and pay overdue taxes, as well as fix previous reports which they had stated a lower amount than what was due without penalty or interest charges.