Brownwood’s sales tax receipts in July dipped slightly from July 2006, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ office.

The city’s July allocation, a reflection of May sales, was $424,571, a 1.44 percent decrease from July 2006’s allocation of $430,790.

Brownwood City Finance Director Walter Middleton said May is typically a low month for sales.

“We’re down a little bit, representing traditionally what’s one of the smallest months for us,” Middleton said. “May is traditionally one of the slowest months we have.

“We’d prefer not to have any decrease at all but it’s a very small decrease.”

Year-to-date, the allocation totals $3.3 million, a 7.2 percent increase over 2006’s year-to-date of $3 million.

Early’s allocation in July was $72,953, a 9.4 percent increase over July 2006’s allocation of $66,668. Year-to-date was down once again — $602,180, a 6.5 percent reduction from 2006’s $644,116.

Bangs’ allocation for July was $5,294, a 35.6 percent increase over July 2006’s allocation of $3,905.

Year-to-date in Bangs was $39,606, an 8.6 percent increase over 2006’s allocation of $36,472.

Blanket’s allocation for July was $656, down 11.4 percent from July 2006’s allocation of $743. Year to date was $7,227, an 8.2 percent increase over the $6,682 in 2006.

The total amount of sales tax payments to all four Brown County municipalities in July was $503,474, a .27 percent percent increase over July 2006’s allocation of $502,107. Year to date county-wide allocation was $3.9 million, a 4.9 percent increase over the $3.76 million in 2006.