Jackie Bernard, left, is the most recent Humble Rotarian to receive the Paul Harris award. Past Humble Rotary President Pam McNair congratulated Bernard. The Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The honor was established in 1957 to show appreciation for contributions that support their annual fund, PolioPlus, or an approved foundation grant.
STATE SALES TAX REVENUE TOTALED $2.76 BILLION IN MAY
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently announced that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.76 billion in May, 10.2 percent more than in May 2017. “Strong growth in sales tax revenue was apparent across all major economic sectors,” Hegar said. “While the most rapid growth was in remittances from the construction and oil- and gas-related sectors, significant gains also came from information services, restaurants and retail trade.” Hegar also said state franchise tax revenue for May was $3.23 billion, 1.4 percent more than in May 2017. Year-to-date franchise tax revenue is up 11.3 percent. Total sales tax revenue for the three months ending in May 2018 was up 10.4 percent compared to the same period a year ago. Sales tax revenue is the largest source of state funding for the state budget, accounting for 58 percent of all tax collections.
MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT COMING TO NORTHPARK DRIVE
Construction is underway on a new multi-family development by SWBC Real Estate on Northpark Drive near Oakhurst.
CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW DIRECTORS