Eagle Ford Counties See Sales Tax Receipts Rise Almost 10 Fold

Since Petrohawk's Eagle Ford discovery in 2008, sales tax receipts in local counties have boomed to the tune of almost ten times more than five years ago. The revenue has been more than welcomed in local communities. State Impact took a deeper look at a sample of five counties: Atascosa, Dimmit, Gonzales, Karnes, and Live Oak.

In 2008, the five counties collected an average of nearly $650,000 in sales taxes. But just four years after drilling started, the yearly average for those same counties jumped to over $5.8 million.

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