Retail sales, as reflected in the monthly sales tax report from the state comptrollers office, continues to grow albeit at a slower rate than the previous month in Hopkins County and its cities. For Hopkins County, the increase in sales tax receipts was up 0.54 percent for January sales. The county received $131,953 for the period, which brings the year-to-date sales tax receipts to $491,729, an increase of just more than 10 percent over the same period last year. In the city of Sulphur Springs, retail sales grew by only 3 percent in January. The city received $351,046.90 in sales tax revenues, which brings the total for this year to $1,298,000, up from the $1,218,388 at the same time in 2014, an increase for the year of 6.33 percent. Como took a big hit, a 38.24 percent drop in sales tax revenues, in January. Como received $2,719 in sales tax to bring the year-to-date total to $9,314. For the year, the city is down almost 15 percent when compared with the first month of 2014. Cumby also saw a decrease, 6.6 percent, as reflected in sales tax dollars. The city received $7,448 to bring the year's total to $27,904 for an overall increase of 3.25 percent over last year. In Hunt County, Greenville realized a 5.6 percent increase, while Commerce was down 18.5 percent in retail sales in the first month of the year. Comparing this year with last year, Greenville is 7 percent ahead of 2014 and Commerce follows closely with a 6.5 percent increase from the previous year. Cooper received $6,844 in sales taxes collected in January, up a single percentage point over last year. So far for 2015, Cooper has received $101,207 for a 1.37 increase over last year. Around Northrast Texas, Mount Vernon had a 9.5 percent over last year and, in year to date receipts, is up 6.2 percent over 2015. Mount Pleasant was up 5.56 percent in retail sales in January and 6.9 percent over last year. Based on sales tax revenues, Paris was the retail growth leader in the area with a 29.28 percent jump in January, which brings the year-to-date increase to 12.8 percent ahead of 2014. In Wood County, Winnsboro received $70,957 in sales tax revenue, an increase of almost 12 percent in January, bringing the yearly growth in retail sales to 16 percent. Yantis saw an increase of 5 percent in the sales tax revenue for January and a 1.19 percent increase over the previous year. Quitman, however, was down 15.6 percent in January sales and up less than one percent over last year. Retail sales, along with sales tax revenue, in Emory was up from January by 7.4 percent, while the year to date figures show a drop of almost 4 percent from the same time last year. The sales tax revenue is for sales in January and reported in February.