The recent spike in coronavirus cases is not dampening the Texas economy.
The latest report from the Texas Comptroller's office shows that Christmas shopping drove double-digit increase in the retail sector.
Spending at restaurants is now above pre-pandemic levels, according to the report.
That's a sharp contrast to other states, like California, where businesses are voluntarily closing.
Economist Ray Perryman says Texas has collected more than three-billion-dollars in sales tax revenue for nine-straight months.
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