ABILENE, Texas -

Abilenians are spending more, but so are people in several other Big Country cities.

Sales tax collected in the month of June is up in most major Big Country towns.

Abilene is up nearly 9% this June compared to last. 

Still, for the year Abilene is down 2% so far.

Brownwood revenue is up over 6.2%.

Sweetwater and Breckenridge are both down, though just slightly.  Sweetwater slipped 1.8% and Breckenridge dropped 1.48%.

A rise in activity in the Cline Shale have both Snyder and Colorado City up. Colorado City is up a dramatic 20.51%, while Snyder is up 4.82%.