Amarillo, Texas - Over $300,000 dollars will soon come to several counties in our area to help boost local economies.
As part of the federal Payment In Lieu of Taxes program, seven counties in the Texas panhandle will receive money for having federally owned land: Dallam, Gray, Hardeman, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Moore, and Potter counties.
Money from the program, as part of the Department of the Interior, will help to pay for services such as firefighters, schools, water systems and roads.
Dallam county - $176,468
Gray county - $473
Hardeman county - 1,920
Hemphill county - $188
Hutchinson county - $23,885
Moore county - $26,152