San Antonio's sales tax has gone up to promote education improvements for some of the youngest learners.
The San Antonio Express-News reports businesses on Monday began charging the higher tax.
Voters in November approved a 1/8-cent sales tax increase to fund a full-day pre-kindergarten program to educate 4-year-olds over the next eight school years.
The sales tax rate increased from 8.125 percent to 8.25 percent and has reached the state-capped maximum rate. It's the last major municipality in Texas to reach that level. Officials say the increase should generate about $31 million annually.
Deputy City Manager Peter Zanoni says the state comptroller's office has notified San Antonio businesses of the changed tax rate.