AUSTIN, Texas —  Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said Wednesday that state sales tax revenue in November was $2.34 billion, up 13.1 percent compared to November 2011.

Ellis County cities helped fuel the gain, reporting a 13.34 percent increase in same month returns over 2011.

“Gains across major sectors boosted state sales tax revenue,” Combs said. “Collections were strong in sectors such as retail trade, manufacturing, oil and natural gas, construction and telecommunications.”

Combs will send December local sales tax allocations totaling $552 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 15.5 percent compared to December 2011.

Locally, the city of Waxahachie received $901,169.17 in November, a 14.25 percent increase over November 2011 receipts of $788,735.44. Year to date, Waxahachie has received $12,186,265.74, a 16.89 percent increase over 2011 receipts of $10,425,024.09.

Other Ellis County cities showed the following results:

The city of Ennis received $313,460.02 in November receipts, up 10.78 percent from November 2011 receipts of $282,933.80. Year to date, Ennis has received $3,823,885.80, a 4.14 percent increase over 2011 receipts of $3,671,739.87.

The city of Midlothian received $365,951.19 in November receipts, up 1.79 percent over November 2011 receipts of $359,502.61. Year to date, Midlothian has received $4,367,409.26, a 7.05 percent increase over 2011 receipts of $4,079,489.71.  

The city of Red Oak received $206,586.18 in November receipts, a 18.97 percent increase over November 2011 receipts of $173,641.82. Year to date, Red Oak has received $2,430,543.14, a 24.28 percent increase over 2011 receipts of $1,955,618.08.   

Other municipalities’ receipts (November 2012, November 2011, percent change, year to date 2012, year to date 2011, percent change) were:

• Alma – $3,458.12, $2,614.80, up 32.25 percent, $35,088.42, $32,695.81, up 7.31 percent

• Bardwell – $2,785.19, $1,129.59, up 146.56 percent, $15,641.50, $8,879.29, up 76.15 percent

• Ferris – $23,868.41, $19,630.57, up 21.58 percent, $320,902.18, $274,468.93, up 16.91 percent

• Garrett – $1,889.34, $1,257.37, up 50.26 percent, $17,169.09, $21,032.51, down 18.36 percent

• Italy – $22,778.92, $17,849.91, up 27.61 percent, $295,492.74, $265,001.31, up 11.50 percent

• Maypearl – $7,511.05, $5,924.74, up 26.77 percent, $101,268.63, $87,560.39, up 15.65 percent  

• Milford – $1,146.23, $651.65, up 11.64 percent, $13,373.53, $11,544.32, up 15.84 percent

• Oak Leaf – $3,048.55, $3,094.70, down 1.49 percent, $41,501.05, $37,266.59, up 11.36 percent

• Ovilla – $20,065.35, $17,680.62, up 13.48 percent, $284,599.42, $240,623.27, up 18.27 percent

• Palmer – $13,890.54, $12,100.01, up 14.79 percent, $194,569.12, $175,450.42, up 10.89 percent

• Pecan Hill – $434.30, $258.41, up 68.06 percent, $3,926.02, $4,564.30, down 13.98 percent

As a whole, Ellis County municipalities brought in $1,888,042.56 for November, a 11.91 percent increase over November 2011 receipts of $1,687,006.04. Year to date, receipts total $24,132,781.87, a 13.34 percent increase over 2011 receipts of $21,291,610.54.

For details of local sales tax allocations in November to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, locate the Monthly Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports on the Comptroller’s Web site at www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/allocsum/compsum.html.