AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said Friday that state sales tax revenue in August was $1.98 billion, up 11.9 percent compared to August 2010.

“Monthly sales tax revenue has now increased for 17 consecutive months,” said Combs. “For the state’s recently concluded 2011 fiscal year, sales tax revenue increased 9.4 percent from the previous fiscal year. Sales tax revenue grew in major sectors especially the oil and gas industry and manufacturing as a result of increased business spending during the year.  There was also growth in the retail and restaurant sectors.

“We will continue to monitor factors such as the job market, consumer spending and housing,” she said.

Combs will send September sales tax allocations (representing sales that occurred in July) totaling $483.9 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 10 percent compared to September 2010.

In Ellis County, the city of Waxahachie received $817,441.55 in September, an 11.89 percent increase over September 2010 receipts of $730,565.69. Year to date, Waxahachie has received $7,855,670.47, a 6.97 percent increase over 2010 receipts of $7,343,482.10.

The city of Ennis received $275,467.24 in September receipts, a 2.62 percent decrease from September 2010 receipts of $282,890.83. Year to date, Ennis has received $2,738,380.47, a 3.82 percent increase over 2010 receipts of $2,637,378.25.    

The city of Midlothian received $335,556.32 in September receipts, a 5.53 percent increase over September 2010 receipts of $317,954.01. Year to date, Midlothian has received $2,959,465.13, a 12.51 percent increase over 2010 receipts of $2,630,327.97. 

The city of Red Oak received $169,136.87 in September receipts, a 5.13 percent increase over September 2010 receipts of $160,877.18. Year to date, Red Oak has received $1,404,570.74, a 7.34 percent increase over 2010 receipts of $1,308,489.62. 

Other municipalities’ receipts (September 2011, September 2010, percent change, year to date 2011, year to date 2010, percent change) were:

• Alma – $1,988.97, $2,770.60, down 28.21 percent, $24,500.26, $28,539.21, down 14.15 percent

• Bardwell – $950.59, $618.36, up 53.72 percent, $6,848.14, $9,241.57, down 25.89 percent

• Ferris – $22,550.72, $17,394.28, up 29.64 percent, $202,812.18, $184,941.36, up 9.66 percent

• Garrett – $3,021.29, $285.05, up 959.91 percent, $15,150.22, $13,350.49, up 13.48 percent

• Italy – $22,668.30, $19,834.34, up 14.28 percent, $201,304.66, $204,948.15, down 1.77 percent

• Maypearl – $6,195.99, $4,818.15, 28.59 percent, $62,281.02, $63,171.73, -1.40 percent

• Milford – $781.60, $442.71, up 76.54 percent, $8,980.45, $9,073.98, down 1.03 percent

• Oak Leaf – $2,909.53, $3,591.31, down 18.98 percent, $27,186.26, $29,538.37, down 7.96 percent

• Ovilla – $17,661.90, $14,268.72, up 23.78 percent, $169,266.07, $162,895.10, up 3.91 percent

• Palmer – $14,486.53, $11,864.78, up 22.09 percent, $139,137.40, $137,719.00, up 1.02 percent

• Pecan Hill – $435.73, $312.51, up 39.42 percent, $3,884.37, $2,682.39, up 44.81 percent

As a whole, Ellis County municipalities brought in $1,691,253.13 for September, a 7.82 percent increase over September 2010 receipts of $1,568,488.52. Year to date, receipts total $15,819,437.84, a 7.13 percent increase over 2010 receipts of $14,765,779.29.

For details of September sales tax payments to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, locate the Monthly Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports on the comptroller’s website at www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/allocsum/compsum.html.