AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said Wednesday that state sales tax revenue in July was $1.86 billion, up 10.3 percent compared to July 2010.

“This marks the 16th consecutive month of increased state sales tax revenue,” Combs said. “The strong growth was again primarily in business spending in areas such as the oil and gas sector and manufacturing. Sales tax revenue from restaurants also showed gains.”

Combs will send August sales tax allocations totaling $606.7 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 9.1 percent compared to August 2010.

The city of Waxahachie received $1,074,817.26, a 9.37 percent increase over August 2010 receipts of $982,734.10. Year to date, Waxahachie has received $7,038,228.92, a 6.43 percent increase over 2010 receipts of $6,612,916.41.

The city of Ennis received $346,385.88, an 8.54 percent increase over August 2010 receipts of $319,106.21. Year to date, Ennis has received $2,462,913.23, a 4.6 percent increase over 2010 receipts of $2,354,487.42.

The city of Midlothian received $405,217.50, a 7.13 percent increase over August 2010 receipts of $378,229.78. Year to date, Midlothian has received $2,623,908.81, a 13.47 percent increase over 2010 receipts of $2,312,373.96.

The city of Red Oak received $195,518.78, a 7.33 percent increase over August 2010 receipts of $182,156.15. Year to date, Red Oak has received $1,235,433.87, a 7.65 percent increase over 2010 receipts of $1,147,612.44.

Other Ellis County municipalities (August 2011, August 2010, percent change, year to date 2011, year to date 2010, percent change):

• Alma – $3,735.32, $3,632.89, up 2.81 percent, $22,511.29, $25,768.61,  down 12.64 percent

• Bardwell – $867.43, $1,113.45, down 22.09 percent, $5,897.55, $8,623.21, down 31.60 percent

• Ferris – $36,071.66, $26,771.11, up 34.74 percent, $180,261.46, $167,547.08, up 7.58 percent

• Garrett – $448.38, $1,478.20, down 69.66 percent, $12,128.93, $13,065.44, down 7.16 percent

• Italy – $27,369.45, $30,907.23, down 11.44 percent, $178,636.36, $185,113.81, down 3.49 percent

• Maypearl – $9,164.95, $9,714.34, down 5.65 percent, $56,085.03, $58,353.58, down 3.88 percent

• Milford – $1,482.46, $1,452.65, up 2.05 percent, $8,198.85, $8,631.27, down 5.00 percent

• Oak Leaf – $3,560.89, $3,542.26, up 0.52 percent, $24,276.73, $25,947.06, down 6.43 percent

• Ovilla – $27,675.65, $26,310.84, up 5.18 percent, $151,604.17, $148,626.38, up 2.00 percent

• Palmer – $19,513.07, $17,569.23, up 11.06 percent, $124,650.87, $125,854.22, down 0.95 percent

• Pecan Hill – $478.91, $416.47, up 14.99 percent, $3,448.64, $2,369.88, up 45.51 percent

As a whole, Ellis County municipalities received $2,152,307.59, an 8.42 percent increase over August 2010 receipts of $1,985,134.91. Year to date, the municipalities have received $14,128,184.71, a 7.05 percent increase over 2010 receipts of $13,197,290.77.

The sales tax figures represent June sales reported by monthly tax filers and April, May and June sales reported by quarterly filers.

For details of August 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.