AUSTIN - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced that the state collected $1.63 billion in sales tax revenue in June, up 9.3 percent compared to June 2006.

Combs sent July sales tax allocations totaling $446.4 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 8.3 percent compared to July 2006.

“Sales tax collections continue to grow at a steady pace,” Combs said. “Growth in the construction, oil and gas, and retail sectors are helping the current strength of the Texas economy.”

The city of Waxahachie saw a 16.42 percent increase in its collections for July 2007 as compared to July 2006, receiving $795,118.96 as compared to $682,929.80.

For the year to date, Waxahachie is up 4.09 percent, receiving $5,616,540.55 as compared to $5,395,420.24 for the same period in 2006.

The city of Ennis saw a 21.25 percent increase in its collections for July 2007 as compared to July 2006, receiving $337,509.58 as compared to $278,349.27.

For the year to date, Ennis is up 8.05 percent, receiving $2,292,608.58 as compared to $2,121,695.07 for the same period in 2006.

The city of Red Oak saw a 5.77 percent increase in its collections for July 2007 as compared to July 2006, receiving $145,800.48 as compared to $137,835.82.

For the year to date, Red Oak is up 0.47 percent, receiving $932,358.71 as compared to $927,996.87 for the same period in 2006.

The city of Midlothian saw a 19.1 percent increase in its collections for July 2007 as compared to July 2006, receiving $298,756.10 as compared to $250,839.41.

For the year to date, Midlothian is up 9.91 percent, receiving $1,923,094.20 as compared to $1,749,636.08 for the same period in 2006.

Receipts for other cities in Ellis County were (July 2007, July 2006, percent change, year to date 2007, year to date 2006, percent change):

Alma - $3,660.04, $3,391.90, up 7.9 percent, $26,334.94, $26,194.15, up 0.53 percent

Bardwell - $608.20, $892.48, down 31.85 percent, $5,226.99, $5,800.71, down 9.89 percent

Ferris - $16,109.43, $12, 117.73, up 32.94 percent, $148,991.34, $146,772.48, up 1.51 percent

Garrett - $266.43, $227.28, up 17.22 percent, $1,036.69, $1,341.01, down 22.69 percent

Italy - $14,755.05, $14,121.72, up 4.48 percent, $109,128.28, $113,015.44, down 3.43 percent

Maypearl - $3,193.87, $3,855.72, down 17.16 percent, $28,748.75, $20,895, up 37.58 percent

Milford - $464, $604.76, down 23.27 percent, $5,854.58, $13,604.31, down 56.96 percent

Oak Leaf - $1,256.09, $2,178.47, down 42.34 percent, $13,520.08, $14,107.26, down 4.16 percent

Ovilla - $6,417.17, $3,299.48, up 94.49 percent, $50,685.16, $39,873.86, up 27.11 percent

Palmer - $10,464.28, $9,925.57, up 5.42 percent, $85,354.47, $93,125.25, down 8.34 percent

Pecan Hill - $242.72, $184.15, up 31.8 percent, $2,418.40, $1,929.40, up 25.34 percent

Combs sent July sales tax allocations of $304 million to Texas cities, up 9.5 percent compared to July 2006. So far this calendar year, city sales tax allocations are up 7.3 percent compared to the same time period last year. Texas counties received sales tax payments of $27.4 million, up 7.4 percent compared to last July. So far this year, sales tax allocations to counties are up 8.1 percent compared to 2006.

Combs sent $14.7 million to 121 special purpose-taxing districts, up 19.8 percent compared to last July. Ten local transit systems received $100 million in sales tax allocations, up 3.4 percent compared to a year ago.

State sales tax collections in June and local sales tax allocations in July represent sales that occurred in May and were reported to the comptroller in June.

For details of July 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 Web site at www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/allocsum/compsum.html.

The comptroller’s next sales tax allocation will be made Friday, Aug. 10.