AUSTIN — The state collected $1.7 billion in sales tax revenue in April, up 10.3 percent compared to April 2006, according to the state Comptroller’s Office.

“Sales tax revenue continues to show steady growth,” Comptroller Susan Combs said. “This is true at both the state and local levels, and it indicates that our Texas economy is in good health.”

Combs said local governments will receive $542.5 million in May sales tax allocations, up 8.1 percent compared to May 2006. So far this calendar year, sales tax allocations to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts are up 6.8 percent compared to a year ago.

Combs sent May sales tax allocations of $372.6 million to Texas cities, up 8.2 percent compared to May 2006. Calendar year-to-date, city sales tax allocations are up 7.4 percent compared to the same period last year.

Texas counties received sales tax payments of $32.1 million, up 10.9 percent compared to one year ago. Calendar year-to-date, county sales tax allocations are 8.9 percent higher than last year.

In addition, $16.3 million went to 116 special purpose taxing districts throughout the state, up 12.4 percent compared to last May. Ten local transit systems received $121.4 million in sales tax allocations, up 6.4 percent compared to a year ago.

Locally, the city of Waxahachie received $1,012,543.33 for the month of May, compared to $935,594.03 last year, an increase of 8.22 percent. For the year, Waxahachie has received $4,093,754.58, an increase of 2.64 percent over last year’s receipts of $3,988,186.29.

The city of Ennis received $364,683.70, compared to $375,444.87, a decrease of 2.86 percent. For the year, Ennis has received $1,627,937.35, a 4.55 percent increase over last year’s receipts of $1,557,023.02.

The city of Midlothian received $344,508.12, compared to $295,610.31, an increase of 16.54 percent. For the year, Midlothian has received $1,354,989.57, an increase of 5.2 percent over last year’s receipts of $1,287,935.95.

The city of Red Oak received $174,254.52, compared to $193,192.98, a decrease of 9.8 percent. For the year, Red Oak has received $662,265.17, an increase of 1.46 percent over last year’s receipts of $652,675.72.

Other municipalities receipts included (May 2007, May 2006, percent increase/decrease, 2007 to date, 2006 to date, percent increase/decrease):

Alma - $4,069.60, $3,946.81, 3.11 percent, $19,302.37, $19,625.21, -1.64 percent

Bardwell - $1,014.35, $914.03, 10.97 percent, $3,799.96, $3,955.91, -3.94 percent

Ferris - $28,724.66, $29,848.31, -3.76 percent, $111,995.07, $113,499.79, -1.32 percent

Garrett - $141.69, $337.46, -58.01 percent, $765.27, $1,026.51, -25.44 percent

Italy - $21,105.27, $19,073.47, 10.65 percent, $80,545.99, $86,729.52, -7.12 percent

Maypearl - $5,428.67, $3,950.74, 37.40 percent, $22,829.40, $15,398.19, 48.26 percent

Milford - $1,694.15, $1,906.03, -11.11 percent, $4,975.17, $12,597, -60.4 percent

Oak Leaf - $2,183.57, $1,906.61, 14.52 percent, $10,512.20, $10,020.15, 4.91 percent

Ovilla - $14,412.53, $12,215.42, 17.98 percent, $38,757.12, $33,944.83, 14.17 percent

Palmer - $18,202.74, $19,136.22, -4.87 percent, $64,622.05, $73,156.82, -11.66 percent

Pecan Hill - $882.40, $230.49, 282.83 percent, $1,916.59, $1,439.44, 33.14 percent

The county-wide totals saw the comptroller rebate $1,993,849.30 in sales tax for May, a 5.31 percent increase over the May 2006 total of $1,893,307.78. For the year-to-date, the county-wide total is $8,098,967.86, a 3.07 percent increase over the 2006 year-to-date total of $,857,214.35.

May’s sales tax allocations to local governments represent March sales that were reported to the comptroller in April by monthly tax filers and January, February and March sales reported to the comptroller in April by quarterly tax filers.

For details of May sales tax payments to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, locate the Monthly Sales and Use 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, June 8.