For the fourth time in the past five months, the City of Robstown set a new record for sales tax allocations in a single month in November, according to information released by the Texas Comptroller's Office Friday.

The City of Robstown received $450,941 in sales tax allocations in November, a 149.79 percent increase over allocations for November 2007. For the year, the city has received $3,059,755 in allocations, far exceeding the $1,960,066 received in all of 2007.

Other Nueces County cities also continued to see increased sales tax revenue, according to the Texas Comptroller's Office.

The City of Corpus Christi received $5,614,211 in November, a 9.84 percent increase over allocations for November 2007. For the year, the city has received $56,923,440 in allocations, up 5.24 percent over allocations for the same period of 2007.

The City of Agua Dulce received $2,344 in allocations this month, a 16.04 percent increase over allocations for November 2007. For the year, the city has received $26,238 in allocations, a 23.05 percent decrease from allocations in the first 11 months of 2007.

The City of Bishop received $17,241 in allocations in November, up 7.82 percent increase over allocations for November 2007. For the year, the city has received $171,776 in allocations, up 11.11 percent over allocations for the same period of 2007.

The City of Driscoll received $3,798 in allocations in November, a 3.59 percent increase over allocations for November 2007. For the year, the city has received $41,951 in allocations, a 12.63 percent increase over allocations for the first 11 months of 2007.

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said the state collected $1.73 billion in sales tax revenue in October, up 5.2 percent compared to October 2007.

"Sales tax collections grew in the first two months of fiscal 2009, however, at slower rates than generally seen over the past three years," Combs said, in a written statement. "Collections have continued to increase overall, but remittances from the key retail trade sector have begun to decline slightly as consumers grow increasingly cautious and confidence erodes."

Combs distributed $548.3 million in November sales tax rebates to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. Local sales tax allocations are up 4.4 percent compared to November 2007.

Combs sent Texas cities $373.8 million in sales tax allocations, up 4 percent compared to November 2007. So far this calendar year, city sales tax allocations are up 5.2 percent compared to the same time period last year. Texas counties received November sales tax allocations of $33 million, up 8.7 percent compared to one year ago. For the calendar year-to-date, county sales tax allocations are running 7.6 percent ahead of 2007.

The 137 special purpose taxing districts around the state received $20.5 million in sales tax, up 23.4 percent compared to last November. Ten local transit systems received $120.9 million in November sales tax rebates, up 1.7 percent compared to a year ago.

October state sales tax collections and November sales tax allocations to local governments represent September sales reported to the comptroller in October by monthly tax filers and July, August and September sales reported to the comptroller in October by quarterly tax filers.