Sales tax numbers for cities across Nueces County continued to grow this month, according to information released by the Texas Comptroller's office.

The City of Robstown received $272,240 in sales tax allocations from the state in November, its second highest allocation of the year and a 58.41 percent increase over allocations for November 2009. For the year, the city has received $2,550,584 in allocations, up 8.92 percent over allocations for the same period of 2009.

The City of Corpus Christi also received its second highest allocation of the year this month. The $5,439,022 received by the city was 13.84 percent higher than allocations for November 2009. So far this year, the city has received $51,704,854 in allocations, 2.59 percent less than what was received in the first 11 months of 2009.

The City of Agua Dulce received $2,604 in allocations this month, a 29.06 percent increase over November 2009 and the highest single month allocation since August 2009. The amount also marked the highest November allocation for the city since 2001. So far this year, the city has received $23,357 in sales tax allocations, up 3.7 percent over the same period of 2009.

The City of Bishop received $18,253 in allocations this month, the highest ever for the city in the month of November. That amount was 1.64 percent higher than allocations for November 2009, and was the highest single-month allocation for the city since December 2008. For the year, the city has received $162,339 in allocations, down 1.71 percent from the same period of 2009.

The City of Driscoll received $3,426 in allocations this month, up 6.5 percent over November 2009 numbers. For the year, the city has received $36,033 in allocations, down 3.07 percent from the first 11 months of 2009.

The City of Petronila received $781.50 in allocations this month, the highest single month allocation since February 2008 and a 131.24 percent increase over November 2009 numbers. For the year, the city has received $4,780 in allocations, down 5.4 percent from the same period of November 2009.

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said state sales tax revenue in October was $1.62 billion, up 6.6 percent compared to October 2009.

"Total sales tax collections have now exceeded year ago amounts for a seventh consecutive month," Combs said in a press release. "Once again growth was posted in major sectors like the oil and gas industry, retail trade and construction. We will need to keep monitoring revenue from these and other sectors to see if tax collections maintain an upward trend."

Combs will distribute $541.4 million in November sales tax rebates to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. Local sales tax allocations are up 8.1 percent compared to a year ago.

Combs will send Texas cities $367.2 million in sales tax allocations, up 7.2 percent compared to November 2009. So far this calendar year, city sales tax allocations are down 0.2 percent compared to the same time period last year. Texas counties will receive November sales tax allocations of $32.2 million, up 14.2 percent compared to one year ago. For the calendar year-to-date, county sales tax allocations are running 2.2 percent below 2009 revenues.

The 169 special purpose taxing districts around the state are getting $22.9 million in sales tax, up 18.2 percent compared to last November. Ten local transit systems will receive $118.9 million in November sales tax rebates, up 7.7 percent compared to a year ago.

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.