Sales tax numbers for the City of Robstown continued to climb this month, as the city posted its highest-ever allocation for the month of March.
The City of Robstown received $309,964 in sales tax allocations this month from the Texas Comptroller, a 50.14 percent increase over March 2010. For the year, the city has received $931,049 in sales tax revenue, a 70.5 percent increase over the first quarter of 2010.
The City of Corpus Christi received 3,891,775 in allocations this month, just .95 percent higher than March 2010 numbers. For the year, the city has received $15,007,481 in sales tax allocations from the comptroller, up 9.06 percent from the first quarter of 2010.
The City of Agua Dulce was one of just three Nueces County cities to experience a drop-off in sales tax numbers this month. Agua Dulce received $1,807 in sales tax allocations this month, down 20.69 percent from March 2010. For the year, however, the city has received $6,622, a 9.77 percent increase over the first quarter of 2010.
The City of Bishop received $16,529 in allocations this month, up 44.53 percent from March 2010 numbers and the city's highest ever for the month of March. For the year, the city has received $49,396 in allocations, up 30.11 percent over the first three months of 2010.
The City of Driscoll posted sales tax allocations of $4,757 this month, up 70.3 percent over March 2010. It was the highest single-month allocation for the city since April 2006. For the year, the city has received $11,919 in allocations, up 28.17 percent from the first quarter of 2010.
The City of Petronila received $362 in sales tax allocations this month, down 15.46 percent from March 2010. For the year, however, the city has received $1,315 in allocations, up 29.41 percent from a year ago.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said Friday the state's sales tax revenue in February was $1.75 billion, an increase of 9.7 percent compared to February 2010.
"This is the 11th straight month that sales tax revenue has increased," Combs said in a press release. "Much like in recent months, there were increases across all major sectors including oil and gas activity, manufacturing and retail trade. We will continue to monitor current economic conditions and gauge the effects on consumer and business spending."
On Friday, Combs delivered $433.1 million in March sales tax payments to Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts. Local sales tax allocations are up 7.1 percent compared to March 2010.