Texas County sales tax revenue finished down during the latest monthly distribution.

Sales tax revenues for Texas County and the City of Houston were down slightly from the same monthly period a year ago, according to a report by the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Three half-cent sales taxes collected by merchants in the county generated about $92,700 each. That’s down about 1 percent from the same period a year ago. For the year, about $390,000 has been collected. That’s an increase of about $2,600 from a year ago.

Houston collects four sales taxes. A one-cent sales tax generated $61,381, which was down about $2,269 from the same period a year ago. For the year, $267,696 has been collected. That’s down about $6,208.

Revenue from two, quarter-cent sales is used for street and sidewalk improvements, as well as utility work. Each totaled about $15,104. That’s down about $291 from the same period a year ago.

An eighth-cent sales tax for debt repayment on a fire truck totaled $7,552.

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