Sales tax revenue was up in Houston in 2011.

Sales tax revenue collected at Houston merchants finished the year up about 1.3 percent, according to a report from the Missouri Department of Revenue.

The tally for 2011 was $649,467 from a one-cent sales tax. That’s up $8,324 from a year ago. The total in 2009 was $649,907.

Merchants also collect two quarter-cent sales taxes for roads, sidewalks and utility work. The total for each was about $156,034 for the year.

An eighth-cent sales tax for debt retirement on a fire truck totaled $78,009 for the year.

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