Sales tax revenue was down in Houston during the latest monthly report, the Missouri Department of Revenue reports. 

Revenue from a one-cent sales tax collected by Houston merchants dropped about 5 percent from the same period a year ago, reports the Missouri Department of Revenue.

The tally was $55,410, which was down $2,747 from the same period a year ago. For the first quarter of the year, $166,642 has been collected. That’s up $2,912 from the same period a year ago.

Merchants also collect two quarter-cent sales taxes for roads, sidewalks and utilities. Each totaled $13,087, which is down $588 each.

An eighth-cent sales tax for debt repayment on a fire truck totaled about $6,544.

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