Sales tax revenue in Houston was up during the latest monthly period. For the first two months of the year, the tally is up about 2.2 percent.

Monthly sales tax revenue in Houston increased more than 2 percent from the same period a year ago, reports the Missouri Department of Revenue.

The tally from a one-cent sales tax was $45,815, which was up $984 from the same period a year ago. For the first seven months of the year, $372,298 has been collected.

Retailers also collect two, quarter-cent sales tax for streets, sidewalks and utilities. Both contributed about $11,214, which was up about 2.8 percent from last year.

An eighth-cent sales tax earmarked for fire truck debt repayment totaled $5,607. 

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