The Missouri Department of Revenue reported the county's sales tax revenue was up about 8 percent during the last monthly distribution - compared to the same period in 2012. Houston's revenue was flat, the department reported. 

Texas County saw an increase in sales tax revenue in the last monthly reporting period, while Houston’s tally was flat, the Missouri Department of Revenue reported.

Three half-cent sales taxes collected by merchants in the county totaled about $72,900 each. That’s up about 8 percent on each from the same period a year ago. For the year, each has contributed about $708,300, which is up about $5,400 for the year.

Houston’s sales tax revenue was nearly unchanged during the last monthly period. The tally from a one-cent sales tax was $50,115, which was up $50 from last year. Two quarter-cent sales taxes — earmarked for streets, sidewalks and utility work — generated about $12,119 each. An eighth-cent sales tax for fire truck debt retirement totaled $6,059. 

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