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.

Sales tax revenue collected by merchants in Houston jumped about 25 percent from the same monthly period a year, reports the Missouri Department of Revenue.

The tally from a one-cent sales tax was about $71,750, an increase of $14,489 from a year ago. For the first half of the year, collections stand at $350,874, which is up about 5.2 percent or $17,391.

Revenue from two, quarter-cent sales taxes for sidewalks, streets and utility work totaled $17,434, an increase of $3,462 on each from a year ago. For the first six months of the year, the total is $82,979, up $3,305.

An eighth-cent sales tax used for debt repayment on a fire truck totaled $8,717, an increase of $1,731 from a year ago.

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