Sales tax revenue climbed during the latest monthly distribution in Houston, reports the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Sales tax revenue collected by Houston merchants increased during the latest monthly distribution, reports the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Collections from a one-cent sales tax totaled $59,383, which was up $2,773 from the same monthly period in 2015. For the first three quarters of the year, the total is $548,421, which is up $11,809 — which is an increase of 2.2 percent for the year from 2015.

Two quarter-cent sales taxes for sidewalks, streets and utility work totaled $14,498 for the year, up about 5.3 percent for the same monthly period in 2015.

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