Texas collected $1.87 billion of sales tax revenue in March, up almost 17% from collections in March 2011.
Comptroller Susan Combs said allocations to local governments will total $488.7 million.
Revenue from the retail and dining sectors accelerated during the month, while collections from the oil and gas sector remained robust, according to the comptroller.
Cities will share a total of $321.8 million, up from $279.5 million in March 2011.
Sales tax distributions to Texas cities in the first quarter of 2012 total $1.43 billion.
Houston will rake in $39.8 million from the March sales tax revenue. San Antonio will receive $17.5 million and Dallas will receive $16.1 million.
Ten of the state’s transit districts will receive a total of $110 million from March collections.
The 123 Texas counties with a local sales tax will receive a total of $32.8 million.