Texas will distribute $433.1 million of sales tax collections to local governments this month, an increase of 7.1% from March 2010. Local sales tax allocation for the first three months of the calendar year are up 7.9% from 2010.

Comptroller Susan Combs said sales tax revenues were up in February for the 11th straight month of year-to-year increases. Total collections of $1.75 billion was an increase of almost 10% from February 2010, she said.

Cities will receive a total of $289.4 million, up 6.7% from March 2010.

Houston will get $36.9 million, Dallas will get $15.3 million, and San Antonio will get $15.2 million.

So far in 2011, Houston has received $127 million in sales tax revenue, an increase of 5.2% from the $120.4 million going to the city in the first three months of 2010. Dallas has received $53.6 million and San Antonio has received $55.5 million.

Counties will receive $27.1 million in sales tax allocations, with $18.2 million shared among 174 special taxing districts.

Ten local transit districts will receive a total of $98 million in March.

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