"Strong sales tax collections continue in most major economic sectors in Texas," said Combs. "The strongest growth was from business spending-driven sectors including oil and natural gas, manufacturing and construction."
January sales tax allocations statewide totaled $530.8 million, up 7.3 percent compared to January 2012.
Despite a rise in sales tax revenue across the state, however, Abilene had $2.9 million in sales tax revenue payments this month, dropping 22.61 from a year ago.
For a complete list of sales and use tax comparisons by city, go to http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/allocsum/cities.html.