AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said Wednesday that state sales tax revenue in April was $2.15 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to April 2012.

“Sales tax collections were up in a range of sectors from construction and manufacturing to restaurants,” Combs said. “As expected, the rate of growth in state sales tax revenue is moderating compared to double-digit growth rates we recently experienced.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their May local sales tax allocations totaling $668.5 million, up 5.6 percent compared to May 2012.

As a whole, sales tax returns for all Ellis County municipalities fell by 5.32 percent in May over May 2012.

Locally, the city of Waxahachie received $1,144,959 in May, an 18.46 percent decrease over May 2012 receipts of $1,404,301.39. Year to date, Waxahachie has received $5,162,472.76, a 1.36 percent decrease over 2012 receipts of $5,234,082.96.

Other Ellis County cities showed the city of Ennis receiving $397,094.15 in May receipts, up 8.83 percent from May 2012 receipts of $364,847.72. Year to date, Ennis has received $1,780,803.43, a 13.98 percent increase over 2012 receipts of $1,562,294.52.

The city of Midlothian received $453,568.38 in May receipts, up 17.36 percent over May 2012 receipts of $386,453.63. Year to date, Midlothian has received $2,043,339.24, a 13.55 percent increase over 2012 receipts of $1,799,365.63.  

The city of Red Oak received $246,082.37 in May receipts, a 17.73 percent increase over May 2012 receipts of $209,021.30. Year to date, Red Oak has received $1,093,367.27, a 20.92 percent increase over 2012 receipts of $904,179.15.   

Other municipalities’ receipts (May 2013, May 2012, percent change, year to date 2013, year to date 2012, percent change) were:

• Alma – $3,041.34, $2,846.91, up 6.82 percent, $15,865.42, $13,638.29, up 16.32 percent

• Bardwell – $902.89, $1,058.70, down 14.71 percent, $6,890.87, $6,425.45, up 7.24 percent

• Ferris – $34,428.59, $41,550.09, down 17.13 percent, $147,310.09, $134,446.97, up 9.56 percent

• Garrett – $2,034.33, $3,319.52, down 38.71 percent, $8,598.70, $7,879.03, up 9.13 percent

• Italy – $26,863.93, $27,689.63, down 2.98 percent, $119,472.00, $114,977.14, up 3.9 percent

• Maypearl – $10,497.17, $10,337.40, up 1.54 percent, $43,089.51, $42,988.64, up .23 percent  

• Milford – $2,006.82, $2,053.76, down 2.28 percent, $8,098.52, $7,436.49, up 8.9 percent

• Oak Leaf – $3,651.34, $3,892.72, down 6.2 percent, $17,768.95, $17,486.85, up 1.61 percent

• Ovilla – $35,277.37, $36,082.41, down 2.23 percent, $134,359,.62, $123,152.78, up 9.09 percent

• Palmer – $20,629.89, $21,759.77, down 5.19 percent, $82,223.64, $81,634.05, up .72 percent

• Pecan Hill – $381.49, $254.78, up 49.73 percent, $2,187.04, $1,494.57, up 46.33 percent

As a whole, Ellis County municipalities brought in $2,381,418.68 for May, a 5.32 percent decrease over May 2012 receipts of $2,515,469.73. Year to date, receipts total $10,665,847.06, a 6.11 percent increase over 2012 receipts of $10,051,482.52.

For details of local sales tax allocations in April to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, locate the Monthly Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports on the Comptroller’s Web site at www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/allocsum/compsum.html.