State sales tax revenue continues to increase in Texas and Lubbock, according to the Texas Comptroller's Office. The sales tax revenue reports released today indicate that $551 million dollars were distributed to local and county governments, an increase of 11.6 percent compared to September of 2011.

Lubbock received $4.59 million an increase of 5 percent compared to September of 2011. Year-to-date, Lubbock’s Sales Tax Allocations are $45.9 million, an increase of 7.2 percent compared to this point last year.

Other cities on the South Plains and Panhandle saw great increases as well. Levelland received $327,462.97, an increase of 14.6 % from September of 2011 and year to date increase of 8% from last year. Muleshoe received 46,559.29, an 18.4% increase from September of 2011 and a year to date increase of 4.05%.

Midland received $4.3 million, an increase of 15.7% from September of last year and year to date, Midland is up 16.7% from year to date totals from last year at this time. Amarillo received $5.3 million, 6.3% increase from September 2011 and up 4.9% in year to do date numbers from September of last year.