AUSTIN – Area sales tax allocations from the state continues to outpace last year’s numbers. The state comptrollers office is sending out $911.9 million in local sales tax allocations for February. This is just over 6% more than in February of last year. These allocations are based on sales made in December. Tyler’s February allocation tops $4.4 million, which is an increase of just ove two and a half percent. For the year, Tyler has received over $7.8 million. This is a nearly 3.7% increase over the first to months of last year. Longview’s February check is for over $3.3 million, or a 3.3% increase. For the year, Longview has received nearly $6 million, for an increase of nearly six and a half percent.