FORT WORTH (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) – Residential foreclosures last month were down 2.9 percent in Texas and 10 percent nationwide compared with a year ago, according to the latest data from RealtyTrac.

 Some 11,727 postings were filed last month in Texas, which means one in every 819 housing units received a notice, RealtyTrac said.

 Nationwide, 325,229 postings were filed, or one in every 397 housing units. Although it’s a drop from a year ago, the number was up 3.6 percent from June, the firm said.

 July was the 17th straight month that U.S. foreclosure postings topped 300,000, RealtyTrac CEO James Saccacio said.