Tax holiday provides savings for parents

.........Are you getting ready to do some back-to-school shopping? If so, STOP! Wait until August 2-4 for big savings during the sales tax holiday. That's when the state of Texas will suspend the sales tax on items such as dresses, jeans, jackets, shoes and sweaters. The state will not charge you taxes on items that are less than $100. If you spend $99 on one item, you'll save about eight dollars!

For more information on specific tax-free items, call the 1-800-252-5555 or log onto the state of Texas web site at