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Tax Free Weekend to help school ends meet

By Joe Sandoval | 07 de agosto de 2013

San Antonio.- (Courtesy Photo)


Just in time for the upcoming school year is the state’s tax free weekend and the office of Comptroller Susan Combs has released what you can buy and not have to pay a sales tax.


Clothing and footwear, backpacks and school supplies as always make everybody’s ‘must get’ list and there are many items that make up the first selection – clothing and footwear. Lack of space is what keeps La Prensa from printing everything in this category, but you can go online to http://www.window.state.tx.us and get the complete list.


A little easier is the next ‘must get’ group – backpacks and school supplies. Backpacks are easily defined and recognizable. Yet there are some things you need to know. It is a pack with straps that one wears on the back, but it also includes a backpack with wheels (provided it may also be worn on the back like a traditional backpack) or a messenger bag, that is purchased for use by a student in a public or private elementary or secondary school. This is important to know to keep you from standing in line and not getting what you want and at the same time not causing an inconvenience to others. Backpack does not include an item that is commonly considered luggage, a briefcase, an athletic bag, a duffle bag, a gym bag, a computer bag, or a framed backpack.


The school supplies available are listed:


  • Binders
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Blackboard chalk
  • Compasses
  • Composition Books
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
  • Glue, paste and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers (including dry erase markers)
  • Notebooks
  • Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
  • Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencil
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Writing tablets


A long-time La Prensa friend is getting ready for this long weekend. Walmart has been making preps and is gearing up for the new school year with the latest clothing, shoes, school supplies and more! This Friday, August 9, from 5 a.m-1 p.m. they will be hosting a media day to discuss the upcoming tax free weekend and back to school trends.

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