Local Retailers See Dollar Signs

The holiday shopping season is winding down and for many local retailers it has been a good one.

Wal-mart in Nacogdoches is among the places where sales have been strong. The store doubled its projected target. Despite a tough economy, shoppers came out, ready to spend money.

Joe Escojido, the Wal-mart store manager, said, "This is where people come when times are tough, when the economy is bad, and eventhough the front says 'Wal-mart' we want our community to do well."

Not only did Wal-mart exceed its holiday target, the year's overall sales, were way above last year's sales.