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."