Tax-Free Preparations

by Jessica Cervantez

Tax free weekend for Texas shoppers is almost here, and area stores are getting ready for big crowds.

The Belk department store in Lufkin will be opening earlier, closing later, and will have lots of employees on hand. Managers say, otherwise, there won't be any big changes.

At some places you can even put items on hold early.

Apparel, shoes, and some accessories are tax-free. Backpacks are also tax-free.

Jewelry, belt buckles, and cosmetics are not tax-free.