By Mystic Matthews
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The 10th annual tax free weekend is over and this year Lufkin businesses are reporting great sales.
Belk in Lufkin says they kicked off the weekend with a $1,000 worth of free coupons and gift cards to customers and the store manager says that helped kick-start the weekend.
Belk finished strong with a 10% increase in sales over last year.
"It is trending a lot better than it was last year. Due to the economic state of the community, it's keeping a lot of Lufkin shoppers here in Lufkin," says Brad Vanlandingham, Belk's store manager.