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Shoppers Embrace 'Sales Tax Thursday' To Beat Weekend CrowdsPaying more to skip the crowds is a back to school shopping strategy some embraced Thursday before the start of the Texas Sales Tax Holiday weekend.
Texas House Approves Slicing State Sales Taxes For 1st Time The House has preliminarily approved a $4.9 billion tax cut package featuring the first sales tax reduction in Texas history - setting the chamber up for a fight with the Senate over whose tax plan is best.
House Republicans: Cut Texas Sales Tax Rate, Not Property TaxesTexas would cut its sales tax rate for the first time in history under a House Republican plan that scraps homeowner tax relief sought by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Voters To Decide Fate Of Proposed Fort Worth Arena Voters in Fort Worth will soon be asked to decide whether the city can build a new 14,000 seat arena.
Texas Sales Tax Holiday Begins FridayIt's nearly sales tax break time in Texas. The state's annual sales tax holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday as children prepare to return to school.
Texas Tax Free Holiday Is August 8-10One of the most anticipated shopping weekends of the year has been announced.
Mixed Drinks Could Get Pricier As Sales Tax ShiftsA change in Texas sales taxes could cost people buying mixed drinks at bars. Purchasers of mixed drinks will pay a new sales tax of 8.25 percent _ the same tax on beer and wine.
Texas Tax-Free Holiday Weekend BeginsRetailers are bracing for big crowds this weekend. At the stroke of midnight on Friday, Texas officially kicked off its annual sales tax holiday.
Texas Tax Break For Energy Star ItemsTexas shoppers can get a tax break this Memorial Day weekend when buying certain power-saving appliances. The sales tax holiday begins Saturday and runs through Monday.
Dewhurst Ready To Tap Rainy Day FundLt. Gov. David Dewhurst said, with the state's population set to double in the next 40 or 50 years, it is time to tap the Rainy Day Fund, which could be nearly $12 billion by 2015.
Arlington Continues To Boom In Spite Of Weak Economy In an era of usually bad economic news, Arlington's story is surprisingly upbeat. The city's sales tax revenues were up nearly five percent from last year setting a new record for revenue. Some business owners say the city is evolving as a destination for consumers.
Stores Ready For Texas Tax-Free WeekendStores (and shoppers) across Texas are busy preparing for the annual tax-free holiday, this Friday through Sunday, as students get ready to head back to school.