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      Sales tax holiday weekend of Aug. 9-11

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas sales tax holiday weekend has been set for Aug. 9-11 as families prepare to send children back to school.

      State Comptroller Susan Combs says shoppers can save money on certain items costing less than $100.

      The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax. That could save about $8 on every $100 spent, with some exceptions.

      Combs estimates shoppers will save more than $74 million in state and local sales taxes during the second weekend of August.

      The Texas sales tax holiday weekend has been an annual event since 1999.

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      Online:

      http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/d/

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