Save money during tax free weekend

      The start of school is literally just around the corner and parents from across the Panhandle are preparing to shop for school supplies and clothing during Texas' annual Tax-Free Weekend.

      This weekend, Aug. 19, 20 and 21 is the annual shopping holiday. That's when shoppers across Texas will get a break from local and state sales taxes.

      As part of the state's annual tax holiday and residents will be able to take full advantage of plenty of back-to-school items.

      Most clothing and footwear priced under $100 is exempt from sales tax. That means you could save about $8 on every $100 spent!

      Additionally, backpacks are exempt.

      The following is a list of tax-exempt items, according to the Texas Comptroller's office.

      Baby clothes Backpacks for use by elementary and secondary students Belts with attached buckles Boots - cowboy, hiking Caps/hats - baseball, fishing, golf, knitted Coats and wraps Diapers - adult and baby Dresses Gloves (generally) Gym suits and uniforms Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts Hosiery Jackets Jeans Jerseys - baseball and football Jogging apparel Neckwear and ties Pajamas Pants and trousers Raincoats and ponchos Robes Shirts Shoes - sandals, slippers, sneakers, tennis, walking Socks (including athletic) Shorts Suits, slacks, and jackets Sweatshirts Sweat suits Sweaters Swimsuits Underclothes Work clothes and uniforms Binders Book bags Calculators Cellophane tape Blackboard chalk Compasses Composition books Crayons Erasers Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila Glue, paste and paste sticks Highlighters Index cards Index card boxes Legal pads Lunch boxes Markers Notebooks Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes Pencil sharpeners Pencils Pens Protractors Rulers Scissors Writing tablets

      For more information on the holiday and exempt items, click here.