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Shoppers file in and out of the Factory Connection store in Paris, Texas Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 taking advantage of the states annual sales tax holiday.
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Shoppers file in and out of the Factory Connection store in Paris, Texas Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 taking advantage of the state’s annual sales tax holiday.

Shoppers file in and out of the Factory Connection store in Paris, Texas Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 taking advantage of the state’s annual sales tax holiday. (Sam Craft/Associated Press)

Texan shoppers celebrated the state’s annual sales tax holiday. During the weekend of Aug. 19, most garments, household items and school supplies were exempt from state and local taxes.

For many students, the tax-free weekend was perfectly timed for last minute back to school shopping.

Sophomore Mai Bedair was not initially aware of the tax exemptions.

“I went shopping because it was the last weekend I could go before school,” Bedair said. “I realized it was tax-free weekend when I got all these amazing deals.”

Alice McCall, sophomore, was also pleasantly surprised this weekend.

“I just went for a phone, I didn’t know it was tax free until I got to the mall,” she said.

Those Mustangs who didn’t know about this weekend’s savings will have to wait until next year to take advantage of the tax-free holiday.

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