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Texas sales tax holiday is next weekend

AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas annual sales tax holiday has been set for Aug. 7-9 as children prepare to return to school.

The Texas comptroller’s office says, as in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes. That could save anyone shopping in Texas about $8 on every $100 spent during the tax-break weekend. Continue Reading »

Texans Asked to Temporarily Curb Electricity Use

The operator of the electric grid that covers most of the state called for Texans to temporarily curb their electricity use for a few hours on Thursday afternoon as record-breaking demands strain the state’s energy resources. Continue Reading »

Program Aims to Give College Credit Where it’s Due

Across Texas, tens of thousands of students have earned enough college credit for an associate degree without knowing it. A new project led by the University of Texas at Austin hopes to track them down.  Continue Reading »

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