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"Friday, August 19. 2011 - The MalakoffNew.'~ - Page 7A for annual les tax-fre Special to The News Texas shoppers get a break' from- state and local sales taxes this weekend (Aug, 19, 20 and 21), the state's an- nual tax holiday. Lay- away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes. which could save shop- pets about $8 on every $100 they spend. Back- packs under $100 and used by elementary and secondary students are also exempt. A back- pack is a pack with straps one wears on the back. The exemption during the sales tax holiday includes back- packs with whee!s, pro- vided they can also be worn on the back like a traditional backpack, and messenger bags. The exemption does not include items that are reasonably defined as luggage, briefcases~ athletic/duffel/gym bags, .computer bags, purses or framed back- packs. "Fen or fewer backpacks can be pur- chased tax-free at one time without providing an exemption certifi- caJ ,t ,d e seller,, "lap,free. items in- elude (if priced less than $100): baby clothes, backpacks for use by elementary and secondary students, belts with attached buckles, boots - cow- boy, hiking, caps/hats - baseball, fishing, golf, knitted, coats and .wraps, diapers - adult and baby, dresses, gloves (generally), gym suits and uni- tbrms, hooded shirts and hooded sweat- shirts, hosiery,, jackets. jeans; jerseys - baseball and football, jogging apparel, neckwear and ties, pajamas, pants and trousers, raincoats and ponchos, robes, shirts, shoes -sandals, slip- pers. sneakers, tennis. walking, socks (includ- ing athletic), shorts. suits, slacks, and jack- ets, "sweatshirts, sweat suits, sweaters, sv,,im- suits, underclothes. work clothes and uni- forn'l s. School Supplies The 81st Texas Leg- islature passed HB ! 80 ! (2009) expanding the list of items quail- , tying tbr exemption from Texas state and local sales and use taxes during the annual sales tax holiday in Au- gust. In addition to clothes, footwear and some badkpacks, Texas families also get a sales tax break on most school supplies priced at less than $100 pur- chase41 for use by a stu- dent in an elementary or secondary school. The tbllowing is. an all-inclusive list of qualifying' school sup- plies (if priced less than $100): binders, book bags, calculators. cellophane tape, black- board chalk, compass- es. composition books, crayons, erasers, fold- ers ~expandable, pock- et. plastic and manila), glue (paste and paste sticks), highlighters, index cards, index card boxes, legal pads, lunch boxes, markers, notebooks, paper {loose leaf ruled note- book paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and con- struction paper), pencil bo'xes and other school supply boxes, pencil sharpeners, pencils, pens, protractors, rulers, scissors, writing tablets. No exemption certifi- cate is required, with one exception, if the purchaser is buying the supplies under a busi- ness account, the retail- er must obtain an ex- emption certificate from the purchaser cer- tit~ing that tile items are purchased :for use by an elementary or secondary school stu, dem. "Under a business account" means the purchaser is'using a business credit card or business check rather than a personal credit card or personal check; being billed under a business account main- tained at the retailer" or is using a business membership at a retail- er that is membership based. Trinidad Tales .... By Emily Lundyl " Special to The Ne~s Rain all around us and in cities with concrete, no earth, but we can't get any to thll here. We need to take our umbrellas to church to show faith be- hind our rain prayers. I'm not ready for years of campaigning. 1 need to practice or work on my cooking. Anna Laura Bradley Doubleday has been re- warded with good news recently. Her daughter Lisa Hebrank With the Malakoff School System has earned another degree, with A & M at ETSU. that now lets her elevate her teaching status to Coun- selor. Then granddaughter Lauren Hebmnk, stationed in the western USA with the milita~; has complet- ed a four-year study with her medical aspirations and has won the Audie Murphy .Award. I've been omitting a Trinidad man from the list of milita~' people. I te is JeremyRoden. THS grad- uate of 2005. He a~d his wife are in Iraq. l.tis moih- er is Audrey Lewis of Trinidad. Jerry Crocker joined the three by-pass club of resi- dents of Trinidad Thurs- day. He had surgery tbr his heart in Tyler last Thurs- day and should be coming home this week early~ Bobble Wheeler has been transferred to this COURTESY PHOTO 4 area for therapy with her illness. She is the sister of Toni Steele. Norman Lawler has had stress and other tests for his heart in Tyler this past week and is waiting on all the results. Joe Touchet of Cross ,Roads and a past resident of Malakoff died last week When he resided in Malakoff. he was married to Debbie nee Johnston of Trinidad originally. As survivors he leaves two daughters. His service was Friday. Some are looking tbr- ward to a tax-tMe (sales) weekend August 19-21. Others don't like the crowds and shop before or a['~cr. A ten-year old on Tem- ple Road who attends TISD and goes by initials ('l'Jl was kicked in the face by a horse Thursday night. She was careflighted to Children's Medical but is "now home, awaiting treat- ment from other doctors in this area. She had a con- cussion .and has at least ol~tqnjured eye. I I I EAST TEXAS HOMES Rose Dianne Jenkins, THS graduate of 2006, gradu- atedfrom Texas State University in San Marcos at a 2 p.m. ceremony Friday, Aug. 12. Her major is special edqcalion with cerl ication in ESL and Eel She lives in Austin. Parents of Rose are Ullian Jenkins of Trinidad and Derrell Jenkins of Mabank Gra . parents are William and Emily G Lundy of Tnnidad (shown abqve) and Dorothy and the late Dewayne Jenkins of Payne Spnngs. She was adive in THS as a class fa- vorits, homecoming nominee, athletics, cheerleader, and was named Alan her freshman year. She has employment with the Austin ISD. Dancers have begun their belbre-school practice. When autumn comes with its c