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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Sunday July 30 2000 HERALDZEITUNO Page 5A are not eligible for the exemption Customers buying golf cleats and football pads for instance must pay sales tax However the tax will be waived on athletic wear that is also used for participation in other nonathletic activities For exam ple tennis shoes baseball caps and jogging suits commonly used as street wear can be bought taxfree during the holiday Also excluded from the sales tax holiday are accessories such as jewelry and watches items that are carried rather than worn including handbags brief cases and wallets clothing rentals such as formal wear and costume rentals and repairs and alterations Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander made one administrative change this year by allowing cus tomers who put clothes and shoes costing less than on layaway during the holiday weekend to take those items out of layaway at a lat er date without paying sales tax This will allow hardworking families with limited budgets to pay for their purchases a little bit at a time and still get the tax she said Success in 1999 This past year Texans spent more than million on tax exempt clothes and shoes during the threeday sales tax holiday sav ing more than million in sales tax One city Sunset Valley opted out of the holiday this year The 1 tax will be due on qualifying items bought in Sunset Valley outside of Austin Locally the holiday will exempt most items of adult and childrens clothing and footwear from the usual percent state and local sales tax The state gets percent of the percent sales tax the city of New Braunfels receives per cent and Comal County receives 5 percent Local stores already are prepar ing for the second sales tax holiday after a successful shopping season this past year Christine Ohlendorf assistant manager at WalMart Supercenter 1209 Interstate 35 South said Were going to make sure we have a lot of the basic backtoschool stuff such as apparel socks under wear and Ohlendorf also said the store would provide additional employ ees during the holiday weekend to manage the increased volume of customers John Alvarez store team leader for Target 642 South Walnut said the store was busy preparing for the sales tax holiday by bringing in extra merchandise and beefing up staff Were getting extra merchan dise in all those taxexempt areas especially the shoes jeans or what we call the basics such as Tshirts underwear and he said Alvarez said the first sales tax holiday this past year helped store managers know which items would be in the most demand this year We know what to he said We have a history of what we did last year in terms of store staff to be prepared for the extra Ohlendorf said store managers at WalMart would use sales figures from this past year to project how much business the store would do this year Retailers statewide reported crowds during the sales tax holiday comparable to the Christmas shop ping season Alvarez said It was a little dif ferent because it lasted three days and the Christmas shopping season can last a month but as far as the volume increase I would say it was like Rylander said in the future she would like to see backpacks tax exempt and the holiday to include fabric buttons zippers and other items used to sew clothing She said she also would like the holiday to be extended to several weeks Any change in the list of tax exempt items or the number of tax free days must wait until the Leg islature meets next year Texas Oklahoma to settle dispute DALLAS AP A centuries old dispute over the Texas Oklahoma state line is nearing a settlement with representatives of both states poised to formally agree on the definition of their common border Texas Land Commissioner David Dewhurst and Oklahoma state Rep James Dunegan were scheduled to sign the Texoma Area Boundary Agreement at Southern Methodist University on Friday morning The boundary agree ment is the final action needed to resolve the longrunning Red River boundary dispute The Texas Legislature had asked Dewhurst to negotiate the bound ary through Lake Texoma the last stretch of the Red River boundary not agreed upon by the two states Earlier this month the House gave its consent to the agreement between Texas and Oklahoma that settles a twocentu ryold effort to determine their common border Fulfilling its constitutional duty NIGHT 1A 1000 block of Dunlap Drive 9001000 block of River Tree 1100 block of Camellia Lane Queens Drive and Shield Drive 400 block of Granada Drive Texas Avenue 100200 block of Pennsylvania Blvd Louisiana Avenue 1300 block of Azalea Lane 1400 block of Azalea Lane David E Riding Jr Husband Father GrandFatFer Heartfelt thanks to all friends and neighbors for the emotional support during his illness and for all the prayers cards flowers food and expressions of sympathy following his death Thanks to Kirkwood Manor and Staff for their care during his stay there We are grateful to Hospice and Presbyterian Church for their continued support Special thanks to Rev Ken Peters Rev Fran Shelton Margaret Wallace and John Underwood Zoeller Funeral Home The David E Riding Jr Family Tax Holiday Aug 46 Legislation passed by Senator Ellis designates Aug 4 beginning through Aug 6 as Texas second annual Sales Tax Holiday Clothing and shoes priced under per item will be taxfree That will save Texans more than on every they spend TAXFREE Baby clothes Bathing suits Belts with attached buck les Bootscowboy hiking baseball fishing golf knitted Choir robes Coats and wraps Costumes Diapers adult and baby Dresses Formal clothing Gloves generally Gym suits and uniforms Hooded shirts and hood ed sweatshirts Hosiery Jackets Jeans Jerseys baseball and football Jogging apparel such as bras suits and shorts 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 Sweatsuits Sweaters Swimsuits and trunks Tuxedos not rental Underclothes Work clothes and uni forms STILL TAXED Accessories generally barrettes plastic pony tail holders wallets watches Backpacks Baseball cleats and pants Belt buckles without belt Boots climbing fish ing rubber work boots ski waders buttons and zippers Cloth and lace knitting yarns and other fabrics Dry cleaning services Football pants Golf gloves Handbags and purses Handkerchiefs Hard hats Helmets bike base ball football hockey motorcycle sports Ice skates Jewelry Laundering services Leather goods except belts and wearing apparel Pads football hockey soccer elbow knee shoulder Personal flotation devices Rented clothing includ ing uniforms formal wear and costumes Roller blades and skates Safety clothing glasses Shoes bicycle cleat bowling golf to approve compacts reached between the states the House voted by voice to accept the agree ment The compact was formally endorsed by the Texas state gov ernment in May 1999 and by Oklahoma in June last year The boundary has been an issue since the Louisiana Purchase near ly 200 years ago because the Red River that divides the states changes course according to Texas Reps Max Sandlin a Democrat and Republican Mac Thornberry An 1819 treaty with Spain which then held what is now Texas set the boundary on the south bank of the river but the meandering river continued to cause problems Thornberry said In the 1930s the lawmakers said Oklahoma sent a National Guard tank to the border where it was confronted by a Texas Ranger The border under the agree ment is to be the vegetation line on the south bank of the Red River 200300 block of Edgewater Terrace 1800 block of Pebblebrook Dri ve 1800 block of Crystal Springs Bend 1200 block of Stonewall St 900 block of McQueeny Road 500 block of Willow Ave 500 block of Advantage Drive Evergreen Lane Dearest SUSANNA HARRISON THANK YOU For the Magnificent Superb Fabulous Spectacular Fantastic Wonderful Over the Top 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