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Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Port Arthur, Texas Sunday december 19,1999 port Arthur news 5a shoppers Texas themed items make popular Holiday gifts Dallas apr it did no to matter to shoppers on the last saturday before Christmas that the dancing Cowboy Santa doll was made in China. It looked texan and that was enough for those seeking unique Lone Star inspired gifts. I think its a Good idea a said customer George Dowling watching As a Santa doll at a Dallas Foley a department store swung its hips to the beat of a Holiday tune. The Holly Jolly Santa has been a top seller this season said Foley a spokeswoman Priscilla Thorne. The stores also were Selling items that incorporate the states geographic profile including embroidered towels and a Waterford Crystal paperweight. A it seems that customers Are fond of things that Are theme related a Thorne said. A a it a different and its Many of the items also were discounted As Foley a and other stores promoted their wares to scores of frenzied shoppers that filled stores and malls on saturday. Business was brisk at guitars and Cadillac where sales Are up More than 8 percent Over last year said owner Kent Redding. The Austin based Chain has Texas themed gift stores in the Dallas area Austin Houston and san an Tonio. A the Economy is Good and i think we Are doing Good Job getting products that people want a Redding said. A a it a a Cowboy state and people love top Sellers included gourmet gift baskets with Salsa and other Tex mex foods Limestone bookends hand carved in Texas and Board games shaped like the state. More than half of the products purchased at miss Kings original Texas Yahoo cake co. Are shipped out of Texas during the Holiday season said Geoff Crowley president of the Sherman Texas based bakery. A it makes a great gift to Send to people out of state a he said. A it reminds them of where you the bakery has a store in Sherman and two in the Dallas area where Crowley said sales were Strong for the company a signature dish the Texas shaped Yahoo cake a confection of pecans cherries and chocolate chunks. The popularity of products bearing the Texas shape is partly due to its residents Well developed self esteem and partly to its distinctive outline said Richard Francaviglia a professor of southwestern studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. A Texas is a really colourful place and has a lot of character. Texans have a love for the state and a fascination with its the fact that the leading Republican contender for president hails from Texas along with several championship major league sports teams also draws the spotlight to products advertising the Lone Star state he said. At champs sports store in Valley View mall in Dallas manager Michael Burch said sales of clothing featuring the Dallas stars championship hockey team were Strong even though Overall store sales have been Down this season. Burch said Texas teams with weak season records were hurting store sales. A there Are two sales tables with Dallas cowboys stuff that we can to get rid of a Burch said. A but the Dallas stars won the Stanley cup and we can to keep it in Stock a at love from Texas a gift store also at Valley View mall customer Larry Strahm said his Pride in the state goes deeper than the final score. The former Oklahoma resident was poring Over an assortment of Texas cookbooks. He said he often shows Pride in his adopted state through the gifts he gives. A a it a a different attitude Here than other 12-year-old charged with threatening to kill classmates san Benito Texas a a 12-year-old Rio Grande Valley boy has been charged with threatening to kill students at a san Benito Middle school. Municipal court judge Frances Flores charged the los indies boy with making terroristic threats a third degree felony. He was confined to the Darrell b. Hester juvenile detention Center san Benito police sgt. Zeke Torres told the Valley morning Star of Harlingen. Police withheld his identity be cause of his age. Center officials declined to divulge his status to the associated press on saturday. The suspect is a seventh grader at Santa Maria Middle school. According to police the boy threatened to kill a Cousin and other students at Berta Cabaza Middle school in san Benito about to Miles East of los indies. According to police reports the boy threatened to kill his Cousin after a fight Between the two. Police said he had a a a list of targets he told students he would shoot the Day before Berta Cabaza dismissed for the Christmas holidays on tuesday. According to Joe Vasquez head of Security at the san Benito school District the boy said a i am going to shoot up the the boy a had also begun to Point out students and said a i am going to shoot them a a Vasquez said. At least two Berta Cabaza students also were under investigation police said. Sunday december 19th 12-6 a i 4 a v ii ii 0% interest of paid in full with Cash or Check within 90 Days we also act. I satisfaction guaranteed r rely Hon Yim i ii urn head Vevers com in Iii i Money Quot. No mile a Iii Lacer us sol. I you or a t Rwy y with 1 inn in i i y re i a .1 a Tim Scilly in la cled 4<n no o a in �anga1 see Nim kit 51 Best Brand names no Down payment. 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