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Tax-free weekend upon us

August 16, 2012

If you purchase clothes for your school-aged children this weekend, you won't have to pay state sales tax. But if you want to materials to sew clothes for your children ... well, you're gonna pay.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the dates for this year's Sales Tax Holiday in Texas. State officials anticipate shoppers will save an estimated $64.8 million in state and local sales taxes over the three-day period.

Shoppers can save money on everything from pens, jeans and shoes to backpacks and other items priced under $100.

Funds lacking for Texas roads, Rep. Darby says

August 16, 2012

Big Spring residents found out during the Texas Good Roads conference that within the next year and a half, there will be no new money for Texas roadways.

A tour of Texas brought State Rep. Drew Darby to Big Spring on Wednesday afternoon to address this transportation funding issue.

Since 2001, the federal government has increased its debt by 234 percent as a result of wars and other circumstances, according to Darby. In that same time period, the state government has increased its debt 281 percent. Total numbers of debt have gone from $17 billion in debt to $41 billion.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• WESLEY WADE RAWLS, 22, of 100 N. Cottonwood, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less, possession of drug paraphernalia and terroristic threat.
• JOE LUIS RODRIGUEZ, 19, of 604 Holbert, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft.

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