Tax-free shopping spree
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Zara Killman, 11, (left) gets help selecting clothes from her best friend Avery Foret, 11, (right) at Rue 21 in Beaumont on Saturday, August 5, 2006. The state of Texas and most cities observe a Sales Tax Holiday during first weekend in August and don't collect taxes on most back-to-school items.
Raven January, 15, of Port Arthur shops for accessories at Rue 21 in Beaumont.
Zara Killman, 11, of Nederland holds up selections for her mother to see at Rue 21.
D'Lasha Cain, 17, (left) inspects the selected necklace of her cousin Raven January, 15, (right) at Rue 21.
Zara Killman, 11, (right) observes Crystal Werkheiser's silent opinion of her daughter's clothing selection at Rue 21.