A new tax-free holiday has been passed in Texas and it happens this weekend.

According to NewsWest 9, the new tax weekend centers around emergency supplies.

Of course most food items are already tax-free, but this covers stuff needed in an emergency such as batteries, first aid kits, portable radios, lights, and tarps to mention a few.

The weekend is designed to help Texans get the needed items to prepare for emergencies such as severe weather and fires.