header bg UniversitySouth AsiaSharpstownChinatownHarwinWestwood

Preparing for the New School Year! Upcoming Back to School Fairs & Community Events

Texas Children's Health Plan
2014 Back-to-School Fair

Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Southwest Corporate Center
9700 Bissonnet St.,
Houston, TX 77036 (Get Directions)

Southwest Corporate Center

The Texas Children's Health Plan Back-to-School Fair is a free, fun event for parents and kids featuring FREE backpacks and school supplies!

Backpack SuppliesVaccines and health screenings. Glucose, blood pressure, vision, and dental.
(Must bring vaccination record for screenings.)

School supplies available while supplies last.
(Child must be present).

Get ready for the new school year with Texas Children's Health Plan!

Texas Children's Health Plan 2014 Back-to-School Fair

Alief Community Health Fair

Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Hastings Ninth Grade Center
6750 Cook Rd,
Houston, TX 77072 (Get Directions)

The Alief Community Health Fair will be Saturday, August 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hastings Ninth Grade Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Join us for free backpacks and school supplies for school-age children and for free immunizations for those from two months old to 18 years old. For more information, please click here to view the English version of the flyer and click here to view the Spanish version of the flyer.

Finance Your Small Business to Success

Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Holiday
Aug. 8 - 10, 2014

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 8 - 10. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

Subject to the criteria explained here , all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.
The dates for the sales tax holiday are set by the Legislature.

All-inclusive list of qualifying school supplies (if priced less than $100)

  • Binders
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Blackboard chalk
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders: expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
  • Glue, paste and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers (including dry erase markers)
  • Notebooks
  • Paper: loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
  • Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Writing tablets

View the List of Qualifying Clothing, Footwear, and Other Items

View the Sales Tax Holiday Frequently Asked Questions

Where to Shop in the District:

8225 S. Gessner Rd Suite A
Houston, TX 77036


Office Depot
6904 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074


7500 Bellaire Boulevard
Houston, TX 77036



School Supplies

Although many school campuses have similar requirements for what children should bring to class at the start of the new academic year, parents should contact their child's school directly to obtain a list of required supplies before making their purchases. Supply lists for grades seven through twelve may vary from school to school, as the course of study in secondary classes is more specialized. Teachers will distribute school-supply lists for specific secondary-level classes as needed.

Find Your School - HISD

Alief Independent School District School Supply List 2014 – 2015


Health Fair & Business Expo

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: PlazAmericas
7500 Bellaire Boulevard
Houston, TX 77036 (Get Directions)

08-16-14-LaRosa-B2S-Final English


For more information and sponsorship registration, contact Nelvin Joseph Adriatico at 7138949892 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Theresa Gutierrez at 832 2744994 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Blanca Contreras at 832 8313647