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Posts published in “Day: August 7, 2018

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 10-12

AUSTIN July 25, 2018 — Whether you’re in need of book bags, blackboard chalk or bell-bottom pants, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on those and certain other items during the state’s sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-12.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.

“As Texas families begin the process of replacing their beach bags with book bags, Texas’ sales tax holiday is the perfect opportunity to save some money on the supplies families need before the school bell rings,” Hegar said. “As a dad to three young children, I know how these expenses can add up.”

Aldine ISD to host a Jamboree on August 13

Aug 01, 2018 – The event at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center will give families a chance to check out the District’s sports opportunities as well as performing arts programs that cheer, entertain and motivate our teams.

Why play sports? Aside from the many health benefits sports can help students develop skills that prepare them for college, career and life.

Students should play for the love of the game. However, sports can help students gain key lessons that will help them make the right moves. What if you don’t like to play sports but love to motivate, entertain or be a part of a team? The same skills learned in a traditional sport are gained in extracurricular programs like band and dance.

Reasons to Play Sports/Cheerleading & Join Extracurricular Activities Like Band & Dance

BakerRipley opens new Town Center facility with Back-to-School Health Fair

AERIAL VIEW OF THE CAMPUS AT TOWN CENTER (Illustrations courtesy of Page Southerland Page)

EAST ALDINE – BakerRipley held a combined Back-To-School event, and a Health Fair, last Saturday, August 4th. This was one of the first events to be held at their new campus on Aldine Mail Route, at the Town Center project being built by the East Aldine District. The event included free school supplies, free food distribution, nutrition workshops, and health screenings. The Fair was sponsored by Chevron, with Community Partners United Way, ABC Dental, Aldine ISD, Harris County Public Library, East Aldine District, Dignity Funeral Homes, Castlewood Civic Club, and Media Partner Univision.