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Here's where parents can turn for help getting their kids back-to-school ready

From free haircuts to free school supplies, there are several events geared towards making sure students have everything they need. Here's what you need to know.


In one week, more Coastal Bend students are set to return to the classroom and there are several events taking place this week geared to helping students prepare.

The Del Mar College Cosmetology Program will be giving free back-to-school haircuts beginning Monday, August 1 through Thursday, August 4.

The free haircuts are for students in grades kindergarten through 12.

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Haircuts will take place in Room 211 of the Flato Technology Building on the College’s Windward Campus at 4101 Old Brownsville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Walk-ins are available but you can make an appointment by contacting the DMC Dual Credit Cosmetology Instructor Lissa Gonzalez at 698-1782.

There are other events happening this month all aimed at making sure students have what they need for a successful school year.

Friday, August 5th:

At 5:30 p.m., Robstown ISD will be hosting a back to school rally where free backpacks and supplies will be given to the first 500 students.

Saturday, August 6:

Free haircuts

Southern Careers Institute is offering free back-to-school haircuts.

This event is open for those in Pre-K through 12th grade and will be Saturday, August 6 at the Southern Star Salon at 2402 Airline Rd.

Those who wish to get a haircut should check-in before 12:30 p.m. to set an appointment.

Free school supplies

If you have a backpack, bring it to South Texas Vocational Technical Institute for them to fill it up with school supplies!

"We will have plenty of school supplies and are ready to fill your backpack!"

The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 6 at 2000 S. Padre Island Dr.  

Wednesday, August 10:
State Representative Abel Herrero is hosting a School Supply Giveaway on August 10 at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. There will be free supplies and backpacks. The event is a drive through event and children must be present with their parents. 

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