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Tarrant Back To School Roundup Next Week

By BJ Austin, KERA News

Dallas, TX – Saturday is the last day to "pre-register" for the Tarrant County Back to School Roundup next week. The event - August 12th at the Will Rogers complex -- provides free school supplies, shots, and health screenings.

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley says the county's 20 school districts are participating in the event, and the need is great.

Whitley: You know we've got 48 percent of the kids within this area that are below the income level. In fact, I kinda did a double-take when I read that number.

This year, for the first time, free supplies are being offered to high school students.

Call 2-1-1 for more information.

Thursday, at Fair Park, the Dallas Mayor's Back to School Fair drew thousands of parents and kids.

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