Program Kicks Off on Main Stage

HISD Superintendent Terry Grier and Houston Mayor Annise Parker have kicked off the Back to School Fest’s official program, thanking primary sponsors Shell Oil and Motiva Enterprises.

Dr. Grier thanked the army of 400 volunteers here this year.

“We’re so excited to be back this year,” Grier said. “I enjoy spending time getting to know (HISD) families. Welcome and have a good school year!”

Mayor Parker also thanked the volunteers and sponsors, highlighting the many services and supplies available to families today.

“Everything you need to start the school right you can find right here — whether it’s school supplies, vaccinations or access to city services. We even have lunch!”