Greater Northside Management District
February 2020
We are off to an exciting and busy 2020 with lots of activity and things to see and do! We are finishing up our Butterfly Pocket Park on Fulton (between Panama and Hammock Streets) and will have details on an upcoming ribbon cutting with Avenue CDC in our next newsletter.

We are highlighting four local businesses in this edition. If you have suggestions for next month's newsletter, please let us know. Please join us in supporting our local community businesses in 2020!

We also want to remind you about our Public Safety Committee Meeting, and we hope that you will attend and learn important safety measures to keep our community safer.

Remember -- if you see something, say something!

Rebecca Reyna
Executive Director

Crawfish Boil Benefiting
Heights High School
Band Boosters Club
Join the Greater Northside Management District team in supporting a crawfish boil benefiting the Heights High School Band Boosters Club.

As info, you can buy a whole sack of perfectly seasoned-and-cooked crawfish (approximately 35 pounds) to take home for $150!
Girls Who Code: Free Summer Immersion Program
Application Deadline: March 13, 2020
Trash Bash 2020

Trash Bash® was founded in 1994 by the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality with seven sites and 3,000 volunteers. It has grown to 16 sites across the Galveston Bay Watershed and is currently managed by the Texas Conservation Fund and the Houston-Galveston Area Council.

This annual event is the largest, single-day waterway cleanup in the state of Texas. To date, more than 113,000 volunteers have collected over 2,300 tons of trash, 11,578 tires and 20 tons of recyclable materials.

In the Northside, Trash Bash® began in 1998 under the leadership of Shanna Hager with the cleanup of the Little White Oak Bayou. Today, it is led by the MD Anderson YMCA and the Greater Northside Management District. With your help, we are looking forward to keeping Little White Oak Bayou clean for many years to come.
On April 5, get hopped up and get rollin’,
because running makes everyone hoppy!
Join Texas' oldest craft brewery — Saint Arnold Brewing Company on Sunday, April 5, 2020, and celebrate the launch of The Art Car IPA 5k! We will miss you Santo, but don’t worry we will keep your wheels turning, so get funky, get creative and show us your artistic talent as we party and revel in the art of running and drinking beer!
Saint Arnold’s Art Car IPA debuted in August 2015 and was inspired by a fleet of hand-painted Art Cars, which were created by local artists for the brewery. The label artwork was designed by renowned Houston graffiti artist GONZO247, who has painted four Saint Arnold Art Cars. This hip-hop inspired artist perfectly created a brand worthy of a run that will have you running, sipping and then getting groovy on the dance floor at the post race rave (we mean party!).

Click here to register for this fun event. To volunteer, click here .
Mayor Sylvester Turner announces the opening
of two Financial Empowerment Centers
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, representatives of the national nonprofit organization Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, and Regions Bank announced the opening of two Financial Empowerment Centers (FECs) on January 9, 2020. The FEC's provide one-to-one, professional financial counseling to Houstonians at no cost to residents.

“Houstonians in historically under-served neighborhoods want access to services like financial planning to prepare for purchasing a home, sending their children to college or saving for the future,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner.

“That’s why I believe our partnership with Regions Bank and Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund is critically important. Complete Communities works to give quality services and amenities to residents through a cross-sector approach. By tapping the strengths of our community members, nonprofits, businesses and philanthropic partners, together, we can build a stronger and more resilient city.”

The FEC locations are located at:
  • Acres Homes Multi Service Center, 6719 W. Montgomery Rd. 77091, in north Houston.
  • Magnolia Multi Service Center, 7037 Capitol St. 77011, in the City’s East End area.

Click here to read more about Financial Empowerment Centers.
Monkey's Tail
(713) 842-7188

A customer's review: "Monkey's Tail has your classic neighborhood/dive bar vibe with its pool table, living room furniture, patio and eclectic decorations. The drinks are some of the cheapest in the city. They have rotating draft beers that are less than $5, an extensive spirits menu and wine."

Monday - Tuesday - 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday - 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
CTC Contractors
3200 North Freeway
Houston 77009
(713) 936-1970

CTC Contractors is a resource for the local commercial market in the areas of restaurant, retail, office and industrial design-build construction. The business also has expanded into the markets of healthcare, automotive, financial, capital improvements, hospitality and ground-up construction and operates separate drywall and millwork divisions.
Drip Drop Juices
(713) 497-5220

Melissa, the juice girl, opened her business after successfully juicing for her family and friends. Juicing extracts the juice from fresh fruits or vegetables. The resulting liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals found in the whole fruit. Juicing can be one way to increase your nutrient intake; however, Melissa says you should not rely on juice as your sole source of fruit or vegetable intake.

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Finest Auto Body & Paint
7702 Irvington Blvd.
Houston 77022 
(713) 692-0038

Finest Auto Body & Paint is a collision center body shop with over 52 years of combined experience in the business. Finest Auto Body & Paint guarantees that your vehicle repair and refinish will look like new. Their website states: "It's not how long it takes, it is how well the repairs are done."

Monday - Friday - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - Closed
You can "Keep It Local" at these
Greater Northside Management District businesses
Did you know that the following happens
when you shop local?
According to Independent We Stand, here’s what happens when you “shop local.”

1. More of your money will be kept in our local economy.

2. You embrace what makes our community unique.

3. You create local jobs.

4. You help the environment.

5. You nurture community.

6. You conserve your tax dollars.

7. You create more choice.

8. You take advantage of the local business' expertise.

9. You invest in entrepreneurship.

10. You make our community a destination.
Our website address!