October 21, 2022

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Thoughts from Rebecca

 Hello Rebecca,

Tour de Northside and Northside Festival

Our 9th annual Tour de Northside will be held on Saturday, November 12, and we hope you will join us for this chance to see the growth in our community by bike.

The 10-mile ride starts at 8 a.m. at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Avenue, and includes notable sites in the Greater Northside, including a water stop at the Houston Farmers Market.

Following the ride, the first annual Northside Festival will be held at the University of Houston Downtown Science & Technology Building, 315 North Main Street. The festival opens at 10 a.m.; is free; and features an art market, music, a salsa tasting contest and more!

If you would like to help sponsor these events, please note that today is the deadline for sponsors to be listed on the ride's T-shirt.

Capital Improvement Projects Meeting

Another important event on our calendar is the Tuesday, November 1, Capital Improvement Projects meeting at noon at Catrinas Mexican Grill, 5517 Airline Drive. Come learn about projects to improve the Greater Northside while enjoying free appetizers.

National Night Out

We enjoyed seeing many members of the Greater Northside community during the National Night Out events held this month. Please don't forget, if you see something, say something.

We look forward to seeing you out and about!


Rebecca Reyna

Executive Director

Become a Tour de Northside sponsor

and/or a Northside Festival vendor

Sponsorships for the 2022 Tour de Northside must be received by Friday, October 21, for your logo to be included on the commemorative T-shirt.

To become a sponsor, go to:



To register to be a Northside Art Market vendor, go to:


Capital Improvement Projects meeting

Greater Northside Management District
business highlights

Meet Our Northside

Our Greater Northside Management District (GNMD) Team will be out and about to bring you news from our new and existing businesses in the Greater Northside area. #MeetMyNorthside series will be on our social media once a week. Please call us if you have a business for us to visit.

We recently visited Cornelius Florist located at 10205 West Hardy Street in the Northline community. Cornelius Florist has been in the community since 1970 and can provide all your florist needs from weddings to event consultations.

Call or visit them for your next event!

PaperCity features Wild Oats

at Houston Farmers Market

Wild Oats, a restaurant in the Houston Farmers Market, was recently featured by PaperCity, an online magazine that reviews Texas' top restaurants, real estate, society, fashion, art news and more.

PaperCity said this about the restaurant:

"Wild Oats is a worthy destination in itself. The next time you’re itching for a fun (and even family-oriented) outing, meander your way through the stalls of this bustling market, then sit down and refuel at Wild Oats. This still newish Houston restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and even weekend brunch. (Save for Mondays and Tuesdays when the farmers market is open, but alas, Wild Oats is not.)

"With indoor-and-outdoor seating, Wild Oats’ vibe conjures a place where the scenic countryside of the Texas hill country meets the rowdy, bull-riding cowboy set at the legendary Texas haunt of Gilley’s. The 3,622-square-foot interior was designed by Amanda Medsger and decorated with patterned linoleum floors, oil-cloth-covered picnic tables and antique-style schoolhouse lights."

The restaurant is spearheaded by partner/chef Nick Fine, a San Antonio native turned Houstonian.

Here is a sampling of dishes at Wild Oats:

Texas chili is made as authentic as it gets and served at Wild Oats with a side of crunchy Fritos.

No ordinary chicken fried steak will do at Wild Oats. This one is created with Wagyu beef.

Photos by Claudia Casbarian

Would you like to have your business,
restaurant or event featured in our newsletter?
Send us an update, and we'll gladly feature it in our newsletter!

If you have a picture, that helps to draw the eye to the article. Please give us at least a two-weeks notice!

Submit your information to [email protected].

What's happening in the Northside

Thursday, October 27:

Halloween Celebration at Saint Arnold


Saint Arnold Brewing Company will celebrate Halloween on Thursday, October 27, in their Beer Garden.


Get dressed up and join Saint Arnold for a 5 p.m. cask tapping of their 2022 Pumpkinator. At 7:30 p.m., costume contests will begin - one for dogs and one for humans! Entry is free; just sign up at the host stand when you arrive. Prizes will be awarded to the winners, including a bonus prize for the best dog/human-coordinated costume.


P.S. Pictured above is Bagel, a 6-month-old Border Collie mix puppy that weighs 24 pounds. She’s super bouncy and outgoing - she loves treats and playing with plush stuffed toys. If you're interested in adopting Bagel (animal ID is A1847126), email [email protected] or visit www.HoustonBARC.com to learn more about pet adoption.

Remembering Josue Flores

METRO unveils bus stop honoring Josue

METRO recently unveiled a bus shelter at Northside High School memorializing Near Northside resident Josue Flores and commemorating what would have been his graduation from the school in May 2022.

Josue's family, Northside High School faculty and students, community partners and METRO leadership attended the event to celebrate Josue's life and legacy.

"It has been more than six years since 11-year-old Josue Flores was killed while walking home from school," said METRO Board Chair Sanjay Ramabhadran. "It was a nightmare that no parent should have ever experienced and no community should have ever endured."



Submit comments about the

METRORapid University Corridor Line

Take a virtual tour of what the 25.3-mile line METRORapid University Corridor will look like as it passes through Second Ward and the Northside.

Learn more about the University Corridor project and submit your comments here.

Safety & health

Don't forget to get your flu shot

Protect yourself and your family against the flu by getting vaccinated. The Houston Health Department is offering flu shots at its health centers to everyone age 6 months and older, with or without insurance. Costs are based on a sliding scale fee, up to $15 depending on income. 

Are you up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines?

Make sure you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines by getting all recommended doses, including a booster when eligible. Vaccination helps protect you from serious illness, hospitalization and death. It also helps reduce spread. Learn the facts about vaccination at cdc.gov.

Houston Health Department Call Center


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Careers & employment & education

Employment assistance at SER

SER is a nonprofit community organization that educates and equips people in the Texas Gulf Coast Region who come from low-income backgrounds or who have significant barriers to employment. SER believes the power and purpose of work can transform lives and communities.

The Greater Northside Management District's Butterfly Pocket Park on Fulton won the award for On-the-Ground Projects Under $500K in the 2020 Houston-Galveston Area Council Parks and Natural Areas Award Program. Each year, H-GAC honors projects that serve as models for planning and implementation for parks and natural areas in the region.