September 28, 2022

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Thoughts from Rebecca

 Hello Rebecca,

It has been a busy and hot summer, and we want to thank everyone that attended our Northside On the Move meeting and participated in the survey. Please be on the lookout for more information on Northside on the Move. 

Fall is here along with some cooler weather. Let's hope it lasts as we have several exciting events coming up in the Greater Northside Management District, including National Night Out, Jensen Jubilee and the 9th Annual Tour de Northside.


We're thrilled that the Northside Festival is being added to the Tour de Northside. The Northside Festival is a partnership with several groups including Precinct2gether, University of Houston-Downtown and the District.  The festival will be held in the parking lot of the UHD Science & Technology Building at 315 North Main Street. You won't want to miss the music, art market, live art, salsa tasting and more!

Information about these events is included in this newsletter, including how to purchase Tour de Northside sponsorships and/or become a Northside Festival vendor.

The Hernandez Tunnel was featured in the Summer/Fall 2022 issue of the University of Houston-Downtown Magazine. This was a milestone for the Greater Northside Management District after years of working to make this project a reality. The above picture is the spread on the inside cover of the magazine.

We're proud of the Greater Northside and appreciate being part of such a thriving community. Thank you for all that you do to make the Northside a great place to live, work and play!


Rebecca Reyna

Executive Director

Tour de Northside and Northside Festival

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Become a Tour de Northside sponsor

and/or a Northside Festival vendor

Sponsorship deadline: Friday, October 22

Sponsorships for the 2022 Tour de Northside must be received by Friday, October 22, 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:

Greater Northside Management District
business highlights

Oktoberfest at Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Oktoberfest is back!

They’ll have a full weekend of festivities with celebrations at their Beer Garden on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, and their Oktoberfest Classic Party in the Beer Hall on Sunday, October 2.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • On Friday and Saturday nights, the Beer Garden will be rocking from 6 to 9 p.m. with live music from Das Ist Lustig with Valina Polka, their Oktoberfest 2022 glass boots and beer goggle races. Admission is free both nights.
  • Sunday is the Oktoberfest Classic Party in the Beer Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be plenty of beer on tap, an Oktoberfest buffet feast, live music from Das Ist Lustig with Valina Polka and the King and Queen of Oktoberfest Costume Contest.
  • Tickets for the Classic Party on Sunday are $65 and include all of your beer and food for the afternoon plus a commemorative Oktoberfest 2022 glass boot. Click here to purchase tickets.

Takeria HTX Tortilleria & Taco Bar

Takeria HTX Tortilleria & Taco Bar recently opened in the Greater Northside at 2121 North Main Street. The restaurant serves a variety of breakfast tacos, carnes, fresh-and-tasty drinks, and house-made tortillas. Homemade hot sauces are made with imported habanero, jalapeno and chipotle chilies to complete the menu.

Catering is offered and delivery is available via Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub.

Open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

2121 N Main Street, Houston 77009


Supreme Gumbo HTX,

a Cajun & Creole restaurant

What began as a pop-up trailer is now a restaurant called Supreme Gumbo HTX at 1040 West Cavalcade Street. Imagine eating gumbo stuffed into a flour tortilla (the gumbo quesadilla), a bestseller at Supreme Gumbo HTX.

The restaurant was recently featured in the Houston Chronicle and has been a hit on social media. in addition to the popular quesadilla, the menu includes gumbo, gumbo tacos, cheeseburgers, boudin balls, fish and shrimp baskets, wings, bourbon-fried ribs and gumbo fried rice.

Open Tuesday through Thursday, noon - 8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, noon - 9 p.m.

1040 W Cavalcade Street, Houston 77009


Pictured right:

Supreme Gumbo HTX owners Barry and Yendi Thompson (Photo by Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle staff photographer)

Fruit Service Co.,

smoothies, coffee & sandwiches

The Greater Northside has a new restaurant, Fruit Service Co., which opened about three weeks ago in the space formerly occupied by Morningstar Coffee and Donuts. 

The menu includes smoothies, coffee, tea, gym beverages, protein bombs, amino sodas, sandwiches and snacks.

Open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

4721 N Main Street, Ste M, Houston 77009

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National Night Out events

National Night Out

Tuesday, October 4

Montie Beach Park

Houston Fire Department truck and more!

Community events and opportunities

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.

Engage Houston Projects

Sign up with Engage Houston Projects to participate in ongoing engagements and get the latest news and updates on Capital Projects in the community. You will also have opportunities to participate in surveys and other feedback platforms to Engage with the Engage Houston Team. 

Houston Public Works water programs & events

As part of the national education campaign, Houston Public Works invites the community to participate in fun and educational events/programs that benefit the community. Some events even have cash prizes for participants. For more information visit Houston Public Works.

North Central Civic Club Meeting,

Tuesday, October 4 @ 6 p.m.

North Central Civic Club will meet on Tuesday, October 4, at 6 p.m.

at Park Temple Baptist Church, 4027 Irvington, Houston 77009.

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

Houston Health Department Call Center


Monday – Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Programs available at Wesley Community Center

Careers, employment & education

Youth Police Advisory Council

HPD encourages Houston area high school students to apply for the 2022-2023 Youth Police Advisory Council (YPAC). In addition to meeting with Police Chief Troy Finner and other HPD leaders to discuss issues affecting youth and the community, YPAC members also give back by participating in community service projects. The application deadline is October 1, 2022. Applications are available here.


To stay up to date with any events or findings in the Houston area involving HPD, visit the HPD Facebook page.

College Day - Saturday, 10/1, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join College Community Career and Y Teen L.I.F.E. for COLLEGE DAY 2022! Meet representatives from various Colleges, Universities and Career fields, learn about admissions and get free swag.

This is the official kickoff to College and FAFSA Month that you don't want to miss.

High School seniors: Register here for FAFSA completion assistance.

Saturday, October 1

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA

808 Pease St., Houston 77002

FAFSA and TASFA application assistance

The FAFSA and TASFA application for financial aid to help pay for college will open on October 1. GRADcafé provides assistance if you need help completing your application at any of their locations.


They will also host an informative workshop to provide information that will prepare you for a successful FAFSA or TASFA application completion. You can register for the workshop here 

Click here for more information, events and available scholarships.

"Thrive for Greatness" holds graduation

In 2021, Greater Northside Management District and Avenue CDC launched an initiative called "Thrive for Greatness" to raise awareness about the importance of investing in the Greater Northside. Twenty-four businesses were selected to participate in the program, which provided them with education about finance, marketing and other needs to grow their businesses.

The businesses that completed the training recently graduated from the program and were recognized in a ceremony attended by GNMD and Avenue CDC representatives, Univision and La Prensa de Houston. 

Among the graduates was Consuelo Ramirez, owner of Antojitos Northside, who expressed great satisfaction with this opportunity for small businesses. "It's hard to get afloat and start once again from scratch.  This was a great opportunity for me and for our people who come to this country to get ahead."

The program is expected to continue to benefit even more Hispanic businesses.

Attendees at the "Thrive for Greatness" graduation included GNMD Deputy Director Anibeth Turcious, from left, Avenue Director of Community Initiatives Claudia Sanchez-Lopez, HTX Art owners and program graduates Norberto Moreno and Roni Moreno, CulturaCodes contact Sineria Ordonez and GNMD Executive Director Rebecca Reyna.

Musician & music business registry created

The City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) develops policies and initiatives that foster an environment in which art and culture flourish for the sharing and benefit of all residents and visitors. MOCA has launched the Houston Music Directory where musicians and music businesses can register. 

The Houston Music Directory is a great way to find local creatives, musicians, music industry professionals and support services. Customize a search by category, name or company.

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.