January 20, 2023

For information, contact us at 713-229-0900

Upcoming meetings and events

Northside on the Move meeting

Wed., Jan. 25 @ 6 p.m. - HTX ART

Northside On The Move is a partnership project between the Greater Northside Management District and Harris County Precinct 2 with the goal of developing a forward-looking strategy for future infrastructure improvements in the Greater Northside.

The capital projects identified during the process will benefit residents and businesses within the District, Harris County Precinct 2 and the City of Houston.

Your input is vital. Please join us for the final community meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

For more information, visit bit.ly/NorthsideOnTheMove or bit.ly/NorthsideAdelante.

Northside Artist Meet & Greet

Tues., Jan. 31 @ 5:30 p.m. - The Docks

Home ownership information sessions

Avenue invites you to attend a virtual, First-Time Homebuyers' class on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class will teach you the ins and outs of the home-buying process. Click here for more information and to register for the class.

Join Houston Habitat for Humanity for this FREE online event where you can learn how you can become a Houston Habitat homeowner, interact with experts, and get practical tips to get you on the path to homeownership. Click here for more information and to register.

Trash Bash - Sat., March 23

Join Saint Arnold Brewing Company's

2023 Texas MS 150 Team

The 2023 Texas MS 150 ride will be a two-day ride with an overnight stay in La Grange and the finish line in College Station. To date, the Saint Arnold Bike Team has raised over $5 million for the MS Society.

To join the Saint Arnold team, the registration fee is $175. As a team member, you’ll get a Saint Arnold team jersey, team T-shirt, food and beverages in La Grange, food and beverages in College Station, team meetings at the brewery and more. 

You must register with Saint Arnold and the MS Society to ride on the team. All riders are expected to raise a minimum of $400 required by the MS Society.

Click here for more information.


Trash pickup

Delays caused by the recent city holiday should be resolved by the end of this week per City of Houston Council Member Karla Cisneros. Click here for more information about the Solid Waste Management Department, including Christmas tree recycling, disposal guidelines for tires and motor oil and the collection schedule for your neighborhood.

Late library fines eliminated

On January 11, 2023, Houston City Council eliminated late fines for materials returned or renewed past their due date. Visit a library during the amnesty period Jan. 17 - Feb. 18, 2023, to have any prior fines or fees cleared from your account! Click here for more information.

The Greater Northside Chamber of Commerce names a new executive director

Greater Northside Management District extends a warm welcome to Dr. Asheli S. Atkins, Ph.D., M.B.A., who was recently named the executive director of the Greater Northside Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Atkins is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and a business owner with over 13 years of outstanding professional research, teaching and entrepreneurial experience. Dr. Atkins received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, her M.B.A. from Texas Woman’s University and a B.A. from Prairie View A&M University.

Click here for more information on the Chamber and the opportunities it offers.

Safety & health

Avoid catalytic converter theft

Catalytic converter thefts continue to be a problem in Houston and other cities. Catalytic converters are stolen because the insider of the converter consists of a honeycomb structure that contains small amounts of three precious metals: platinum, palladium and rhodium.

To avoid thefts, Officer Lucia Vieira of the Houston Police Department offers these tips:

  1. Take your vehicle to a muffler shop and have the catalytic converter sprayed with high-heat paint.
  2. Have the muffler shop etch the last eight numbers of your VIN on the catalytic converter.
  3. If your catalytic converter is stolen, report it to the Houston Police Department. This may help HPD to trace the converter back to you if it is found.
  4. Whenever possible, park your vehicle in your garage. 

Picture source: The Houston Chronicle, Courtesy C&D Scrap Metal

Don't forget to get your flu shot

Protect yourself and your family against the flu by getting vaccinated. The Houston Health Department encourages everyone ages six months and older to protect themselves, their family and the community by getting a flu shot now. People can receive flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time—in different arms—during a visit to their medical provider. 

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


Monday – Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Careers & employment & education

The Houston Police Department is hiring

The Houston Police Department is hiring qualified police officer candidates for their upcoming academy classes. HPD is offering a $10,000 hiring incentive for cadets that join the program.

Officers receive a competitive salary with regular salary increases, city-subsidized insurance, 11 paid holidays with an additional 35-40 paid days off per year, tuition reimbursement, as well as retirement plans and a pension plan with early retirement options. Click here for more information.

Advocacy Fellowship 2023

La Beca de Abogacía del 2023

Avenue invites you to apply for their 2023 Greater Northside Advocacy Fellowship!

Folks who live, work or study in the Greater Northside (77009, 77022 and 77076) are welcome to apply. To find out more and to apply for the program use the link https://bit.ly/2023AdvFell.

The deadline to apply is midnight on Wednesday, February 15. Spots are limited.

Avenue lo invita a aplicar a nuestra Beca de Abogacía del Gran Northside del 2023!

Personas que vivan, trabajen o estudien en el Gran Northside (77009, 77022 y 77076) pueden aplicar. Para aprender más acerca del programa y aplicar utilice el enlace https://bit.ly/2023AdvFell.

La fecha límite para aplicar es el Miércoles, 15 de Febrero, a la medianoche. ¡Hay cupos limitados así que aplique ahora!

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.