Greater Northside Management District
December 16, 2021
Pictured above: Belinda and Ed Reyes
at the Butterfly Pocket Park on Fulton
Dear GNMD Friend,

Happy Holidays! As 2021 ends, we're grateful to everyone in the Greater Northside Management District who has partnered with us.

During the past few months, we participated in several major events, and we're thrilled with the success of each!

On October 23, we held the Tour de Northside, a fun bicycle ride through the Greater Northside that showcased local businesses, including the renovated Houston Farmers Market on Airline. We had participants from Houston, Pasadena, Sugar Land, Spring and Porter! We're excited about the growth of this event.

We held ribbon cuttings at the Butterfly Pocket Park on Fulton and at the Hernandez Tunnel. Both events were well attended, and we appreciated everyone who was able to join us.

We love being out-and-about in the Greater Northside and supporting the efforts of our community. We hope you'll enjoy the pictures from these events in this newsletter.

During the holidays, your safety is foremost in our mind, so if you "See Something, Say Something."

As you finish your holiday shopping, please remember to support our local Northside Businesses and Shop Northside!  

Rebecca Reyna
Executive Director

Holiday office closure
Greater Northside Management District will be closed from Friday, December 24, 2021, through Monday, January 3, 2022, for the holiday.

If you have a non-emergency matter, you may reach Rebecca Reyna at 281-914-0652 and leave a message.

  • For All Emergencies, call 911
  • For Non-Emergencies, call 713-884-3131

Happy Holidays from GNMD! Rebecca Reyna, clockwise from top left, Carlos Espinoza y Sánchez, Anibeth Turcios, Ginger Bertrand and Pamela Mtz. Guerra.
Have a COVID-free holiday
Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available at more than two dozen Houston Health Department-affiliated sites. Find a nearby free vaccination site or testing site here or by calling 832-393-4220.

The Houston Health Department follows Federal COVID-19 guidance and is prepared to adjust recommended guidelines if needed for new variants.
Your input is needed
GNMD received a grant from AARP to provide five wayfinding signs within our boundaries.

YOUR feedback is needed!
  • Where would you like to see the new neighborhood signs?
  • What information, art or pictures should be added to the new neighborhood signs?

Send your questions to

Note: Wayfinding Strategy came from GNMD Urban Design Toolkit developed by @cdrc_htx and @greaternorthside
Holiday events
Oh, you better watch out!

Santa Claus is coming to Saint Arnold! Free Santa photos return to the Beer Hall December 21 and 22 from 1 until 4 p.m.

Big kids and little kids are able to snap their own photos with Ol’ Saint Nick, Saint Arnold and friends from the North Pole.

Christmas Ale and more beers will be available for purchase in the Beer Hall to enjoy during the festivities.
Pictures from community events
Hernandez Tunnel Ribbon Cutting
October 9, 2021
Butterfly Pocket Park Ribbon Cutting
2606 Fulton
October 11, 2021
Jensen Jubilee
October 16, 2021
From top left:
  • Scholarship recipients
  • Folklorico dancers
  • Mayor Turner issues a proclamation to Susan Rogers, University of Houston Associate Professor & Director of the Community Design Resource Center
Saint Arnold Art Car IPA 5K
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Tour de Northside & Shop Local Market
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
October 23, 2021
Meet-and-Greet with HPD Chief Troy Finner
Alamo Tamales
November 3, 2021
Art on the Avenue
November 4 - 6, 2021
Thrive Meeting #3
November 9, 2021
Greater Northside Management District and Avenue selected 24 local businesses for the Greater Northside Business Revitalization Program. The businesses recently had their third training session and are receiving support from marketing agency CulturaCodes to update their business and marketing strategy plan, financial training and assistance in implementing and executing façade improvements.
Business Safety Talk with an Officer
McDonald's, 2515 Fulton Street
November 10, 2021
Help the Westcott Cemetery Association
preserve the McDaniel Street Cemetery
The Westcott Cemetery Association has a goal of raising $45,000 by the end of the year for a matching grant from the Fondren Foundation. The objective is to preserve and improve the McDaniel Street Cemetery for the benefit of descendants and the surrounding community. Learn more about how you can help preserve this historic street and cemetery here.
Winter storm assistance is still available
The Houston/Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund and its partners have repaired over 750 homes damaged by the freeze in February. Click here to see if you qualify for home repairs through this program and to submit an application.

Note: Reimbursement is only available for homes in the City of Houston or Harris County. Repair is available to homes in the City of Houston, Harris County, or Fort Bend County.
If you are unable to access the online application, call (713) 862-8222. 
Employment & educational opportunities
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.

Greater Northside Management District
business highlights
Monkey's Tail
5802 Fulton, Houston 77009

Looking for a great cheeseburger?

Consider the Monkey's Tail at 5802 Fulton in the Greater Northside Management District.

They had a great review in the Houston Chronicle by restaurant reviewer Alison Cook, including a rare A+ rating for their cheeseburger and fabulous reviews on their queso and cocktails!
La Canasta Bakery
at The Original Alamo Tamales
809 Berry Road, Houston 77022
Thank you, La Canasta at The Original Alamo Tamales, for the beautiful Monarch butterfly cookies for the Butterfly Pocket Park ribbon cutting! They were wonderful!

La Canasta is located at 809 Berry Rd, Houston 77022,
phone 713-692-6363.

To visit the Butterfly Pocket Park, go to 2606 Fulton, Houston 77009.
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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.