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Greater Northside Management District offices

The Northside is a district of Houston, Texas, United States. It is within the Greater Northside Management District.

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History

House Bill 3634, authored by state representative Jessica Farrar and sponsored in the Texas Senate by Mario Gallegos, created the management district. The bill became the Chapter 3812 Texas Special Districts Local Laws Code and the district began operation in August 2006.[1]

Jim McIngvale, the owner of Gallery Furniture, a furniture business with a location in the Northside, refused to pay $48,000 dollars of taxes to the management district that were assessed from 2005 to 2007; he paid taxes to the district in 2008. McIngvale said that the management district does not do enough to maintain the area; the business owner described the management district's taxation policies as "taxation without representation." The district sued McIngvale to try to force him to pay the taxes. McIngvale said that he is willing to dispute the charges in court. During that month a fire destroyed his north Houston store's warehouse.[2]

Government and infrastructure

The management district is headquartered at 6219 Irvington Boulevard.[3]

The Harris County Department of Education is headquartered in the Northside in the Ronald W. Reagan Building.[4]

Economy

In 2009, Saint Arnold's Brewing relocated to the Northside area at 2000 Lyons, purchasing a building that was formerly a food service facility for the Houston Independent School District.[5][6] Shipley Do-Nuts has its headquarters in the Northside.[7][6]

Transportation

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) operates bus services in the Northside.

Coach USA, in partnership with Greyhound Lines, operates the Crosstimbers station at 4001 North Freeway.[8]

Education

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Public schools

Most residents are within the Houston Independent School District.[6] Six HISD high schools, Davis,[9] Sam Houston,[10] Kashmere,[11] Reagan,[12] Washington and North Houston Early College serve sections of the Northside.[13]

Some sections are within the Aldine Independent School District. Residents of AISD in the Northside are zoned to MacArthur High School in unincorporated Harris County.[14]

At one time YES Prep East End, a state charter school, was located in the Northside.[6][15]

Public libraries

Houston Public Library operates public libraries in the Northside.

References

  1. ^ "Information." Greater Northside Management District. Retrieved on May 30, 2009.
  2. ^ Patel, Purva. "McIngvale sued over unpaid taxes." Houston Chronicle. May 29, 2009. Retrieved on May 30, 2009.
  3. ^ "Contact." Greater Northside Management District. Retrieved on May 30, 2009.
  4. ^ "Contact Us." Harris County Department of Education. Retrieved on May 30, 2009.
  5. ^ "St. Arnold Brewing Co. to start work on new facility." Houston Business Journal. Friday June 13, 2008. Retrieved on June 4, 2009.
  6. ^ a b c d "gnmd_map.pdf." Greater Northside Management District. Retrieved on November 11, 2009.
  7. ^ Home page. Shipley Do-Nuts. Retrieved on February 25, 2010.
  8. ^ "Houston Crosstimbers, Texas." Greyhound Lines. Retrieved on May 30, 2009.
  9. ^ "Davis High School." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on May 30, 2009.
  10. ^ "Houston High School." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on May 30, 2009.
  11. ^ "Kashmere High School." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on May 30, 2009.
  12. ^ "Reagan High School." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on May 30, 2009.
  13. ^ "Washington High School." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on May 30, 2009.
  14. ^ "MACARTHUR SR HIGH." Aldine Independent School District. Retrieved on May 30, 2009.
  15. ^ "YES Prep East End." YES Prep Public Schools. March 16, 2008. Retrieved on March 8, 2010.

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