Meet your neighbors. Fight crime. It’s National Night Out.

By | September 28, 2012

National Night Out in Montrose

Tuesday is National Night Out in Texas, designed to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in the fight for a safer nation. And our not-so-little-hood is bringing out all the stops. One of the larger celebrations is with the The East Montrose community on the street in front of Anderson Fair (2007 Grant Street, the oldest continuing folk music venue in Houston).  Meet your neighbors, meet your elected officials and join in the conversation from 6-8pm. Of course, Tim Leatherwood of Anderson Fair will pipe out music of past performers like as Emmylou Harris and Nanci Griffith. And Anderson Fair will be open for people who wish to buy beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks and relax in the air-conditioned interior.

Local eateries Sorrel Urban Bistro, La Mexicana, Paraiso, Barnaby’s and Ziggy’s will be donating to the festivities but neighbors are encouraged to contribute to the potluck buffets, “everything from pasta salads to samosas to pecan pie— you name it,” said Julie Young, East Montrose Civic Association member.

I have to admit, I might be the most excited about the Doggie Dress Up Contest.

How is your block banning together for Night Out? Whether it’ a block party or a simple knock to say hello to a new neighbor, get out and do something to strengthen your community and show support for law enforcement. Send a message to criminals letting them know that your neighborhood is organized and fighting back.

National Night Out in East Montrose

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.