24 hours ago

In case you need another reason to snuggle yo...

In case you need another reason to snuggle your pup: According to a new study of more than 3.4 million people, owning a dog is linked to a longer life.

    It's Official: Dog Owners Live Longer, Healthier Lives
    Owning a dog is linked to a longer life. New research suggests that pets may be good for human health-especially for people who live alone.
    http://time.com

33 hours ago

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston shared Ave...

There are 7 open spots for Avenue CDC's DIY Drywall workshop tomorrow 11/18 at TX/RX Labs from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The last hour is hands-on! The class is free, but registration is required!

    DIY Drywall Class
    YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:  Measure, cut, install, tape, trim, float and finish drywall  Understand what tools you need, no power tools! 12:00 to 3:00 PM...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

BluePearl Veterinary Partners (Spring, TX) sh...

Need a ride? Lulu found a more efficient way to get around, thanks to Blizzard.

    Happiness Heroes
    Lulu (the little one) began napping on Blizzard's back when she was a puppy, and then she started staying up there when she was awake, too. Now she goes for rides on them everywhere. (Skip ahead 30...
    http://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Salvation Army at Near Northside PIP

The person who manages the Salvation Army Harbor Light men's shelter on N. Main was at the Near Northside PIP meeting tonight. My main takeaways were that she is willing to have a dialogue with the community, they have 24 hour security now, they have begun giving those who stay overnight the option to stay there during the day and they have stopped feeding those who do not stay there.

3 days ago

BluePearl Veterinary Partners (Spring, TX) sh...

"Excuse me, that is my bowl... um, are you going to save me any of that?"

    UNILAD
    Err, excuse me.. Never mind 😐😐 Benji and Fred
    http://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

4 days ago

This man is a quick learner with the concept ...

This man is a quick learner with the concept of a selfie, thanks to his two very photogenic dogs.

    Daughter Teaches Dad How To Selfie, Doesn't Expect Him To Become Internet Sensation
    There's nothing cuter than old folks learning to use technology and giving it their best shot. This just recently happened to a sheep farmer in Walcha, Australia, who was introduced to the ubiquitous selfie by his daughter, and proceeded to have way too much fun with it.
    https://www.boredpanda.com

4 days ago

Join us on Saturday to help bring Scaped Sens...

Join us on Saturday to help bring Scaped Senses by Tami Merrick and Nicola Parente to life! Community members of all ages are invited to help us weave a basket sculpture across from Moody Park. Help us turn a vacant lot into a community art project! When: Saturday, November 18 from 9:30 am - 12 pm. Refreshments and materials provided.

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    Join us on Saturday to help bring Scaped Senses by Tami Merrick and Nicola Parente to life! Community members of all ages are invited to help us weave a basket sculpture across from Moody Park....
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Steven Costello Houston's Flood Czar

Steven Costello Houston's Flood Czar will be addressing the Timbergrove / Lazybrook Super Neighborhood Council on Flooding & COH Development Regs and Sources & Plans for Recovery Money.

SNC-14 Meeting; 12-14-17

6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Grace UMC,

1245 Heights Blvd. 77008

4 days ago

BluePearl Veterinary Partners (Spring, TX) sh...

If you HAVE to wake up, it's best to wake up with these cute alarm clocks.

    The Pet Collective
    Cutest alarm clocks EVER 👍🏼
    http://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

PIP meeting this Wednesday at 6pm. Be a part ...

PIP meeting this Wednesday at 6pm. Be a part of the conversation and voice your concern around safety in your community.

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    PIP meeting this Wednesday at 6pm. Be a part of the conversation and voice your concern around safety in your community.
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

HPD Positive Interaction Program at Leonel Castillo

Good evening,

Just a friendly reminder for our November 15, 2017 monthly meeting at Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South Street, Houston, TX 77009 at 6pm.

This month’s meeting will be presented by officers of the Houston Police Deparment.

Hope to see yall there.

Ofc. Ledesma

Nov 10

Updated 5 days ago

Animal Abuse

Too many dogs, too little space, letting them run loose in the street then this https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByKgCOhUfbvSU29GOUluQmpTZ1FXUFY1NFNYUlI5dm5mbER3/view?usp=sharing

    Video.MOV
    https://drive.google.com

6 days ago

Squish, the crooked-faced puppy with a lockin...

Squish, the crooked-faced puppy with a locking jaw, was set to be euthanized at the shelter to prevent further suffering. Then, a second opinion determined Squish was the victim of intentional blunt force trauma. Veterinarians felt Squish would need extensive jaw surgeries and ongoing treatment to survive. One of those surgeries was performed by our Dr. Fred Willaims Jr. of BluePearl - San Antonio. Squish’s life, once scheduled to end due to his disability, is full now.

    Dog With Crooked Mouth Was Supposed To Be Euthanized - Until His Vet Stepped In
    One look at Squish's face explains the reason behind his name - but when he was picked up as a stray by animal control in April 2016 and brought to Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, he was named Zar.
    https://www.thedodo.com

Nov 11

We already knew that dogs can be heroes. It's...

We already knew that dogs can be heroes. It's nice to know they watch out for heroes, too. Thanks to all the veterans and to these dogs that serve them.

    How K9s for Warriors helps turn dogs into veterans' lifelines
    Founder Shari Duval has seen 'hundreds of miracles' During her time working on a casualty response team for the U.S. Navy, Chief Petty Officer Amanda Damasiewicz handled more than 55 death notifications over the course of almost six years. Dealing with death so frequently began to eat away at her.
    https://thelily.com

Nov 11

Want to see change in the Near Northside? C...

Want to see change in the Near Northside? Come be a part of the solution and make it happen!

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    Want to see change in the Near Northside? Come be a part of the solution and make it happen!
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 11

Nov 11

  • Scholars+Technology=Engaged Learning

    Mrs. Thompson is asking for $512.89:
    My students need Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablets to have access to our Math software that allows students to practice their Math facts and skills.
    Looscan Elementary School Comment

Nov 10

Have a fussy cat and you don't know who to tu...

Have a fussy cat and you don't know who to turn to? Call Catman. All this 5-year-old wants to do is help save street cats, and he's saved so many that he's earned the nickname Catman.

    5 Year Old Dresses Up To Help Homeless Cats, Thinks He's A Superhero To Them
    We all need a hero, and cats, especially street cats, are no exception. Enter 5 year old Shon Griffin from Philadelphia. "We call him Catman," his aunt Kris Papiernik told ABC news.
    https://www.boredpanda.com

Nov 10

Del's Icecream Shop

Del's Icecream Shop

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    Del's Icecream Shop
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 09

Sullivan suddenly began making a coughing sou...

Sullivan suddenly began making a coughing sound that had her owners very worried. Turns out, things were not as they seemed. BluePearl's Dr. Jill Sackman told the Dodo this is in line with a phenomena called operant conditioning.

    Dog Pretends To Be Sick So His Dad Will Stay Home From Work
    The next morning, however, as the couple prepared to head off to work, the dog began coughing again. Worried once more, Alex thought it best to stay home that day, too. And sure enough, that was probably the exact response Sullivan had been hoping for.
    https://www.thedodo.com

Nov 09

Nov 08

BluePearl Veterinary Partners (Spring, TX) sh...

This summer, a team of veterinary specialists from BluePearl and Pet Partners traveled to Costa Rica to provide pet education and help hundreds of shelter dogs receive medical care and vaccines.

    BluePearl Veterinary Partners
    Caring for pets goes beyond borders and language barriers. This summer, a team of veterinary specialists from BluePearl and Pet Partners traveled to Costa Rica to provide pet education and help...
    http://www.facebook.com

Nov 07

Today is election day #GreaterNorthsideHTX! ...

Today is election day #GreaterNorthsideHTX! Polls are open now and until 7 PM. Please make your voices heard and vote! We encourage all Northsiders to vote on November 7th, 2017, when Northside will be electing a new HISD board member. Become engaged, get involved, and be a voice for your community. Through voting, we can make our community stronger and our voices heard! #NorthsideVotes #VotingMatters

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    Today is election day #GreaterNorthsideHTX! Polls are open now and until 7 PM. Please make your voices heard and vote! We encourage all Northsiders to vote on November 7th, 2017, when Northside...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 07

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY! Houston METRO will be ...

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY! Houston METRO will be providing FREE transportation today for you to get to the polls. Find your polling place through the link below, and then go make your voice heard! Polling places are open until 7 pm tonight.

    Harris Votes - Harris County Clerk's Office Election Division
    http://www.harrisvotes.com

Nov 06

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston shared Uni...

A number of community groups will be hosting a rally about the importance of elections to the immigrant community at Moody Park tomorrow: "It's election day and #SB4 is being heard in the Court of Appeals. This November 7th should serve as a reminder that ELECTIONS MATTER. How people vote on issues affects our communities. Join us as we raise the community consciousness of the power of elections, the issues that face Texans today, and the battle ahead of us to fight for local protections for our people, and a stop to SB4."

    Rally for Victory over #SB4 & Rally to the Polls
    It's election day and #SB4 is being heard in the Court of Appeals. This November 7th should serve as a reminder that ELECTIONS MATTER. How people vote on...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 06

  • November 6, 2017

Nov 05

It's no secret that our pups like to follow u...

It's no secret that our pups like to follow us around everywhere. But why do they do it? petMD provides the answers.

    Why Does My Dog Follow Me Everywhere? | petMD
    By Cheryl Lock That second shadow that's constantly beside you isn't a figment of your imagination - it's probably your dog. As anyone with a furry friend will already know, dogs are often inclined to follow their owners everywhere they go and to watch their every move, but there's actually more to this behavior than meets the eye.
    http://www.petmd.com

Nov 04

How do you tell what's just a boo-boo, and wh...

How do you tell what's just a boo-boo, and what demands veterinary attention? Dr. Dee Ann Dugger, senior clinician in emergency medicine, and certified veterinary technician Stephanie Baker discuss "red flags" about your pets' health and what to do about them in this video.

    BluePearl Emergency
    Uploaded by BluePearl Veterinary Partners on 2017-06-02.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Nov 04

Nov 03

When a stranger asks, “Is he friendly?” what ...

When a stranger asks, “Is he friendly?” what this owner hears is, “Is he a nice dog or a mean dog?” or, “Is he a good dog or a bad dog? Your dog can absolutely be a nice AND be uncomfortable meeting new people or dogs. That's why you should consider asking an alternative question.

    Is He Friendly? - Instinct Dog Behavior & Training
    "Is he friendly?" If you own a dog, you've been asked this question. If you own a perfectly social dog who enjoys meeting new dogs and new people, you've probably never given this question a second thought (or, you've felt a little swell of pride as you happily responded, "Yes, very!").
    https://www.instinctdogtraining.com

Nov 03

Today is the last day to #EarlyVote! Cast you...

Today is the last day to #EarlyVote! Cast your ballot this morning before the Astros Parade! #EarnHistory #NorthsideVotes

    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 02

Azuki the hedgehog went on a camping trip equ...

Azuki the hedgehog went on a camping trip equipped with his own tent, kayak, and barbecue. This photo series has gone viral, and it's no mystery why. He is adorable!

    Tiny Hedgehog Goes Camping, And His Pics Are The Best Thing You'll See Today
    We know you remember Azuki, the tiny Japanese hedgehog who goes on big adventures. His perky ears, button nose, and delightful roundness is just impossible to forget. Well, Azuki recently traded his cozy dream house in for a set of miniature Coleman camping gear and took a trip to the great outdoors.
    https://www.boredpanda.com

Nov 02

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston added 10 n...

Neighborhood coming together to make change happen! A Complete Communities in the Near Northside!

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston. 4.3K likes. GO Neighborhoods is dedicated to helping make the Near Northside of Houston, TX a great place to live, work, and raise a family. YOU can help!...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 02

Join Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston and t...

Join Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston and the leaders of many department heads of Houston agencies at Marshall Middle School TONIGHT at 6:30pm. Help define what makes the Near Northside a Complete Community!

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    Join Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston and the leaders of many department heads of Houston agencies at Marshall Middle School TONIGHT at 6:30pm. Help define what makes the Near Northside a Complete...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 02

Tonight! I want to remind everyone about the ...

Tonight! I want to remind everyone about the Complete Communities kick-off meeting tonight at Marshall Middle School. For any families with kids under the age of 18, the Marshall Middle School cafeteria extended their Dinner Program hours until 6:30 PM tomorrow night, directly up to the start of the meeting. So, bring your kids! Unfortunately, anyone over 18 is not allowed a free HISD dinner, but they are available for purchase. We'll also have pizza and snacks provided by the City of Houston and neighborhood residents.

    Christopher Andrews
    Tonight! I want to remind everyone about the Complete Communities kick-off meeting tonight at Marshall Middle School. For any families with kids under the age of 18, the Marshall Middle School...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 02

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus, or GDV, is simpl...

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus, or GDV, is simply defined as the twisting of a dog’s stomach. Dr. John Gicking, a BluePearl veterinarian who is board-certified in emergency and critical care, answers the frequently asked questions about this common emergency in dogs.

    FAQ about GDV in dogs
    Gastric Dilatation Volvulus, or GDV, is a common emergency in dogs. Simply defined as the twisting of a dog's stomach, GDV is an emergency that can lead to long-term complications or even death if not treated quickly and properly.
    https://bluepearlvet.com

Nov 02

We're still feeling the exhilaration from the...

We're still feeling the exhilaration from the Astros' win last night! What an incredible and proud moment for Houston. Way to go 'Stros! #HoustonStrong #HistoryEarned

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    We're still feeling the exhilaration from the Astros' win last night! What an incredible and proud moment for Houston. Way to go 'Stros! #HoustonStrong #HistoryEarned
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 01

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston added 2 ne...

Don't miss the Fall Family Health Fair at Burbank Middle School this Saturday, November 4, from 10 am - 1 pm! We will have dental and medical care providers, health insurance enrollment, food, Zumba, a puppet show and more! All services will be free and the whole family is invited!

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston. 4.3K likes. GO Neighborhoods is dedicated to helping make the Near Northside of Houston, TX a great place to live, work, and raise a family. YOU can help!...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 01

Socializing your dog will help him seamlessly...

Socializing your dog will help him seamlessly transition into your family's adventures while avoiding aggression and anxiety based out of fear. Read Dr. Sackman's eight tips for helping your pup develop social skills:

    Eight tips for socializing your dog or puppy
    Dogs are our family members, best friends and furry companions - so it's normal to want to take them with us on various adventures including walks, festival visits, vacations, parties and more. Your dog will likely encounter many other humans, dogs, sights and sounds while out and about with you, so it's important to develop social skills to avoid anxiety and aggression based out of fear.
    https://bluepearlvet.com

Oct 31

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston shared Tex...

Great opportunity!

    Become an Immigration Community Navigator through TOP
    https://www.facebook.com

Oct 31

Happy Halloween! Did you dress up your pet in...

Happy Halloween! Did you dress up your pet in a costume this year? Share your pictures below!

    BluePearl Veterinary Partners
    Happy Halloween! Did you dress up your pet in a costume this year? Share your pictures below!
    https://www.facebook.com

Oct 31

Our resident firefighter Rob has some thought...

Our resident firefighter Rob has some thoughts he'd like to share with y'all about voting. We encourage all Northsiders to vote on November 7th, 2017, when Northside will be electing a new HISD board member. Become engaged, get involved, and be a voice for your community. Through voting, we can make our community stronger and our voices heard! #NorthsideHTX #NorthsideVotes

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    Our resident firefighter Rob has some thoughts he'd like to share with y'all about voting. We encourage all Northsiders to vote on November 7th, 2017, when Northside will be electing a new HISD...
    https://www.facebook.com

Oct 31

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston shared Ave...

On November 18th the #NorthsideHTX community is invited to help weave this incredible basket and be part of Scaped Senses by Tami Merrick and Nicola Parente.

    Avenue CDC
    A sneak peek at "Scaped Senses", an outdoor civic art installation coming to Near Northside - Houston. This structure is the foundation for a basket that will stand in the center of colorful...
    https://www.facebook.com

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