Upper Herzog Wins 2021 Holiday Block Contest!

Brian Gramling Front Porch Flyer

By: Drew Harris

Every year since 2008, The Front Porch Flyer has recognized the Mueller neighborhood block (not just individual house) with the most holiday spirit. We intend this contest to encourage neighbors to work together to make their block decorations ever more bright and cheerful, for the joy of the entire Mueller neighborhood.  

This year’s winner is a great example of a block–which was already showing a ton of holiday spirit–that coordinated to showcase an even more impressive display. In last year’s article for the 2020 block contest, I wrote that “Herzog, a relatively new street just south of the H-E-B, made a stunning debut with impressive lights and yard decorations.” As you can see from the photos with this article, Upper Herzog evolved this year with even more splendid decorations. 

Upper Herzog Holiday Lights 2020, by Drew Harris
Upper Herzog Holiday Lights 2021, by Drew Harris
Upper Herzog – More Holiday Lights 2021, by Drew Harris

Most significantly, Herzog neighbors coordinated to run strands of alternating red and white lights from their roofs to the street, so that neighbors could walk under the lights. Most of the houses on the block participated in this collective holiday display. Kudos to the Upper Herzog neighbors for winning this year’s Holiday Block Contest. 

Herzog Neighbors and Holiday Spirit, by James Morton

PHOTO: Herzog Holiday by Maya Cole

Herzog Holiday, by Maya Cole

But Herzog was not the only block that continued to evolve and improve their holiday display. Last year’s winner, South Threadgill, deserves an honorable mention for adding a festive canopy of red and green lights over the sidewalk.

Southern Threadgill 2021, by Drew Harris

We can’t wait to see how Mueller neighbors will be decorating their blocks next year!

Past Mueller Holiday Block Winners
2020: South Threadgill

2019: Upper Camacho

2018: 1900 block of Antone

2017: 2600 block of Zach Scott

2016: South Threadgill

2015: 2000 block of Emma Long

2014: 2000 block of Antone

2013: South Berkman

2012: Gochman

2011: 4100 block of Threadgill

2010: Lawless

2009: Lawless

2008: Cal Rodgers