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Hobby Livable Centers Study

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The District was created to enhance the physical, social, and economic well-being of the community. Our service plan includes improvements for public safety, business development, transportation planning and visual improvement initiatives.

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No Museum Necessary: Public Art In Hobby District

Public art—works that live outside of museums or private spaces—benefit communities in more ways than one. They inspire us, make us think, and on a basic level reflect a community’s personality while beautifying it at the same time. The Hobby Area District is grateful for its public artworks, and in particular is proud to be…

Get More Than Books Out Of Mancuso Neighborhood Library

In honor of National Library Week, we’d like to feature our own community’s public library, the Mancuso Neighborhood Library. Located at 6767 Bellfort near Nunn St., the library can be reached via METRO’s Bus Route 73. Libraries aren’t just a place to borrow books—they also serve as a great resource for the community. Mancuso Library’s…

Houston’s First Botanic Garden More Than Just A Stroll In The Park

More than just a green space, botanic gardens provide an educational experience far beyond just a stroll in the park. The curated plant collections and gardens contribute to research and conservation while also promoting a healthier local ecosystem. Though Houston is an ecologically diverse urban area, it is one of only two major U.S. cities…

Blue Star Certified Apartments Highlight Safe and Healthy Communities In the District

The Hobby District is proud to announce that Dover Place Apartments, located at 4137 Dover Avenue, has been designated as a new Blue Star Certified Apartment Complex. The Blue Star program, created as a joint effort between the Houston Police Department and the Houston Apartment Association, helps apartment managers identify and reduce elements of crime in…

We’re accepting submissions for the Allen T. Johnson Memorial scholarship

Scholarship Packet 2018 Calling all graduating high school seniors through students entering their senior year of college: We’re accepting submissions for the Allen T. Johnson Memorial scholarship, to be awarded in April of 2018. Download this pdf for details on requirements, areas of study, subject matter, the application itself and deadlines (which are fast approaching)….

Spring Break Staycation Ideas From Hobby District

Sure, an all-expense paid vacation to a tropical island would make a great Spring Break trip, but luckily, our area of Houston offers plenty of day trips to keep kids and families busy during the school break. In an hour or less away from home, it can feel like a whole new world. 1. Learn…

Inside District I Newsletter

The Houston Public Works Department is conducting a traffic study at the signalized intersections of McKinney at Milby, McKinney at Cullen, and McKinney at Telephone in the Eastwood area. I mentioned in last month’s newsletter that the test period, which began in February, is expected to last 3 to 6 months. The traffic study was…



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