Community

Happy Thanksgiving from the Hobby Area District

A Message from Executive Director Jerry Lowry With recent transportation, beautification and business development projects, the Hobby Area District has been hard at work making our community a better place to live, work, visit and invest. Aside from the satisfaction we take in improving the Hobby area for residents and business owners, it has been…

Local Voices: Let’s Taco ‘Bout Hobby’s Top Taquerias

Our new series, Local Voices, gives a platform to Hobby area residents and stakeholders to tell their own stories, show their side of the neighborhood and take us into their world. Today we’re excited to continue a conversation with Jay Rascoe, who lends his expertise in all things tacos. Learn more about Jay and participate…

Inside District I Newsletter, Nov. 2018

I hope you had an opportunity to cast your vote during the early voting period. If you haven’t, please be sure to do so on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you need a ride, Metro is offering free rides to the polls on all…

Five Steps For Small Business Success

Someone once said that starting a business is a lot like jumping out of an airplane and assembling the parachute on the way down. But your success doesn’t have to be uncertain. There is power in networking, people who can help you along the way, and resources you can tap into to grow your business….

Inside District I – September 2018 Newsletter

This past spring I allocated over $70,000 from the District I Service Fund to increase police overtime to target drug and prostitution hotspots in our community. The overtime initiative was primarily focused along the Gulf Freeway corridor and areas where the community and police have seen an increase in criminal activity. The four-month initiative was…

Pick Your Park: A Roundup of Local Green Space

The Sims Bayou habitat attracts a variety of wildlife and bird species as well as an abundance of trees and plants. With seven local parks, more than 80 acres of total green space and almost 17 miles of trails and paths, the Hobby Area District has lots of opportunities for residents to get outside and…

Help Us Help You: New Digital Media Request Form

In an effort to better serve our local business owners and community stakeholders, we have created a user-friendly digital media request form. This form will help us publicize community events and support local businesses by providing event promotion and social media coverage for received requests. Your form submission will be promoted on Hobby District’s social…

Jet Tech – Summer Aviation Maintenance Camp

Aviation Institute of Maintainence is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Airframe & Powerplant school in the Hobby District hosting a summer Jet Tech program. This 1-week aviation learning experience is designed to introduce high school seniors, juniors and 2018 grads to the aviation industry from the technical side. Camp participants work on real aviation…