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Grow a Delicious Summer Garden—Yes, Even in Houston!

We’re excited to welcome back Janice Brown, founder of Hobby-area business Girl on the Grow and local expert of all things gardening, as a community contributor. After many years as an educator, Janice shifted her focus to sharing the joy of gardening with children, adults and corporate companies. Learn more about Girl on the Grow…

Everything You Need to Know About the Bellfort Station Project

We sat down with the Hobby Area District’s Director of Economic & Community Development, Regina Lindsey, to learn the details about plans underway for Bellfort Station. Promising to bring improved mobility, a more defined retail corridor and more consumer through-traffic to the District, Bellfort Station is highly anticipated by community members and stakeholders.   What…

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Hobby Area District to Provide CPTED Audits Free of Charge

As part of its community service plan, the Hobby Area District is providing free CPTED audits to local multi-family property owners to assist with pursuing Blue Star Certification—a safety designation for apartment complexes. CPTED stands for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and it discourages unlawful activity by simply making it less convenient for potential perpetrators…

Meet Local Houston Artists: Hobby-Area MiniMurals Series

The Hobby Area District is excited to welcome Mini Murals tours, a project that uses public traffic signal boxes as mural backdrops to showcase local Houston artists. Maps and information for self-guided tours are available online. Bus tours are coming very soon! We encourage residents and visitors to the Hobby area to check out the…

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2019 Allen T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Giving back to our community is important to us, especially when it comes to our future leaders and innovators. We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Allen T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship encourages local students’ interest in aviation, and even introduces the idea of pursuing it as a career. Two-thirds of…

Imaginations Soar at HobbyFest 2019: Event Recap

Around 5,000 attendees joined the Hobby Area District at private plane hangars at Hobby Airport for HobbyFest 2019, shattering past year’s attendance records by at least 1,000 people. Guests enjoyed access to 56 different vendors—another HobbyFest record—with plenty of food and fun. Mango Punch band provided live musical entertainment and got the crowd moving in…

HobbyFest Gives Back: The Allen T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

The Allen T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Allen T. Johnson, who made significant contributions to the Greater Hobby Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulfway-Hobby Airport Rotary Club during his lifetime. Overseen by the Hobby Area Improvement Corporation (a nonprofit arm of the Hobby Area District), our annual HobbyFest event is, in…

15 Reasons to be Excited for HobbyFest 2019

Houston gets its once-a-year backstage pass to a part of William P. Hobby Airport that’s usually inaccessible to the public at the 27th annual HobbyFest on April 20th. Hobby-area families can spend the day exploring activities on the tarmac as well as in multiple private hangars, courtesy of our generous event sponsor Signature Flight Support….

Hobby Area Mini Murals: Artist Spotlight Series

The Hobby Area District is excited to welcome Mini Murals tours, a project that uses public traffic signal boxes as mural backdrops to showcase local Houston artists. Maps and information for self-guided tours are available online. Bus tours are not yet available in our area, but are coming in the near future. We encourage residents…

Mini Murals Tours in the Hobby Area District

The Hobby Area District is excited to welcome Mini Murals tours, a project that uses public traffic signal boxes as mural backdrops to showcase local Houston artists. Maps and information for self-guided tours are available online. Bus tours are not yet available in our area, but are coming in the near future. We encourage residents…