Community

5 Things To Know About Houston’s Mayor, Sylvester Turner

For our fifth annual State of the District luncheon, we’re thrilled to have Mayor Sylvester Turner as our keynote speaker. You may know about his tireless efforts for the city during Hurricane Harvey, or his pothole repair initiative to repair reported potholes by the following business day. What you probably don’t know is that Mayor…

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Comcast Brings Fiber to the Hobby Area: What It Means For Local Businesses

These days, fiber isn’t just part of your balanced breakfast—it’s the next iteration of the internet, with speeds that blow traditional internet connections out of the water and provide significant advantages to developing a competitive business community. Comcast Enterprise Account Executive Bryant Henderson works with commercial business owners in the Hobby area and recently spoke…

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State of the District 2019

Don’t miss our fifth annual State of the District Luncheon. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, February 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hobby Airport Doubletree Hotel. Business owners and community members are invited to join us for an afternoon celebrating and supporting the Hobby Area District. Our annual luncheon will review the…

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Top 5 Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2019

The year ahead promises to be exciting and full of growth for the Hobby area. In addition to ongoing projects like neighborhood beautification, graffiti abatement, transportation development and public safety initiatives, here are the top five things to look forward to in 2019: Our State of the District luncheon on February 14 will feature Mayor…

Graffiti Be Gone: How to Report, Request Abatement

Helping business owners and residents maintain and improve property values is integral to making the community an attractive place to live and do business. Part of the Hobby Area District’s service program is executing maintenance and beautification projects in the area to create a welcoming physical landscape that encourages economic growth. Much like excess litter,…

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….