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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…

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,…