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Hobby Livable Centers Study

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Supplement Existing Public Services

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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HobbyFest Scholarship Recipients

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….

Thanks for attending the State of the District

We appreciate your attendance to the fifth annual Hobby Area State of the District luncheon, featuring Mayor Sylvester Turner. Please visit our Facebook photo album to see, and download your photo from the event. If your photo isn’t yet available, please check back soon! We’ll be uploading soon after the event. 2019 HAD S.O.D. INTERVIEWS_FINAL…

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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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…

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…

Aviation Day Camp, June 25

Join us on June 25th for a full day of fun at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Students will learn the principles of flight and aviation history. Camp will be from 10am-3pm with a behind the scenes tour of the Museum including the Hobby Airport control tower. Students will get up close and personal with…