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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…

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,…

Can It: Combating Litter Together to Improve Our Community

You probably know that litter is an eyesore and a serious environmental concern, but it’s also particularly damaging to small business owners. Trash that is improperly disposed of detracts from a neighborhood’s aesthetic appeal, which can affect both residential and commercial property values and may avert potential residents or business owners from considering the area….

H-GAC Announces the Gulf Coast Regional Tow and Go™ Program

HOUSTON – The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) announced today the launch of the Gulf Coast Regional Tow and Go™ Program, which provides no-cost towing for vehicles that break down from mechanical failure while traveling within the City of Houston on freeways with camera coverage. The regional quick clearance program will expand next into Harris County…

A Look Ahead: 2018 In The Hobby Area District

It’s been a busy 2018 so far in the Hobby Area District. We held our annual State of the District luncheon, set a date for HobbyFest (April 21) and are fully immersed in a Target Industry Study (more on that below). With that in mind, we’d like you to know more about the exciting things…

Community meeting on TxDOT’s I-45 project

Join Houston Councilman Robert Gallegos and TxDOT officials at a community meeting on Monday, June 26th (TONIGHT) regarding TxDOT’s proposed plans for re-routing and widening I-45. The proposed project would include: Reconstructing mainlanes and frontage roads Rerouting of I-45 in the downtown area to be coincident with I-10 on the north side of downtown and…

Mayor Turner Announces Meaningful Change for Veterans

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner announces a $2.3 million mental health grant for local veterans has been secured by the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs. The Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant was awarded by the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission and will fund valuable new programs and services for a community…

City of Houston Launches ParkHouston Mobile Parking App

The City of Houston and Parkmobile, LLC have partnered to launch a custom parking app for mobile payments called ParkHouston. The application allows parkers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at the 9,200 metered, on-street parking spaces throughout the city. Customers using the ParkHouston app can pay for parking with their smartphones…

The City of Houston requests your feedback

The City of Houston is collaborating with Rice University to study how people respond to severe weather. We are asking for your help with a study that will take less than 2 minutes. Your information will valuable for helping the City understand how people cope with severe weather. The study is entirely on line and…

Mayor Turner to Announce Complete Communities Initiative

Mayor Turner Kicks off Complete Communities Initiative City/Private Partnerships aim to Transform Forgotten Neighborhoods WHAT: Mayor Sylvester Turner will announce the first round of neighborhoods selected for his Complete Communities Initiative. Complete Communities aims to transform neighborhoods that have been overlooked for the amenities enjoyed by other Houston neighborhoods. The city will work with stakeholders…