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What is a Management District?

Management districts are special bodies created by the Texas legislature. These districts are empowered to promote, develop, encourage and maintain employment, commerce, transportation, housing, tourism, recreation, arts, entertainment, economic development, safety and the public welfare.  Management districts are given the power to finance their operations by issuing bonds or other obligations, payable in whole or…

Local Expert: Security Tips for Home & Business Owners Part II

We’re excited to feature Ray Perez—Hobby-area security professional with nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience as a sergeant with the Houston Police Department—as our next Local Expert community blog contributor. After many years providing public safety, private protection and conducting investigations, Ray and his private security firm, Marshall Agency, provide security solutions including armed…

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Hobby Area Mini Murals: Artist Spotlight Series Pt. 3

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…

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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…

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…

Local Expert: Security Tips for Home & Business Owners

We’re excited to feature Ray Perez—Hobby-area security professional with nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience as a sergeant with the Houston Police Department—as our next Local Expert community blog contributor. After many years providing public safety, private protection and conducting investigations, Ray and his private security firm, Marshall Agency, provide security solutions including armed…

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Meet Pamela Guerra, Manager of Administration & Support Services

We’re excited to introduce our newest team member, Pamela Guerra. Her background working with management districts, as well as being bilingual and a licensed notary, will be invaluable here at the Hobby Area District. Get to know Pam in the short interview below.  How does your previous experience with the East End guide your approach…

2019 Ushers In Big Changes to the Hobby Area District Board

The Hobby area is constantly growing and changing for the better, and our District leadership is adapting to keep up. First, for the goodbyes: The Hobby Area District’s annual holiday party this past December also doubled as a send-off party for two of our former board members. After a successful tenure with the District, Jesus…

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Local Voices: Planting Winter Veggies with Girl on the Grow

We’re excited to feature Janice Brown, founder of Hobby-area business Girl on the Grow, as our next Local Voices 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 and connect with Janice to…

Hobby Recognizes Blue Star-Certified Bellestone Villas Apartments

Safe living spaces for all Hobby residents is of utmost importance to the District. We’re excited to announce the recent Blue Star certification of the Bellestone Villas Apartments. The complex has new ownership and is undergoing renovations to update the property, which houses 60 units, with six various floor plan options. It is a family-friendly…