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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…

4th of July Safety Tips for Hobby Area Residents

To avoid accidents around fireworks, grills and other outdoor activities, it’s crucial to take proper precautions during the 4th of July holiday. As part of our commitment to promoting safety and security for all who live and work in the Hobby Area, the District would like to offer the following tips for having a safe…

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Grow a Delicious Summer Garden—Yes, Even in Houston!

We’re excited to welcome back Janice Brown, founder of Hobby-area business Girl on the Grow and local expert of all things gardening, as a 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…

Everything You Need to Know About the Bellfort Station Project

We sat down with the Hobby Area District’s Director of Economic & Community Development, Regina Lindsey, to learn the details about plans underway for Bellfort Station. Promising to bring improved mobility, a more defined retail corridor and more consumer through-traffic to the District, Bellfort Station is highly anticipated by community members and stakeholders.   What…

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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…

Meet Local Houston Artists: Hobby-Area MiniMurals 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 coming very soon! We encourage residents and visitors to the Hobby area to check out the…

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…