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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…

Pick Your Park: A Roundup of Local Green Space

The Sims Bayou habitat attracts a variety of wildlife and bird species as well as an abundance of trees and plants. With seven local parks, more than 80 acres of total green space and almost 17 miles of trails and paths, the Hobby Area District has lots of opportunities for residents to get outside and…

Get In The Back To School Groove With These Houston-Area Events

  It’s back to school time, and there are plenty of resources to help busy families check multiple items of their to-do lists. Here’s a sampling of upcoming events where you can receive school supplies, health and hygiene services, vaccinations, groceries and other cool giveaways free of charge. Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest August 11…

Help Us Help You: New Digital Media Request Form

In an effort to better serve our local business owners and community stakeholders, we have created a user-friendly digital media request form. This form will help us publicize community events and support local businesses by providing event promotion and social media coverage for received requests. Your form submission will be promoted on Hobby District’s social…

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….

Jet Tech – Summer Aviation Maintenance Camp

Aviation Institute of Maintainence is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Airframe & Powerplant school in the Hobby District hosting a summer Jet Tech program. This 1-week aviation learning experience is designed to introduce high school seniors, juniors and 2018 grads to the aviation industry from the technical side. Camp participants work on real aviation…

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…

Fourth of July Sparkler

Red, White & Boom!

Houston has no shortage of options for celebrating 4th of July, whether you’re looking for family activities or a night out on the town. Throw on some red, white and blue and check out all the awesome events going on around the city. From fireworks displays, concerts and barbecues to parades and bar specials, don’t…

Keyur Amin, Hobby Area District Board Member

We’re proud of the diverse experiences and backgrounds of our board members, because we know how important representation is for our business owners and Hobby Area residents. This month we want people to get to know more about Keyur Amin, who runs his family-owned Gateway Ace Hardware store and is working hard in his first…