Airline, Texas

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The Airline Improvement District is a management district in unincorporated Harris County, Texas in Greater Houston.

During the 79th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, Texas House of Representatives member Kevin Bailey authored Bill #1458, which authorized the creation of the Airline Improvement District. The bill, sponsored by Texas Senate member Mario Gallegos, was signed into law. The district was created on June 17, 2005.[1]

In 2009, 40,000 people per weekend arrive to the area to visit flea markets along Airline Drive.[2]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

County government[edit]

The Airline Management District is served by Harris County Sheriff's Office District II Patrol,[3] headquartered from the Humble Substation at 7900 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble.[4]

Transportation[edit]

In 2009 the Airline Improvement District planned to spend $2.9 million on improvements to pedestrian infrastructure to make it easier for pedestrians to walk to and from places in the area.[2]

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Some portions of the district are within the Aldine Independent School District, while some portions of the district are within the Houston Independent School District (HISD).[5][6] Three Aldine ISD educational facilities, Stehlik Intermediate School, Carroll Academy, and Keeble EC/PK & Head Start Center, are within the district.[5][7]

Elementary schools covering sections of the Aldine ISD portion of the management district include Carroll Academy,[8] Bussey,[9] Odom,[10] Thompson.[11] Intermediate schools covering sections of the Aldine ISD portion of the management district include Stehlik,[12] Eckert,[13] and Reed Academy.[14]

Middle schools covering sections of the Aldine ISD portion of the management district include Aldine,[15] Grantham Academy,[16] and Stovall.[17] Almost all of the Aldine ISD portion is zoned to Aldine High School,[18] while a small portion is zoned to Nimitz High School.[19]

Elementary schools serving sections of the HISD era include Barrick,[20] Joe E. Moreno,[21] and Osborne.[22] Some portions of the HISD area are zoned to Fonville Middle School, while other portions are zoned to Henry Middle School.[23][24] All portions within HISD are zoned to Sam Houston High School.[25]

Colleges and universities[edit]

Residents in the Aldine ISD area are zoned to Lone Star College System, while residents in the Houston ISD area are zoned to Houston Community College.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Harris County Precinct One operates Dow #2 Park in the management district. C. Milby Dow donated the land for the park in 1958; as a result the park was named after him.[26] The park includes four baseball fields, an office, four press boxes, and toilet facilities.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us." Airline Improvement District. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Feibel, Carolyn. "Why walking in Houston is hazardous to your health." Houston Chronicle. November 10, 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  3. ^ District II Map. Harris County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  4. ^ "District II Patrol." Harris County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Airline%20ID%20Exhibit.pdf." Airline Improvement District. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  6. ^ "Harris County Vicinity Map." Airline Improvement District. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  7. ^ "Community." Airline Improvement District. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  8. ^ "Carroll Academy." Aldine Independent School District. March 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  9. ^ "Bussey Elementary." Aldine Independent School District. March 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  10. ^ "Odom Elementary." Aldine Independent School District. March 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  11. ^ "Thompson Elementary." Aldine Independent School District. March 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  12. ^ "Stehlik Intermediate." Aldine Independent School District. March 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  13. ^ "Eckert Intermediate." Aldine Independent School District. March 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  14. ^ "Reed Intermediate." Aldine Independent School District. March 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  15. ^ "Aldine Middle." Aldine Independent School District. March 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  16. ^ "Grantham Academy." Aldine Independent School District. March 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  17. ^ "Stovall Middle." Aldine Independent School District. March 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  18. ^ "Aldine High." Aldine Independent School District. March 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  19. ^ "Nimitz High." Aldine Independent School District. March 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  20. ^ "Barrick Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  21. ^ "Moreno Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  22. ^ "Osborne Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  23. ^ "Fonville Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  24. ^ "Henry Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  25. ^ "Sam Houston High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  26. ^ "Dow II Park." Harris County Precinct One. Retrieved on November 12, 2009.
  27. ^ "Dow II Park Layout." Harris County Precinct One. Retrieved on November 12, 2009.

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Coordinates: 32°50′54″N 96°46′58″W / 32.8484536°N 96.7828155°W / 32.8484536; -96.7828155