Airline, Texas

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The Airline Improvement District is a management district in unincorporated Harris County, Texas in Greater Houston and located entirely within the postal zip code of 77037.

Airline was originally a community, south of community of Stuebner and west of the town of Aldine. The name appears on the 1907 postal map for Harris County. 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]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

County government[edit]

The Airline Management District is served by Harris County Sheriff's Office District II Patrol,[2] headquartered from the Humble Substation at 7900 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble.[3]

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.[4]

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]

Events[edit]

In 2009, 40,000 people per weekend arrive to the area to visit flea markets along Airline Drive.[4]

  1. ^ "About Us." Airline Improvement District. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  2. ^ District II Map. Harris County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  3. ^ "District II Patrol." Harris County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Feibel, Carolyn. "Why walking in Houston is hazardous to your health." Houston Chronicle. November 10, 2009. Retrieved on November 10, 2009.
  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