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Young patient inspires annual gift drive

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By Nicole Jones Seeing her beloved younger cousin go through the harsh treatment needed to defeat leukemia and spend his holidays in the hospital, Friendswood High junior Rylee Burris wanted to do something to help. Her cousin Jack, now 11, was diagnosed when he was only 6 years old. After …

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Annual holiday events kick off this Saturday

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By Nicole Jones Forty thousand pounds of snow, hundreds of pancakes and “The Voice” contestant Sarah Grace will highlight the Friendswood holiday festivities that kick off  this Saturday with a fun run. Friendswood’s annual Flapjack Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. this Saturday in Stevenson Park. The 5K draws  hundreds …

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City supports Galveston Bay initiative

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By Nicole Jones A Galveston Bay preservation initiative gained a new partner. Friendswood City Council in November unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Galveston Bay Estuary Program, a multi-agency initiative aimed at protected the overall health of the Galveston Bay watershed. “The program is not intended to add a layer …

Booster club theft suspect arrested

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By NICOLE JONES An arrest has been made the case of a booster club member indicted for taking funds meant for a Friendswood youth sport league that was recently buoyed by a local business stepping in to help. Jennifer Elaine Gustafson, 36, was arrested Nov. 23 by the Galveston County …

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FISD to use surplus for upgrades

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By Nicole Jones Friendswood ISD will use a $2.25 million surplus to purchase buses and property and upgrade its facilities, the school board decided last week. Trustees decided at the Nov. 11 board meeting to transfer money into its capital projects fund. The district’s fiscal year ended Aug. 31, with …

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Friendswood comes up short at state volleyball tournament

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By Dr. David Davis     While the Friendswood Lady Mustangs didn’t finish the state tournament with their desired result, the appearance in the state’s final four marks a long journey to be back among the Class 5A elite.     “We got Friendswood volleyball back on the map, back …

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Other options for failed bond projects

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By Nicole Jones The voters have spoken. Friendswood Mayor Mike Foreman described the approval of three of the city’s six bond proposals as “democracy in action.” “I’m very happy with the turnout,” he said. Still, city leaders are left to figure out how to meet needs that would have been …

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City leaders: Polling location less than ideal

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By Nicole Jones Record crowds and resulting complaints and issues at City Hall during the last election day have City Council considering a better approach next time. “It was an impressive turnout,” Mayor Mike Foreman said during the council’s meeting to canvass results of the Nov. 5 bond election. “Seeing …

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Heritage Gardeners 53rd Holiday Tour to be best ever

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By Karolyn Gephart The Friendswood Heritage Gardeners 53rd Annual Christmas Home Tour will have large and beautifully decorated homes this year on November 23-24, 2019. Five private homes ready for Christmas will open their doors to share the holiday spirit with the community from 1-5 pm both days. Christmas with a …

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City considers permits on large park events

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By Nicole Jones An event permit could eventually be required for groups holding large events at Friendswood’s city parks, according to a recent City Council workshop. The discussion was a result of an increasing number of events creating “excessive use of parks” and damages that affect beautification efforts and funding. …