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Friendswood teen shares blessings after the flood

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When Kate Campbell’s hometown of Friendswood flooded at the end of August she didn’t know what she would do but she knew she needed to do something! Campbell decided to help the 400 plus FISD students affected by Harvey by starting her own book drive called Books and Blessings. She …


Friendswood senior citizen program has busy December

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By Karolyn Gephart December is a busy month for the Senior Citizen program in Friendswood. Christmas Stocking Decorating and cookies activity is planned for Dec. 6 from 1-2 pm. A Downtown Columbus Tour is planned for Wednesday Dec. 13 from 8 am to 4 pm. The tour will include the …

Friendswood Annual Christmas Parade Road Closures

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On Saturday night, December 9, at 5:45 p.m. Friendswood Drive (FM 518), between Edgewood Drive (FM 2351) and Stevenson Park will be closed for approximately an hour during the Friendswood Annual Christmas Parade. Beginning at 5:45 p.m., northbound traffic on Friendswood Drive will be diverted at Whispering Pines. Blackhawk Boulevard …

Curfew in Friendswood to continue for minors under 17

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By Karolyn Gephart The Juvenile Curfew Ordinance will continue to be part of the City of Friendswood after the ordinance was passed by City Council at their regular meeting on December 4. The idea behind having a curfew is to deter criminal conduct involving juveniles (or minors under 17 years …

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Kenneth M. Camp Fire Station Dedication

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Local dignitaries, FVFD volunteers and the community gathered Saturday, Oct. 14 for the dedication of the Kenneth M. Camp Fire Station (Fire Station 1). Activities included equipment demonstrations, station/apparatus wet down, push-in, hose uncoupling, and a mini firefighter challenge for the kids. The dedication was combined with the fire department’s …

Heritage Gardeners learn about hummingbirds

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By Karolyn Gephart Hummingbirds was the topic for the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Heritage Gardeners in Friendswood. Wild Birds Unlimited owner, Jeff Glattly entertained the group with facts about hummingbirds. The small birds weigh about the weight of a nickel. They fly 30-63 mph and can …