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Friendswood says goodbye to friend Jerry Ericsson

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By Karolyn Gephart Friendswood said farewell recently to a well-known community member, former elected city official, war hero, and friend to so many, Gerald “Jerry” Ericsson, 73, who passed away September 4, 2020. Friends joined the family at Stevenson Park Saturday, September 12 for a memorial service to a man …

Gerald L. (Jerry) Ericsson

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Gerald L. (Jerry) Ericsson passed away after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer on September 4, 2020.  Visitation hours are from 5-7 PM on Friday, September 11th at Jeter Funeral Home in Friendswood.  Memorial services will be led by Pastor Ralph Holbratschk of Hope Lutheran Church and held at Stevenson …

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Public hearing held for tax rate, zone change

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By Karolyn Gephart A public hearing was held by Friendswood City Council on Monday, September 14, 2020  to gather comments from the public on two items. The hearing was scheduled for the proposed tax rate for fiscal year 2020-2021. On August 3, 2020, City Council took action to propose a …

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FISD honors 3 for Making a Difference

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By Karolyn Gephart Members of the Friendswood ISD Transportation Department and Custodial Department were honored at the recent School Board meeting September 14 for Making a Difference.   Beverly Rhoads has worked in FISD for four years as a bus driver.  She was recognized to the Board for her supportive …

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The Budding Gardener

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Time to try the versatile amaryllis By Michelle Thompson For diversity of flowers and color in your garden beds, borders and containers consider planting bulbs. There is some patience required when planting fall bulbs since the plant and blooms develop much later after the bulb is planted.  Generally, bulbs are …

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Flapjack Fun Run to be held December for sixth year

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By KAROLYN GEPHART While the City of Friendswood has cancelled three large events for Stevenson Park this fall, there remains one annual event still on their calendar, the 2020 Flapjack Fun Run. Recently, three holiday events were cancelled due to pandemic guidelines and orders from Governor Greg Abbott. The three …

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KFB announces winners for 2 photo contests

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By Karolyn Gephart Winners have been announced for the Keep Friendswood Beautiful Bird photo contest as well as the Keep Friendswood Beautiful Back to School Photo Contest. KFB received many entries of birds and back to school photos. The bird contest asked area photographers to share their best photos of …

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City cancels 2020 events in Stevenson Park

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By Karolyn Gephart The City of Friendswood has canceled all events in Stevenson Park through the end of 2020. The cancelled activities are very large events that attract thousands of people to the city, according to city staff. With social distancing rules and orders from Governor Abbott, City staff had …