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Friendswood celebrates quasquicentennial in 2020 

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By Karolyn Gephart 2020 marks a quasquicentennial year for Friendswood. Mayor Mike Foreman shared this milestone event with the residents of the city In a recent Mayor Mike’s Minute Video. This year is the 125th anniversary of the founding of the city. In the spring of 1895, two Quakers, Frank Jacob …

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Sponsors needed for Lemonade Day in Friendswood

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By Karolyn Gephart Friendswood Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsorships now for Lemonade Day in Friendswood May 2. Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. All sponsorship levels are available. The main objective …

Clear Creek, Dickinson Bayou Watershed Study to host public meetings

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The Lower Clear Creek and Dickinson Bayou Watershed Study will host a series of public meetings in February and March 2020 to encourage public participation and feedback regarding the first of three phases in the Study. 
 Everyone is invited to any one of the four public meetings below to provide input, …

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State of City to highlight Chamber luncheon

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By Karolyn Gephart The 33rd State of the City Address by Friendswood Mayor Mike Foreman will be presented at the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce General Membership luncheon Tuesday, March 3 from 11 am to 1 pm. The event is sponsored by the Chamber and the City of Friendswood. The luncheon will …

Pancakes to benefit Heritage Gardeners

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Snooze A.M. Eatery, in Webster (Clear Lake) is once again partnering with Heritage Gardeners in Friendswood for a Pancake Day promotion.  This year it is a week-long event.  Starting Wednesday, February 19 through Tuesday, February 25 the garden club will receive proceeds from sales of the eatery’s Pancake of the Day. …

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Fifth generation resident to lead Historical Society

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By Karolyn Gephart Debra Harkleroad Sasser is the new President of the Friendswood Historical Society. Sasser has been involved in the organization for more than 20 years. She was recommended by Friendswood resident Verla Perry during a time when former Mayor Evelyn Newman was president. “It was 1998-1999 and the …

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Meet your match, visit kissing booth at pet event

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By Karolyn Gephart With Valentine’s Day approaching, the community is invited to Meet Your Match event at the Friendswood Animal Control Shelter on Saturday, February 8 from 10 am to 3 pm.  What a perfect way to celebrate a special day with a special new pet selected to be perfect …

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H-GAC names award after Mayor Reid

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On Jan. 24, the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), honored long-time Pearland Mayor Tom Reid with the inaugural Tom Reid Award during its annual meeting. The award recognizes excellence in regional leadership and honors individuals that served the H-GAC board of directors and its 13-county region by demonstrating superlative leadership to …

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County Master Gardeners to hold Spring Plant Sale

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By Karolyn Gephart It’s not too early to think of Spring landscaping, tree planting and garden varieties for the area. Galveston County Master Gardeners will host their huge Spring Plant Sale, Seminar and Craft Sale Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Galveston County Fairgrounds at Jack Brooks Park on Hwy. 6 …

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Learn to square dance at Intro Nights

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By Karolyn Gephart Anyone interested in Square Dancing has a great opportunity this month. The Hanger Squares Square Dance Club is having two free Intro Nights and invites anyone interested to come. The dates are Saturday, January 18 and 25 from 7 to 9 pm at Jones Hangar at 901 …