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Teachers in FISD surprised with grants

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Grants were presented to Friendswood ISD teachers recently to the cheers of students and faculty as the Friendswood ISD Education Foundation Prize Patrol arrived at each campus. The annual surprise campus visits occurred Friday, April 6. FEF supporters arrived with a group of FHS Mighty Mustang Band …

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Del Papa event to bring awareness to child abuse

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By KAROLYN GEPHART April is Child Abuse Awareness month, and the Galveston County Children’s Services Board is charged with increasing awareness of child abuse. In 2017, 746 children in Galveston County were the victims of child abuse or neglect. In an effort to raise awareness, the Galveston County Children’s Services …

Tables still available for Lighthouse Charity Team gala

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By Karolyn Gephart Table reservations are filling quickly for the upcoming fundraiser for the Lighthouse Charity Team annual gala set for Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Pearland KC Hall at 2320 Hatfield Road. Table reservations are still being taken with tables for $5,000 on the dance floor and $2,800 …

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Koopman named Galveston County Coach of the Year

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Robert Koopmann has learned two valuable lessons over the course of a 33-year coaching career. Patience is a virtue and life is good in Friendswood. Patience became a reality when Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area in late August/early September. Friendswood was one of the hardest areas hit by Harvey …

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Chara Dance creates new scholarship foundation

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Chara Christian Dance Academy owner Shanna Kirkpatrick was assisted from the generosity of others throughout her dance training and now passes on the same gift to students locally. With the creation of a scholarship program, she can now open up funding opportunities for the community. The gift …

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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 …