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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 …

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Input sought on flood control proposals

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By Nicole Jones The City of Friendswood has opened a public comment period to hear citizen input on infrastructure projects for possible submission for federal grant funding. Under consideration for application for the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery is the city’s Deepwood Flood Control Project, which would bury critical …

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City looks at comprehensive plan in 2020

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By Nicole Jones Planning for the future, probably with outside help, is on the city’s to-do list for 2020. All cities with zoning have to have some level of comprehensive plan, according to state law.   “If you have zoning, you have to have a plan to base your zoning decisions …

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Art Friends of Downtown Friendswood donate plaques

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A group of local artists and art appreciators completed major sculpture donations to the City of Friendswood by having bronze plaques installed to commemorate and explain the sculptures. The sculptures and bronze plaques are valued at over $20,000. The artists and community activists first came together in 2014 to create …

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FISD looks at expansion, security upgrades

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By Nicole Jones Friendswood ISD Trustees are looking toward the future with discussion of security upgrades at various campuses and preparation for an eventual expansion of Friendswood High. School board members addressed the district’s growth and upcoming needs at their Dec. 9 meeting, reviewing the footprint of the high school …

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Sales tax to fund road work in city

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By Nicole Jones More road work on city streets will begin soon, courtesy of the street sales tax, city officials say. City Council on Dec. 2 approved $4 million in road work and resurfacing for selected city streets selected through a pavement assessment. “If folks are upset with the construction …

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School calendar set for 2020-21

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By Nicole Jones The calendar for the 2021 school year in Friendswood will be much like that of past years, the FISD Board of Trustees decided this month. After committee research and feedback, Trustees adopted the academic calendar on Dec. 9. Next year’s calendar will have a full week off …

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‘Santa in the Park’ this Saturday

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By NICOLE JONES Sporting the theme, “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays,” this year’s Santa in the Park will include all the usual favorites this Saturday. The event is 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Stevenson Park. “A variety of rides includes a pretty significant sized …

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City moves to restrict oversize vehicles

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By NICOLE JONES Friendswood City Council on Dec. 3 approved the first reading of an ordinance that puts restrictions on oversized vehicles coming through the city. The move is a result of overweight and oversized loads that have been regularly coming through town, according to Deputy Police Chief Josh Rogers. …

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Foundation established in memory of Cole Gordon

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By Nicole Jones The first formal check presentation for the newly established Cole Gordon’s the Helping Hand Foundation ended in hugs between Mayor Mike Foreman and Cole’s family. It has only been a few months Scott and Heather Gordon, longtime Friendswood residents and community volunteers, lost their son Cole, a …