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New Downtown Development Corporation directors take oath

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The oath of office for the appointed directors of the recently formed Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation was given at the City Council meeting Sept. 12. Directors taking the oath included Patrick McGinnis, Rebecca Hillenburg, Paul Marx, Elmer Johnson, Jr., Ron Cox, Arden Hill, and Alton Todd. At the July …

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Friendswood Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

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The community of Friendswood said goodbye to summer at the first Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social held on Labor Day, Sept. 5 on the grounds of the Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum in downtown Friendswood. Celebrity “scoopers” included Mayor Kevin Holland, Councilman Billy Enochs, Councilman Steve Rockey, Councilman Mike …

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Friendswood stampedes past Texas City 54-20

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS In the past, when Friendswood and Texas City would meet on the field of battle, it usually was a scoring display with the last team who had the ball who would decide the winner.     Not the case this year as the Stingarees defense had no …

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Lighthouse Charity Team ready to serve at peak of hurricane season

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by Karolyn Gephart People helping people is the theme for the Lighthouse Charity Team and at the historical peak of hurricane season, the volunteers are ready to act and do just that if a hurricane should attack the coastal Galveston County area or nearby coasts.   The non-profit group of …

Visit my.fisd.com to learn more about TRE

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Written by Trish Hanks, Friendswood ISD Superintendent Academic performance is a priority for Friendswood.  Recruiting and retaining quality staff is essential to remain in the top 3% of the state in student performance.  On September 10, the Friendswood ISD will join many other districts by holding a tax ratification election …

Guest Column: The Rest of the Story

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By Cheryl E. Johnson, PCC Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Although I was warned not to say anything about Friendswood ISD’s Tax Ratification Election (TRE), as the County “Cut Tax” Assessor Collector, I have a duty to the voters who count on me to be their voice. So, I read …

FISD to conduct controlled flare Thursday

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By Karolyn Gephart Friendswood ISD has scheduled a controlled flare to empty the district’s propane tank for the morning of Thursday, July 21, 2016 beginning at 8 a.m.at the district’s transportation facility at 400 Woodlawn. As part of routine maintenance, FISD will empty a propane fuel tank at the facility …

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Friendswood celebrates America’s birthday

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Hundreds of residents and visitors lined the streets Monday in anticipation of the 125th annual Friendswood Fourth of July Parade. Patriotic floats, decorated vehicles and bikes, as well as area businesses were represented as they traveled down 518 in the historic parade. State Farm agent, Lighthouse Charity Team founder, and …

Friendswood Senior Citizen Progam hosts BBQ lunch

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Everyone is invited to the City of Friendswood Senior Citizen Program‘s Fifth Annual BBQ Fundraiser lunch on Thursday, June 16. Lunch is served at the Friendswood Activity Building, 416 Morningside Drive in Friendswood between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Get chicken, pulled pork, sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans and …

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Friendswood Sportspark Dedications

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Two “sons of Friendswood” who became Marines were honored with City parks dedicated in their honor on Sunday (May 29). The recently expanded Sportspark on FM 528 at Moore Road was dedicated as the “Corporal Steven Schulz Sportspark.” Schulz, a Class of 2002 Friendswood High School graduate served in Iraq …