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Swing into Fall with golf

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By Karolyn Gephart   Swing Into Fall Golf Tournament is planned for October 1, 2020. The event, hosted by the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, takes place at Top Golf in Webster. The event is held from 2:30 to 6 pm at 21401 Gulf Freeway. Registration opens at 2:30 pm with bays …

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SOAR to host activities for Halloween, Christmas

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By Karolyn Gephart Starlight Outreach and Rescue loves the holidays and two fun events are planned for 2020. Each year in October, the organization hosts Howl-O-Wine in Friendswood. This year the Halloween event will be different but the benefits to the rescue group are the same, helping animals be healthy …

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9-year-old encourages recycling, monitors 8 bins

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By KAROLYN GEPHART When a determined and accomplished 9 year old wants to make a difference in her community, it can be accomplished in many ways. Alexandra Castillo is a role model for other kids her age in impacting her community at a level that can be accomplished by someone …

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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 …