Mayor discusses new preliminary tax rate in letter to citizens

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By KAROLYN GEPHART In the weekly recovery letter to Friendswood residents by Mayor Kevin Holland, he mentioned non-disaster information regarding the lowering of the tax rate by the City to a historically low level. Friendswood City Council is considering a proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18 that lowers the tax …

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Guest Column by Janis Lowe

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Will You Say No To Free Money? As per the Friendswood City Council Meeting on Sept 11 (re: item #17 aka Galv. County Bond in November), the angst of #17 was some members of Council do not think the County is sending ‘enough’ money back to Friendswood in the coming …

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Friendswood Strong benefit concert slated for Sept. 23

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Friendswood presents Friendswood Strong, a Harvey Benefit Concert, Sept. 23 at Stevenson Park. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. and run through 7 p.m. offering music by Funksion and Friendswood resident Aric Harding. Funksion is a 9-piece party band consisting of a tight 4-piece rhythm section, …

FISD lowers tax rate by 2 cents

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A decrease in the tax rate in Friendswood ISD is official: a decrease of 2 cents was approved when the tax rate was adopted at the Aug. 14 meeting of the FISD Board of Trustees. The new 2017 tax rate for FISD is $1.367. This decrease was …

Friendswood set to face non-district schedule

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Friendswood has three non-district games to begin the 2017 football campaign and they easily disposed of two of them last season getting lopsided wins over the Texas City Stingarees 54-20, and the Kingwood Mustangs 58-20, but the weather ended up canceling the game against the Summer …

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Friendswood FFA Show Cattle team member wins State and National titles

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Gracie Kempken, a member of the Friendswood FFA Show Cattle Team, attended the 2017 Texas Junior Brangus Breeders Association State Show in Bryan, Texas in June. Gracie attended with her Black Brangus cow/calf pair to compete with other Brangus owners and breeders from all over the state. DK Miss Loretta …

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Shelter dog cast in ‘Annie’

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Stars of the stage can be “discovered” at a variety of places. In Friendswood, an up and coming new actress was found at the Friendswood Animal Facility. Her name is Felicity, but for her stage appearance, call her Sandy. Ironically, this young mixed breed canine orphan will …

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2017 Gathering celebrates country and community

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In 1895, a group of Quakers known as “Friends” moved into the wooded area of land located near the confluence of Chigger Creek and Clear Creek. The “Friends” purchased over 1500 acres they believed to be the Promised Land. On this acreage they located their homes and barns. They raised …

FISD turns former FJH cafeteria into new board room

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By Karolyn Gephart The Friendswood ISD regularly scheduled meeting April 10 of the FISD School Board was held in their new board room at the Annex, the building adjacent to the Administration building on Laurel. The Annex was formerly Friendswood Junior High School. The district had outgrown the former board …