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TOUCHDOWN CATCH!

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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 …

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Kenneth M. Camp Fire Station Dedication

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Local dignitaries, FVFD volunteers and the community gathered Saturday, Oct. 14 for the dedication of the Kenneth M. Camp Fire Station (Fire Station 1). Activities included equipment demonstrations, station/apparatus wet down, push-in, hose uncoupling, and a mini firefighter challenge for the kids. The dedication was combined with the fire department’s …

Heritage Gardeners learn about hummingbirds

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By Karolyn Gephart Hummingbirds was the topic for the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Heritage Gardeners in Friendswood. Wild Birds Unlimited owner, Jeff Glattly entertained the group with facts about hummingbirds. The small birds weigh about the weight of a nickel. They fly 30-63 mph and can …

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 …

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 …