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Avid hiker, founder for mental health group plans walk from Friendswood to Austin

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Tom Kennedy is hiking from Friendswood to Austin at the end of January and all he needs are more postcards for his trip. Kennedy is one of the three founders of Hike for Mental Health. His hike to Austin is to help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental …

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First mural in Downtown Friendswood completed, donations still needed

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By Karolyn Gephart Friendswood’s first public art mural project in Downtown Friendswood is finished but donations for it are still being accepted. The Friends of Downtown Friendswood Association received a matching grant for the project. Donations are still needed to go toward the matching grant as well as to add …

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Wedgewood Elementary receives grant for new community park

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By Karolyn Gephart A new park is coming to Friendswood and students and faculty at Wedgewood Elementary are in charge of planning the area. It’s all part of the SPARK School Program. The SPARK School Program works with schools and neighborhoods to develop community parks on public school grounds. In …

LEGAL NOTICE 11-16-16

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NOTICE OF A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Friendswood City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Joint Docketed Public Hearing at Friendswood City Hall, 910 …

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17th Annual Halloween in the Park

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From superheroes and fairy tale characters to food items, knights, and even the geriatric costume, it was all for fun and candy that hundreds of Halloween-costumed kids and their parents attended Friendswood Chamber of Commerce’s 17th Annual Halloween in the Park Sunday, October 23, 2016. Held in Stevenson Park, the …

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Friendswood Art in the Park

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Art in the Park, annual fine arts event in Stevenson Park, was held Oct. 15-16 and offered many activities for all ages. The festival is devoted to showcasing a variety of artworks combined with demonstrations and performances. For more information visit aitpfestival.com Photos by Karolyn Gephart and Kathy Hickey

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Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department Open House

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Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department held their annual Open House on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 1-5 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 1000 South Friendswood Drive. Residents of Friendswood were able to learn more about the fire department and services it provides to the community. Activities included fire truck rides, live fire …

Friendswood High School Homecoming 2016

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Homecoming week in Friendswood is Oct. 17-21, and what a week it will be!  Friendswood High School is having Dress UP days sponsored by Student Council.  Monday is “Movie Monday; Tuesday-Texan Tuesday; No Dress Up PSAT Wednesday; Throwback Thursday; and Spirit Day Friday. The week will honor the Class of …

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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 …