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State of City to highlight Chamber luncheon

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By Karolyn Gephart The 33rd State of the City Address by Friendswood Mayor Mike Foreman will be presented at the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce General Membership luncheon Tuesday, March 3 from 11 am to 1 pm. The event is sponsored by the Chamber and the City of Friendswood. The luncheon will …

Pancakes to benefit Heritage Gardeners

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Snooze A.M. Eatery, in Webster (Clear Lake) is once again partnering with Heritage Gardeners in Friendswood for a Pancake Day promotion.  This year it is a week-long event.  Starting Wednesday, February 19 through Tuesday, February 25 the garden club will receive proceeds from sales of the eatery’s Pancake of the Day. …

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Fifth generation resident to lead Historical Society

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By Karolyn Gephart Debra Harkleroad Sasser is the new President of the Friendswood Historical Society. Sasser has been involved in the organization for more than 20 years. She was recommended by Friendswood resident Verla Perry during a time when former Mayor Evelyn Newman was president. “It was 1998-1999 and the …

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Meet your match, visit kissing booth at pet event

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By Karolyn Gephart With Valentine’s Day approaching, the community is invited to Meet Your Match event at the Friendswood Animal Control Shelter on Saturday, February 8 from 10 am to 3 pm.  What a perfect way to celebrate a special day with a special new pet selected to be perfect …

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H-GAC names award after Mayor Reid

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On Jan. 24, the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), honored long-time Pearland Mayor Tom Reid with the inaugural Tom Reid Award during its annual meeting. The award recognizes excellence in regional leadership and honors individuals that served the H-GAC board of directors and its 13-county region by demonstrating superlative leadership to …

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County Master Gardeners to hold Spring Plant Sale

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By Karolyn Gephart It’s not too early to think of Spring landscaping, tree planting and garden varieties for the area. Galveston County Master Gardeners will host their huge Spring Plant Sale, Seminar and Craft Sale Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Galveston County Fairgrounds at Jack Brooks Park on Hwy. 6 …

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Learn to square dance at Intro Nights

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By Karolyn Gephart Anyone interested in Square Dancing has a great opportunity this month. The Hanger Squares Square Dance Club is having two free Intro Nights and invites anyone interested to come. The dates are Saturday, January 18 and 25 from 7 to 9 pm at Jones Hangar at 901 …

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Input sought on flood control proposals

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By Nicole Jones The City of Friendswood has opened a public comment period to hear citizen input on infrastructure projects for possible submission for federal grant funding. Under consideration for application for the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery is the city’s Deepwood Flood Control Project, which would bury critical …

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City looks at comprehensive plan in 2020

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By Nicole Jones Planning for the future, probably with outside help, is on the city’s to-do list for 2020. All cities with zoning have to have some level of comprehensive plan, according to state law.   “If you have zoning, you have to have a plan to base your zoning decisions …

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Art Friends of Downtown Friendswood donate plaques

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A group of local artists and art appreciators completed major sculpture donations to the City of Friendswood by having bronze plaques installed to commemorate and explain the sculptures. The sculptures and bronze plaques are valued at over $20,000. The artists and community activists first came together in 2014 to create …