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Canvass makes bond results official

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By Nicole Jones Friendswood City Council on Monday made official the results of Nov. 5 bond election and heard from citizens. Connie Ratisseau was among several residents addressing the council during the public comment period to request that the city appoint a citizens oversight committee regarding the bond projects. “There …

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STATE BOUND! Lady Mustangs capture 5A Region III Crown

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By Dr. David Davis     Friendswood lost in the Class 5A Region III finals a year ago to Kingwood Park. Despite the loss, Friendswood head coach Sarah Paulk knew she had a young team and believed they would challenge again this year.     This is the deepest playoff run for …

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Holiday events announced for Friendswood

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The holidays officially kick off Dec. 3 in Friendswood with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. “Santa will be there for the kids to say hello and take pictures and we’ll have wassail,” said Dave Smith of the Historical Society. “Then we’ll light up the tree and get started with …

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Holiday Bazaar to offer 34-plus vendors

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By Karolyn Gephart Shopping at the Friendswood Heritage Gardeners 53rd Annual Christmas event will be the best this year with over 34 vendors available November 23-24 from 9  am to 5 pm each day. Not only will there be indoor vendors at the Marie Workman Garden Clubhouse at 112 W. Spreading …

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Vote clears way for patio homes

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By Nicole Jones After much debate, the Friendswood City Council last week approved 4-3 the second reading of a measure that would allow the developer of Avalon at Friendswood. Discussion focused on the 156-acre tract off on the future Friendswood Lakes Blvd between West Ranch and Friendswood Lakes subdivisions. The …

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FFA fundraiser with Duke’s Premium Meats a success

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By Karolyn Gephart It is not surprising for FFA students to host a fundraiser selling meat packages and the recent one promoted by the Friendswood High School Ag Department was a successful venture and a great partnership. Sponsors Trevor Reifel and Rachel Hults chose Duke’s Premium Meats and worked closely …

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City to canvass election results Monday

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By Nicole Jones Friendswood City leaders are expected to canvass election results this Monday, Nov. 18, making the results official in a much discussed city bond package. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Friendswood voters in both Galveston and Harris counties approved only half …

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FHS senior becomes Mayor for a Day

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By Karolyn Gephart Friendswood High School Senior Tyler Warford is following in his family’s footsteps in a way he didn’t foresee happening. Warford was Mayor for a Day in Friendswood on Wednesday October 30, 2019. He was the second person in his family to hold such a position. His step-dad, …

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Heritage Gardeners to host 53rd Holiday Tour, events

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By Karolyn Gephart Ticket sales are underway for the Friendswood Heritage Gardeners 53rd Annual Christmas Home Tour, tearoom, Holiday Bazaar, and Santa’s Sweet Shoppe. The events will be November 23-24, 2019. Five private homes beautifully decorated for the holidays will open their doors to share the holiday spirit with the community. …

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Mayor challenges city to be Team Friendswood Strong

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By Karolyn Gephart Mayor Mike Foreman has issued a challenge to neighboring cities and the Friendswood community to be Team Friendswood Strong and help  make a difference in the Bay Area Heart Walk Saturday, November 9. City Manager Morad Karibi included the invitation in his report at the recent City …