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 …

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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 …