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Registration opens for 2nd Rotary Regatta

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By Karolyn Gephart Registration is underway for the Second Annual Rotary Regatta on Clear Creek Sunday, October 20, 2019. Rotary Clubs of both Friendswood and League City host the popular returning event.  The regatta is a seven-mile canoe/kayak race that begins at 1776 Park in Friendswood and ends at Countryside …

Scarecrow contest registration underway

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By Karolyn Gephart Scarecrows will start appearing soon in Downtown Friendswood as well as throughout the community when the 4th annual Scarecrow Contest gets underway. Sponsored by Friends of Downtown Friendswood, the 2019 contest will begin October 19 and those planning to participate can begin registering now. The contest is …

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Swing Into Fall tournament at Topgolf

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By Karolyn Gephart Topgolf is the new location for the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce’s Swing Into Fall golf tournament. Planned for Thursday, October 10, 2019, the tournament’s registration and sponsorships are open now. The tournament will have the golf bays open at 3 pm and games will begin at 4 …

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GCMG plant sale set for October 12

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By Karolyn Gephart A huge variety of plants will be offered at the Fall 2019 Plant Sale by Galveston County Master Gardeners Saturday, October 12 at Jack Brooks Park (Galveston County Fairgrounds) on Highway 6 in Hitchcock.  Citrus trees, fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, bulbs and perennials in all sizes and …

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Friendswood to receive $3.5 million of downtown improvements

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Friendswood residents will have a more safe and walkable downtown along Friendswood Drive (FM 518) when a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) project is completed.  City officials have learned that Friendswood will be receiving $3.5 million in improvements as part of TxDOT’s curb ramp, sidewalks and traffic signals program. At …

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First hearing on tax rate held

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By Karolyn Gephart The first hearing on the 2019 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate was held September 23, 2019 at a Special Meeting at City Hall at 910 S. Friendswood Drive in Friendswood. A tax rate of $0.532391 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body …

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Grand Parkway to be discussed at Chamber luncheon

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By Karolyn Gephart The Grand Parkway (SH99) will be the main topic presented by Galveston County Judge Mark Henry at the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon at The Green Event Center October 3. State Highway 99 (the Grand Parkway) is a proposed 184-mile circumferential highway traversing seven counties in the Greater Houston …

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Hearing held on proposed budget for City

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By Karolyn Gephart Two public hearings were held at the Friendswood City Council meeting Monday, Sept. 9 at City Hall in Friendswood. The first public hearing was held to input regarding the Proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 General Operating Budget for the City of Friendswood. City staff presented an overview of …

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TxDOT approves funding for Grand Parkway project

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By Karolyn Gephart Both Galveston and Brazoria County officials are reporting great news for their areas from TxDOT.  On August 29, 2019, TxDOT officials approved the 2020 Unified Transportation Program(UTP), including the funding of the Grand Parkway (SH99) project. The Galveston County Commissioners Court passed a resolution in support of …

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Dog Park opens in Friendswood 

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By Karolyn Gephart It is official: dogs in Friendswood have their own park. The grand opening of Friendswood PetSafe® Dog Park was August 28 with a ribbon cutting, vendors, giveaways and many dogs with their owners. The 1.6 acre park began as an Eagle Scout project by local Life Scout …