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City leaders examine bond recommendations

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If city leaders opt to move forward, an estimated $80 million bond referendum could go to Friendswood voters in November. A citizens advisory committee this summer came before city council to recommended five propositions —  the largest, about $49 million accounting for inflation, would be earmarked for drainage and public …

Friendswood remains on scenic city list

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Friendswood has officially been re-certified this year as a Texas Scenic City, a title awarded after meeting a list of requirements on signs, tree ordinances and landscaping.  One of 21 cities to be certified or re-certified this year, Friendswood’s highlights include “strong on-premise and off-premise sign standards, strong unity of …

Park at Lake Friendswood dedicated to former mayor

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By Karolyn Gephart Schrader Park at Lake Friendswood was dedicated to the former Mayor, Paul Schrader on July 3 at the site in Friendswood. Family, friends and former mayors of the city attended. Current Mayor Mike Foreman told his audience that Schrader was an instrumental part to secure the property …

Space, NASA topics for library panels in July

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By Karolyn Gephart In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and NASA’s impact on the City of Friendswood, two incredible panel discussions were held with key individuals recently at the Friendswood Public Library. Wives of Apollo 11 Support Team spoke July 11 and the panel was composed of …

300 youth fish in Centennial Pond, 11 win trophies for size, amount

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By Karolyn Gephart Winners have been announced from the Youth Fishing Derby event held May 18 in Centennial Park. With over 600 catfish stocked into the Centennial Park pong, participants totaled more than 300 anxious to catch the largest fish, the smallest fish or the most fish to win a …

AT&T gives $10k to Longhorn Project

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By Karolyn Gephart The NASA-JSC Longhorn Project received a check for $10,000 from AT&T. The check was presented to project officials December 4 by AT&T Director of External Affairs Michael Flanagan. Guests invited to attend the presentation included Senator Larry Taylor, State Rep. Dennis Paul, State Rep. Ed Thompson and …

Aquatics team honored at FISD School Board meeting

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Eleven athletes qualified to compete in the Special Olympics State competition in College Station on October 19-20 and won six gold medals, five silver medals and one bronze medal along with six ribbons. The group were honored at the FISD Board meeting recently and were given Celebration of Excellence Awards. …

6 lucky winners take home raffle prizes from holiday tour

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By Karolyn Gephart Winners of Heritage Gardeners’ 2018 raffles at their 52nd Christmas Hour Tour included six people whose names were drawn Sunday, November 18 at 5:30 pm from purchased raffle tickets. Raffle ticket buyers could select from six raffle prizes to place their tickets for drawing. Kevin Kirkland won …

Friendswood Chamber sponsors 3rd annual Sportsman Raffle

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By Karolyn Gephart The annual Sportsman’s Raffle is set for Thursday, December 11, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce office at 1100 South Friendswood Drive (FM 518). The Chamber recommends the tickets make great Christmas gifts. Contact the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce immediately to …

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52nd Christmas Home Tour to include bazaar, tearoom

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By Karolyn Gephart Reporter News Staff Heritage Gardeners are busy preparing for their 52nd annual Home for the Holidays Christmas Home Tour and Holiday Bazaar Nov. 17-18. Five large homes will be on the tour from 1-5 pm each day. Tickets are on sale now in Friendswood for the annual …