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Former Friendswood Mayor Whittenburg passes away

In Friendswood, News by Reporter News

The City of Friendswood flag at City Hall is at half-staff in honor and memory of Dale Whittenburg, who passed away Monday, Sept. 21. Mr. Whittenburg served on Friendswood City Council from 1978 to 1980, and was Mayor from 1980 to 1982. Immediately following his term as Mayor, he continued …

Food drive set through end of month

In Friendswood, News by Reporter News

Friendswood city offices are a drop-off point for a Galveston County Food Drive that continues through the end of the month. Proceeds of the drive go to the Galveston County Food Bank. Until the end of the month, local residents can drop off donations at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood …

Public hearings needed for city tax rate

In Friendswood, News by Reporter News

Looking at a lengthy wish list of equipment and improvements, Friendswood City Council is opting to go two cents over the 2015-16 effective tax rate for the coming fiscal year. Due in part to new construction within the city, Friendswood ‘s effective rate – or that which would keep revenue …

City: No current plans to scrap horse arena

In Friendswood, News by Reporter News

With plans for a new dog park at Friendswood’s Old City Park under way, a group of area equestrian fans are worried such an amenity may displace another one that is part of the city’s heritage. Speaking before City Council last Monday were residents and park-users who urged city leaders …