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  • Feb 21 2018
    The National Council for Home Safety and Security has named Friendswood one of the Safest Cities in Texas-2018. Friendswood was ranked eighth safest in Texas and the safest in the greater Houston area. The National Council for Home Safety and Security reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with their own population data and internal research. Cities with populations under 10,000 or ones that failed to submit a complete crime report were not considered.... details
  • Feb 21 2018
    Everyone is invited to the official ribbon cutting for Lake Friendswood on Friday, March 2 at 4 p.m. The park has two floating docks, a kayak/canoe launch, multiple fitness workout stations along a one- mile concrete and boardwalk trail circling the lake and picnic tables, benches, and small barbeque pits. Officially opening following the ribbon cutting is a pavilion and permanent restrooms. Lake Friendswood is one of the projects voters approved in the 2013 Bond Election. ... details
  • Feb 20 2018
    Friendswood streets that are maintained by the City of Friendswood are currently being evaluated by special equipment installed in a modified 15-passenger van. Last year, City Council approved funding to hire Infrastructure Management Services to develop a plan to evaluate the current conditions of city streets. Their Road Service Tester van, which has lasers, distance measuring instruments, accelerometers and rate gyroscopes, inertial navigation-based GPS and high resolution, forward, ... details
  • Feb 20 2018
    Beginning March 4, the City s solid waste management contractor, Waste Connections of Texas, will discontinue picking up bagged construction and storm-related debris. Residents will be responsible for removing construction and storm-related debris, renovation materials and any other items except household garbage from their property. Here are some suggested ways of handling debris: -Select a landfill and use your personal vehicle to haul it directly to the landfill. If you have v... details
  • Feb 20 2018
    The City of Friendswood is offering new lifeguard training and lifeguard recertification on April 7-8. Candidates must be at least 15 years old, pass required swimming tests, complete an online class prior to April 4, and attend both sessions: at the Friendswood ISD Aquatic Center on Saturday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the Leavesley Jones Hangar on Sunday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The new lifeguard fee is $210 per person. Recertification, for people with current... details
  • Feb 20 2018
    Skywarn trains volunteers to watch the skies during severe weather and relay reports back to the National Weather Service. The two-hour class is Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Friendswood Library. Skywarn spotter training is free to anyone with an interest in severe weather and in providing these critical reports that contribute to public safety. No registration is necessary. If you would like to receive a certificate of completion, please email ssimmons@friendswood.com to pre-regist... details
  • Feb 7 2018
    CANDIDATE FILING FOR CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD SPECIAL ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR MAY 05, 2018 In addition to the General Election which is scheduled to be held on May 5, 2018, to elect a Mayor, Councilmember for Position No. 1, and Councilmember for Position No. 3, there will be a Special Election to fill an unexpired term for Council Position No. 4. A packet with information for potential candidates in the Special or General Election is available and may be picked up in the City Secretar... details
  • Jan 11 2018
    Friendswood Police need the public s help locating the man who robbed the Texan bank in Friendswood on December 21, 2017. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the bank robber. Police investigators have identified the bank robber as 50-year old Charles Perry Nix of El Campo, Texas. During the robbery, Nix was wearing a ball cap with blue stitching on the front, a faded red and white button down striped shirt with an ear ... details
  • Dec 19 2017
    Get a copy of the Keep Friendswood Beautiful 2018 Calendar, with award-winning photographs, at the Parks and Recreation Department office on the second floor of City Hall. ... details
  • Dec 4 2017
    As cooler weather becomes more frequent, the City of Friendswood Fire Marshal s Office reminds everyone to use caution and reduce the risk of fire from heating equipment. --Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment like the furnace, fireplace, or space heater. --Have a three-foot kid-free zone around open fires and space heaters. --Do not plug space heaters into extension cords. --Never use your oven to heat your home. --Have heating equipment ... details