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  • Jun 26 2017
    Friendswood Police are investigating a fatal crash in the 300 block of E. Parkwood Avenue that occurred at 2:41 p.m. on Monday, June 26. According to witnesses, a red Volkswagon crossed over the eastbound lanes of FM 528 from the westbound side. The driver of a Tahoe hit the passenger side of the Volkswagon and flipped on its side. The driver of the red Volkswagon was transported to Clear Lake Regional Hospital via ground ambulance where she succumbed to her injuries. The ...identity of the... details
  • Jun 23 2017
    Recently, Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland honored Rochelle Barr for her development of and service to the Teen Court program. She approached the City about beginning the program in 2010. Over the next six years, Barr served as the Teen Court Coordinator on a volunteer basis, working thousands of hours coordinating court sessions and more than 125 volunteers. She also was the Vice President of the Teen Court Association of Texas. Ms. Barr s work positively affected the lives of hu... details
  • Jun 22 2017
    The deadline to participate in the Friendswood Fourth of July Parade or have a booth in Stevenson Park is approaching. The Grand Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Friendswood Drive (FM 518) at Heritage Drive, with the theme Salute to America, Texan Style. Participating in the Parade is free. Entries must be decorated patriotically and have a visible connection to the theme. The parade concludes at Stevenson Park where there will be rides, games, food booths, live entertainment and fun for the... details
  • Jun 22 2017
    July 4th Carnival Unlimited Ride Wristbands are on sale until June 30 at Friendswood City Hall. The Carnival in Stevenson Park begins following the Grand Parade (about 11 a.m.). The event is free to attend, however Wristbands allow purchasers unlimited access to all rides at the event, including the train, rock wall, mechanical bull, obstacle course, photo booth, and more. Purchasing a Centennial Park Unlimited Ride Wristband allows access to the rides at the evening program. ... details
  • Jun 22 2017
    July 4th evening events at Centennial Park begin at 7:30 p.m. There is no public parking at Centennial Park. Instead, a shuttle service will be provided from Friendswood High School and Clear Brook High School. Shuttles will run to Centennial Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Friendswood police officers will provide security services at the shuttle locations. ... details
  • Jun 22 2017
    Beginning Monday morning, July 3 at 8 a.m. there will be parking restrictions in place for the Lakes of Falcon Ridge subdivision for both residents and non-residents. Parking will be limited to one side of the roadway for all streets in the subdivision. Vehicles blocking the roadways will be towed at the owner s expense. Compliance will be strictly enforced by Friendswood Police from Monday, July 3 at 8 a.m. until Wednesday, July 5 at 8 a.m. There are also temporary parking restricti... details
  • Jun 19 2017
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  • Jun 6 2017
    Construction of the pavilion and restrooms at Lake Friendswood has begun and should take three months. During that time, a portion of the concrete path circling the lake will be closed to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience. ... details
  • May 29 2017
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  • May 16 2017
    Drive too fast down Melody Lane from FM 2351 and you ll likely miss The Orchard, a single-street subdivision with its own homeowners association. They may be small in number (11 homes, all on Fallow Lane), but residents of The Orchard are doing more than their share keeping Friendswood beautiful. The volunteer organization with the similar name, Keep Friendswood Beautiful (KFB), recently awarded this year s landscaping matching grant to The Orchard. Both sides of Fallow Lane at Melody Lane de... details
  • May 16 2017
    The City of Friendswood would like to remind residents that the disposal of hazardous materials in residential garbage is prohibited. In the last several weeks, there have been three instances where improper disposal of materials has resulted in smoldering conditions or fire within garbage trucks. A fire in a garbage truck forces the operator to dump contents onto residential streets in order to save equipment and keep the fire from spreading. This creates an eye sore and a trashy probl... details
  • May 11 2017
    More than 500 people, including 300 kids, participated in the annual Friendswood Youth Fishing Derby at the Centennial Park Pond. Jessie Barbee caught the most fish (four) and Koby Hilliard reeled in the smallest (three and one quarter inches). In the age 6 and under category, Brody Bean placed first. Jessie Barbee was second. Sergey Wallace was third. In the age 7-11 group: Caiden Stanley, followed by Daniel Moe, and then Jeremiah Lopez. Age 12-16: Emily Jackson placed first. Joshua Dec... details
  • May 10 2017
    City of Friendswood Public Works Director and City Engineer Patrick Donart is the recipient of the Five Star Spirit Award for the first quarter of 2017. He began working in Friendswood in 2014 and was nominated by a co-worker who said, from day one, (Donart) has taken the time to try and get to know the employees as individuals, and has worked hard to instill a sense of family. They further stated that his efforts have led to improved employee morale. While presenting the award, Friend... details
  • May 10 2017
    Four Friendswood High School students who performed internships in the communications area of the Friendswood City Manager s Office were recognized by City Council during the May 1 meeting. During the 2016-17 school year, Seniors Josh Hlavenka, Dylan McKim, Jordan Ritzberger and Junior Katie Mulloy learned about the Council Chambers TV production and recording equipment and operated it during meetings. They also produced news stories about the Dog Park grant, Library opening, Santa in the Pa... details
  • May 10 2017
    For the third consecutive year, the Friendswood Library has been honored with the Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA). The award recognizes library staff for their commitment to service and educational programming in the community. During the Friendswood City Council meeting on May 1, Rebecca Pool, Library Director at the Deer Park Public Library and past President of TMLDA presented the award to Friendswood Library Director ... details
  • May 10 2017
    The annual Pitch, Hit and Run competition drew more than 30 boys and girls, ages 7 to 14 to Friendswood s Renwick Park on April 25. Certificates were presented to the All-Around Champion, Batting Champion, Pitching Champion and Base-Running Champion in each age group. The girls Friendswood Champions are: Madelyn Cavery, Sarah Reihle, Alliya Hobson, Sydney Knape, Isabella Parker, and Alexis Knape. The boys Friendswood Champions are: Gage Ayers, John Bell, Sammy Lara, Matthew Lara, Trace... details
  • May 6 2017
    May 06, 2017 General Election Results Early Voting Election Day Totals Council, Position No. 2 Sally Harris Branson 1,300 55.13% 440 53.92% 1,740 54.82% Omar Peck 1,058 44.87% 376 46.08% 1,434 45.18% Council, Position No. 5 David O Farrell 997 41.96% 321 39.24% ... details
  • Apr 20 2017
    Five different levels of swimming lessons, from Beginner to Advanced, will be offered by the City of Friendswood Parks and Recreation Department beginning June 20 at the City Pool in Stevenson Park. The lessons will be offered for kids ages 2 -12 years old at various skill levels, times, lengths, and costs this summer. To determine what skill level your child has attained, and to register, please click on www.friendswood.com/pool Enrollment in swim lessons is limited. For more ... details
  • Apr 19 2017
    CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTION Friendswood, TX April 19, 2017 The City of Friendswood will conduct a GENERAL ELECTION on May 06, 2017, to elect a Councilmember for Position No. 2 and Position No. 5, and a SPECIAL ELECTION to vote on eight proposed Charter Amendments. A sample ballot may be found at https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/246/Sample_Ballot_2017.pdf EARLY VOTING will be held by personal appearance and conducted each weekday during... details
  • Apr 19 2017
    Friendswood has a very high participation rate of recycling compared to neighboring communities .70% of our households recycle! We have increased our amount of recycling each year. The table below shows how much we recycled (in tons) each year, and what percent of the total waste our recycling has represented. Recycling data for Friendswood: Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Recyc... details
  • Apr 10 2017
    Due to ongoing deterioration, the bridge on Mandale Road, between Hollier Road and Moore Road, is now closed. Traffic will need to use FM 528 as a detour. We apologize for the inconvenience. ... details
  • Apr 10 2017
    Friendswood residents did a great job helping clean up the City by participating in the Spring Sparkle on April 8. More than 600 vehicles dropped off tree limbs, grass clippings, wood, metal, appliances, and plastic at trash trucks and mobile receptacles in Friendswood s Centennial Park. The paper shredding truck was filled to capacity during the event. This year s Keep Friendswood Beautiful (KFB) Garage Sale raised $1,003. I was pleased with the quality, number and variety of items d... details
  • Mar 13 2017
    Parade and booth applications are now being accepted by the Friendswood Fourth of July Steering Committee and the City of Friendswood for participation in this year s July 4th celebration. The theme is Salute to America, Texan Style. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with the Grand Parade on Friendswood Drive (FM 518) at Heritage Drive. The parade concludes at Stevenson Park. There is no charge to participate in the parade. All entries must be decorated in a patriotic manner and have ... details
  • Oct 27 2016
    An analysis, based on the budget and tax rate approved by Friendswood City Council at their October meeting, has yielded a noteworthy number and comparison. The analysis combined all of these City services: Police Department (including Animal Control), the Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Marshal s Office, Emergency Management Office, Public Works (including roads, sidewalks and drainage), Community Development (planning and zoning, inspections, building permitting, and managing storm wat... details