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  • Feb 8 2017
    The website NeighborhoodScout.com has named Friendswood as the safest City in the Houston area, the sixth Safest City in Texas, and the 60th Safest City in America. Neighborhood Scout s ranking is based on cities with 25,000 or more people, based on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Neighborhood Scout s report uses the most recent data the FBI classifies as Final, non-preliminary. They further explained their methodology: Since many cities are serve... details
  • Feb 8 2017
    Friendswood Police are accepting registration for R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) training. R.A.D. is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, 15-hour. women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts Program. The class is open to all women ages 12 and up. The course is a great mother/... details
  • Feb 8 2017
    Skywarn Storm Spotter training will be held at the Friendswood Library on March 9 at 6:30 p.m. Come learn how to identify severe thunderstorms and their associated hazards, including tornadoes, hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding. You will also learn how to relay your reports to the National Weather Service. Spotter reports are used to issue effective and timely warnings which alert those in the path of the storm. The training is free and open to the public, and lasts about 2 hours with... details
  • Jan 31 2017
    Lake Friendswood will be officially opening on Monday, February 6. The park is one of the projects voters approved in the 2013 Bond Election. It is surrounded by a concrete path and boardwalk, approximately one mile long. At intervals, there are benches, picnic tables, and exercise equipment. Through a partnership with West Ranch, a pavilion and restroom building will be constructed at the park later this summer, replacing temporary restroom accommodations that will be in place in the interim. ... details
  • Jan 11 2017
    Many cat owners feel guilty about keeping their cats indoors, believing they are denying their cats natural instincts to hunt, or keeping them from getting exercise and fresh air. However, the reality is, your cat will be safer, healthier, and likely live longer being kept indoors than going outside. Each week, the staff and volunteers at Friendswood Animal Control receive calls and visits from residents whose cats have disappeared. Often, the story is the same. They hear things like, bu... details
  • Jan 4 2017
    Start your New Year with a 2017 Keep Friendswood Beautiful Calendar, created with photos from the KFB Photo Contest. It includes city landscapes, parks, animals, historical buildings, and other beautiful places in Friendswood. The $5 calendars are for sale at the Parks and Recreation office in City Hall. ... details
  • Dec 23 2016
    More than 1,000 votes were cast in the 5th Annual Deck the House Holiday Lighting Contest, and the winner is...711 Pin Oak Drive. Friendswood Fine Arts and the City of Friendswood congratulate the winner and thank everyone who participated, and special thanks to the sponsors: Brasserie 1895, Magnuson Ace Hardware, Mulch X-press, and Mystic Nails. ... details
  • Dec 22 2016
    Beginning with the new year, the Friendswood Municipal Court will be undergoing maintenance. All evening proceedings will temporarily be located in the Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall, 910 South Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. Until further notice, all Wednesday evening Court activities will be in the new location, not the Public Safety Building on Whitaker Drive. This location change affects people involved in all aspects of hearings and trials, including jurors an... details
  • Dec 9 2016
    Beginning Monday (December 12), Waste Connections of Texas will have an additional garbage truck to service routes in Friendswood. This will improve the company s efficiency in getting solid waste picked up in a more timely manner. As a result, customers may experience earlier pick-up times than which they are accustomed. As a reminder, please place garbage, recycling and green waste items, properly contained or bundled, at curbside by 7 a.m. on scheduled service days to ensure timely pick... details
  • Nov 1 2016
    Fire hydrants provide a vital water supply for the Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department and are essential in fighting larger fires. Hydrants should be readily accessible at all times to provide easy access to firefighters. Never place trash, limbs, vegetation, and other items closer than three feet to a fire hydrant. These items may be obstacles to the hydrant and delay access during emergencies. The law prohibits parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. Violators may be issued a cita... 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