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  • Oct 26 2016
    Friendswood residents living in Galveston County Early Voting Hours Monday through Friday (October 24-28, 2016) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (October 29, 2016) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday (October 30, 2016) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. ... Monday through Friday October 31-November 4, 2016) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early Voting Locations-Friendswood residents living in Galveston County may vote at ANY of the following locations: Friendswood City Hall (2nd Floor) 910 South Friendswood Ave J... details
  • Oct 26 2016
    Friendswood Residents living in Harris County Early Voting Hours October 24 - October 28: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. October 29: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. October 30: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ... October 31 - November 4: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Early Voting Locations--Friendswood residents living in Harris County may vote at ANY Harris County Early Voting location. Go to /EarlyVotingLocationsSchedule.p for a list of locations. Friendswood City Hall IS NOT a Ha... details
  • Oct 24 2016
    Information for Friendswood residents who want to vote early: Galveston County residents, please click on Harris County residents, please click on When you come to City Hall for early voting, or on Election Day, you are invited to park in any of the spaces, including those assigned to staff. ... details
  • Oct 12 2016
    The Friendswood Drive (FM 518) median makeover, funded by a $210,000 Governor's Community Achievement Award from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), is moving into a new phase on October 17. Now that the old plants have been removed and almost all transplanted elsewhere, and the time of year is right for new vegetation, work has begun on the new look for the medians, said Keep Friendswood Beautiful Chairperson Sherry Goen. The installation of new vegetation, decorative rock... details
  • Oct 11 2016
    The weather is cooling off and before we know it, Halloween will be here. Although families often focus on kids, candy, and decorating for Halloween, it s also important to pay special attention to your pets this time of year. Here are 5 tips for keeping your dogs and cats safe and healthy this Halloween. Be sure your pets are microchipped. Whether you have an outside pet that could be scared away by the noise, traffic, and excitement of Halloween, or an escape artist who might sneak out the ... details
  • Oct 6 2016
    Although it still feels like summer, the annual Fall Haul is approaching. The event allows Friendswood residents to bring truck-loads of tree limbs, grass clippings, old appliances, furniture, wood, metal, or plastic to Centennial Park (2200 South Friendswood Drive) for disposal. This year s Fall Haul is Saturday, November 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hazardous materials are not allowed. Between 8 a.m. and noon (or until the shredding truck is full), each resident may bring up to 200 pounds of... details
  • Oct 6 2016
    The City of Friendswood Parks and Recreation Department hosted the NFL Punt, Pass Kick competition September 29 at Centennial Park. The competition, sponsored locally by Operation Redemption, gave youngsters the opportunity to show their talent punting, passing and place-kicking footballs. Scores were based on distance and accuracy. Girls age 8-9: Addison Putnum placed first. Sarah Reihle was second. Girls age 10-11: Aaliyah Barnett placed first. Caily Carver was second. Boys a... details
  • Oct 5 2016
    On October 3, 2016, the City of Friendswood adopted its 2016 tax rate of $0.5460 per $100 property valuation. This tax rate will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations and debt service obligations than last year s tax rate. For more information on the City of Friendswood 2016-2017 budget, please call 281-996-3250. ... details
  • Sep 28 2016
    Celebrity Pet Expert Harrison Forbes was joined by a large crowd of people with their pets to celebrate the PetSafe Bark for Your Park program $25,000 grant to help fund the City of Friendswood dog park project on Friday (September 16). The dog park will be located in Old City Park, closest to Merriewood Drive. Earlier this year, Stevenson Park (1100 South Friendswood Drive) and Old City Park were linked by new trails and a bridge over Cowards Creek. During the Friday night event, the... details
  • Sep 22 2016
    The City of Friendswood s Charter, commonly referred to as the constitution of Friendswood that establishes the City s rights and powers, requires that the City Council appoint a Charter Review Commission every five years. That Commission is made up of seven Friendswood citizens who are tasked with determining whether any section of the Charter requires revisions or amendments and reporting their findings, if any, to the City Council. In compliance with the City Charter, Friendswood s City... details
  • Sep 20 2016
    City of Friendswood Parks and Recreation staff member Paul Stacy was honored at the September Friendswood City Council meeting. Keep Friendswood Beautiful Chairperson Sherry Goen detailed how the new design of medians on FM 518 (Friendswood Drive) impacted the crepe myrtle trees. Over the past few months, Stacy has managed the transplanting of the trees to the Schulz Sportspark on FM 528. Once the trees were removed and replanted, Paul babied those trees, coming up with several... details
  • Sep 7 2016
    One of Friendswood s premiere annual events, Santa in the Park is scheduled for Saturday, December 10. The City of Friendswood is now accepting applications for sponsors and people wanting to have booths. Every year, Santa in the Park entertains thousands of people with, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, carnival rides for kids of all ages, and a Holiday Market. In the evening, a 20-foot tall decorated Christmas tree is lit, followed by the area s best holiday fireworks show. ... details
  • Sep 7 2016
    NOTICE TO BIDDERS CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS BID NO. 2016-08 DESIGNATE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR PUBLICATION OF LEGAL AND OFFICIAL NEWS FOR THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD Bids shall be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked with Bid No. 2016-08, and addressed to the City of Friendswood, Attn: Melinda Welsh, City Secretary, and will be received at Friendswood City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX, 77546 before 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 22, 2016. For publication of... details
  • Sep 7 2016
    The Summer Reading Programs at the Friendswood Public Library were a success! Children birth to 10 1,638 children participated and read a total of 31,402 books. 3,347 prizes were awarded. 1,125 children completed the program by reading 10 books and 312 children read a total of 60 books this summer. Young Adults 460 young adults ages 11 to 16 participated and read a total of 8,927 hours. 780 prizes were awarded. 315 youths completed the program by reading 3 hours and 33 yo... details
  • Sep 7 2016
    The City of Friendswood Fire Marshal s Office reminds parents to not park in fire lanes, block fire hydrants, or obstruct intersections during school activities. Fire lanes are designated to allow emergency vehicles access to buildings and property. Emergency vehicles include fire trucks, ambulances, and police vehicles. Fire apparatus and ambulances require large areas to operate and make turns. Parking in fire lanes takes up space these vehicles may need. Emergency vehicles responding ... details
  • Aug 25 2016
    The effort of a Friendswood Boy Scout to build a dog park has received a $25,000 boost. For his Eagle Scout project, Friendswood High School freshman Caden Fischer has personally asked residents, business owners, and Facebook readers of his page, Friendswood Dog Park Eagle Scout Project, to contribute to the dog park project. So far, he has raised more than $15,500. I ve always liked pets. When I was considering what to do for my Eagle Scout project, my Mom and I heard lots o... details
  • Aug 16 2016
    The latest compilation of safest cities to live in Texas has Friendswood at number three among cities of comparable size. Value Penguin recently contacted the City to advise them of their analysis, based on the most recent FBI Crime Report numbers for all 217 Texas cities with more than ten thousand residents. In the 20 thousand to 50 thousand population category, Friendswood ranked third in Texas and first in the Houston metro area. According to Value Penguin: We standardized the data ... details
  • Aug 16 2016
    Committed to providing their customers quality drinking water, utilities across the country perform thorough chemical and biological testing to ensure that their product meets primary drinking water standards established by applicable regulatory agencies. Secondary standards relating to the aesthetic quality of drinking water are not mandated, but are often a source of consumer complaints when they are exceeded. In several instances, complaints regarding the taste and odor of a water, a second... details
  • Aug 10 2016
    The City of Friendswood has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the thirteenth consecutive year. The Association honored the City after evaluating the Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget. Mike Rodgers, Finance Director for the City of Webster and Immediate Past President of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas presented the award to Cindy Edge-Director of Administrative Services, Katina Hampton-Deputy Director of Admini... details
  • Aug 10 2016
    Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak of the season occurring from mid-August to late October. The City of Friendswood Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to remain prepared by creating or reviewing your family s emergency plan, registering your phone with the CodeRED system, and maintaining your emergency preparedness kit. Your family s emergency plan should address what you and your family will do should a hurricane impact the City. Cons... details
  • Aug 10 2016
    Beginning Friday (August 26), there will be parking configurations near Friendswood High School (FHS) for home football games. Game day No Parking Zones will be in place at the intersection of Wilderness Pines Drive and Falling Leaf Drive. Also, parking will not be allowed on the south side of West Castlewood Drive near Greenbriar Drive. The configurations are being put in place only during game day for Friendswood High School football games. They will help residents have greater access ... details
  • Aug 10 2016
    When pets go missing, one of the best ways to ensure they are reunited with their families is to have them microchipped. Unfortunately, many people don t have their pets microchipped because of fears they have about the chips that just aren t true. Additionally, those who do have their pets microchipped believe that simply having the chip inserted in their pets is all they need to do to ensure their pet is returned to them. The volunteers and staff at Friendswood Animal Control meet many pet... details
  • Jul 9 2016
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  • Jun 24 2016
    The City of Friendswood has recently been awarded two new honors: one of the Best Suburbs to Live in the Houston Metro and one of the Safest Cities in Texas. Niche ranked Friendswood as the 11th Best Suburb in the Houston area. They based their list on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities data from a variety of government sources. Safewise announced that Friendswood has moved up to Number 10 (from 14 last year) on their 2016 Safest Cities in Texas l... details
  • Mar 7 2016
    The volunteers at Keep Friendswood Beautiful (KFB) are alerting residents that Friendswood Drive (FM 518) medians will be in an eight-month transformation, beginning this week. After receiving the $210,000 Governor's Community Achievement Award from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) last summer, KFB decided the best use of the grant money was to upgrade the Friendswood Drive medians, from the Pearland City limit to Stevenson Park. The committee voted to give them a look simil... details
  • Feb 5 2016
    With technological advances in cell phones, the way emergency warnings are sent to the public has grown. The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system allows for warning messages to be distributed to smart phones by sending a text type message directly to all users within a geographic area. While the alert is similar to a text message, it is not as susceptible to congestions and overload in emergency situations. The service is free, users can opt-out at any time, and alerts will not interrupt p... details