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  • Jul 19 2017
    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling. While nearly half of the people who grill do it year-round, July is the peak month for grill fires followed by May, June and August. A failure to clean the grill was the leading factor in 19 percent of all grill related structure fires. In 17 percent of grill related fires, materials that could catch fire were too close to the grill. Follow these safety tips to re... details
  • Jul 17 2017
    The reconstruction of Winding Road, and other City of Friendswood bond-funded projects are completed. In November 2013, voters approved $7.71 million for road improvements on Mary Ann Drive, Shadow Bend Avenue, Townes Road, Winding Road, Woodlawn Drive and Blackhawk Boulevard. All are finished except Woodlawn and Blackhawk. Included in the Winding Road project are two real-time speed displays. Work on Woodlawn began in early June. Half of the old pavement has been removed. Weath... details
  • Jul 7 2017
    Two new July 4th videos are now available from the City of Friendswood. The Grand Parade has been uploaded to the City s YouTube Channel. The direct link is: Also, Friendswood residents divided the Declaration of Independence into sections; each no more than a sentence or two. Readers were first responders, elected officials, students, clergy, athletes, astronauts, local service club presidents, and others from the community. The sections have been recorded an... 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 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
  • 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