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  • May 23 2017
    The Memorial Day Ceremony begins Monday (May 29) at 10 a.m. at the Veteran s Memorial next to City Hall (910 S. Friendswood Drive). It includes patriotic music, a tribute to each branch of the military, and a group photograph of Friendswood military veterans and active duty personnel. The featured speaker is (Friendswood resident) retired Astronaut and Air Force Colonel Terry Virts. Everyone is invited. Please bring your own lawn chairs. The Sesquicentennial Pool behind City Hall is going to... details
  • May 18 2017
    TxDOT data shows that on average, a motorcyclist dies in a crash on Texas roads every day. That s why Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland and local motorcyclists are observing May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. Holland is urging the citizens of Friendswood to become aware of the inherent danger involved in operating a motorcycle and give the operator the respect on the road they deserve. While presenting a proclamation of Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month to Tom Ferguson of the ... details
  • May 16 2017
    Hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30. It is important to be prepared by making family plans, maintaining an emergency preparedness kit, and determining where you would evacuate to, if necessary. Two free public hurricane presentations are available at the Friendswood Library (416 South Friendswood Dr.) on June 1 at 10 a.m. and June 5 at 6:30 p.m. The Office of Emergency Management will show ways to be prepared for hurricanes. Topics include: Saffir-Simpson Scale, storm surge, lo... details
  • 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 12 2017
    Terry Virts is this year s featured speaker at the Friendswood Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 29. The retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and former NASA Astronaut has been in orbit as a Space Shuttle pilot and International Space Station Commander. The Ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m., will be held at the Veteran s Memorial next to City Hall (910 S. Friendswood Drive). It includes patriotic music, a tribute to each branch of the military, and following the Ceremony, a group photograph of Fr... 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
    The 2017 Mitch and Artha Wright Concert in the Park series lineup has a mixture of new and familiar artists. The free performances are every Friday night in May and June at 7 p.m. in Stevenson Park, 1100 South Friendswood Drive. Returning to the Gazebo on May 12 is a favorite that debuted last year, Vocal Trash, and the School s out for Summer Concert. Flashpoint plays music from the 80 s May 19, and Zydeco Dots brings a southern Louisiana sound to Stevenson Park on May 26. H... 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 24 2017
    TxDOT began a resurfacing project today (Friday, March 24) a week ahead of schedule, along FM 2351 (West Edgewood Drive), from FM 518 (Friendswood Drive) toward the Brazoria County line. This will affect traffic in the area, especially near Westwood Elementary and Bales Intermediate Schools. Please use caution in the area during the duration of this project. ... details
  • Mar 22 2017
    VOLUNTEERS WANTED The volunteers play a key role in keeping the City government close to the people it serves and provides ideas, feedback and suggestions and may serve as a sounding board for proposed policy. The City of Friendswood City Council depends on the input from residents serving on Boards, Commissions and Committees. These Boards, Commissions and Committees advise the City Council, City Manager and City Staff. Appointments are made bi-annually and as vacancies occur. ... 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
  • Mar 8 2017
    Mayor Kevin Holland delivered the State of the City address on Thursday, March 9 to the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce. Here are his prepared remarks: I ve lived in many places, as my Father was a career military man. I know Friendswood is the best place to live. Thanks to the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce for the invitation to share the State of the City. It is an honor and a pleasure to be here. As your Mayor, I am here to report: the State of the City is building on progress. ... details
  • Mar 8 2017
    Kitten season is upon us and every year, shelters and animal control facilities get calls from people who have found a litter of abandoned kittens the finder wants picked up. However, in most instances, removing a litter of kittens from the place you found them can be the worst thing to do. If you find a litter of small kittens, here are some things to consider before you take action to move them or care for them yourself: Kittens under 5 weeks of age should not be removed from their mo... 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