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  • 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 20 2017
    Boys and Girls ages 7-14 are invited to participate in the local Pitch, Hit and Run competition on Tuesday, April 25 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Renwick Park, Field 5 (205 Stadium Lane). Contestants are measured on how many strikes they can throw to a target, how accurate and far they hit from a batting tee, and the speed of running from second base to home plate. If you have questions about Pitch, Hit and Run, go to www.pitchhitrun.com, or contact the Parks and Recreation Depart... 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 Animal Control invites you to a Kitten Shower on April 29 from 11am to 2pm. Spring is one of the busiest times at Friendswood Animal Control. There are plenty of kittens. At the Kitten Shower on April 29, there will be kittens, fun for the kids, and refreshments. Guests will also have the chance to learn about fostering opportunities, kitten care, and the importance of spaying and neutering. If guests would like to bring a gift to the shower, they can bring any of the it... 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 13 2017
    The Keep Friendswood Beautiful-Facebook Photo Contest is accepting entries between April 17 and May 5. Either upload them to Facebook using the hashtag #Friendswoodproud and Like the Keep Friendswood Beautiful Facebook page, or email your photos to rec@friendswood.com Photos must be submitted electronically with a signed release form (available on the KFB Facebook page and http://www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/Concerts-in-the-Park/) by May 5. Photos will be judged on creativity, q... details
  • Apr 13 2017
    This year's Youth Fishing Derby is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 6 at Centennial Park, 2200, South Friendswood Drive. It gives kids aged 16 and under a chance to experience the sport of fishing and the outdoors. The pond is stocked with more than 650 pounds of catfish. A limited supply of bait, tackle, and loaner rods are available. No pre-registration or license is required. Whataburger is providing free breakfast to participants beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Youth Fishing Derb... 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
  • Apr 6 2017
    Space is limited for a hands-on Composting Workshop being held Saturday, May 6 at the Friendswood Library (416 S. Friendswood Drive). To attend the Workshop, there is a $25 fee, which includes tuition for two people for the seminar, and also provides a Geobin for each couple. A Geobin is a low cost composting bin, appropriate for all levels of composters, from beginner to master gardener. The 90-minute Workshop begins at 10:30 a.m. and will demonstrate the Geobin, a low cost composting bin. ... details
  • Apr 6 2017
    Camps are held in two-week sessions, from June 1 through August 15. Each session has a different set of activities. Campers meet at Leavesley Jones Hangar each morning at 9. Registration for the Friendswood Summer Day Camp begins April 10 at 10 a.m. for Friendswood residents. Camp registrations are first come, first served. A $50 deposit per child, per session is due at registration. The easiest and fastest way to register is through the online system, http://parks.friendswood.com. Create an... 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
    Free Job Search Skills Seminars at the Friendswood Library, 416 South Friendswood Dr. Tuesdays from 1-3 pm 3/14/17: Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover Letters Get noticed! Learn how to develop professional applications, resumes, references, cover letters, and thank you letters that make the most impact with employers and demonstrate you are the right person for the job. 3/28/17: Interviewing The interview is where jobs are won or lost! Learn steps to help yo... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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