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  • 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 22 2016
    Young football players have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills on Thursday, September 29 at the 2016 NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition in Centennial Park. Participants (ages 6 through 15 years old) will compete for distance and accuracy in all three skills punt, pass and kick. There is no entry fee. T-shirts will be given out to the first 25 contestants. Each participant gets a certificate. Ribbons will be given to the top three finalists in each age group. Winners in ea... details
  • Sep 22 2016
    This year s Spookfest Softball Tournament is Saturday, October 22 at Friendswood s Schulz Sportspark, 2910 W. Parkwood Dr. The first games begin at 9 a.m. Adult co-ed and Men s D Division teams are invited to enter the double-elimination tournament. Fees are $100 per team, plus a $15 umpire fee, per game. ASA rules. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams. To register, call 281-996-3220 by October 18 at 5 p.m. with credit card payment. No refunds will be given after the dea... 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 15 2016
    The Leavesley Jones Hangar will be closed Sunday, September 18 through Saturday, October 8 for the remodeling of the facility floor. All daytime Yoga and Zumba Toning classes, as well as the Thursday evening Zumba class will all be cancelled until Monday, October 10. Evening Yoga and Tuesday evening Zumba will be temporarily relocated to the Activity Building (416 Morningside Drive). All Camp Gladiator and Weight Training class schedules will not be affected. F... details
  • Sep 14 2016
    A tax rate of $0.546000 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Friendswood. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate. The governing body of the City of Friendswood proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of funding current City services such as personnel, operating supplie... details
  • Sep 7 2016
    On Saturday, October 8, the volunteers at the City of Friendswood Animal Control Facility will hold three volunteer information sessions and Animal Control Facility tours. Each information session and tour will last approximately 45 minutes, followed by a 30-minute facility tour. Available sessions are as follows: Session 1: 9:30-11 am Session 2: 11:30 am 1 pm Session 3: 1:30-3 pm There are many opportunities and levels of involvement at animal control including: dog walking, ... 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
    An estimated five thousand people lined Friendswood Drive to enjoy the annual July 4th Celebration Grand Parade this year. Grand Marshal Dick Daugird and his wife, Horacene, led almost 100 parade units that including bands, antique and collectible vehicles, elected officials, and community groups. City of Friendswood Official Historian Joycina Baker said this is the 121st consecutive year that the community has celebrated America s independence. The Grand Parade, Carnivals in St... details
  • Jul 9 2016
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  • Jul 7 2016
    With such a wide variety of policies and procedures at various area animal control facilities, here are some questions and answers about Friendswood Animal Control. If an animal goes to Friendswood Animal Control and is not claimed by its owner in three days, is it euthanized? Animals picked up as strays in the City of Friendswood are held for three business days to allow owners missing their pets time to reclaim them. If an animal is not claimed after three days, and doesn t have any ide... details
  • Jul 1 2016
    Each year since it was founded in 1895, Friendswood has celebrated the Fourth of July. Following his election to Friendswood City Council in 2010, Dr. Pat McGinnis asked Council to approve a reading by councilmembers of the entire Declaration of Independence at their July Meeting. The annual tradition has continued. For 2016, with former Councilmember McGinnis and Mayor Kevin Holland s permission, different readers and a different presentation method have been approved. This ye... details
  • Jul 1 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 in progress. Volunteers at Keep Friendswood Beautiful (KFB) want residents to know that the crepe myrtles which have been removed are being replanted at the Corporal Steven Schulz Sportspark and Centennial Park. After receiving the grant last year, and much consideration, KFB voted to redesign Friendswood Drive ... details
  • 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
  • May 9 2016
    The City of Friendswood Parks and Recreation Department is looking for both new students and new instructors for their adult fitness classes. Many people don t realize that the City provides Zumba, weight training, Yoga, and other classes multiple times each week, said City Recreation Manager Heather Whitty. We would offer a greater variety if we had additional instructors, she added. Pilates is just one of the adult classes she is hoping to offer. While the classes are meant to stren... 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