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  • Mar 29 2017
    The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch until 9 p.m. for Friendswood. The Weather Service has also issued a Flood Advisory for Friendswood until 4:45 p.m. Heavy rains are expected to possibly cause minor flooding. 1.2 inches of rain has fallen within the last 15 minutes. Additional rainfall of around 2 inches may fall over the area as this line of storms pushes eastward. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not driv... 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 23 2017
    Friendswood s Spring Sparkle will be receiving your tree limbs, grass clippings, wood, metal, appliances, and plastic on Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Friendswood s Centennial Park (2200 S. Friendswood Drive). Spring Sparkle does not accept hazardous waste, such as tires, paint, batteries, and oil. Household hazardous waste will be collected on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gulf Greyhound Park (1000 FM 2004, La Marque). Some examples of household hazardous was... 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 15 2017
    The Friendswood Police Department Crime Victim Assistance Program will host a remembrance ceremony in honor of Laura Smither on Monday, April 3. That day is the 20th Annniversary of 12-year old Smither s disappearance while jogging near her Friendswood home. Her body was recovered 17 days later. The Friendswood ceremony is part of this year s National Crime Victims Rights Week, April 2-8. The Crime Victim Assistance Program is inviting everyone to gather on April 3 at 11 a.m. at Steven... 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 27 2017
    Keep Friendswood Beautiful and the City of Friendswood are encouraging Friendswood businesses to initiate landscape improvement projects and apply for grant funding. KFB supplies reimbursement for a landscape improvement project (not to exceed $2,000) and the business matches the contribution with cash or in-kind donations, such as local resources of volunteer labor, donated materials, professional services, etc. For details, go to: https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/246/Gran... 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
  • Jan 11 2017
    Many cat owners feel guilty about keeping their cats indoors, believing they are denying their cats natural instincts to hunt, or keeping them from getting exercise and fresh air. However, the reality is, your cat will be safer, healthier, and likely live longer being kept indoors than going outside. Each week, the staff and volunteers at Friendswood Animal Control receive calls and visits from residents whose cats have disappeared. Often, the story is the same. They hear things like, bu... 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