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  • Dec 7 2016
    Since the holiday season is a time of giving, you may be considering giving a pet as a gift. A puppy under the tree would be so cute, right? Grandma doesn t need any thing for Christmas, so why not get her a cat? There are reasons why it s a bad idea to give pets as gifts: Giving a pet on Christmas morning can be terribly stressful for the animal. Your kids excitement at receiving a new puppy could be terrifying for the puppy and start their relationship out badly. The hol... details
  • Dec 5 2016
    On Saturday night, December 10, at 5:45 p.m. Friendswood Drive (FM 518), between Edgewood Drive (FM 2351) and Stevenson Park will be closed for approximately an hour during the Friendswood Annual Christmas Parade. Beginning at 5:45 p.m., northbound traffic on Friendswood Drive will be diverted at Whispering Pines. Blackhawk Boulevard is a good alternate route. Also, southbound traffic on Friendswood Drive will be diverted at Edgewood Drive. Sunset Drive is the best alternate route. Stree... details
  • Dec 5 2016
    There are additional places to park for Santa in the Park this year, all within walking distance of Stevenson Park. The event is Saturday, December 10, from 3 to 8 p.m. Friendswood s Old City Park is available. Enter on Merriewood Drive. It s a short walk on the new concrete path and over the new bridge connecting Old City Park and Stevenson Park. Or, new this year, park at Cline Elementary School (505 Briarmeadow Avenue) and walk through Old City Park and across the bridge to Stevenson... details
  • Dec 2 2016
    Due to the forecast for heavy rain, Friendswood s Flapjack Fun Run, originally scheduled for December 3, has been postponed until December 10. The Kid's K Fun Run (12 and under) begins at 8 a.m. on December 10. The 5K Fun Run/Walk (open to all ages) starts at 8:20 on December 10. The Flapjack Fun Run is hosted by the Friendswood Parks and Recreation Department. Breakfast is provided by Whataburger. For more information about the Flapjack Fun Run, please contact the Parks and Recrea... details
  • Nov 30 2016
    Friendswood will have very special events on Saturday, December 10. Saturday morning, December 10 is the rescheduled Flapjack Fun Run in Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive. It is open to everyone and is followed by a pancake breakfast. The Kid's K Fun Run (12 and under) begins at 8 a.m. The 5K Fun Run/Walk (open to all ages) starts at 8:20. The Flapjack Fun Run breakfast is provided by Whataburger. On Saturday, December 10, the expanded and renovated Friendswood Library wil... details
  • Nov 30 2016
    Friendswood Fine Arts and the City of Friendswood present the 5th Annual Deck the House Holiday Lighting Contest. Register your house before December 7 at Five finalists will be chosen, and then everyone can vote online December 14-21 for their favorite Deck the House holiday lights display. The winner will be announced December 23. This event is free and open to all Friendswood residents. For more information, please contact Friendswood F... 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
  • Nov 1 2016
    The expanded and renovated Friendswood Library will host a day filled with events on Saturday, December 10. The Library Book Sale will open to the public at noon. Come to the Book Sale and then stay for the Friendswood Library Open House Celebration. The Open House Celebration begins at 1 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by music and refreshments. Library Staff will be available to provide tours and answer questions about the facility and services available. See the new Ma... details
  • Nov 1 2016
    Millie is a lab mix currently at Friendswood Animal Control. She is friendly, outgoing, and has personality plus. Those white whiskers around her face are signs of experience, not age, but people still continue to believe the myth that adopting a younger dog is better. Kittens and puppies are adorable, but older pets are just as fun and loving, plus they re often more grateful for being rescued than puppies and kittens who are adopted more quickly. Sadly though, people s resistance to adopting s... 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
  • Oct 6 2016
    The City of Friendswood Parks and Recreation Department hosted the NFL Punt, Pass Kick competition September 29 at Centennial Park. The competition, sponsored locally by Operation Redemption, gave youngsters the opportunity to show their talent punting, passing and place-kicking footballs. Scores were based on distance and accuracy. Girls age 8-9: Addison Putnum placed first. Sarah Reihle was second. Girls age 10-11: Aaliyah Barnett placed first. Caily Carver was second. Boys a... details
  • 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 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
  • Jul 9 2016
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  • 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