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City of Friendswood 2019 Tax Rate


On October 7, 2019, the City of Friendswood adopted its 2019 tax rate of $0.521439 per $100 property valuation.  This tax rate will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations and debt ser...

Friendswood joins partnership aimed at reducing flooding


Friendswood City Council approved an agreement with the City of League City to help fund completion of a flood mitigation plan for lower Clear Creek and Dickinson Bayou at their September meeting. ...

Keep drains clean


A clogged storm drain can cause water to back-up and could lead to preventable flooding. Drains in the right of way are periodically cleared by City of Friendswood crews. On private property, the p...

Friendswood extends award-winning streak of excellence


The City of Friendswood has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the sixteenth consecutive year. Roger Roecker, forme...

Message from Mayor Mike Foreman


About a month ago, I messaged you that the State of Texas was contemplating the removal of multiple unbuilt segments of the Grand Parkway near Friendswood from the 2020 Unified Transportation Progr...

Friendswood named best Houston suburb


Friendswood is at the top of the list for “Best Suburb in Houston” according to GOBankingRates.com. The personal finance website conducted a comprehensive study, analyzing the co...

"Clear the Shelter" results


Twelve cats and six dogs are now with their “forever families” after being adopted during Friendswood Animal Control's "Clear the Shelters" event on Saturday, August 17.&n...

Matthew Diaz is Five Star Spirit Award winner


Friendswood City Council recognized Matthew Diaz as the Five Star Spirit Award recipient for the second quarter of 2019 during their August meeting. Matthew began working for the City in January 20...

Pollinator Garden officially open


Although the bees and butterflies have already found it, Keep Friendswood Beautiful (KFB) celebrated the official opening of the Pollinator Garden on Friday (August 9). KFB Board member Kaye Corey ...

Survey for Harris County residents


Harris County residents have been asked to complete a survey to help identify and mitigate disasters. It is at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ReadyHarris

Friendswood becomes Platinum Scenic City


Friendswood is one of 21 Texas cities recognized as a “2019 Certified Scenic City” award recipient through the Scenic City Certification Program. Friendswood's status was upgraded f...

Friendswood Police Department-Ten Ways to Avoid a Scam


There are thousands of new scams every year, and you can’t keep up with all of them. If you can just remember these TEN THINGS, you can avoid most scams and help protect yourself and your fam...

"Schrader Park at Lake Friendswood" dedicated


On Wednesday, July 3, "Schrader Park at Lake Friendswood was dedicated to the former Mayor, Paul Schrader.  During his remarks, Mayor Mike Foreman explained, "Paul Schrader was an i...

Friendswood ranks in top 20 best places to live


Out of more than 2,500 American cities that qualified for analysis, Chamber of Commerce.org has ranked Friendswood the nineteenth “Best City to Live in Texas.” It is the top Texas city ...

1776 Park


In 2013, the City of Friendswood Disc Golf Course in 1776 Park was created on new parkland along Clear Creek near FM 2351. It became one of the Houston area’s premiere disc golf courses. ...

The 2019 edition of the annual photo of Friendswood's veterans, gathering after the Memorial Day Ceremony.



Friendswood Library receives Excellence Award


For the fifth consecutive year, the Friendswood Library has been honored with the Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. The award recognize...

Keep Friendswood Beautiful receives top recognition


Of the nearly 300 Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) affiliates, only 85 received the “Gold Star” recognition. Keep Friendswood Beautiful (KFB) was one of them. The Gold Star indicates KFB...

Friendswood Legends honored at Mayor’s State of the City address


For his first State of the City presentation since his election almost a year ago, Friendswood Mayor Mike Foreman not only shared the progress that’s been made on multiple projects, ranging f...

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