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Welcome to the West Ranch Community News section. Here you will find frequently updated Southeast Houston and Friendswood news regarding the community as well as model homes, events, and projects in and around West Ranch.

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Village Builders' Dream Kitchen Sales Event is Back!

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Receive $10,000 towards Design Studio credit or a $5,000 Williams Sonoma gift card when you purchase a select Village Builders quick move-in home between January 17 - March 15, 2020.

Visit your Village Builders at West Ranch sales counselor for details.



Friendswood High School’s Wrestling Team Sets a New Standard This Year

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Friendswood High School has added a Girls Wrestling Team to the books! This is the first ever girls wrestling team for the Mustangs, and they are ecstatic for a chance to compete. The very first meet for this year was on November 20, and both teams did fantastic. 

The competing teams included Friendswood High School, Terry High School and Clear Lake High School. FHS’s Boys Wrestling Team READ MORE »


Friendswood High Theatre Chosen to Perform at State Festival

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The West Ranch community’s high school is full of talented students! Friendswood High School’s Theatre Troupe 1084 is currently performing at the annual State Festival in Grapevine, TX that is taking place from November 21 through 23. FHS was selected “as one of five Texas Thespian Troupes” to participate in this festival. 

To be considered for this opportunity, high school theatre READ MORE »


Friendswood ISD’s Special Olympics Swim Team Goes Gold

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The Friendswood Special Olympics Mustang Swim Team brought home 68 gold medals and many more from three events in their incredible season this year! The three significant events that the team competed in were “the Gulf Coast Area 22 competition in Sugar Land, the Greater Houston Area 4 competition and the State Competition.”

Lydia Harrington, Head Coach of the Friendswood Special READ MORE »


Friendswood High’s Cheerleaders Take Second Place in Regional Competition

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Friendswood ISD Cheer Team Makes Second Place

Congratulate the West Ranch community’s favorite high school cheerleaders on a job well-done! These ladies placed second out of eleven teams in the Super Large Game Day Division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Regional Competition this past Sunday on November 3. There is nothing Friendswood High’s cheerleaders can’t accomplish under the leaderships of Coaches Jenna Crosson, Keri Yee READ MORE »


Save the Date: The 10th Annual Art in the Park

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Residents of the West Ranch community need to save the date for two great days filled with art, music and fun. Friendswood’s 10th Annual Art in the Park event will take place on November 16 and 17 at Stevenson Park. This is a free event by the Friendswood Fine Arts organization. The goal is to donate any and all proceeds to “elementary, intermediate, junior high and high school art classrooms READ MORE »


Friendswood ISD Receives an A in Financial Integrity

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Friendswood ISD receives an A

Friendswood ISD has received a “Superior” score in Financial Integrity! This A-grade shows that the West Ranch community’s school district has “managed their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.” 

The Texas Education Agency’s state financial accountability rating is also known as School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System READ MORE »


Support Friendswood High’s FFA on Spirit Days

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The Holidays still seem far away, but it will be right around corner very soon! Friendswood High School’s FFA has organized three Spirit Days at the local Funky Monkey Boutique on Friday, October 25 through Sunday October 27. Join the team for three fun days filled with shopping while supporting West Ranch’s community high school! 

The Funky Monkey Spirit Days  READ MORE »


FHS’s Spanish Seminar Students Spread their Love for the Language

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Learning a new language has many benefits like being a better communicator, improving memory and becoming a better multitasker. Select Friendswood High School’s Spanish Seminar Students have begun to teach Bales Intermediate’s Spanish Club students basic Spanish! This experience will have an incredible impact on Bales’ Spanish Club, FHS’s Spanish Seminar and all the instructors involved. 


Parents Only Event: Windsong Intermediate’s Coffee and Conversations

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Windsong Intermediate’s parents are invited to a Coffee and Conversations event to learn about Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship on Wednesday, October 16 at 9 a.m. in the Windsong Library. Please call (281) 482-0111 to RSVP by Monday, October 7. Parents will hear from Mrs. Fiesinger and Mrs. Hoover about different ways to help keep students safe on the internet. 

Students are using READ MORE »


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