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City of Friendswood and Southeast Houston News

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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12.5
2018

Christmas Parade

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 The city’s 32nd annual Christmas parade, December 8, begins at East Heritage Drive and ends at Stevenson Park, where Santa will join up with the “Santa in the Park” event, which features amusement rides, music, a holiday arts and crafts market and 40,000 pounds of snow. 6 p.m. (parade), 7:30 (Santa in the park). Free. Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 

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11.27
2018

Christmas is Coming

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Holiday activities are coming soon in Friendswood that you may not want to miss. Santa will appear at several events in the city, including a festival, parade and a street-by-street tour with firefighters to greet children.
The free Santa in the Park festival will be from 3-8 p.m. Dec. 8 in Stevenson Park. The event will feature a 6 p.m. parade and a 7:30 p.m. tree-lighting, followed by READ MORE »

11.26
2018

Village Builders Announces Holiday Home Tour

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Come tour our Village Builders’ model home in West Ranch this holiday season. Not only can you enter to win a $1,000 HOLIDAY SHOPPING GIFT CARD, but you can also unwrap amazing incentives on your new home. Receive up to $10,000 towards closing costs when you use Eagle Home Mortgage and close on select available homes by December 31st!

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11.18
2018

Friendswood Road Plan

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Things are literally about to get  smoothed out  in Friendswood! This month, Friendswood has begun patching and resurfacing roads across the city under a five-year plan guided by a recent Infrastructure Management Services study and funded in part by a 2016 tax initiative. Friendswood has budgeted $1.8 million a year for road and sidewalk maintenance, which is largely funded by a special sales READ MORE »

11.4
2018

Duluth Trading Coming to Friendswood

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Wisconsin-based workwear and apparel company Duluth Trading announced plans in September to open a Friendswood location as part of a nationwide expansion. The company is looking to open a 16,000 square-foot store in the first half of 2019. Stay tuned!

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10.29
2018

New Bakery Makes a Home in Katy

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The International chain 85C Bakery Cafe held a grand opening of its Friendswood location, 19028 I-45, near Baybrook Mall, on Oct. 26. The shop serves over 100 kinds of sweet and savory baked goods, from breads and pastries to croissants, danishes and cakes—all baked fresh daily—as well as a line of coffees and teas. The company was founded in Taiwan in 2003, and opened its 1,000th location in READ MORE »

10.20
2018

Halloween Fun

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Here's an idea for Halloween. A local history lesson called “What’s in a name?” and a spook house haunted by Disney villains will highlight Friendswood’s eighth annual Histor-Ween on Saturday, Oct. 2--Histor-Ween is a word coined by combining history with Halloween. Come for a spook house at the Old Junior High, scary storytelling on the front porch of the museum, historical re-enacting of READ MORE »

10.14
2018

New FISD Initiative

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Through an initiative started this school year, Friendswood ISD educators are aiming to help students develop as people who can manage emotions, set goals and make good decisions.
“For so long school we were so focused on academics, but now we’ve turned toward trying to make more of an impact in kids' lives and targeting the whole child, which includes their emotional needs,” said Diane READ MORE »

10.5
2018

Dance Lessons at Home

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Musical theater choreographer Stephanie Hendrickson was a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding when she came up with the idea for her Friendswood business, Fairytale Dance Creations. Now she specializes in custom-choreographing dances for weddings, quinceañeras, Sweet 16 parties and other events. The business operates out of her home studio. But she often travels to a client’s home or rents space READ MORE »

09.30
2018

Smile Direct Comes to Friendswood

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Want straight teeth, but not braces, then this is for you! Smile Direct Club opened a SmileShop storefront at 19056 I-45, Friendswood,recently. The SmileShop provides 3D scans of teeth that are reviewed by a dental professional, who creates a treatment plan using invisible aligners. Like the other major providers, Smile Direct straightens teeth, but often at a fraction of the price!

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