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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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07.12
2018

New Fire Station

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The city of Pearland broke ground on the new Fire Station 1, located at the corner of Old Alvin and McHard roads, this summer. The existing Fire Station 1, located at 2020 Old Alvin Road, has been in operation for 48 years and is now past its useful life, according to the city. The new 10,300 square-foot station, designed by BRW Architects, will house one four-person engine crew and one two- READ MORE »

07.5
2018

Friendswood Mustangs Claimed Championship

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The Friendswood Mustangs recently claimed the championship of a youth basketball tournament in Richmond. Team members are Noah Palitz, Jerome Scott Austin Petrovics Renyck Robertson, Jared Dawson, Will Bauer, Thomas Hamre, and Ian Bivens. Congratulations! 

06.28
2018

Gengler Insurance Open

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If you're looking for insurance, here's a new offering. Gengler Insurance Agencies of Virginia and Texas opened a new location at 211 E. Parkwood Ave, Ste. 205, Friendswood. The business sells auto, flood, home, business and life insurance, and more. This is the company’s second Texas location. 

Source: http://community impact.com

06.26
2018

Winner Chosen for $5,000 Gift from Discovery Home Tour

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During the month of April, Friendswood Development Company invited the entire Greater Houston region to explore all of its 23 communities and over 70 model homes as part of its annual Discovery Home Tour. Every model home had a drawing box with an opportunity for prospective new homebuyers to register for $5,000. The lucky winner this year was South Pearland READ MORE »

06.22
2018

Lary's Florist Expands

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You'll definately want to check this out! Lary’s Florist and Designs expects to unveil its new expanded location July 2 at 315 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. The new building doubles the amount of space and will allow the business to add home decor, gifts and other products. 

Source: http://community impact.com

06.14
2018

Truck Giveaway Fundraiser

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Each year since 1991, the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce has given away a truck during the city’s Fourth of July festivities through its annual “Win a Truck” drawing and fundraiser. However, there has never been a winner present! The tradition — which is the chamber’s largest fundraiser — continues as the raffle goes into first gear with $10 tickets being sold at various area locations.

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06.7
2018

Costco is Coming to Friendswood

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Friendswood area residents will wait no more! A Costco Wholesale is coming to the Friendswood area next to Baybrook Mall at Jasmine Street and Interstate 45 in Webster. With an expected opening date of Oct. 9, the store is expected to be 150,000 square feet and occupy 20 acres total. 

Source: http://communityimpact.com

06.4
2018

Register for the Woodtrace Kids Triathlon

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Register now for the Woodtrace Wilderness Kids Triathlon on June 23, 2018. The race will take place in the beautiful community of Woodtrace. The swim will start the event in the Woodtrace Recreation Center pool followed by the bike and run in the neighborhood and on the trails around Woodtrace. Every participant will receive a race t-shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal. The race kicks off at READ MORE »

06.1
2018

Trumpet Player Hits the High Note

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Megan Wade moved closer to her dream of performing in the orchestra of a Broadway musical when she was accepted into the 27th annual Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival in Houston.
The 2016 graduate of Friendswood High School is one of 95 fellows from the United States and 22 other countries who were chosen to study and perform June 3 through July 2 in concerts with world- READ MORE »

05.25
2018

New Restaurant Opening

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Just in time for that special graduation celebration, A new restaurant and bar, Jado'z Grill House celebrated its official grand opening on May 23 at 804 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 100, Friendswood. Jad Zeidan opened the restaurant with his father, Mazen Zeidan, who owned the Mediterranean Chef in Galveston for 12 years. The restaurant offers a full bar and a Mediterranean-inspired menu with READ MORE »

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