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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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City of Friendswood to host 122nd annual 4th of July Celebration

The City of Friendswood is gearing up for the 122nd annual 4th of July Celebration. This fun event will feature activities for the whole family, including a train, rock wall, giant water slide, chair swing, mechanical bull, inflatable obstacle course and much more. The carnival will take place on Tuesday, July 4, at Stevenson Park in Friendswood and will be followed by live entertainment at 7: READ MORE »


Friendswood High School seniors offered millions in scholarship money

Nearly 150 Friendswood High School seniors attended the annual Friendswood High School Senior Awards Night in late May, where over $10 million in scholarship money was given away. These scholarships were presented by college and military recruiters, teachers, counselors, FHS administrators and PTO representatives. So far, $4 million of the scholarship money has been claimed, and more is READ MORE »


Friendswood's Concerts in the Park continues this Friday

Friendswood's own Concerts in the Park will continue this Friday, June 2, with the blues artist, Hamilton Loomis. This free concert will be held at Stevenson Park in Friendswood and will begin at 7 p.m. Don't forget to bring blankets, lawn chairs, drinks and snacks!

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Friendswood High School Class of 2017 to graduate June 3

Graduation is quickly approaching for the Friendswood High School Class of 2017! The graduation ceremony will be hosted next Saturday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at the Don Coleman Community Coliseum, located at 1050 N. Dairy Ashford Road in Houston. Students should plan to arrive at 12:30 p.m.

Congratulations Class of 2017! For more information on the Friendswood High School graduation ceremony READ MORE »


Friendswood ISD Board selects final Superintendent candidate

The Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees recently unanimously voted to name Thad Roher as the lone finalist for the vacant Friendswood ISD superintendent position. Roher graduated from Barclay College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education and received his Master's degree in Education Administration from Fort Hays State University. He himself is a member of the Friendswood READ MORE »


Friendswood High School students compete at state art competition

Three Friendswood High School art students recently competed at the Visual Art State Event, which was held in San Antonio at Madison High School. With over 37,000 entries, FHS student Kyle Dickens took home a gold medal with his 3-D two-headed dragon piece. Lauren Fly also had a mosaic piece and Taylor Rudell competed with a photography piece.

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Friendswood's Concerts in the Park series kicks off tonight!

Friendswood's annual Concerts in the Park series is kicking off tonight with the Friendswood High School jazz band! Throughout the months of May and June, Friendswood will host a series of concerts each Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Stevenson Park. The lineup will include a variety of bands, artists and genres, from rock to '80s to Latin, blues, zydeco, and much more. 

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Online store Luxie Plum Boutique to open brick-and-mortar Friendswood location

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Luxie Plum Boutique is coming to Friendswood! Owned by sisters Caitlin Farrias and Hannah Watson, Luxie Plum is a popular online-only boutique, but will now be making its first brick-and-mortar appearance in Friendswood at the end of the month. The store features women's clothing, from rompers to dresses, tops, accessories and more. 

Luxie Plum Boutique will be located at 633 S. READ MORE »


Discover West Ranch Burgers & Craft Beer Event on Saturday, April 22nd

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The Discover West Ranch Burgers & Craft Beer Event was held on Saturday, April 22nd from 2-6PM at the community’s main Recreation Center. Part of the Friendswood Development Company Discovery Home Tour, this event featured free, family fun. 

Families enjoyed a free grilled burger bar with all the fixings, plus beans and potato salad, chips, lemonade, tea, Bluebell Ice Cream and craft READ MORE »


Friendswood ISD to host Kindergarten and new student registration for 2017-18 school year

Friendswood ISD's Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year is fast approaching! A special registration for those students who will be Kindergarteners in this fall will be held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the FISD campus that you are zoned to. There will also be a "Registration Round-Up" for all new students to the District on Wednesday, August 2, at Friendswood High School. For more READ MORE »


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