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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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Four Friendswood High School Students are Semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Competition

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The West Ranch community wants to recognize four talented students from Friendswood High School – Shammo Biswas, Anushka Jetly, Alice Nguyen and Darren Slack! 

These four students are a part of the 16,000 Semifinalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition out of the 1.6 million entrants, and will be recognized at the Friendswood ISD School Board on October 7 for this READ MORE »


Friendswood Junior High Cheerleaders Learn to Become Leaders

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Friendswood Junior High cheer sponsor, Stephanie Meyers, noticed a trend of being unkind within the cheer team, and she was determined to put an end to it. Meyers’ idea to stop this trend fully focused on the golden rule of being kind and empowering the West Ranch cheerleaders who attend this school to become leaders. 

Meyers experienced girls within the team “struggle with kindness” in READ MORE »


Important Dates and Ways to Support Friendswood High School's Wranglerettes

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The talented Wranglerettes drill team of the West Ranch community’s high school is back for another amazing year of teamwork, long practices, and most importantly, dance! 

As the “Pride and Joy of Friendswood High School,” the members of the Wranglerettes have extended their passion for dance into other aspects like community service and academics. Many team members are involved in READ MORE »


Friendswood High Launches a Business Program for Students

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High school students can now learn about entrepreneurship and create their own businesses right from the classroom. With the help of the internet and other resources, owning a business has become much more accessible. The West Ranch Community’s high school students will have the opportunity to participate in Friendswood High School’s new entrepreneurship program, INCubatoredu. 



Friendswood ISD Receives an A in TEA Accountability Ratings

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Friendswood ISD has received an overall A in TEA Accountability Rating, and the West Ranch Community is extremely glad to provide access to schools in such a wonderful district!

Receiving an A means that Friendswood ISD has excelled in many different factors. The Texas Education Agency rates the state’s public schools on a system measuring student achievement through assessments and READ MORE »


Starting the School Year Strong + New Study Spot

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Welcome back to school, students of West Ranch community! Here is a much needed recap of how Friendswood ISD likes to end the summer and kick off the school year.

Our district held the third “Under the Oaks Celebration” since the first two were so READ MORE »


Some Tax-Free Deals and Events at Baybrook Mall

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Out of the many Baybrook Mall events in Friendswood, this one may just be our favorite. This is the weekend when you can save loads of money, then hang out on the lawn with a nice dessert waffel to reward yourself for making it out of the Tax-Free craze with all of your limbs and sanity intact. Here’s a rundown of the need-to-knows on eligible items for this sale, and a round-up of this READ MORE »


Wonder Waffel Opens In Baybrook Mall

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Berlin’s sweet-tooth haven, Wonder Waffel, has found its way to the West Ranch community in Friendswood at Baybrook mall as its first location in the U.S.A.! Consider this the perfect place to satisfy the sugar cravings before the school year starts aka when we need to get back to business. 

Waffles have been a breakfast staple for Americans since the beginning of time, thus sparking the READ MORE »


Top Ten Award

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 Shriya Alli and Haley Romine had the opportunity to attend the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. Besides the United States, students from Mexico, Canada, China and American Samoa were in attendance and competed. The students competed in First Aid/CPR Skills and earned a top 10 finish. Congrats!


Source: Friendswood ISD


Pokemon Go Event

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Mark your calendars for some fun! Clear Lake Pokemon will host a Pokemon Go event in Stevenson Park. Proceeds will be donated to the Friendswood Animal Shelter, and the event will include raffles for adults and children, challenges, scavenger hunts and trainer battles. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 (adults), free (kids). 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood.

Source: Community Impact News


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