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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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05.16
2019

Rock Paper Scissors

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On to some end-of-the-year fun...On Thursday, May 16, Friendswood Junior High hosted its 11th annual Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS) Tournament of Champions. Prior to the start of the competition, eighth-grade students competed against their peers in their math class until a winner was established in each class. From there, the 22 individual winners from each class advanced to the tournament to READ MORE »

05.10
2019

Signing Day

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Signing day was a big success with several FISD athletes signing letters of intent. Allie Hansen, Friendswood High School senior, signed a letter of intent to play water polo for Villanova University. Jacob Badough, FHS senior, signed a letter of intent to play water polo for Salem University.  Joe Sloan, FHS senior, signed a letter of intent to play water polo for Baylor University. Vincent READ MORE »

05.3
2019

Chalk Walk

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Funds from this year’s Chalk Walk will be used to create a themed sculpture for a city-wide Public Art Project for citizens of Friendswood and visitors to our area. Past Chalkwalk events are responsible for sculptures at both Stevenson Park and the Friendswood Animal Shelter.

The benefit will take place at the corner of FM 2351 & 518 on May 11, 2019, from 8-2pm, in front of READ MORE »

04.26
2019

Top Ten Named

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With graduation a month away, the Top 10 Friendswood High School graduates have been named. The Friendswood Chamber of Commerce honored the group for their academic success on Thursday, April 25, at the Green Event Center. Valedictorian for the Class of 2019 is Thomas Hamre. Emily Epperson is the FHS Salutatorian. 

Source: Friendswood ISD

04.18
2019

Summer Concerts

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The city of Friendswood’s free annual Concert in the Park series starts May 3, carrying on a tradition since the early 1970s in which city residents gather to enjoy live music every Friday night in May and June in Stevenson Park. Scheduled for 7 p.m. May 3 in the park gazebo is a jazz show by the Friendswood High School Band. Other shows, all free and running from 7-9 p.m. at the park, 1100 S READ MORE »

04.12
2019

STEM Success

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On Saturday, April 6, Friendswood High School had 16 computer science students compete in the 2019 STEM Challenge at the University of Houston Clear Lake. The team competed against nearly 40 other teams, including teams from local community colleges and UHCL. FHS won many of the top awards offered.

The STEM Challenge is funded through the National Science Foundation and put on by the READ MORE »

04.5
2019

Keep Friendswood Beautiful

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Through an initiative of the city's Keep Friendswood Beautiful group, residents have a free option to bag that material for pickup for recycling or reuse. The national for-profit organization Simple Recycling will pick up unwanted textiles such as clothes, bedding, shoes and linens, as well as kitchenware and other household items. Simple Recycling will mail participating residents two orange READ MORE »

03.29
2019

Duluth Trading Co, Opens Brick and Mortar

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Popular on-line giant, Duluth Trading Co., celebrated its grand opening recently. The Friendswood store, located at 18730 I-45, and the Katy store are the first Houston-area locations for the business. Duluth sells workwear, travel gear, active wear and accessories.

Source: Community Impact News

 

03.22
2019

Stephano's Pizza Celebrates 25 Years

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He’s an Italian immigrant whose family moved to the Friendswood area when he was 4, but Stefano’s Pizza and Italian Kitchen owner Stephen Carpentieri doesn’t claim to draw on Old World family recipes in his menu. Ultimately, developing the right flavor for the pizza and pasta in his restaurant, 106 S Friendswood Drive, came down to the freshness of the ingredients. The restaurant, which is READ MORE »

03.19
2019

Pearland Resident Wins $100 Perry's Steakhouse Gift Card

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Realtor Nancy Morales, a resident of Pearland, is the winner of the $100 Perry’s Steakhouse gift card. Her name was drawn from the “More to Love” promotion in West Ranch last month. Nancy was in West Ranch exploring options for her clients—she was also interested in possibly purchasing a house herself! Nancy is pictured with JJ Costanzi of Perry Homes.Congrats, Nancy. Enjoy READ MORE »

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