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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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Galveston Beach Band

Don't miss free Galveston Beach Band concerts, each Tuesday evening this summer at 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Starting in the 1920's, the Galveston Beach Band free concerts were an important summer Island attraction, often boasting audiences of 2,000 and featured on the newspaper front page. By the 1960s the Band had declined and was revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new READ MORE »


Friendswood Development Company Presents $10,000 to the Ronald McDonald House

For the fourth year in a row, Friendswood Development Company presented a $10,000 check to Houston’s Ronald McDonald House as a partof its long-term and ongoing commitment to the outstanding facility. A division of Lennar Corporation, Friendswood Development Company’s READ MORE »


Moody Gardens offers summer fun at Palm Beach

Moody Gardens gears up with one of Galveston’s most popular summertime attractions — Palm Beach.

Open daily, Palm Beach will open weekends inviting guests to sink their toes in white sand, lounge beneath a palm tree and splash amongst a variety of beach attractions. Visitors can even enjoy concerts and fireworks. The beach is open daily from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Guests can enjoy the READ MORE »


Coventry Homes Invites Home Buyers to Beat the Heat

McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc., (MHI) is offering buyers a cool promotion this summer that won’t have them sweating over electricity payments for years.

Through the “Beat the Heat” sales event, MHI will prepay two years’ worth of electricity bills for people buying a home now through July 28. Sales counselors have further details. Plantation Homes, Coventry Homes and Carmel Builders — READ MORE »


Free fishing close to home

Tagged in: Family, Events, community

Start your summer vacation out on the water by joining us on the lakes of Texas during the month of June. Texas Parks and Wildlife will be hosting events throughout the month to celebrate fishing as the outdoor activity of the month.

Event at Galveston Island State Park:

• Go Fish! Learn-to-Fish Event

Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities. READ MORE »


Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration Parade and Booth applications are being accepted

Tagged in: community, Events

The City of Friendswood's Community Services Department is now accepting applications for both Booth and Parade entries for the 118th Annual 4th of July Celebration.

Both applications can be found on the City's website in the Parks and Recreation section under "4th of July". The applications are also attached. The deadline for both applications is June 28.


Independence Day in Galveston, TX

Escape to the tropical island paradise of Galveston Island, Texas for an Independence Day celebration you and your family won't soon forget. Relax on the beach all day before enjoying one of the most spectacular fireworks shows you'll ever see. The display takes place over the Gulf of Mexico to create an enchanting effect.

With all of the attractions on the island, world class shopping READ MORE »


The American Institute of Architect Sponsors Annual Sandcastle Competition

For the 26th year, Houston area architects, designers, engineers, and contractors will take their tools to Galveston’s East Beach June 2 for what is considered one of the world’s largest amateur sandcastle competitions.

The Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) sponsors this annual contest in which the public is invited to watch more than 50 teams compete for the READ MORE »


Watch Us Grow Sales Event Winner Announced

Jennifer Balmain was the lucky winner of a $1,000 shopping spree courtesy of Friendswood Development Company and West Ranch. Balmain visited West Ranch during the community's recent promotion,


Friendswood High sets physicals for May 18

Friendswood High School will have athletic physicals from students entering the seventh through 12th grades for the 2013-14 school year on Saturday, May 18.

The physicals will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Walter Wilson Fieldhouse at Friendswood High School. Cost is $25, cash only.

Echocardiograms will be available for $50.

More information is READ MORE »


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