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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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Village Builders Home Open Event

Purchase a new Village Buildershome in West Ranch before April 14 and receive a complimentary upgraded washer and dryer. See Sales Counselor for details.


City of Friendswood Spring Sparkle Great American Cleanup and Garage Sale

 If you’re doing your spring time cleaning become part of the Spring Sparkle Great American Cleanup and Garage Sale. The cleanup will be on April 13th from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.  This event will be held at Centennial Park which is located at 2200 S Friendswood Drive.

Copy Dr. will be sponsoring a shredding service on location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., so bring all of your paper. There are READ MORE »


Tanger Taste and Style Experience with Curtis Stone

At the Tanger Outlets in Texas City there’s more to do than just shopping this April. They’re having their great annual event called “Tanger Taste and Style Experience with Curtis Stone.”

Thursday, April 18th - 6:00pm TASTE OF THE TOWN
Get ready for some great tastes and great deals at the Texas City -LaMarque Chamber of Commerce annual Taste of the Town.  Tanger READ MORE »


Pet Easter Bunny Photos at Baybrook Mall

Don’t miss your last chance for pet photos with the Easter Bunny at Baybrook Mall.  Monday, March 25 from 6 pm to close, visitors can have their fury friends photographed with the Easter Bunny.

The Easter Bunny will be at the Grand Court through March 30 for photos with kids and families Monday – Saturday 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm.  Be sure to visit READ MORE »


Space Center Houston Offers Special Spring Break Pricing

Space Center Houston offers half price admissions in celebration of Spring Break this week.  Families can enjoy the all, new City Cirque show where thrills of the x-games meet the wonder of cirque.  Catch cartoon characters like Ben Ten in the Jovan Toon Party!  Plus, you can check out the new exhibit Math Alive.  And don’t forget the popular Angry Birds Space attraction that is the first in READ MORE »


City of Friendswood Hosts Yoga Classes

The City of Friendswood is hosting a new yoga class on Monday, March 11th.  The class will be held at Leavesley Park Hangar at 901 Buckingham from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

The class instructor, Cheri, has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and is certified through Yoga Alliance.  Yoga improves health, increases energy and lowers stress.



City of Friendswood Annual State of the City

The City of Friendswood schedules its annual State of the City Address luncheon for Thursday, March 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Friendswood Mayor, Kevin Holland is the featured speaker.  The luncheon will be held at the Green Event Center at 2000 W Parkwood. 

The City of Friendswood has recently received accolades at the local and national level with various distinctions.  For READ MORE »


Friendswood High School Wins at Texas Tournament

Tagged in: Friendswood ISD

Students of the Friendswood High School Forensics team won several trophies at the Texas High School tournament recently.

  • Dylan Dickens won first place in Oration and second place in Foreign Extemp.

  • Charles Yeager won third place in Novice Extemp.
  • Daira Brayley won fourth place in Novice Extemp.

  • Lisa Harrington won sixth place in Prose reading.

  • The READ MORE »

New Restaurant Opens Near West Ranch

Tagged in: Dining, Pizza, Italian

A new, Italian restaurant adds flavor to the local Friendswood area.  Gina’s Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria opened its Friendswood location at 129 W. Parkwood Avenue in the HEB shopping plaza.

This marks the third location in the Houston area for Gina’s.  The restaurant is known for serving fresh Italian menu items with an Old World flavor.  A lunch menu is available from 11 am to READ MORE »


New Area Restaurant Now Open in Friendswood

A new restaurant enters the scene in the Friendswood area.  Addison-based Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke celebrates the grand opening this week of their first Houston area store.  Specializing in barbecue the restaurant menu includes brisket, sausage, and ribs.  Sides include creamed corn, caramelized apples and fried okra.

The barbecue chain has four locations in the Dallas-Fort READ MORE »


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