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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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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 »


FHS in Top 30 of 5A/4A Best High schools by US News and World Report

Friendswood High School was ranked in the Top 30 Public High Schools in Texas and in the Top 5 of 4A and smaller state public high schools by  US. News and World Report in their current 2013 edition of US News Best High Schools released April 23, 2013.

To do the ranking, the US News teamed with American Institutes for Research (AIR) based in Washington D.C. and one of the world’s largest READ MORE »


2013 Christus LiveWell Women's Conference

Get your girlfriends together, and come enjoy the 2013 CHRISTUS LiveWell Women’s Conference on May 16th at the University of Houston Clear Lake campus!

The event includes shopping, workshops, and even free health assessments and screenings, so this conference will definitely be one to remember. Come relax with your friends and learn new healthy diet tips. You’ll even get the chance to READ MORE »


Watch Us Grow Sales Event Kicks Off Today in West Ranch

The “Watch Us Grow” sales event now underway in West Ranch offers visitors the chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree and new-home buyers the opportunity to take advantage of special incentives offered by each of West Ranch’s builders. No purchase is necessary to win and shopping spree registration forms as well as information are available in model homes by Village Builders, Highland Homes, READ MORE »


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