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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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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 »


Angry Bird Space Experience Lands at Space Center Houston

America’s first Angry Bird Space Experience landed at Space Center Houston. The popular video game comes to life in the only Angry Birds Space themed exhibition in the United States.

The state-of-the-art interactive area includes various 3D sculptures and scenes from the game immersing kids and families into an amazing experience.  Visitors will enjoy mind-bending puzzles and photo READ MORE »


Village Builders Kick-Off the New Year Sales Event

On January 19th and 20th, 2013 buy a Village Builder Home in West Ranch and receive a Kick-Off Scratch-Off to win $1,000, $1,500, or $2,000 in Design Studio Upgrades!


Friendswood Public Library Classic Movie Night

The Friendswood Public Library invites area residents to its screening of “Midnight in Paris” on Thursday, January 17th at 6:30 pm.  The 2011 romantic comedy was written and directed by Woody Allen.  Refreshments will be served.

The Friendswood Public Library is located at 416 S. Friendswood Drive.  A classic movie is shown every other Thursday.  Other scheduled movie titles include: READ MORE »


MHI is Nation's Only Home Builder to win LEED Award

McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. (MHI), which builds under the brands Plantation Homes, Coventry Homes, Carmel Builders and Wilshire Homes, is the only large scale volume homebuilder to receive the highly coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) award. An internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED represents a group of rating systems designed to provide a framework for READ MORE »


Keep Friendswood Beautiful Annual Tree Giveaway

Tagged in: Friendswood

The City of Friendswood invites Friendswood residents to the Keep Friendswood Beautiful Annual Tree Giveaway at City Hall on January 19th from 8 am to 10 am.  Families are encouraged to arrive early for the best selection.  Over 100 container trees will be given away to area residents, only 1 tree per family.

You’ll receive an information sheet on each species to be given away and how to READ MORE »


Resident Event: Polar Express Screening at Coventry Homes

West Ranch children are invited to a free, special screening of the Polar Express at the Coventry Homes model on December 28th at 11 am. Enjoy a light lunch provided by Coventry Homes after the showing of the popular, holiday classic. A parent must be in attendance with the child. Limited seating is available due to space limitations. Residents only please, RSVP to Phu at READ MORE »


It's a Wonderful Life

Tagged in: entertainment

A Christmas classic movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, captures the big screen as part of Cinemark’s Classic Series this month. Hailed as one of the best holiday movies, the Jimmy Stewart classic film will run on Wednesday, December 19th at 2 pm and 7 pm at select Cinemark Theaters. Residents of West Ranch are in luck with the local Webster Cinemark Theater showcasing this holiday favorite. Will READ MORE »


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