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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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10.20
2018

Halloween Fun

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Here's an idea for Halloween. A local history lesson called “What’s in a name?” and a spook house haunted by Disney villains will highlight Friendswood’s eighth annual Histor-Ween on Saturday, Oct. 2--Histor-Ween is a word coined by combining history with Halloween. Come for a spook house at the Old Junior High, scary storytelling on the front porch of the museum, historical re-enacting of READ MORE »

10.14
2018

New FISD Initiative

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Through an initiative started this school year, Friendswood ISD educators are aiming to help students develop as people who can manage emotions, set goals and make good decisions.
“For so long school we were so focused on academics, but now we’ve turned toward trying to make more of an impact in kids' lives and targeting the whole child, which includes their emotional needs,” said Diane READ MORE »

10.5
2018

Dance Lessons at Home

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Musical theater choreographer Stephanie Hendrickson was a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding when she came up with the idea for her Friendswood business, Fairytale Dance Creations. Now she specializes in custom-choreographing dances for weddings, quinceañeras, Sweet 16 parties and other events. The business operates out of her home studio. But she often travels to a client’s home or rents space READ MORE »

09.30
2018

Smile Direct Comes to Friendswood

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Want straight teeth, but not braces, then this is for you! Smile Direct Club opened a SmileShop storefront at 19056 I-45, Friendswood,recently. The SmileShop provides 3D scans of teeth that are reviewed by a dental professional, who creates a treatment plan using invisible aligners. Like the other major providers, Smile Direct straightens teeth, but often at a fraction of the price!

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09.23
2018

Purple Box Theater

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Chills, thrills and fantasy share the stage in the new season at Purple Box Theater in Friendswood. Next up is the group’s popular event for children, called the “Enchanted Princess Theater Show,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and 1 p.m. Oct. 7. Bring your little ones dressed in their favorite Disney princess costume, and hear our princesses sing, and sing along to your favorite songs. As READ MORE »

09.16
2018

Between Us Tea Room

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Locally owned Between Us Tea Room is open. Located at 802 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 112, Friendswood, the British-themed tearoom delivers a Texas twist. In the afternoon the restaurant offers tea and lunch, and in the evening, the business becomes a wine bar with a limited menu. This month, the tearoom will also open for brunch on Sundays. Between Us Tea Room hosts events, including birthday READ MORE »

09.9
2018

Lifetime Opening in Friendswood

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There's a new fitness center coming to Friendswood! The much talked about Life Time Athletic Baybrook will open at 19250 Gulfbrook Drive, Friendswood, this fall. The 123,000-square-foot, two-story resort will include athletic facilities, tennis courts, family recreation, spas and country club-style living. 

Source: http://community impact.com

09.1
2018

Start Planning Your Block Party

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Friendswood Police Department is inviting neighborhoods to participate in National Night Out from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 2. Residents are encouraged to turn on their porch lights, organize a block party or neighborhood event and register that event with the police department. Visit https://bit.ly/2Pjz5NV for an application. For more information, message READ MORE »

08.24
2018

Raising Cane's Brings Fare to Friendswood

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Everyone's favorite chicken is coming to Friendswood! Raising Cane’s recently broke ground on a new restaurant at 1640 W. Bay Area Blvd., Friendswood. The restaurant is scheduled to open in November. Raising Cane’s is known for its chicken fingers, as well as sweet tea, lemonade, Texas toast and Cane’s sauce.

Source: http://communityimpact.com

08.18
2018

Education Summit

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Friendswood ISD has partnered with Engage2Learn (e2L), an approved Texas Education Agency (TEA) blended learning provider, to put a new strategic plan in place for the 2018-2023 school years. This strategic plan will be the framework for the decisions made by FISD for the next five years. In recognition of the importance of the strategic plan, Friendswood ISD would like to invite the community READ MORE »

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