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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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Swim Team Top Three

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The Friendswood High School girls' swim team finished third at the University Interscholastic League state swimming and diving championships Feb. 15-16 at the University of Texas. Congrats girls!

Source: Houston Chronicle


Transition Center Garage Sale

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The FISD Transition Center students invite  the community on Feb. 23,  to their 4th annual garage sale. Proceeds allow the program to provide unique opportunities for learning and community engagement. 402 Laurel Drive, Friendswood. 7:30a - 1:30p. 

Source: FISD


Best of Both Worlds

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Rodeo season is upon us and so is the food! Killen’s Barbecue, 3613 E. Broadway St., Pearland, has partnered with Papa John’s Houston locations for an exclusive Killen’s Barbecue Brisket Pizza just in time for rodeo season. The pizza, topped with smoked brisket, barbecue sauce, onions, pickles, mozzarella cheese and bacon, will only be available Feb. 18-March 31 at Papa John’s locations in READ MORE »


DIY Craft Shop Opening This Weekend

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If you're looking for a fun family activity this weekend, then visit this cool craft DIY shop. AR Workshop, a boutique do-it-yourself workshop at 9430 Broadway St., Ste. 160, Pearland, had its soft opening in late January and the grand opening is set for Feb. 2. The workshop will offer classes on a variety of crafts, including wooden signs, chunky knit blankets, wreath making and cookie READ MORE »


Garage Ultimate

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Need a new home for that sports car? Garage Ultimate, 4650 FM 2351, Friendswood, broke ground in December on 46,000 square feet of “garage condos,” providing storage and workspace for cars and car enthusiasts. Units range in depth, but all are 25 feet wide and include 24-7 access, security monitoring, plumbing for shop sinks or full bathrooms, and each can be customized by tenants. READ MORE »


2019 More to Love New Home Showcase

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Join us for our More to Love New Home Showcase from February 14th to 28th. Tour beautiful new homes ready for quick move-in. Discover what it means to live in a master-planned community filled with great amenities:

  • More than 60 acres of park space
  • 100 acres of nature trails tying into Centennial Park
  • Two recreation complexes

Photographer Moves Into New Friendswood Digs

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D.C. Stanley Photography opened its new mixed-use building at 316 Morningside Drive, in downtown Friendswood. The new building, in the works for almost five years by husband-wife owners David and Voula Stanley, is 7,000 square feet with two stories, with the Stanleys residing on the second floor. The first floor is shared between a 1,500-square-foot studio and 1,400 square feet of office space READ MORE »


Road Closures

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You might want to change travel plans or use alternate routes while crews repair Hwy. 288. The following closures are scheduled for 9 p.m. Jan. 11 until 5 a.m. Jan. 14:

Hwy. 288 northbound will be closed from County Road 59 to Broadway Street
Hwy. 288 southbound will be closed from Hickory Slough to Broadway Street
Broadway Street will be closed both ways from Smith Ranch READ MORE »


Local Eagle Scout Cares About Flags

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Fifteen year old Boy Scout, Daniel Morgan,takes care of the American flag as a is second nature.For his project to earn the highest rank in Scouting, Eagle Scout, Morgan wants to give his community an opportunity to follow suit. He set up a GoFundMe page to raise $2,000 to purchase and install a metal box where people can leave old and worn U.S. flags to be ceremonially retired through burning READ MORE »


Life Time Plans New Gym

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Life Time plans to open its Baybrook athletic club on Dec. 20. The $37 million fitness center, 19250 Gulfbrook Drive, spans 123,000 square feet and features eight tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball courts, several exercise rooms, a children's program, spa and salon, and a fast-casual restaurant. 



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