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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 Gets a Second JSC Credit Union

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To better serve its clients, the new JSC Federal Credit Union location in North Friendswood is now open. The branch, located at 307 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. Founded in 1961 to serve employees of the Johnson Space Center, the credit union now provides financial services to over 124,000 customers and has almost 20 locations, including another in Friendswood and two in Pearland. 



We Found a "Love-ly" Winner in West Ranch

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We caught up with Lauren Walters, a proud Friendswood resident and winner of our gift card prize, which was part of last month's "More to Love" promotion in West Ranch. When we called Lauren, who is a server at a local Italian restaurant, to inform her of her win, she was elated. "Oh, my gosh! I've never won anything before!" she expressed with utter joy. Lauren and her family READ MORE »


Texas Music Fest a Big Success

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The third time really was the charm for the Friendswood Texas Music Fest held on March 3.Festival goers sang along and danced to the music, turning up the volume on a new Friendswood tradition. With attendance estimated at 2,500 and entertainment that included Roger Creager, Zane Williams and Two Tons of Steel, organizers of the festival are hoping for an even bigger event in 2019.According to READ MORE »


Old Favorite, New Digs

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Highpoint Insurance Group, LLC, celebrated the groundbreaking for its new headquarters recently in Friendswood. The company, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and offers mid-market commercial insurance, employee benefits and high net-worth personal lines of insurance, outgrew its space in Clear Lake with over 40 employees. The new building, which features a modern farmhouse READ MORE »


CareNow Open

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The next time you need care for a cut or illness, consider this new offering. CareNow Urgent Care has opened a clinic at 1729 S. Friendswood Drive. The national health care company, whose headquarters are based outside of Dallas, offers convenient health care services for a range of common needs, from immunizations to infections to minor injuries, delivered by qualified medical professionals. READ MORE »


Goat Yoga Comes to Friendswood

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Goat Yoga has recently surpassed Vinyasa as the favorite modality in yoga. Why? Because, who doesn't love goats! Friendswood native and resident Rachel Henson opened her brick-and-mortar structure for Goat Yoga Houston in. Henson started in the business, which offers yoga classes featuring baby goats, in June. Classes are offered every weekend at 3366 E. FM 528 Road, Ste. K in Friendswood, but READ MORE »


Growler USA Coming to Friendswood

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If you're looking for a cool, new place to meet friends, then check out the new opening! A pub chain specializing in microbrews, Growler USA, is coming to the Fountain Plaza Center at 2111 W. Parkwood Ave., Ste. 115 in Friendswood in February 2018. The franchise will offer 100 taps of craft beer, including several Texas brews, as well as other drink options and pub favorites such as: READ MORE »


Galloway School Competes at World Competition

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The Galloway School's Robotics team, Robo-Owls VexIQ Robotics, is competing at the World Robotics Championship after winning the Design Award at the Texas State Championships.
The Design Award, considered to be the most difficult award in robotics competitions, is given to the team with the best engineering notebook, interview, and overall process, teamwork and communication.


More to Love Home Showcase

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There is More to Love in West Ranch!

Join us for our More to Love New Home Showcase February 10th - 25th. 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 READ MORE »

Friendswood Teen Signs With Baylor

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Friendswood's Kendall Cross has signed a national letter of intent to play softball for Baylor. Cross is joined by parents Terry and Elaine Cross, Kelsey Lawton and Friendswood coaches Christa Yates and Kevin Parr.



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