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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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New Restaurant Opening

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Just in time for that special graduation celebration, A new restaurant and bar, Jado'z Grill House celebrated its official grand opening on May 23 at 804 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 100, Friendswood. Jad Zeidan opened the restaurant with his father, Mazen Zeidan, who owned the Mediterranean Chef in Galveston for 12 years. The restaurant offers a full bar and a Mediterranean-inspired menu with READ MORE »


Summer Sports Camps

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Looking for activities for the kids this summer? Here's a few that might hold their interest! 


What: Clear Brook baseball camp, ages 7-14

When: June 11-13, 9 a.m.-noon for hitting/defense; 12:45-2:45 p.m. for pitching/catching.

Where: Clear Brook baseball field.
Cost: $100 hitting/defense, $60 for pitching/catching or $140 for both sessions.
Contact: Gene READ MORE »


Dapper Doughnut Comes to Friendswood

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The Dapper Doughnut is coming to Baybrook Mall in mid-May and will be located at 500 Baybrook Mall Drive, Ste. 5519, in Friendswood, in a kiosk right outside JC Penney and in front of the Starbucks. The doughnut shop sells hot, mini cake-style doughnuts. The doughnuts come in 14 different flavors and are made fresh to order in front of the customer. Doughnuts can also be make into a milkshake READ MORE »


Bijou Salon Suites Open

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Are you a hair stylist or beauty provider looking for the perfect space? Bijou Salon Suites opened recently at 3348 FM 528, Friendswood, offering suites for up to 20 health and beauty providers. The facility welcomes a range of practitioners—from barbers to massage therapists to makeup artists—and it has already rented out about a third of its spaces. In addition to the suites, free Wi-Fi and READ MORE »


Street Art for Mother's Day

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You are invited to watch artists in action on Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. as they create sidewalk masterpieces using pastels and creativity to bring designs to life. Friendswood’s fourth annual Chalk Walk involves student and adult artists sponsored by friends, family and local businesses who purchase 3ft. by 3ft. squares (for $100) on the sidewalk in front of READ MORE »


Friendswood Thespians are Back in Town

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Things often times come full-circle and in the case of two Friendswood actor friends, it did. Two 2013 graduates of Friendswood High School, now back to their old stomping grounds with college degrees in theater, are performing again on Houston-area stages while also sharing their skills with young thespians at FHS.
Conner Borne portrays George in a stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's " READ MORE »


Friendswood Advances in Soccer Playoffs

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Courtesy of a huge backfield mistake, the Friendswood midfielder zeroed in on a loose ball and drove home the game-winner from the 30-yard line into an empty net to lift Friendswood to a 2-1 overtime win against Brazoswood in a Class 6A boys' bi-district matchup. That decisive goal came with 6:28 left in the second 10-minute OT session, and the Mustangs immediately turned up the defensive heat READ MORE »


Friendswood Development Company's Discovery New Home Tour

Friday, April 7, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

Looking for a new home, but overwhelmed with all the choices Houston has to offer?

Find Houston’s very best places to call home with Friendswood Development Company. For more than 55 years, Friendswood Development Company has been creating outstanding communities filled with the best homes, amenities READ MORE »


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 »


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