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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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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.



Zen Den Doggie Spa Opens

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Not all dogs like to be groomed. Sometimes they need a little extra TLC. Groomer Kisé Segelquist opened Zen Den Doggie Spa in Friendswood on Nov. 14. Located at 2407 W. Parkwood Ave., Ste. 111.  The full-service grooming salon offer a calming atmosphere for dogs that have been traumatized. Services include nail services, baths, low-shed treatments and mud treatments. 832-569-5203

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Friendswood High National Theater Honor

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A production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" aims to be the next highlight in a long tradition of musicals at Friendswood High School, which was named the 2017-18 Performing Arts High School in the United States by the National Federation of State High School Associations. The school is celebrating its 50th year of staging musicals. But "Hunchback," scheduled for Feb. 2-4 and 9-11 with songs READ MORE »


Local Star Plays at Alley Theater

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A Friendswood teenager plays the coveted role of Fan, the beloved sister of Ebenezer Scrooge, in "A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas," at Houston's Alley Theatre, through Dec. 30.
Elena Vazquez is playing the part in her fifth season to appear in the annual production. Also in the show this year is her sister, Ava.
Elena Vazquez,  is 13 and an eighth-grader at READ MORE »


Winter Lights

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Visit Gulf Greyhound Park for the Magical Winter Lights Festival this holiday season.  The annual festival transforms Greyhound Park with thousands of lights arranged in themed areas like Santa’s Christmas Village. $21 (adults,) $13 (seniors and children.) Free for children age 4 and under. Family packages also available.  5-10 p.m. (Sun.-Thu.), 5-11 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.). 1000 FM 2004, La Marque. READ MORE »



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POPBAR will had its grand opening recently. New York-based POPBAR, a frozen treats shop, is poised to please at 700 Baybrook Mall Drive, Friendswood. The business serves handcrafted gelato, sorbetto and frozen yogurt on a stick, which can be paired with melted chocolate and a variety of toppings. The business also sells popwiches, or gelato sandwiches on a stick. 

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Tavola Reindeer Run Dec.2. Register Now!

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Join Santa and the Elves in Tavola December 2, 2017 for the Tavola Reindeer Run--a chip-timed 5K and 1K family run/walk--benifitting the New Caney ISD Education Foundation. The event gets uderway with the 5K at 8a.m. and the 1K at 9a.m. Even if you aren't running, you can still stop by and see Santa! Everyone who participates will recieve a race t-shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal. In READ MORE »


Salon Opens in JC Penney

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If you're looking for a new salon this holiday season, then take a peek! Salon by InStyle opened in two locations recently: one at 100 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood, and another at 2500 Smith Ranch Road, Pearland. The salon chain was launched by JCPenney and offers clients an array of services, including haircuts, coloring, blowouts, hair treatments, extensions and natural styling, as well as READ MORE »


My Vinyl Shop Opens

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If you're looking for a cool way to pass the time, or want some awesome craft ideas, My Vinyl Shop, 2407 W. Parkwood, Ste. 116, Friendswood, it set to open in mid-November. The store will sell adhesive and heat transfer vinyl, as well as T-shirts, tank tops, cups, wine stoppers, pillow cases and more. The store will also offer classes on how to use vinyl and paper cutters and will have a heat READ MORE »


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