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Disaster Recovery Funds and other news

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDS UPDATE The Texas General Land Office (not the City of Friendswood) has determined the process for Friendswood residents, based on the county in which they reside. CLICK HERE FOR HARRIS COUNTY CLICK HERE FOR GALVESTON COUNTY

BLACKHAWK CONSTRUCTION UPDATE At 8 a.m. on Wednesday (October 17) the intersection of Blackhawk and Wandering Trail will be opened. The intersections of Blackhawk and Edenvale, and Blackhawk and Whittier Oaks will be closed, as installation of water and storm sewer continues. Please follow the new detour signs that will be in place Wednesday morning. Thanks for your patience. If you have questions, please contact Rick Watkins with the City of Friendswood at 281-996-3292.

FHS HOMECOMING PARADE STREET CLOSURES A portion of FM 518 (Friendswood Drive) will be closed on Thursday (October 18) at 6:20 p.m. for the Parade. Traffic on FM 518 between FM 2351 and Clearview Avenue will be rerouted. Northbound traffic on FM 518 at Clearview Avenue will be directed right onto Clearview Avenue, left on Quaker Drive, left on East Heritage Drive, and right on Pecan Drive to FM 2351. Southbound traffic on FM 518 at FM 2351 will be routed east or westbound on FM 2351. Traffic traveling westbound on FM 2351 can take a left on Sunset Drive to FM 528, then left to FM 518. Traffic eastbound on FM 2351 can take a right on Blackhawk Blvd. to FM 528, then right to FM 518. Streets intersecting FM 518 between FM 2351 and Clearview Avenue will have police officers, barricades, and traffic cones to help control traffic. The Homecoming Parade is expected to last 40 minutes.

VOTE FOR FRIENDSWOOD The Friends of Downtown Friendswood Association is a finalist for the Texas Downtown Association’s “People’s Choice Award-Best Downtown Partner.” Go to the link before noon Friday (October 19) and “Like” the photo to vote. CLICK HERE TO VOTE ON FACEBOOK

BAY AREA MEDICATION TAKE BACK DAY Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participate by driving through a drop-off site, where law enforcement will take medications for proper off-site disposal. All unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter medications are accepted. No Sharps, please. The Friendswood Police Department location will be at Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Drive in Friendswood. For more information, please call the Bay Area Alliance for Youth & Families at 281-284-0370 or visit

SPONSOR "SANTA IN THE PARK" Thousands attend the annual event. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS on how to be part of the fun.

FALL HAUL Saturday, November 10. Get your items ready. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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