News Flash

Posted on: March 4, 2020

Sugar Land Receives Clean Audit Highlighting City’s Fiscal Strength

Sugar Land, Texas – A recent external audit of Sugar Land’s financial statements for fiscal year 2019 (Oct.1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019) highlighted the city’s strong financial performance and efforts to ensure a healthy e...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2020

SLPD Targeting Impaired Driving during Spring Break

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from March 6-15.  

The enforcement period covers Spring Break and is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Select...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Arts, Adventure Set for Sugar Land’s International Art & Kite Festival

Sugar Land, TX – Families can enjoy a destination of adventure at Sugar Land’s International Art & Kite Festival on March 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Crown Festival Park, 18355 Southwest Freeway.  

This year&rsq...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Sugar Land Hosts Ninth Annual Sugar Land Showdown Disc Golf Tournament

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department hosted the Sugar Land Showdown IX Disc Golf Tournament on Jan. 25, marking the ninth year the Parks and Recreation Department has hosted this event.  

"The annual Sugar Land Show...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Railroad to Make Emergency Repairs to Crossing at Texas 6, US90A

Sugar Land, TX – Union Pacific Railroad plans to close one southbound lane of State Highway 6 at U.S. Highway 90A today for emergency repairs.

The closure is needed to repair a broken rail and is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Sug...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Sugar Land Wins Award for Right Tree, Right Place Tree Planting

Sugar Land, TX - The Houston Area Urban Forestry Council recently awarded the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department a 2019 “Project of the Year” award for the Right Tree, Right...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Joint Capital Improvement Grant Program Now Open

Sugar Land, TX - Applications for the Sugar Land 4B Corporation Joint Capital Improvement Grant Program (JCIP) will be accepted through Feb. 28 at http://sugarlandecodev.com/CIP.

The program provides an opportunity for community-based organizations to part...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Sugar Land Announces Upcoming 2020 Community, Destination Events

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce its first events in the city’s 2020 lineup.

The community and destination events are designed to enhance ...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Public Meeting Set for Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Sugar Land, TX – The public is invited to attend a risk assessment workshop for an update to the city’s Hazard Mitigation Plan on Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m., in the Cane Room at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.

The goal o...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Public Invited to Celebrate Recent Installation of 60th Anniversary Artwork

Sugar Land, TX – The public is invited to an open house on Feb. 8, from 2-4 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North, to celebrate the city’s newly installed 60th anniversary artwork.

The commemorative piece is called...

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2020 News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: December 20, 2019

City of Sugar Land Hosts Fourth Annual Business Appreciation Event

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land, in partnership with the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation, hosted its fourth annual business appreciation event, the Leadership and Legacy Luncheon, on Dec...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Planned Utility Increases Set for Jan. 1

Sugar Land, TX – Rate increases approved by City Council in September will appear on January water bills -- resulting in an increase to residents of approximately $5 per month, depending on water usage.  

The city’s utility sys...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Sugar Land Recognized for Performance Management Leadership

Sugar Land, TX – The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) awarded the city of Sugar Land a Certificate of Distinction for promoting transparency and accountability, data-in...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Savko Leaves Lasting Legacy for Future Generations

Photo of Phil Savko

Sugar Land, TX – Long-time Director of Aviation Phillip W. Savko, 63, recently died after complications from a prolonged illness.

Savko was a 21-year veteran of the Sugar Land Regional Airport.  He led an unprecedented expansion of the f...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Threat to Online Payment System Identified; Investigation Continues

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land recently learned that Click2Gov, the online payment system used by the city, has been compromised. This is the same issue that has impacted several cities across the state and the country.

To ensure the saf...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Interactive Events, Oral History Project Celebrate Sugar Land’s 60th Anniversary

Sugar Land, TX – An oral history exhibition and multiple interactive events are among the celebratory events planned by Sugar Land to mark its 60 anniversary on Dec. 29. 

An outdoor e...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Murderer Located in Nevada

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Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land detectives located Treveon James Young, 24, of Houston, who is wanted for the murder of a convenience store clerk in Sugar Land on Aug. 31. 

Young was recently located at the Clark County Detention Center in L...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Sugar Land Named Among Top Digital Cities

Sugar Land, TX – The Center for Digital Government named Sugar Land among the nation’s top five cities that successfully use technology to improve resident services, enhance transpa...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

A Sweet Jamboree Bash is Taking Over The Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center

WHAT:Visit Sugar Land is gearing up for the holidays and inviting the community to come unwrap the holiday magic and spread cheer at their “Sweet Jamboree” one-day event at the Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center on Saturday,...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Video Shows Possible Shooting Suspect

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/shooting195961

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man seen on video who they believe was involved in a shooting in Greatwood on Nov. 21. 

Police responded to a report of ...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Help Sugar Land Celebrate 60th Anniversary at 17th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting!

SUGAR LAND, Texas – Santa and Mrs. Claus are bringing their holiday magic to Sugar Land Town Square for the 17th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5-8 p.m.

The steps of Ci...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Houston Marriott Sugar Land Celebrates 16 Years of Successful Business

Sugar Land, TX –  Sugar Land City Council recently recognized the Houston Marriott Sugar Land for 16 years of business. It was the first full-service hotel of its kind in Fort Bend County when it opened in Sugar Land Town Square in 2003...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Sugar Land 101 Class Applications Available

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Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land will accept applications through Dec. 5 for the next Sugar Land 101 class scheduled to begin in January 2020. 

Sugar Land 101 participants learn about city operations from Sugar Land’s top managers...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Voters Approve Bonds for Drainage, Public Safety, Facilities and Animal Shelter

Sugar Land, TX – Based on unofficial election results, Sugar Land voters decisively approved four general obligation bond propositions totaling $90.76 million on Nov. 5. 

The election...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Block Party Trailer Program Launched in Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX – Residents now have access to a trailer full of supplies to make hosting a neighborhood block party easy and enjoyable.

“The Sugar Cube,” a block party trailer intended to help foster ne...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2019

City Council Finalizes City Manager Selection with Contract Approval

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council approved a contract on Nov. 5 with Mike Goodrum to serve as the city’s next city manager, effective Jan. 20. 

The unanimous vote occ...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Former Assistant City Manager Mike Goodrum Named City Manager

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Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently named Mike Goodrum as its next city manager after a nationwide search.

Goodrum currently serves as the city manager of Coral Springs, Fla. 

He will replace Allen Bogard, who plans to retire in Janua...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

AAA Bond Rating Affirmed; Refunding Bonds Provide Significant Savings

Sugar Land, TX - Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings both affirmed Sugar Land’s “AAA” bond rating in connection with the issuance of General O...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Día De Los Muertos Exhibit at the Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center

Sugar Land, TX (October 25, 2019) – There’s a celebration right around the corner, and you’re invited! This year marks 120 years of Hispanic heritage in Sugar Land. In hon...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Budget Award Recognizes Financial Resiliency, Transparency

Sugar Land, TX – The Government Finance Officers Association recently awarded the city of Sugar Land with its 23rd consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2019...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Census Planning Begins in Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Manager recently appointed a Complete Count Committee to ensure an accurate and complete count of Sugar Land residents for the 2020 Census.

The Census count pr...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

City of Sugar Land Haunted House Set for Oct. 25-27

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department will host the third annual city of Sugar Land Haunted House from Oct. 25-27 at the Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way.

The event will be available in 30 minute increme...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

Sugar Land, TX – A team of national assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on Oct. 28 to examine the Sugar Land Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, opera...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Man Burglarizes Three Sugar Land Churches

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary194704 

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man involved in burglaries at three local churches.

The burglaries occurred at Sugar Land Family Church, 1110 ...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Halloween Town Coming to Constellation Field in 2019

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Skeeters will host Halloween Town presented by Imperial Sugar on Oct. 26, from 4-8 p.m., at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive. 

Previously hosted at Sugar Land Town Square, Halloween Town remains a fami...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Sugar Land Fiscal Year 2020 Budget, Tax Rate Approved

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council approved the fiscal year 2020 budget of $272.6 million and tax rate of 33.2 cents at their Sept. 17 meeting. 

The approved budget and capital improvement program (CIP) emphasize the implementation...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Applications Open for Sugar Land Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council

SUGAR LAND, Texas - Applications for the 2019-2020 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) are now open and available at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov. Interested students should submit com...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Shooter Identified, Three Arrested in Clerk’s Murder

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/Murder194458

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police issued an arrest warrant for Treveon James Young, 24, of Houston, for the murder of Hamid Lakhani, 63, of Sugar Land.

Detectives believe Young shot an...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Fallen Hero to Be Honored

Chief Fenwick

Sugar Land, TX – A public service is scheduled for Sugar Land Fire-EMS Assistant Chief Clay Fenwick, 57, who died on Friday after battling cancer for almost two years.

Visitation will be held on Friday at Clayton Funeral Home Pearland, 5530 West ...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Citizens Asked to Help Identify Framework for Future Mobility Needs

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is accepting applications for a Mobility Master Plan Citizen Task Force.

The citizen-led task force of at least 18 members is intended to build on years...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

District 1 Town Hall Meeting Set for Oct. 8

Sugar Land, TX – City Council Member Steve Porter, District 1, will be hosting a District Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 6-8 p.m., at the T.E. Harman Senior Center, 226 Matlage Way.

Residents are invited to attend a meet and greet fro...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

City, Sugar Land Legacy Foundation Call for Legacy Award Nominations

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation -- a charitable organization created to support and fund local quality of life projects that benefit the residents of Sugar Land -- is accepting nomina...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

City’s First Ever Virtual District Town Hall Meeting Set for Sept. 23 for District 2

Sugar Land, TX – District 2 City Council Member Naushad Kermally will host the city’s first ever completely virtual District Town Hall meeting on Monday, Sept. 23, from 6-7:30 p.m., on the city of Sugar Land’s Facebook page a...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

District 4 Town Hall Meeting Set for Sept. 26

Sugar Land, TX – City Council Member Carol McCutcheon will host a District 4 Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m., in Meeting Room 1 of the University Branch Library at the University of Houston at Sugar Land, 14010 University ...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

District 3 Town Hall Meeting Set for Sept. 16

Sugar Land, TX – City Council Member Stewart Jacobson, District 3, will be hosting a District Town Hall Meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, from 6-8 p.m., at the Clyde and Nancy Jacks Conference Center, 3232 Austin Parkway.

Residents are invited to atte...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Serve City Government Through Service on Boards, Commissions

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land is looking for volunteers interested in giving their time, energy and expertise to serve as members on the Building Standards Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Sugar Land 4B Corporation (SL4B).&nb...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

SLPD Targeting Impaired Driving during Labor Day Holiday

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from Aug. 31 through Sept. 8.  

The enforcement period covers the Labor Day weekend and ...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Woman Uses Power Tool to Steal Botox

Surveillance video www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary194317

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a woman who used a battery-powered grinding saw to cut into the front door of Botox RN MD Spa, 13500 Southwest Freeway, and steal anti-aging ...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Sugar Land’s Art of Wining and Dining: Brunch & Bubbly

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land Town Square, Visit Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department will partner for a spin-off of the traditional Art of Wining and Dining event -- now with a Brunch and Bubbly theme -- on Saturday, Sept...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

City Council Votes 7-0 to Call Bond Election

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council called a $90.7 million bond election for Nov. 5 to address drainage, public safety facilities and equipment, mobility and an animal shelter.

City Counc...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2019

National Search Begins for New City Manager

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council hired Ralph Andersen & Associates to conduct a national search for Sugar Land’s next city manager.

Allen Bogard plans to retire on Jan. 3...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Houston Man Charged with Murder, Attempted Murder of Peace Officer

Sheldon Magee

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police arrested Sheldon Magee, 44, of Houston, for the murder of Kiva Herrera, 38, of Houston, on Aug. 11.

Police responded to a shooting at the Courtyard by Marriott, 16740 Creekbend Drive, on Aug. 11 at 1:15 p.m. Wit...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

City Manager Lands National Award

Sugar Land, TX – The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) selected City Manager Allen Bogard to receive the Award for Career Excellence.

ICMA is the world’s leadin...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Sugar Land Presents Proposed FY2020 Budget, Capital Improvement Program

Sugar Land, TX – City Manager Allen Bogard recently submitted a proposed $272.1 million budget for fiscal year 2020, which begins Oct. 1. 

The proposed budget includes $231.6 million ...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Thieves Go on Shopping Spree with Stolen Cards

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two people who used fraudulent credit cards to purchase more than $20,000 worth of merchandise at Sam’s Club stores in the region.

Detectives believe mail stolen during February and Apr...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Final Phases of 2013 Parks Bond to be included in 2020 Budget; Homestead Exemption to be Raised

Fiscal Year 2020 Budget to Include Final Phases of 2013 Voter-Approved Parks Bond; City Council Raises Residential Homestead Exemption to Offset Residential Tax Bill Impact

Sugar Land, TX – Su...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

SLPD Targeting Impaired Driving during Holiday

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative during the week of July 4.  

The enforcement period is funded by the Texas Department of...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

This Fourth of July, Celebrate Red, White and Boom in Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX - There’s a new look and new feel for one of Sugar Land’s largest community events -- Red, White and Boom.

The city’s Fourth of July celebration is taking place at The Crown Festival Park, 18355 Southwest Freewa...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2019

City Manager Announces Retirement After 44 Years of Public Service

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard plans to retire on Jan. 31, 2020.

His 44 years of public service includes 25 in Sugar Land with 19 as its city manager. 

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Applicants Needed for Census Complete Count Committee

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land is seeking 15-20 residents who are leaders representing a diverse cross-section of the city for a Census Complete Count Committee.

“We are now less than a year away...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Industrial Expansion Reflects Sugar Land’s Position as Economic Powerhouse

Sugar Land, TX – Two new warehouses totaling more than 315,000 square feet will be built in the Sugar Land Business Park due to an agreement approved by the City Council with Sugar Land Indus...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Video Inside Apartment Records Burglary

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary192827 

Sugar Land, TX – Detectives are looking for a man seen on video stealing more than $2,200 worth of electronics from an apartment at Imperial Lofts, 2 Stadium Driv...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Thomas Harris III Named City Secretary

Sugar Land, TX – City Manager Allen Bogard promoted Assistant City Secretary Thomas Harris III to the position of city secretary, effective June 5.

He replaces Glenda Gundermann, who retired on May 31 a...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Summer Fun Set for Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX - Come celebrate summer with the city of Sugar Land during community events that promise to be a ton of fun for attendees!

Kick off the summer with the Summer Concert and Food Truck Friday Series at the plaza adjacent to the Smart Financial...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2019

City Council Commits to Sugar Land Way Strategies

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council recently held its annual spring planning session, a day-long workshop where they formalized strategies to ensure the continuance of the “Sugar Land Wa...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Sugar Land Earth Day Celebration Rescheduled for May 18

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s Earth Day Celebration –Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rock – will be held Saturday, May 18, from noon to 4 p.m., on the plaza at Sugar Land Town Square.

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City to Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Sugar Land, TX -- The city of Sugar Land will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27, at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., to commemorate service members who died in active military service. 

The program theme is &...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Sugar Land Celebrates Bike to Work Day and School Day

Sugar Land, TX - Shape Up Fort Bend and the city of Sugar Land will celebrate National Bike Month on Friday, May 10 with the ninth annual Bike to Work Day and fifth annual Bike to School Day.

Join residents, neighbors and friends for a celebratory ride fro...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Thieves Take Video Games Totaling $2,300

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft191757 

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two men who stole 56 video games totaling more than $2,300 from Walmart, 345 State Highway 6, on April 6. ...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Man Conducts Sex Act Inside Store

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/crime191957 

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man who followed a woman inside a store, exposed his genitals and masturbated within her view on April 15.

The wo...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2019

HCSS to Expand in City of Sugar Land with Third Building

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council approved an agreement with Heavy Construction Systems Specialists, Inc. (HCSS) for improvements on more than four acres of land on West Airport Boulev...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Sugar Land Celebrates Arts, Cultures with Brand New International Arts Festival

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s inaugural International Arts Festival on April 27, from noon to 6 p.m., at The Crown Festival Park at Sugar Land, 18355 Southwest Freeway, will combine two popular events – iFest and Kite Fest. 

Co...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Sugar Land Public Safety Dispatcher Lands Top Texas Honors

Sugar Land, TX – Public Safety Dispatcher Erika Stroud was recently selected as Texas’ best trainer -- ensuring Sugar Land remains safer than ever before. 

Both the Texas As...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Secretary Announces Retirement

Sugar Land, TX - City Secretary Glenda Gundermann plans to retire on May 31.  

Gundermann was hired by the city in October 1983. She had previously worked for City of Cities Municipal Utility D...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Sugar Land Recognizes Volunteers of the Year

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land recently named the 10 Volunteers of the Year.

“These individuals are part of a city program called Serve Sugar Land that contributed 27,853 hours of vol...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Council Approves Resolution Supporting County Effort to Maintain Historic Site

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday supporting proposed legislation that would allow Fort Bend County to own and maintain an historic cemetery.

The Texas Legislatur...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Sugar Land Earth Day Celebration Scheduled for April 13

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s Earth Day Celebration – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rock – will be held Saturday, April 13, from 1-5 p.m., on the plaza at Sugar Land Town Square.

New to this year’s Earth Day Celebration...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Spring into Sugar Land During the Month of April

Sugar Land, TX - It doesn’t matter what weekend is targeted for fun, because Sugar Land promises plenty of spring outdoor activities for families to enjoy throughout April. 

Some of t...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

City Seeks Volunteer for PARCS Board Vacancy

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is accepting applications through March 27 to fill a vacancy on the Parks, Art, Recreation, Culture and Streetscapes (PARCS) board. 

City Council established the PARCS board to provide input, feedback and ad...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2019

March 11 Marks 311 Milestone

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its 311 Contact Center on March 11 or “3/11.” 

“During our inaugural year, we ha...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2019

SLPD Targeting Impaired Driving during Holiday

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from March 9-24.

The enforcement period includes Spring Break and is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selective Traffic Enforce...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Charter Review Commission Sets March 4 Public Hearing

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Charter Review Commission will hold a public hearing on March 4, at 4 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.

The hearing is an opportunity for the p...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Apply Now for City/HOA Maintenance Responsibilities Citizen Task Force

Sugar Land, TX - The city is accepting applications through March 13 for the newly created City/HOA Maintenance Responsibilities Citizen Task Force.

The task force will:

  • participate in community dialogue...
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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Public Meeting for 7th Street Drainage Project Set for Feb. 25

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land is hosting an informational public meeting to share plans for drainage improvements in The Hill and the Sugar Mill subdivisions. The meeting is scheduled for Feb. 25, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Sugar Land Middle School...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2019

City to Request Partner for New Hotel, Convention (Conference) Center Project

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land released a Request for Statements of Interest (RSI) on Jan. 18 to begin selection of a private-sector partner for a future hotel and convention (confer...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2019

City of Sugar Land Hosts Annual Business Appreciation Event

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land hosted its third annual business appreciation event, the Leadership and Legacy Luncheon, on Wednesday, Dec. 19.  

The luncheon, held in partner...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Crime Spree Targets Fort Bend County Nail Salons

Crime Spree Targets Fort Bend County Nail Salons

See suspect, vehicle images

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man believed to have participated in at least 14 burglaries targeting nail salons during December and January.

Five burglaries occurred in Sugar Land, and another nin...

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Archive 1 - 2019 News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: December 31, 2018

Gunmen Attempt to Rob Walgreens

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery186862

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two gunmen who attempted to rob a cashier at Walgreens, 3316 Highway 6, on Dec. 21.

An employee said the men approached her...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Game Stop Gunman Leaves Without Cash

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery186700

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a gunman who attempted to rob Game Stop, 2571 Town Center Blvd., on Dec. 14.

An employee said a man entered the store at 9 ...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2018

City Employees Adopt Angels for Rainbow Room

Sugar Land, TX – City of Sugar Land employees sponsored 94 children and adults for the Fort Bend Rainbow Room Christmas Angel Project.

The Fort Bend Rainbow Room is a charitable organization d...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Sugar Land Employee of the Year Credited for Exemplary Leadership

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard recently named Firefighter/Paramedic Warren Phillips as employee of the year during the 2018 Employee Banquet. 

The city’s employ...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Holiday, Bulky Waste Collection Scheduled for Holidays

Sugar Land, Texas – Solid waste collection in Sugar Land will not occur on Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

All city residents except those living in Greatwood receive solid waste services from Republic Services and will have the...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Sugar Land Again Among Nation’s Best at Engagement, Inclusion, Transparency

Sugar Land, Texas – The Center for Digital Government (CDG) named Sugar Land among the nation’s top five cities that successfully use technology to improve citizen services, enhance...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Cameras Capture Images of Thief Entering House Occupied by Teens Home Alone

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary186331

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a thief who smashed a window and entered a home in the 2700 block of Cotton Stock Drive on Nov. 23.

Video cameras showed a...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2018

A Sweet Jamboree Celebration

Imperial Sugar Char House (1)

Sugar Land, TX (November 16, 2018) – Visit Sugar Land is gearing up for the holidays, and you’re invited to come unwrap the holiday magic and spread cheer at our “Sweet Jamboree” one-day event at the Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center. Jingle y...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Police Searching for Ray-Ban Thief

Surveillance video download and YouTube link available at www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft185601

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man seen on video stealing Ray-Ban sunglasses totaling more than $1,900.

Employees at Lenscrafters, 1653...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Charter Review Commission Appointed

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council recently appointed an independent group of residents to review the city’s charter, a document that provides the foundation for governance in Sugar Lan...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Doug Boeker Named SLFD Fire Chief

Chief Doug Boeker

Sugar Land, TX - Assistant City Manager Doug Brinkley promoted Battalion Chief Doug Boeker to the position of fire chief, effective Nov. 5.

After graduating from a fire academy at the top of his class, Boeker joined the Sugar Land Fire Department in 1992.&...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2018

City Council Recommits to the Sugar Land Way

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently held its annual leadership and strategic planning retreat, a multi-day planning session where they formalized priorities important to citizen...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Criminal Returns to Sugar Land After Committing Crimes Throughout Region

Surveillance video from August posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary184395

  

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for at least one man believed responsible for a string of burglaries across the Houston region dating b...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Agreement Approved for Funeral, Interment of Historic Remains

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council recently approved an interlocal agreement with Fort Bend Independent School district to honor and preserve the memory of victims of the convict lease prison system.

The agreement builds on the ongoing work of the Ci...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Día De Los Muertos Exhibit at the Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center

Sugar Land, TX (October 22, 2018) - There’s a celebration right around the corner and you’re invited! This year marks the centennial of San Isidro Cemetery, located on the north bank of Oyster Creek in present-day Sugar Creek subdivisi...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

City, Sugar Land Legacy Foundation Call for Legacy Award Nominations

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation -- a group created by the city to support and fund local philanthropic efforts for parks and civic facilities -- are accepting nominations for the annual Legacy Awards through No...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2018

SLFD Fire Chief Announces Retirement

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land Fire Chief Juan Adame plans to retire in January 2019.

 Adame joined the Sugar Land Fire Department in April 2009 and was appointed the permanent fire chief in November 2010. 

His accomplishments have ...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Application Deadline Extended for Charter Review Commission

Sugar Land, TX - The deadline to submit applications for Sugar Land’s Charter Review Commission has been extended to Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.

Individuals who would like to serve on the Charter Review Commission should fill out an application on the city...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Fall into Halloween Town at Sugar Land Town Square

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s most anticipated annual events are on the horizon! All of the events are fun, festive, located within the city of Sugar Land and specifically designed with the Sugar Land community and residents in mind. 

On...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

City Open House Set for Oct. 30

Sugar Land, TX – Learn about Sugar Land’s new single-member City Council districts and Hurricane Harvey drainage projects at the city’s second-ever Open House on Oct. 30.

The event is open to the public and will be held at Cit...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Town Hall Meeting Set for District 4

Sugar Land, TX - City Council Member Carol McCutcheon will host a District 4 Town Hall meeting on Monday, Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m., in Meeting Room 1 of the University Branch Library located at the University of Houston at Sugar Land, 14010 University Blvd....

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Sugar Land Man Arrested for Stealing Sunglasses Totaling $1,000

Pena Arrested for Stealing Sunglasses Totaling $1,000

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft184999 

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police recently arrested a 45-year-old Sugar Land man for stealing RayBan sunglasses totaling $1,000.

A Fort Bend County Crimestoppers tip...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2018

City Council Approves Budget, Tax Rate

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land City Council approved a fiscal year 2019 budget of $247.35 million and a 2018 tax rate of 31.762 cents on Sept. 18. 

The adopted tax rate funds the city manager’s recommended fiscal year 2019 budg...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Charter Review to Examine Foundation of Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX - Volunteers are needed to review Sugar Land’s charter, a document that provides the foundation for governance in Sugar Land.

In 1981, Sugar Land citizens voted to adopt the city’s first home-rule charter.  By co...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Sugar Land 101 Class Applications Available

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land will accept applications through Oct. 19 for the next Sugar Land 101 class scheduled to begin in January 2019. 

Sugar Land 101 participants learn about city operations from Sugar Land’s top manager...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Serve City Government Through Service on Boards, Commissions

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land is looking for volunteers interested in giving their time, energy and expertise to serve as members on the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Planning and Zoning Commission, Sugar Land 4B Corporation and the Imperial Redevelopment Dis...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Police Searching for Suspect Who Stole Sunglasses Totaling $1,000

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft184999 

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man seen on video who stole sunglasses totaling $1,000 from Lenscrafters, 16535 N Southwest Freeway, on Sept. 16...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

City Council Approves Recommended Redistricting Plan

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council recently approved the Redistricting Advisory Committee’s unanimous recommendation for revised single-member City Council districts in Sugar Land.

At-large City Council members will not be affected by redis...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Video Shows Suspect in Several Luxury Condominium Burglaries

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglaries184530 

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police need help identifying a man they believe committed three burglaries at the City Plaza at Town Square, 2299 Lone Star Drive.Residents li...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Sugar Land Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Sugar Land, TX -- The Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department notified Dr. Joe Anzaldua -- who serves as the city’s medical director and health authority -- that a person who lives in Sugar Land recently tested positive for West Ni...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Town Hall Meeting Set for District 3

Sugar Land, TX - District 3 Councilmember Amy Mitchell will host a District 3 Town Hall meeting on Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m., at the Clyde and Nancy Jacks Conference Center, 3232 Austin Parkway.  

Residents are invited to attend a meet and greet fro...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

New Sign Honoring Slain SLPD Sergeant Installed at Ron Slockett Memorial Park

Sign at Ron Slockett Memorial Park

Sugar Land, TX – A new recognition sign in honor of Sgt. Ron Slockett was installed at Ron Slockett Memorial Park, 12821 Nantucket Drive, on Sept. 7.

On the night of July 4, 1987, Slockett was killed while making a traffic stop and became the first and onl...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Task Force Votes for DNA Request to State

Sugar Land, TX –The recently appointed City Manager’s Task Force on the Convict Lease Memorial met for the first time on Sept. 5 and unanimously supported DNA testing of historical remains discovered on property owned by Fort Bend Inde...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Suspects Seen on Video Shopping with Stolen Card

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery184575

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two men seen on surveillance video using a credit card stolen during a robbery in Sugar Land on Aug. 23.

Two women said th...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Cemetery Task Force to Provide Recommendation on Interment, Memorialization

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard recently appointed a task force to provide a recommendation on the interment, memorialization and ceremonial funeral details of historical remains discovered on property owned by Fort Bend In...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Online Town Hall Launched for Zoning Use Classification, Parking Feedback

Sugar Land, TX – An Online Town Hall is being held to solicit feedback on updates to the city’s zoning use classification and parking requirements. 

The updates are being considered by the Sugar Land Planning and Zoning Commission during a series ...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Trio Caught on Camera Stealing High-End Glasses

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft184212

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two women and a man who stole 62 glasses totaling about $9,000 from LensCrafters, 16535 Southwest Freeway, on Aug. 3.

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Businesses Burglarized by Same Man

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary184395

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for at least one man who spent the evening of Aug. 13 stealing merchandise from several businesses in two office buildings located 2 mi...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Redistricting Advisory Committee Approves Recommended Plan

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land’s Redistricting Advisory Committee unanimously approved a recommendation for revised single-member City Council districts in Sugar Land.

The recommendation will be presented to City Council on Aug. 21. &n...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Sugar Land, TX ¬– The city of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at a mosquito trap located on University Boulevard near the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land in the Telfair subdivision.

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Sugar Land City Council Approves Land Use Plan Update

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council approved an update to the city’s Land Use Plan on Aug. 7 after a five-year public process led by a citizen Land Use Advisory Committee.

  The plan includes goals and policies that focus ...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2018

City Council Appoints Ethics Review Board

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently appointed members to a newly created Independent Ethics Review Board.

The board includes Chair Conrith Davis, Krista Stegemiller, Ann Malecha, Andrew Wolf, Bruce Hicks, Naushad Kermally and &n...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Thief Seen on Camera Steals more than $94,000 from Family

Thief Seen on Camera Steals more than $94,000 from Family

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary184228

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man seen on video during a residential burglary in the 2700 block of Cotton Stock Drive on Aug. 5.

The homeowner told police his s...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Sugar Land Facilitates Coordinated Effort to Honor Historical Remains

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council approved a memorandum of understanding today for the future relocation of skeletal remains to the city’s Old Imperial Prison Farm Cemetery, 6440 Easton Ave.

The action is the first step toward a ...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at a mosquito trap located in the 6000 block of Walkers Park South in the New Territory subdivision.

The mosquitoes were trapped on July 31, and Sugar Land was notified t...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Stock’s Four Decades of Service Epitomizes Service Excellence

Stock’s Four Decades of Service Epitomizes Service Excellence

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land’s longest serving employee hit 40 years of service last month.

Born and raised in Sugar Land, Public Works Utilities Operator Randy Stock was 17 years old when he took a job with the city&rsqu...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Drainage Project Builds on Work that Protected Citizens During Harvey

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a $1.7 million contract for drainage improvements in the Covington Woods subdivision.

The project was identified in 2013 to address street flooding.  It includes the following wo...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Sugar Land Continues to Address Top Resident Concern Through Innovation

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land’s recent partnership with Waze, a Google company, to improve mobility via information sharing is the first collaboration of its kind in the Houston region.

Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic ...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Sugar Land Presents Proposed FY2019 Budget

Sugar Land, TX – City Manager Allen Bogard and Director of Finance Jennifer Brown recently submitted a proposed $245 million budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins Oct. 1.

The proposed budget, which reflects cautious optimism about the momentu...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Budget Award Recognizes Fiscal Strength, Efforts to Ensure Strong Economy

GFOA Award

Photo Caption: The city’s budget and finance team were recently recognized by City Council.

Sugar Land, TX – The Government Finance Officers Association awarded the city of Sugar Land with its 22nd consecutive Distinguished Budget Prese...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Sugar Land Court Clerk Earns Certification

Beverly Court Certification

Sugar Land, TX – The Texas Court Clerks Association in conjunction with the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center and Texas State University awarded Sugar Land Municipal Court Administrator Kendra Beverly with Certified Municipal Court Clerk Certificati...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2018

SLPD Offers Non-Emergency Crime-Reporting Tool

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Police Department recently launched an online tool enabling citizens to report certain non-emergency crimes.

Emergencies should be immediately reported to 9-1-1; however, crimes such as criminal mischief or property damage, ...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Crowded Shelter Prompts Special Adoption Fees

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Animal Shelter is offering a special adoption rate of $40 for cats through Aug. 26.

Any pets who have been at the shelter for more than 30 days are only $20.  

“We have more than 120 cats in the building!&a...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Gunman Threatens to Shoot Employee While Walking Out of Home Depot

Home Depot Suspect

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery183504

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a gunman who took a cart-load of merchandise from Home Depot on June 25.Police were called at 11:47 a.m. after employees said a man ...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Eric Robins Named SLPD Police Chief

Police Chief Eric Robins

Sugar Land, TX – Assistant City Manager Doug Brinkley promoted Assistant Police Chief Eric Robins to the position of police chief, effective today.

“During the past several years, we’ve focused on developing leaders within our...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Public Hearing on Land Use Plan Set for June 26

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council will hold a public hearing on the draft Land Use Plan on June 26, at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.  

In order to maximize public input on the Land Use Plan, a pres...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Legacy of Clyde and Nancy Jacks Preserved in Conference Center

Clyde and Nancy Jacks

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently renamed the First Colony Conference Center to honor a lifetime of community service from Clyde and Nancy Jacks.

The facility located at 3232 Austin Parkway was designated the Clyde and Nancy Jacks Conferenc...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Police Assessment Provides Valuable Feedback

Sugar Land, TX – The Center for Public Safety Management’s (CPSM) recent assessment of the Sugar Land Police Department confirmed that the city has a modern police agency that is professional and responsive to community needs.

The asses...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Sugar Land Appoints Redistricting Committee, Solicits Public Input

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently appointed a Redistricting Advisory Committee to ensure the city’s single-member City Council districts comply with federal law.

The annexation of Greatwood and New Territory increased th...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Meeting to Discuss Airport’s Future Set for June 20

Sugar Land, TX – A public meeting to discuss an ongoing update to the city’s Airport Master Plan is scheduled for June 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sugar Land Regional Airport, 12888 Highway 6, in Room 24 inside the terminal.

Work to update the plan began in...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Food Truck Fridays: Party in the Plaza

Sugar Land, TX – Come enjoy the city of Sugar Land’s Summer Concert and Food Truck Friday Series at the plaza adjacent to the Smart Financial Centre. The series will showcase live entertainment, lawn games, the splash pad and food trucks on selected Frida...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Sugar Land Completes Significant Expansion, Reconstruction of Mayfield Park

Mayfield Park Ceremony - May 2018

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land’s Mayfield Park, 106 Avenue D, is now open after a significant investment to expand and reconstruct the popular community amenity.

Mayfield Park, originally 1.5 acres, has served surrounding neighborhoods for more th...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2018

City Pool to Open for Summer, Extensive Renovations Complete

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land’s newly renovated municipal pool, located at 225 Seventh Street, will open to the public on May 26.

Recently completed work included the following items:

  • Three layers of old plaster were replaced.
  • A new cool ...
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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Sugar Land Selects Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers of the Year - May 2018

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land recently named Annette Shinsky-Hollis as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year.

Shinsky-Hollis, who serves as the president of the Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association (CFAAA), coordinates the Firefighter of the Year pr...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2018

Doug Brinkley Named Assistant City Manager

Doug Brinkley

Sugar Land, TX – City Manager Allen Bogard today announced the promotion of Police Chief Doug Brinkley to the position of assistant city manager, effective June 6.

“Chief Brinkley’s promotion reflects the city’s reco...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Bike to Work, School Day Celebrates Mobility, Recreation Investments

Sugar Land, TX – Shape Up Fort Bend and the city of Sugar Land will celebrate National Bike Month on May 11 with the seventh annual Bike to Work Day and fourth annual Bike to School Day.

Join residents, neighbors and friends for a celebratory rid...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Drainage Project Protects Covington Woods During Harvey

Bournewood Drainage Project - March 2018

 Photo Caption: Pictured at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony for the Covington Woods drainage project are members of the community with City Council, senior management and project managers.

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land recently complete...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Record Amount of Material Diverted from Landfills

Sugar Land, TX – More than 48 percent of residential materials were diverted from area landfills in March according to the city’s solid waste and recycling provider.

During an average month, Sugar Land residents recycle about 38 percent...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Williams Trace Boulevard Replacement Complete

Williams Trace Opens - March 18

Photo Caption: Pictured during a ribbon cutting ceremony are members of the community with City Council, senior management and project managers.

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land recently completed the reconstruction of Williams Trace Boulevard.

The $...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Sugar Land Eyes Another Championship Year for Constellation Field

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land and Sugar Land Skeeters anticipate continued strong contributions to the local community and economy as the Skeeters prepare for opening day at Constellation Field against the New Britain Bees on April 27....

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2018

City Completes Lexington Boulevard Drainage Project

Lexington Drainage Project - April 18

Photo Caption: Pictured at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lexington Boulevard drainage project are members of the community with City Council, senior management and project managers.

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land recently completed a $3...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Sugar Land Dispatcher Named Best Trainer in Texas

Dispatcher of the Year - April 18

Photo Caption: Pictured is Davis at a public safety dispatch console. 

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land Public Safety Dispatcher Amanda Davis was recently recognized as the 2018 Texas Association of Public Safety Communication Officials Train...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Council Approves Annette Williamson Wise Bridge

Photo - Council Recognition

Photo Caption: Family of friends of Wise attended a City Council meeting on April 3 to support renaming Main Street Bridge in Wise’s honor.

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a resolution that names the Main Stre...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Thief Steals $165 Shoes from City Gear

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft181366

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man who stole $165 shoes from City Gear, 2725 Town Center Blvd. North., on March 14.

An employee said the man entered the st...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Application Period Nears for New Independent Ethics Review Board

Sugar Land, Texas – The city of Sugar Land will accept applications for a newly created independent Ethics Review Board beginning April 16.

Those serving on the board will review sworn complaints of Code of Ethical Conduct violations by ...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Wallet Thieves Seen on Video Using Stolen Cards

Wallet Thieves Seen on Video Using Stolen Cards

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/CCAbuse180601

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two men who went on a shopping spree with a credit card stolen from an elderly woman’s wallet.

The wallet was stol...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Police Arrest Serial Thief Targeting Wallets

Panera Bread Thief

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft_181295 

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police arrested a serial thief who took a woman’s wallet at Panera Bread, 1928 State Highway 6, on March 10.

The man entered the restauran...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Sugar Land Requests Regional Artists for Traffic Box Wrap Designs

Sugar Land, TX ­– The city of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation are requesting proposals from regional artists to design wraps for 11 traffic boxes along U.S. State Highway 90A, between U.S. Highway 59 and State High...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Record Amounts of Green Waste Causing Delays

Sugar Land, TX – A record amount of green waste left at curbs in Sugar Land is contributing to service delays.

The city’s solid waste and recycling provider reports that Sugar Land residents recycled more than 960 tons of green waste du...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Sugar Land Receives Clean Audit

Sugar Land, Texas – A recent external audit of Sugar Land’s financial statements for fiscal year 2017 (Oct.1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017) received the highest level of assurance that the information presented is reliable. The audit w...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Three Arrested for Mall Shooting

Three Arrested for Mall Shooting

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land detectives arrested three people yesterday who were involved in a shooting and a kidnapping on Feb. 26 at First Colony Mall, 16535 Southwest Freeway.

On the afternoon of the shooting, a motorist flagged down a Fort Ben...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2018

SLFD Exceeds Community Expectations

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Fire-EMS Department exceeded a target identified by the community to respond to 80 percent of all calls for service in under 8 minutes, 30 seconds.

The results were included in SLFD’s annual report. The a...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Sugar Land Launches 311 Contact Center

Sugar Land, Texas – Citizens ask, and the city answers from its newly created 311 Contact Center.

311 is a single, one-stop point of contact designed to make it easier for residents to know who to contact for assistance with non-emergency, city-r...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Smart Financial Centre Smashes Economic Projections

Sugar Land, Texas – The Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land has exceeded attendance projections by more than 35 percent and net new sales tax revenue to the city by nearly 50 percent.

The $84 million Smart Financial Centre opened on tim...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Police Searching for Two Serial Thieves Targeting Wallets

Surveillance video posted at  http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft180661

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two people seen on surveillance video stealing a wallet from an unattended purse inside Panera Bread, 1928 Highway 6,...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Residents Give Sugar Land High Marks on City Services, Value for Tax Dollars

Sugar Land, Texas – The results of Sugar Land’s 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Survey show that 97 percent of respondents rated the city as an “excellent” or “good” place to live and 96 perce...

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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2018

EGGStravaganza Set for March 24

Sugar Land, TX – Hop on over to Eldridge Park on Saturday, March 24 for a chance to meet the legendary Easter Bunny during city of Sugar Land’s 34th Annual EGGStravaganza from noon to 3 p.m.  Don’t miss this chance t...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Crime Rate in Sugar Land Hits Historic Low

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land’s crime rate for 2017 was the lowest on record.   

The results were included in the Sugar Land Police Department’s 2017 Annual Report. More results follow:

  • Sugar Land’s cr...
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Archive 2 - 2018 News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Pair of Thieves Strike Out at Two Locations

Pair of Thieves Strike Out at Two Locations

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/crime020518

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two men seen on surveillance video attempting to pry open a locked door inside an ATT store at 310 State Highway 6.

Police responded to an alarm ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Cultural Kite Festival Set for March 3

Sugar Land, TX ­– Escape for a moment to witness vibrant kites ride the wind and decorate the sky at the annual Cultural Kite Festival on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Brazos River Park and the newly named The Crown F...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Body Found in Oyster Creek Identified as Missing Brazoria County Man

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police identified a body found in Oyster Creek on Thursday as George Edgar Solis, who was reported missing in Brazoria County on Jan. 29.  The body was located by two men fishing in Oyster Creek at about 3 p....

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Police Searching for Bank Robber

Wells Fargo Bank Robbery Aaron Rodriguez

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery175158

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police issued an arrest warrant for Aaron Vriel Rodriguez, 45, for an attempted robbery at Wells Fargo Bank, 4660 Highway 6, on Nov. 14.

Rodriguez entered t...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Post Hurricane Harvey Projects Ongoing

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land City Council recently approved agreements with Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 11 and the Greatwood Community Association for access to drainage infrastructure.

The agreements are part of ongoing cit...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

City Invests in State-of-the-Art Mobility Solutions

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land City Council recently approved more than $846,000 to expand existing adaptive signal control and wireless vehicle detection at intersections throughout Sugar Land.

The project is part of an ongoing effort to improve mobility ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Video Shows Smash-and-Grab Suspects in $2 Million Jewelry Heist

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/smashgrab180174

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two men seen on surveillance video smashing display cases inside a jewelry store and running away with stolen jewelry valued at $2...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Police Searching for Sprint Store Theft Suspects

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft175597

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two men seen on surveillance video stealing merchandise from a Sprint store, 1875 State Highway 6, on Dec. 10, at 1:10 p.m.

An employee...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 12, 2020

Lane Closures – Main Street Bridge (between 1st Street and Kempner Street)

Lane Closures – Main Street Bridge (between 1st Street and Kempner Street)

The Main Street bridge located between 1st Street and Kempner Street has been closed for emergency water main and roadway repairs to take place.

Motorists should expect del...

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Construction/Maintenance Updates
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Settlers Park Greenfield West Drainage Improvements

Portions of the Settlers Park subdivision regularly experience excessive street ponding during major storm events. This project will provide improvements to the stormwater infrastructure and reduce street ponding during major storm events.

  • The project requ...
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Construction/Maintenance Updates
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Pinecroft Dr. - Single Lane Closures

Single lane closures will be taking place on  Pinecroft  Dr. from Greywood  Dr. to Ravenscourt Dr. beginning December 2, 2019, through March 30, 2020. Road improvement and repair work will be taking place.

Residents are asked to ...

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Construction/Maintenance Updates
Posted on: September 17, 2019

7th Street – Project Updates

Update: March 19The westbound lane of 7th Street (between W. Green Belt Dr. and Eldridge Road) will close starting March 20.  Traffic on 7th Street will continue from west to east on the eastbound lane of 7th street until the westbound lane is co...

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Construction/Maintenance Updates
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Dairy Ashford Rd. – Road Widening Project

Update: March 4The planned activation of the regular traffic signal on HWY 90 and Dairy Ashford Rd. and opening of all newly constructed lanes has been postponed until Monday, March 9 due to inclement weather.  Additional work in the right-of-way...

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Construction/Maintenance Updates
Posted on: January 30, 2019

State Highway 6 Improvements

Update: March 25TxDOT will be closing the outside northbound and southbound lanes of HWY 6 (between Lexington Blvd. and US 59) starting Thursday, March 26 through Friday, April 3 (with the exception of the upcoming weekend). These closures are neccesary f...

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Construction/Maintenance Updates
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Sugar Creek Area – Water Main Rehabilitation Project

The distribution system water main rehabilitation in the Sugar Creek Area is scheduled to begin construction on September 2017. Temporary water service outages and lane closures can be expected in the Sugar Creek neighborhood. Advance notices will be give...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 13, 2019

Online Payment Portal Compromised

At Computer Typing

A limited number of individuals who completed a transaction between August 30 and October 14, 2019, might be affected. Learn more about actions taken by the city to ensure the continued safety of the city’s payment system.

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

311 Sugar Land

311 Sugar Land

Sugar Land’s 311 contact center offers a single point of contact for non-emergency city information and enables residents to make service requests.

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Goal Measures Dashboard

Goal Measures Dashboard

The Goal Measures Dashboard is an online tool that measures the city’s progress on attaining key outcomes for residents.

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