News Flash

Posted on: January 11, 2021

City Council Accepts Donation for Plaza Development, Patio Improvements

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council accepted donations totaling $118,856.66 for the development of the Eagle Plaza at Sugar Land Memorial Park and outdoor patio improvements at the T.E. Harman Center. The donations come from the Sugar Land ...

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2021 News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: December 30, 2020

Municipal Court Administrators Earn Certification; Beverly Wins Award

Sugar Land, TX – The Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA) has selected Sugar Land Municipal Court Administrator Kendra Beverly as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Service Award. Additionally, the National Center for State Courts&rsqu...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Planned Utility Rate Increases Set for Jan. 1; City Approves Contract for Utility Rate Study

Sugar Land, TX – The utility rate increases approved by City Council in September will take effect Jan. 1. The utility rates will result in an approximately $10 monthly increase to utility bills for residential customers.

Residents with 10,000 g...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Sugar Land Recognizes Employee of the Year

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Manager Michael W. Goodrum recently named Application Developer Tahamidur Rahman as employee of the year. 

The city’s employee of the year is selected from a group of champion employees nominate...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2020

City of Sugar Land Earns First Place in Digital Cities Ranking

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land has placed first among cities ranging in populations from 75,000-124,999 in the 2020 ranking of Digital Cities by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), a national research and advisory institute on info...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Sugar Land 101 Class Applications Available

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is accepting applications through Dec. 22 for the next Sugar Land 101 class scheduled to be held virtually in January through March 2021.

Sugar Land 101 participants learn about city operations from Sugar ...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Council Accepts Donation from Cullinan Park Conservancy

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council accepted a donation from the Cullinan Park Conservancy for $287,465.93 to be used for Cullinan Park phase two improvements.

Of the donation amount, $56,346.93 was paid by the Conservancy directly to a consultant for...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2020

Sugar Land Movie Series to Screen Festive Films at Drive-In Movie Experience

UPDATE: Due to current inclement weather forecasts and after consultation with the producer and City of Sugar Land Emergency Management, the decision has been made to reschedule the upcoming showings of Frozen (Nov. 27) and Elf (Nov. 28) to a later date i...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sugar Land Celebrates 12 Days of Christmas with Virtual, In-Person Activities!

Sugar Land, TX – Mark your calendars and prepare to celebrate the Christmas holiday in Sugar Land from Dec. 1-12.

The city will offer 12 consecutive days of festivities with virtual activities Monday through Thursday and in-person events on Friday, Saturda...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Sugar Land Rolls Out ‘Tis the Season for Sweet Cash Holiday Shopping Incentives

Sweet Cash program continues with simpler, quicker features to support local economy

Sugar Land, TX – ‘Tis the Season for Sweet Cash launches today for Sugar Land’s holiday shopping season, bringing back the popular program wi...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Food Truck Fridays will be Party in the Park

Sugar Land, TX – Join the party at the city of Sugar Land’s Fall Food Truck Friday Series for food, drinks and music on Oct. 23, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, from 6-8 p.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.

Please check www.Sug...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Halloween Town is Returning to Constellation Field in 2020

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is partnering with the Sugar Land Skeeters to host Halloween Town on Oct. 31, from 4-8 p.m., at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive.

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

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Sugar Land Police Searching for Carjacking Suspect

Video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/ARobbery204003

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land detectives are looking for a person of interest seen on surveillance video shortly before a woman’s vehicle was stolen at gunpoint in a parking lot.

The woman...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Sugar Land Adopts FY2021 Budget, Tax Rate

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council adopted a $254.3 million budget for fiscal year 2021 and a tax rate of 33.65 cents per $100 -- one of the lowest in the state of Texas among similarly sized cities -- as proposed after a series of worksho...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Sugar Land Shoppers Honor Frontline Workers Through Sweet Cash Program

Program provides gift cards and gratitude to workers on the frontlines of the pandemic

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Office of Economic Development launched the Sweet Cash program in June to support Sugar Land businesses, frontline workers and ...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Boards, Commissions Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 22

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land is looking for volunteers interested in giving their time, energy and expertise to serve as members on the Animal Advisory Board, Building Standards Commission, Independent Ethics Review Board, Planning and Zoning Com...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

City Council, Charter Election Early Voting to Begin Soon

Sugar Land, TX - Early voting will be held Oct. 13-30 for Sugar Land’s Nov. 3 City Council and charter election.

In addition to the positions of mayor, at-large one, and at-large two, the ballot will include nine possible changes to the city&...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Sugar Land Recognizes Volunteers of the Year

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land recently named six 2019 Volunteers of the Year.

The six volunteers contributed more than 700 hours of volunteer service to the city last year, equating to almost $18,000 in in-kind donations. Sugar Land’s ...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

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 Animal Advisory Board, Building Standards Commission, Independent Ethics Review Board, Planning and Zoning Com...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Healthcare Heroes Week to Recognize Hospital Workers on Front Lines

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land firefighters, police officers and other city employees will join the community Sept. 21-25 to celebrate front-line hospital workers during Healthcare Heroes Week.

The celebration had been scheduled in August but was de...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Sugar Land Set for Virtual Fall Festival Experience!

Sugar Land, TX – At the onset of fall, Sugar Land will begin a new annual tradition of a Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The event will be a wonderful opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy many great activities that the season bri...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Accepting Applications for Class of 2020-2021

Sugar Land, TX –Applications for the 2020-2021 MYAC class will open on Sept. 1 at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov.  

Sessions will be held once a month virtually via Zoom. Interested students should submit completed applications by Sep...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Healthcare Heroes Week Delayed to September Due to Weather

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land’s Health Care Heroes Week has been postponed to September due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Laura. Specific dates will be announced in the near future.

Activities, including hospital drive-by parades schedu...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2020

New Water Bill Payment System Provides Increased Security

Sugar Land, TX –  The city of Sugar Land will launch a new online water bill payment system in September.

The Office of Treasury and the Information Technology Department identified Paymentus after months of research to find a tool that ...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Healthcare Heroes Week to Recognize Hospital Workers on Front Lines

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land firefighters, police officers and other city employees will join the community Aug. 24-28 to celebrate front-line hospital workers during Healthcare Heroes Week.

“The sacrifices being made by our medical prof...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Sugar Land Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Class of 2020 to Graduate

Sugar Land, TX – The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) Class of 2019-2020 will graduate on Aug. 18.

The class represents the 15th year of the program with a total of 33 students participating from 10 area high schools. 

MYA...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2020

City of Sugar Land Seeks Public Comments on 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land will hold a virtual public workshop for the 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update on Aug. 21, from noon to 1 p.m.  Utilize the following meeting link at https://rb.gy/fojtpt to attend.

The city of Su...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Buy, Get, Give – Sugar Land Encourages Houston Area Shoppers to Buy ‘Sweet Cash’

Program has potential to drive $200,000 into local economy

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Office of Economic Development is urging Sugar Land residents and surrounding Houston-area shoppers to participate in the “Sweet Cash” ...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Council Action on Expanded Dining Supports Economic Health

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council passed an ordinance on Aug. 4 to allow restaurants an opportunity to expand outdoor dining options.  

City Council took the action in an effort to show the city of Sugar Land’s support a...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Sugar Land Presents Proposed FY2021 Budget, Capital Improvement Program

Sugar Land, TX – City Manager Michael W. Goodrum recently submitted a proposed $254.4 million budget for fiscal year 2021, which begins Oct. 1.

The proposed budget includes $226.9 million for operations – a more than 2 percent decline ...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Virtual Summer Fun in Sugar Land!

Sugar Land, TX – Come party with the city of Sugar Land during these virtual community activities that promise to be a ton of fun for attendees! The Virtual Summer Series is scheduled from Sunday, July 26 to Friday, July 31.

During the last week ...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Sugar Land’s Red, White and Boom Going Virtual Due to COVID-19

Sugar Land, TX ¬– There’s a new look and new feel for events this year. One of Sugar Land’s largest community events -- Red, White and Boom -- is going virtual! 

This year, Sugar Land’s virtual Fourt...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Sugar Land City Council Election, Charter Amendment Election Rescheduled to Nov. 3

Sugar Land, TX – The May 2 Sugar Land City Council election has been moved to Nov. 3 due to public health concerns related to COVID-19.

The position of mayor and the at-large one and two seats will be on the ballot.  All three positions ...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Sugar Land 101 Class Applications Available

SL101

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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 2019 News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Former Assistant City Manager Mike Goodrum Named City Manager

Image - Selected City Manager Mike Goodrum

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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Crime Spree Targets Fort Bend County Nail Salons

Crime Spree Targets Fort Bend County Nail Salons

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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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News Flash

Posted on: January 12, 2021

Highway 6 and Town Center Dr. – Lane Closure

The northbound right lane on SH-6  near Town Center Dr.  will be closed starting Monday, January 18 through Friday, January 22 due to scheduled construction. Work is expected to take place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Highway 6 and Fluor Daniel Dr. - Lane Closures

The northbound and southbound right lanes on SH-6 between Fluor Daniel Dr. and US-59 will be closed due to scheduled construction. Work is expected to begin on Monday, January 11 through Friday, January 15 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents ar...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Sleepy Hollow Dr. – Lane Closures

Update: November 1 | Sleepy Hollow Dr. – Lane ClosureUntil further notice, westbound Sleepy Hollow Dr. will be closed between Settlers Park Dr. and Mesquite Dr. starting on Monday, November 9.  Westbound Sleepy Hollow Drive will be detoured to Sa...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Household Hazardous Waste Service

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Effective January 1, the on-call Household Hazardous Waste service will no longer be provided. Learn more about recycling options within our community.

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Have a Question?

311 Sugar Land

Making it easier for residents to know who to contact for assistance with non-emergency, city-related questions, and requests for services. Visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/311

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

Extreme Cold Safety

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It's a good time to start preparing for colder weather. Remember to protect the four Ps: People, Pets, Pipes, and Plants. See tips and stay prepared!

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Play at Home

Play at Home

While some of our facilities remain closed for the time being, you can still find plenty of activities here to keep you active, engaged and connected!

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