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Posted on: April 26, 2017

New Public Plaza Opens Next to Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Sugar Land, Texas - The city of Sugar Land will host a grand opening of a new public plaza on May 1 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Located next to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., the plaza features a vibrant mix of amenities for vi...Read more »
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Sugar Land ‘Best City’ Award for Tourism

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Sugar Land, TX - The Texas Travel Counselors awarded the city of Sugar Land with the “Best City” award, tying with popular tourist destination Galveston in a vote of top cities along the upper coastal region of Texas on April 11 during...Read more »

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Arrive Alive Event at Smart Financial to Include Free Hands-Free Driving Devices

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Police Department will distribute free hands-free devices during an “Arrive Alive” event on May 6 to educate motorists about the City’s new distracted driving law. During the educational event...Read more »
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Sugar Land to Celebrate Bike to Work, School Day

Sugar Land, TX - Shape Up Fort Bend and the City of Sugar Land will celebrate National Bike Month on Friday, May 12 with the sixth annual Bike to Work Day and fourth annual Bike to School Day. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with fun, food and prizes at t...Read more »
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Fitch, S&P Affirm Sugar Land’s AAA Bond Rating

Sugar Land, TX - A strong economy and very strong management were cited by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings when affirming Sugar Land’s “AAA” rating for $21.1 million certificates of obligation...Read more »

Posted on: April 10, 2017

Violent Criminals Beat Clerk, Steal Money

Surveillance video posted at http://webtools.sugarlandtx.gov/_blind/2017/7-robbery171495/index.html Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for two gunmen who pistol-whipped a clerk during a robbery at a Shell station, 1484 State Highway 6, on Ap...Read more »
Posted on: April 4, 2017

City Council, School Board Partner to Meet Community Needs

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land City Council recently approved joint resolutions with Fort Bend ISD to encourage the Texas Legislature to oppose revenue caps on cities and eliminate the A-F Accountability Rating System. The first resolution supp...Read more »
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Crowded Shelter Prompts Special Adoption Fees

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Animal Shelter is offering a special adoption rate for dogs of $55 through April 30. The normal fee of $105 is being slashed to find forever homes for the 40 dogs currently living at the shelter, a facility designed to a...Read more »
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Serial Robber Seen on Surveillance Footage

Serial Robber Seen on Surveillance Footage

UPDATE: New video showing the gunman at the Walmart in Sugar Land and a suspect vehicle is posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery171100.

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery171101  Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are lo...Read more »
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Distracted Driving Ordinance Effective Today

Distracted Driving_3-17.jpg Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s newly approved distracted driving ordinance takes effect today. The new City law prohibits the use of portable electronic devices while driving a vehicle in Sugar Land unless the device is in hands-free mode or bei...Read more »
Posted on: March 17, 2017

Surveillance Video Captures Images of Aggravated Robbery Suspect

Surveillance Video Captures Images of Aggravated Robbery Suspect Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery170738   Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a man who attempted to steal a woman’s purse inside Walmart, 345 State Highway 6, on Feb. 17. A woman said she l...Read more »
Posted on: March 10, 2017

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 Planning and Zoning Commission and Building Standards Commission. Applications must be submitted electronically by Apri...Read more »
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Elections Canceled for Unopposed Races

Sugar Land, Texas - The elections for City Council Districts 1, 2 and 3 were cancelled on March 7 after no one filed to run against the incumbents. Councilmembers Stephen R. Porter, District 1, Bridget R. Yeung, District 2, and Amy L. Mitchell, Distric...Read more »
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Crime Rate in Sugar Land Hits Historic Low

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s crime rate hit a 20-year low in 2016.

The results were included in the Sugar Land Police Department’s 2016 Annual Report. More results follow:

  • Sugar Land’s crime rate decreased 1.7 percent from 2015 ...
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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Police Extend Application Deadline for Teen Academy

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Police Department is extending the application deadline for its first ever Teen Academy to April 3 at 5 p.m. The Teen Academy is a new program intended to engage students in a variety of topics designed to foster relation...Read more »
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Sugar Land Earth Day Celebration Scheduled for April 1

Sugar Land, Texas - Sugar Land’s Earth Day Celebration – called Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rock – will be held Saturday, April 1, from 1-5 p.m., on the plaza at Sugar Land Town Square. This year’s Earth Day Celebra...Read more »
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Kayak, Paddleboard Rentals Coming to Sugar Land Memorial Park

Kayak, Paddleboard Rentals Coming to Sugar Land Memorial Park

Sugar Land, TX - Interested in getting out on the water at Sugar Land Memorial Park but don’t have a kayak? No problem! The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Bayou City Adventures to bring kayak and paddleboard rental...Read more »

Posted on: February 28, 2017

New Back Country Navigation Classes Offered at Cullinan Park

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with REI to offer Back Country Navigation classes at Cullinan Park. The class is the first outdoor learning activity to take advantage of the newly acquired park, which include...Read more »
Posted on: February 23, 2017

City Continues Strong Commitment to Sugar Land Heritage Foundation

Sugar Land, Texas - Sugar Land City Council recently approved an agreement with the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation for the operation of a museum at the soon to be constructed Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center. The Sugar Land Heritage Foundat...Read more »
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Sugar Land Receives Clean Audit

Sugar Land, Texas - A recent external audit of Sugar Land’s financial statements for fiscal year 2016 (Oct.1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2016) received the highest level of assurance that the information presented is reliable. The audit was perform...Read more »

Posted on: February 22, 2017

Cullinan Park Development Donations Top $1 Million

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council recently approved a contribution of more than $573,700 from the Cullinan Park Conservancy. The contribution builds on $500,000 provided from the Conservancy last year for the future development of Cullinan Park --...Read more »
Posted on: February 22, 2017

New Ordinance Addresses Distracted Driving

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council approved an ordinance on Tuesday that prohibits the use of portable electronic devices while driving a vehicle in Sugar Land unless the device is in hands-free mode or being used for an emergency. Portable electro...Read more »
Posted on: February 14, 2017

SLPD to Target Highway Safety during Spring Break

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police will target drunk driving and speed compliance March 4-21. The “Spring Break Wave” enforcement is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selective Traffic Enforcement Prog...Read more »
Posted on: February 9, 2017

Cultural Kite Festival Set for March 4

Sugar Land, TX - Vibrant kites will once again fill the sky at the ninth annual Cultural Kite Festival hosted in partnership with Republic Services on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the new Brazos River Park and Festival Site. The new locat...Read more »

Posted on: February 7, 2017

Railroad Crossing at University Boulevard Opens

Sugar Land, Texas - A new railroad crossing at University Boulevard and U.S. Highway 90A opened on Monday. Quiet-zone technology has been installed at the new crossing; however, train horns may sound as conductors become familiar with the new intersectio...Read more »
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Police Investigating Bank Robbery

Video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery170456 Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for two gunmen who robbed East-West Bank, 15144 Southwest Freeway, on Feb. 1. The men entered the bank armed with handguns at about 2:20 p.m. One remained...Read more »
Posted on: February 6, 2017

SLPD to Perform Child Safety Seat Inspections

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police officers will conduct child seat safety inspections at Babies R Us, 15555 Southwest Freeway, on Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Sugar Land Police Department has taken aggressive steps to protect children by not only a...Read more »
Posted on: February 3, 2017

City Installs Public Art at Sugar Land Regional Airport in Anticipation of Super Bowl

City Installs Public Art at Sugar Land Regional Airport in Anticipation of Super Bowl Sugar Land, Texas - Sugar Land’s recent installation of public art sculptures at Sugar Land Regional Airport (SLRA) is expected to enhance the experience of visitors arriving for Super Bowl LI. The “Airport Gateway Project” ...Read more »
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Police Accepting Applications for Teen Academy

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land Police Department Teen Academy applications will be accepted through March 6. The Teen Academy is a new program intended to engage students in a variety of topics designed to foster relationships, trust and understanding betw...Read more »
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Video Shows Suspect in Fast Signs Burglary

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary170217 Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a man who smashed a glass door and took a money box from Fast Signs, 13444 Southwest Freeway, on Jan. 17. Surveillance video shows the su...Read more »
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Super Bowl to Bring Tourists to Sugar Land; City Prepares

Sugar Land, Texas - Sugar Land is preparing for a unique opportunity to showcase the city to an international audience as visitors arrive for Super Bowl weekend. With approximately 400 reservations (which translates to 200 aircraft on the ground) receive...Read more »
Posted on: January 26, 2017

Eldridge Park Pond Stocked with Rainbow Trout

Eldridge Park Pond Stocked with Rainbow Trout Sugar Land, TX - Calling all anglers! The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocked the pond at Eldridge Park with 750 rainbow trout on Jan. 25, adding to the bass, catfish and perch that have been stocked in the past. Each winter from November throug...Read more »
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Kempner Street Construction, Wood Street Closure Expected Soon

Sugar Land, Texas - A construction project to realign Kempner Street between Main Street and Wood Street is expected to begin the week of Jan. 30. The realignment is necessary to accommodate the closure of the Wood Street railroad crossing, which was re...Read more »
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Woman, Accomplice Wanted in Kroger Theft

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft170186 Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for two people involved in a theft at Kroger, 4825 Sweetwater, on Jan. 14.  A woman placed her hand inside her purse and demanded money...Read more »
Posted on: January 20, 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific Cleans Contaminated City Ditch

Sugar Land, TX - Thermo Fisher has removed contamination from seven properties and the City’s ditch near Thermo Fisher’s facility at 1410 Gillingham Lane. Restoration and replacement of the dirt in the City’s ditch began in ...Read more »
Posted on: January 18, 2017

The Sugar Gala – A Father/Daughter Dance Set for Feb. 25

Sugar Land, TX - Dads are invited to bring their sweeties out to enjoy an evening of dancing at the Imperial Park Recreation Center (IPRC) on Feb. 25, from 6-8 p.m. The Sugar Gala will be a special evening for dads and their sweet little girls to get dre...Read more »

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Citizen Volunteers Needed to Provide Leadership for Water Plan

Sugar Land, Texas - Integrated Water Resource Plan Citizen Task Force applications will be accepted through Feb. 19. The task force will assist with the identification of options related to the supply and demand of water for the city of Sugar Land. &...Read more »
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Sugar Land to Address 2016 Accomplishments, Vision for the Future

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land will partner with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce to present a State of the City Address focusing on the City’s 2016 accomplishments. This is the ninth year that the City has presented an annual summary of activities to citiz...Read more »



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