Posted on: August 16, 2017

Serve City Government, Apply for Animal Advisory and PARCS Boards

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land City Council has opened the recruitment process for the Animal Advisory and Parks, Arts, Recreation, Culture, Streetscapes (PARCS) boards and is looking for volunteers interested in giving their time, ener...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Feedback Sought on Proposed Budget Emphasizing Financial Resiliency, Maximum Proposed Tax Rate

Sugar Land, Texas – A public hearing on a proposed $231 million budget for fiscal year 2018 is scheduled for Aug. 15, at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.

Public hearings on the proposed 2017 tax rate are sch...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Sugar Land Mayor Meets with Governor to Preserve Quality of Life for Residents

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman met with Governor Greg Abbott last week as part of ongoing efforts to ensure the city is able to meet the expectations of its citizens to provide a safe community and quality city services.

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2017

Suspect Stares Straight at Surveillance Camera While Using Stolen Card

Video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery173325

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a woman who used a stolen credit card at Family Dollar Store, 7302 Scott Street, on July 27 at 8 p.m.

The woman in the video is a heavy-s...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2017

SLPD to Target Highway Impaired Driving during Labor Day Holiday

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police will target drunk driving from Aug. 18 through Sept 3.

The Labor Day holiday enforcement is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant. ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Proposed Budget Emphasizes Building Financial Resiliency

Sugar Land, Texas –  City Manager Allen Bogard recently submitted to City Council a proposed $231 million budget for fiscal year 2018, which begins Oct. 1, 2017. 

The proposed budget includes $208.6 million for operatio...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2017

License Plate Recognition Camera Leads to Arrest in Town Square Shooting

Photo of Jarodd Deon Wilson

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police arrested a man who discharged a firearm near a business in Sugar Land Town Square on July 12.

Police began receiving reports of shots fired just before 11 p.m.  Witnesses said the shots were fired into ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2017

Mayfield Park Expansion to Begin Soon

Mayfield Park Plan

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land City Council recently approved approximately $1 million for the expansion of Mayfield Park.

The park is located behind the former Imperial Sugar refinery site near U.S. Highway 90A and Brooks Street.

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Fire-EMS Assessment Provides Valuable Feedback

Sugar Land, Texas – The Center for Public Safety Management’s (CPSM) recent assessment of the Sugar Land Fire-EMS Department confirmed that the city has a highly skilled and progressive department.

Results were recently shared ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2017

City of Sugar Land Canvasses June 10 Election Results

Canvas Election Runoff Results June 17

Sugar Land, TX – City Council canvassed the official June 10 runoff election returns on June 20, and Carol K. McCutcheon received her oath of office for District 4.

McCutcheon, a retired engineer, replaces Councilmember Harish Jajoo who chose not...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Predators Targeting Children Arrested in ‘Operation Broken Heart’

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Officers representing the task force will be available for interviews at the Sugar Land Police Department on June 21 at 10 a.m.

Mug shots at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/OpBrokenHeart  

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Suspects Seen on Cameras Using Card Stolen in Robbery

Video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery172652

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking two people who used stolen credit cards at stores in Houston and Stafford.

The cards were stolen during a robbery in Sugar Land on June 15. &...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Lake Project Identified by Voters a Step Closer

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a contract for the design of a voter-approved lake project at Brazos River Park.

The lake will be designed to accommodate canoeing and kayaking, activities that residents have...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Crowded Shelter Prompts Special Adoption Fees

Sugar Land, TX ­– The Sugar Land Animal Shelter is offering a special adoption rate of $55 for dogs and $40 for cats through Aug. 6.

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

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Celebrate Star Spangled Spectacular at Newest City Venue

Sugar Land, TX ­– There’s a new look, new feel and new location for one of Sugar Land’s largest community events.

The city’s Fourth of July celebration is moving from Constellation Field to the brand new Sugar Land Festival Site, 18355 Southwest Freeway, o...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Join Sugar Land in Preparing for Hurricane Season

Hurricane Preparedeness

Sugar Land, Texas – Hurricane season is here, and the city encourages residents to take precautionary measures to be prepared, informed and safe.

The six-month season began on June 1 and is typically more intense during August and Septem...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Sugar Land to Host International Italian Film Festival in 2017

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved an agreement with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, the International Film Festival of Spello (IFFS) and the Region of Umbria for the creation of an Italian Film Festival in Su...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Design to Begin for Voter-Approved Trail

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land City Council approved a design contract for a voter-approved trail project that will run adjacent to Ditch H.

After working closely with residents, city staff planned a path for the 5 mile trail that will i...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Museum, Visitor Center Construction to Begin Soon

Museum, Visitor Center Construction to Begin Soon

Sugar Land, Texas – The city of Sugar Land recently awarded a contract for the renovation of an historic building that will serve as a museum and visitor center. The city is partnering with the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation on the coll...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Smart Financial Centre to Provide Community Resource for Graduating Seniors

Sugar Land, Texas – The Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land will host families throughout the region during upcoming Fort Bend ISD commencement ceremonies.

A facility that accommodates the local needs of the community has been a priorit...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Sugar Land Promotes May, Steubing to Assistant City Managers

May Steubing ACMs

Sugar Land, TX - Executive Director of Business and Governmental Affairs Jennifer May and City Engineer Chris Steubing, P.E., C.F.M, were recently promoted to assistant city managers. 

The promotions were part of a city reorganization to address t...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2017

City Council Updates Rules of Ethical Conduct

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land City Council recently adopted a new Code of Ethical Conduct for city officials that establishes an independent review board and ensures the integrity of the city’s purchasing process among other ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Police Searching for Day Worker Who Assaulted Boss at Job Site

Video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery171926

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a day worker who assaulted a 39-year-old, self-employed construction contractor during a dispute over payment on May 3.

The victim told police he n...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2017

City of Sugar Land Canvasses May 6 Election Results

Mayor Joe Zimmerman delivers the oaths of office to (Pictured L-R) Porter, Mitchell and Yeung.

Sugar Land, TX – City Council canvassed the official May 6 election returns on May 16.  Unopposed incumbents Steve R. Porter, Bridget R. Yeung and Amy L. Mitchell received their oaths of office for Districts 1, 2 and 3, respectively.

A runoff elec...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2017

New Mobile Command Center to Keep Sugar Land Safe

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land City Council recently approved $319,799 for the purchase of a mobile command center. 

The vehicle’s custom design will meet the needs of public safety response in Sugar Land.  Potential uses could include fi...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Public Invited to Museum Exhibit Ribbon Cutting, Tourism Rally

Sugar Land, TX ­–The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land and Visit Sugar Land Convention and Visitor Services are planning an exhibit ribbon cutting and rally for National Travel and Tourism Week on May 12, at 10 a.m., at the...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific Cleans Contaminated City Ditch

Sugar Land, TX - Thermo Fisher has removed contamination from 13 properties and the City’s ditch near Thermo Fisher’s facility at 1410 Gillingham Lane.

Remediation and restoration of the City’s ditch is complete.  The...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Sugar Land prepares for 9th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land will pay tribute to those who have shown bravery and honor while serving their country by hosting its 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony. The event will start at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29 at Sugar Land Memorial Park, ...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Crowded Shelter Prompts Special Adoption Fees

Sugar Land, TX ­– The Sugar Land Animal Shelter is offering a special adoption rate of $55 for dogs and $40 for cats through June 18. 

The normal fee of $110 for dogs and $95 for cats is being slashed to find forever homes for th...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2017

SLPD Targeting Impaired Driving during Memorial Day

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from May 22 through June 4.

The enforcement period includes the Memorial Day weekend and is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Se...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Man Drives onto Railroad, Struck by Train

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police and firefighters responded to an accident today involving a train and a passenger car.

Just before 5:45 a.m., a westbound train struck a vehicle west of Main Street and Highway 90A. The investigation revealed a Fresn...Read on...

2017 City News Releases
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 visit...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Sugar Land ‘Best City’ Award for Tourism

Photo of Best City Award

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 Texas Travel Counse...

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2017 City News Releases
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 at the Smart Financial Center a...

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2017 City News Releases
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 the ...

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2017 City News Releases
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...

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2017 City News Releases
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 April...

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2017 City News Releases
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 suppor...

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2017 City News Releases
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 accom...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2017

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 po...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Distracted Driving Ordinance Effective Today

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 being...

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2017 City News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2017

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 left her purse ...

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2017 City News Releases
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 April ...

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2017 City News Releases
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, District 3,...

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2017 City News Releases
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 201...
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2017 City News Releases
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 relationshi...

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2017 City News Releases
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 Celebration promises to be a rockin’ good time wi...

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2017 City News Releases
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 on...

2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on...

2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 electroni...

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2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on...

2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on...

2017 City News Releases
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 on... 2017 City News Releases
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 on...

2017 City News Releases