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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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