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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Sugar Land City Council Approves Proposed FY22 Budget, Capital Improvement Program

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council adopted a budget of $299 million for fiscal year 2022 and a tax rate of 34.65 cents to fund the annual budget and second phase of capital projects approved by voters in 2019.

The budget was approved after ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Person Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Sugar Land, TX ¬– The city of Sugar Land has confirmed its second case of West Nile encephalitis virus in 2021. 

The Fort Bend County Health Department informed Dr. Joe Anzaldua, the city’s medical director and health a...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Police Searching for Two Gunmen Involved in Home Invasion

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land detectives are looking for two men who forced a woman at gunpoint inside her home in the 2000 block of Ralston Branch Way and stole cash and purses. 

The woman said she drove straight home from work in Houston...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

City Council Approves Agreement for Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation’s New Expansion

Sugar Land, TX- Sugar Land City Council recently approved a tax abatement agreement with Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation, headquartered in Sugar Land, securing an additional $18 million in capital investment to its Sugar Land Business Park location and a...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Person Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land has confirmed its first case of West Nile encephalitis virus in 2021. 

The Fort Bend County Health Department informed Dr. Joe Anzaldua, the city’s medical director and health authority, ...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Applications Open for Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Class of 2021-22

Sugar Land, TX – Applications for the 2021-2022 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) class are open through Sept. 22 at 11:59 p.m. 

The monthly meetings will be held virtually via Zoom, with potential in-person meetings schedu...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2021

September Food Truck Events Include Bikes and Brews, Family Game Night

Sugar Land, TX – Come party with us at the city of Sugar Land’s upcoming September Food Truck Series, including Bikes and Brews and Family Game Night. These events will feature games, activities and offer a variety of food and beverage trucks. 

Bi...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Sugar Land Launches Real-Time Flood Warning Tool to Keep Residents Safe

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land recently launched a web-based tool to provide residents and city engineers with real-time information on street flooding that will enable informed decisions to protect life and property. 

The Integ...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Serve City Government Through Service on Boards and 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 and Independent Ethics Review Board.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. on Sept...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Contract Authorized for Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a $1.1 million contract for an Advanced Meter Infrastructure project.

The project was included in recommendations of a 14-member citizen-led committee that spent more than two years devel...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Come Party with us at Food Truck Fridays: Movie Series

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land’s Food Truck Friday Movie Series will feature family favorite films and offer a variety of food and beverage trucks on Friday evenings from 6-9 p.m. at Oyster Creek Park, 4033 Highway 6. 

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Mosquitos Test Positive for West Nile Virus - Morrison Place and Austin Parkway

Sugar Land, TX ­– The city of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at mosquito traps located on in the 800 block of Morrison Place in the New Territory subdivision and the 3800 block of Austin Parkway near the Settler...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Phillip W. Savko Terminal Announced at Sugar Land Regional Airport

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently named the terminal at Sugar Land Regional Airport after former Director of Aviation Phillip W. Savko.

Prior to his death, Savko served 21 years as the city’s aviation director. One of hi...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Former City Manager Allen Bogard Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Sugar Land, TX – The Texas City Management Association recognized former City Manager Allen Bogard with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bogard’s 44 years of public service included 25 in Sugar Land, with 19 as its city manager and past ro...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Sugar Land Opposes FEMA Risk Rating 2.0

Avoid potential flood insurance premium increases - buy before Sept. 1

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a resolution opposing FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 and any effort requiring the mandatory purchase of flood insurance for pr...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2021

Disoriented Woman Found Walking Alone on Dulles Avenue

Update: August 1, 10 a.m. -  The woman has been identified, and is being reunited with family.

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police need the public’s help to identify a 65-year-old Asian woman found at Dulles Avenue and Plantatio...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus - East RiverPark

Sugar Land, TX ­– The city of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at a mosquito trap located on East RiverPark in the RiverPark subdivision.

The mosquitoes were trapped this week, and Sugar Land was notified today tha...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Sugar Land Files Proposed FY22 Budget, Capital Improvement Program

Sugar Land, TX – City Manager Michael W. Goodrum recently submitted a proposed $298 million budget for fiscal year 2022, which begins Oct. 1.

The proposed budget includes $238.9 million for operations and $59.1 million for capital projects. It f...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus - Elkins Drive

Sugar Land, TX ­– The city of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at a mosquito trap located in the 4400 block of Elkins Drive. 

The mosquitoes were trapped this week, and Sugar Land was notified today that a...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus - East RiverPark

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at a mosquito trap located on East RiverPark in the RiverPark subdivision.

The mosquitoes were trapped last week, and Sugar Land was notified today that at least one test...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus - Morrisons Place

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at a mosquito trap located on Morrisons Place in the New Territory subdivision. 

The mosquitoes were trapped earlier this week, and Sugar Land was notified today...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Sugar Land Named Most Business-Ready City in the Nation

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land recently landed the top spot in “The 15 Most Ambitious U.S. Cities” list – an award that recognizes the best business-savvy cities in the nation.

According to Verizon Business Ready, the h...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Sugar Land Responds to Community Needs with Expansion of Public Art

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently celebrated the completion of artwork on Brooks Street bridge that continues to expand the city’s commitment to public art.

According to artist Katy Antill, her mural called “Na...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Generator Rebate Pilot Program Supports Proactive Preparedness

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved an ordinance establishing a generator rebate pilot program -- a move intended to promote preparedness, resiliency and residential reinvestment.

Qualifying homeowners must apply for the re...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Celebrate Fourth of July in Sugar Land with a BOOM!

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land’s Red, White and Boom Celebration is scheduled for Sunday, July 4, from 7-10 p.m., at The Crown Festival Park, 18355 Southwest Freeway.

Enjoy an evening full of patriotic family fun with activities for all...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Sugar Land Leads the Way in Citizen Satisfaction

Sugar Land, TX - ETC Institute recently selected the city of Sugar Land for a “Leading the Way Award” for resident satisfaction with city services. 

“The award recognizes local governments that rank in the top 10 perc...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Residents Needed to Chart Future of Solid Waste, Recycling

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land is creating a resident task force to develop recommendations for the future of solid waste and recycling in Sugar Land.

Applications for the task force may be submitted at https://Volunteer.SugarLandTX.gov through Ju...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Sugar Land Completes Brazos River Park Connector Road, Trail

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land recently completed the Brazos River Park Connector Road and Trail project.

The road is one-mile long and connects two of the city’s regional parks, Sugar Land Memorial Park and Brazos River Park. The proje...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

City Council Approves Drainage Improvement Project in Austin Park and Chimneystone

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council approved an engineering design contract to improve drainage in the Austin Park and Chimneystone subdivisions, a top priority identified by Sugar Land residents through the 2020 Citizen Satisfaction Survey...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

City Council Approves Purchases for Communication Improvements

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a contract to purchase materials for the High Site Communication Improvements project.

The project is part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP identifies capital projects; ...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Suspected Serial Burglar Seen on Surveillance Video

Video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/Burglary211914

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land detectives are looking for a man seen on surveillance video burglarizing a business along U.S. Highway 59.

Police responded to a criminal trespass on April 15 at the C...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Sugar Land Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Class of 2021

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS – Sugar Land City Council recently recognized the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) Class of 2020-2021.

The class represented the 16th year of the program and had participation from 12 area high schools. ...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Agreement Approved for Sugar Land-based Accredo Packaging, Inc. Expansion

Sugar Land, TX- Sugar Land City Council recently approved a tax abatement agreement with Accredo Packaging, Inc. securing an additional $9.5 million in capital investment to its Sugar Land Business Park location, 30 new jobs, and the retention of 525 jobs...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Sugar Land Mayor Pledges to Help Save Monarch Butterfly

Sugar Land, TX - Mayor Joe R. Zimmerman signed the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge on Earth Day 2021 committing to take action to help save the declining monarch butterfly and other pollinators. 

The city ...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Sugar Land Memorial Day Ceremony to Salute Fallen Soldiers

Sugar Land, TX - To commemorate soldiers who died in active military service, the city of Sugar Land will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 31, at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.  Admission is free and open to ...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

May Events Set for Sugar Land Memorial Park

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land Memorial Park has some sweet spring events for all to enjoy, including our furry friends.   

The Doggie Yappy Hour Series will feature pet-friendly activities, music and a variety of food and beverage...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Sugar Land Recognizes Volunteers of the Year

SUGAR LAND ­– Six participants in the city’s Serve Sugar Land program have been named 2020 Volunteers of the Year.

Each year, city departments select a volunteer who fosters an atmosphere of community and enhances the delivery o...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Astros Finalize Sugar Land Skeeters Acquisition

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros acquisition of the Sugar Land Skeeters franchise was officially approved by the Sugar Land City Council today. As part of the agreement, the Astros and the City of Sugar Land partnered o...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Food Truck Friday Concert Series set for April

Sugar Land, TX – Come party with us at the city of Sugar Land’s Food Truck Friday Concert Series featuring local bands and a variety of food and beverage trucks on April 16, 23 and 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 Un...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Celebrate Spring with Kite Flying, Art, Children’s Playground at International Art & Kite Festival

Sugar Land, TX – Step into springtime, and enjoy an entertaining day of fun activities and excitement at Sugar Land’s International Arts Festival as the city celebrates with a full-slate of outdoor adventures on Saturday, March 27, fro...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Sugar Land Crime Rate Lowest on Record

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land’s crime rate for 2020 was the lowest on record.   

The results were included in the Sugar Land Police Department’s 2020 Annual Report. More results follow:

  • Sugar Land’s crime rate decreased 26 percent from 2019 ...
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2021 News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Sugar Land Speeds Winter Storm Recovery Relief

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved an ordinance taking actions necessary to speed recovery relief for citizens.

“Residents of Sugar Land have endured conditions no one should have to experience during the past we...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Council Approves Drainage Improvement Projects

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council approved two contracts to address drainage projects in the city, a top priority identified by Sugar Land residents through the 2020 Citizen Satisfaction Survey. These projects were approved by Sugar Land ...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

Sugar Land, TX – On February 17, 2021 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Sugar Land-Greatwood water system (PWS ID 0790296) to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to c...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Boil Water Notice

Sugar Land, TX – Due to extremely low temperatures, increased demand, and prolonged power outages to critical city infrastructure, the City of Sugar Land is issuing a boil water notice for customers of its Greatwood Water System, effective immediately. Th...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2021

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

Sugar Land, Texas – The results of Sugar Land’s 2020 Citizen Satisfaction Survey show that 98 percent of respondents rated the city as an “excellent” or “good” place to live and 97 percent rated ...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

General Election Scheduled for City Council

Sugar Land, TX – A general election for the positions of Sugar Land City Council single-member districts one through four will take place on May 1 at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.  

Important dates for voting follow...

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2021 News Releases
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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