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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Residents Give Sugar Land High Marks on City Services

SL High marks on city services

Sugar Land, Texas – The results of Sugar Land’s 2023 Citizen Satisfaction Survey show that 97 percent of respondents rated the city as an “excellent” or “good” place to live and 95 percent rated ...

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2024 City News Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2024

Discounted Rain Barrel Program Yields Water Savings

rain barrels

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land has renewed its partnership to offer discounted rain barrels – a key initiative intended to reduce cost and demand  through water conservation. 

The program is now in its third year and has already ...

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2024 City News Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2024

Celebrate with Kite Flying, Live Art, Daytime Fireworks at Sugar Land Festival

IAKF photo news release

Sugar Land, TX ­– Step into springtime, and enjoy an entertaining day of fun activities and excitement at Sugar Land’s International Art and Kite Festival as the city celebrates with a full-slate of outdoor adventures on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. t...

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2024 City News Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Texas Music Office, Sugar Land Civic Arts Division to Host Music Friendly Texas Community Workshop

Sugar Land Music Fest

Sugar Land, TX - Gov. Greg Abbott, in conjunction with the Texas Music Office (TMO), and the city of Sugar Land Civic Arts Division will hold a Hybrid Music Friendly Texas Community workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 27...

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2024 City News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2024

City Delivers on Voter-Approved Drainage Project

Sugar Creek Drainage Project

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a $6.5 million construction project for the second phase of drainage improvements in the Sugar Creek subdivision.

The first phase was completed in 2022 and included a new storm sewer and a new wate...

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2024 City News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2024

SLPD Charges Man with Murder of City Employee

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police arrested Overeth Riascos Barahona, 40, a native of Colombia, today and charged him with first-degree murder.

Barahona was driving a Toyota Highlander that struck and killed Joseph Aponte, 56, of Needville, Wedne...

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2024 City News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Funeral Services Set for Sugar Land Employee Killed in the Line of Duty

Sugar Land, TX – Funeral services for former Sugar Land employee Joseph Aponte are scheduled for Feb. 13 at Triska Funeral Home, 612 Merchant Street. 

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., and funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. A recep...

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2024 City News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Sugar Land Civic Arts Division Unveils Black History Month Celebration "The Fairytale Project"

Nias Daughters

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land Town Square is set to come alive on Feb. 24 from 2-5 p.m., as Stacey Allen, founder and Artistic Director of Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective, takes center stage to present “The Fairytale Projec...

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2024 City News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Sugar Land Special Events Land Top Honors

Special events new release

Sugar Land, TX – The Texas Festivals and Events Association (TFEA) and the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) recognized multiple citywide special events produced by the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department for its resid...

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2024 City News Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2024

City of Sugar Land Announces 2024 Community Events

Events 2024 SL

City of Sugar Land Announces 2024 Community Events

 Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department recently announced its 2024 community events lineup. 

The award-winning events allow for engagement and connectiv...

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2024 City News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Legislative Funding Authorization to Address River Erosion

river erosion funding

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a resolution for a $28 million grant application to the Texas Water Development Board to support the Brazos River Riverbank Erosion Mitigation Project.

Ongoing erosion along the river has the poten...

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2024 City News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

AI Technology to Improve Mobility in Sugar Land

AI MOBILITY NEWS RELEASE

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council approved a $2.7 million contract to install a next generation artificial intelligence detection system at every city intersection. 

Installation is expected to begin in the near future and continu...

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2024 City News Releases