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Posted on: November 29, 2015

Ring in the New Year in Sugar Land Town Square

Sugar Land, TX - Make this New Year’s Eve a sweet one to remember with a vibrant celebration for all ages featuring world-class entertainment, state-of-the-art technology and a unique 3D midnight light show!

Sugar Land’s New Year’s Eve on the Square e...Read more »

Posted on: December 18, 2015

Sugar Land Animal Services Reduces Pet Adoption Fees

Sugar Land, TX - Bring a new family member home for the holidays! Sugar Land Animal Services reduced pet adoption fees to $40 for cats and $55 for dogs through Jan. 16. The fee includes vaccinations, spaying/neutering and a microchip with a lifetime regis...Read more »

Posted on: December 16, 2015

Sugar Land Accepting Land Use Advisory Committee Applications

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land is accepting applications through Jan. 11 to fill vacancies on the citizen-based Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC).

Links to the application and a description of the application process are posted at www.sugarl...Read more »

Posted on: December 15, 2015

Holiday and Bulky Waste Collection and Tree Recycling

Sugar Land, TX - Residents will have several opportunities to dispose of solid waste immediately after Christmas and New Year’s Day – holidays that typically result in oversized garbage.

Solid waste collection will not occur on Christmas and New Year’...Read more »

Posted on: December 10, 2015

SLPD to Target Highway Safety during Holidays

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police will target drunk driving and speed compliance from Dec. 18 through Jan. 2.

The holiday enforcement is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) gr...Read more »

Posted on: December 7, 2015

Deadline Nears for Citizen Academies

Update 12/15: The application deadline has been extended to January 3, 2016

Sugar Land, TX - Citizen academy applications are due Dec. 15.

The programs provide opportunities for residents to learn about the roles of the fire department and the ...Read more »

Posted on: November 19, 2015

Gunman Robs Woman in Driveway

Gunman Robs Woman in Driveway

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land detectives released a composite sketch of a gunman who stole a woman’s purse on Nov. 4 in the 1200 block of Pinecroft.

The woman arrived home at 4:30 p.m., parked in her driveway and was exiting her vehicle when she noticed ...Read more »

Posted on: November 18, 2015

Public Hearing Rescheduled on Action to Cap Planned Development Multi-Family

Sugar Land, TX - A public hearing at the Planning and Zoning Commission has been rescheduled to Jan. 12 to consider the elimination of recent updates to the City’s Development Code and the addition of a provision limiting multi-family in planned developme...Read more »

Posted on: November 16, 2015

Suspect Sketch of Roadside Robber Released

Man who robbed a stranded motorist at gunpoint.

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a man who robbed a stranded motorist at gunpoint.

The motorist said he left his home in Richmond at 7 a.m. to drive to work. Due to a low battery light, he exited U.S. Highway 59 northbound, and his ...Read more »

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Reclaimed Water Treatment Facility Completed

Reclaimed Water Treatment Facility Completed

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land held a ribbon cutting on Oct. 27 to celebrate the completion of the reclaimed water treatment facility located at the City’s south wastewater treatment plant.

A partnership with Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District (...Read more »

Posted on: November 11, 2015

Public Hearing Scheduled on Action to Cap Planned Development Multi-Family

Sugar Land, TX - A public hearing will be held at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled on Dec. 8 to consider the elimination of recent updates to the City’s Development Code and the addition of a provision limiting multi-family in planned ...Read more »

Posted on: November 4, 2015

New Council Resolution Targets Limits on Apartments

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council approved a resolution yesterday directing the Planning and Zoning Commission to consider the elimination of recent updates to the City’s Development Code and add a provision limiting planned development districts t...Read more »

Posted on: November 2, 2015

5th Annual Winter Wonderland Set for Dec. 12

Sugar Land, TX - Winter is just around the corner, and the Imperial Park Recreation Center invites parents to bring their little one to the 5th annual Winter Wonderland on Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlag...Read more »

Posted on: October 30, 2015

SLPD Parking Lot Provides Safe Site for Online Transactions

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Police Department’s front parking lot at 1200 State Highway 6 is now available for citizens to complete online transactions.

Strangers often meet to complete transactions from online sites like Ebay, Craigslist and othe...Read more »

Posted on: October 23, 2015

Sugar Land Opens First Universally Accessible Playground

Sugar Land Opens First Universally Accessible Playground

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land recently opened its first universally accessible playground at First Colony Athletic Park.

A ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 3 included City officials, the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation and members of the Dream L...Read more »

Posted on: October 23, 2015

Sugar Land Asks Citizens to Participate in Public Art Plan Survey

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land wants community members of any age to participate in the City’s first-ever Public Art Plan survey.

The plan is envisioned as a comprehensive, multi-year initiative that will further define the City’s vision for public art ...Read more »

Posted on: October 22, 2015

SL4B Joint CIP Grant applications Due Jan. 4

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land 4B Corporation is seeking applications for its Joint Capital Improvement Program Grant Program available to community-based organizations.

Eligible projects include improvements to public parks, park facilities and publ...Read more »

Posted on: October 22, 2015

City of Sugar Land Award Winning Special Events

Sugar Land, TX - The Texas Festivals & Events Association (TFEA) and International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) recognized Sugar Land with eight awards in the following categories.

  • KidsFish won first place for Best Children's Program.
  • Eggstra...
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Posted on: October 20, 2015

SLPD to Target Highway Safety during Halloween

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police will target drunk driving and speed compliance during the upcoming Halloween holidays from Oct. 23 through Nov. 2.

The holiday enforcement is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selectiv...Read more »

Posted on: October 16, 2015

Sugar Land Suspends Planned Development Application in Telfair

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard notified Ted Nelson, of Newland Communities, that the City has suspended processing of their application for a planned development district near University Boulevard and U.S. Highway 59 in Telfair.

...Read more »

Posted on: October 12, 2015

Sugar Land Announces Fall, Winter Event Lineup

Sugar Land's Special Events

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s most anticipated events each year are coming up! All of the events are fun, free and located right in Sugar Land Town Square.

On Sunday, Oct. 25 from 4-8 p.m., Town Square will transform into Halloween Town. Gobs of creep...Read more »

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Schlumberger to Consolidate National Headquarters to Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX - Schlumberger has announced plans to consolidate the company’s U.S. headquarters to the City of Sugar Land as part of its long-term resource management and consolidation strategy.

As part of this headquarters-consolidation project, ...Read more »

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Sugar Land 101 Application Deadline Nears

Mock Council

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land will accept applications through Oct. 31 for the next Sugar Land 101 class scheduled to begin in January.

Sugar Land 101 participants learn about City operations from the City’s top managers. The class also incl...Read more »

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Gunman Hits Two Convenience Stores During Same Weekend

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery15-4692

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a man who robbed two convenience stores in Sugar Land on Saturday and Sunday.

In the first case, the suspect entered Food Expre...Read more »

Posted on: October 6, 2015

SLPD Captures Serial Bank Robber Wanted Throughout the Nation

Charles L Wood

Pursuit and apprehension video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery15-4353

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Police Department’s recent capture of a serial bank robber has helped to clear cases in at least six states across the nation.

Charles L. Woo...Read more »

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

Sugar Land, TX - A team of national assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on Nov. 15 to examine the Sugar Land Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support se...Read more »

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Response Times Fall After SLFD Launches Fire-Based Ambulance Transport

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Fire Department’s new ambulance transport service is averaging response times of just over six minutes according to a recent report presented by Fire Chief Juan Adame.

Ambulance service was launched on Jan. 1 after years...Read more »

Posted on: September 28, 2015

Sugar Land Receives Copy of Petition to Repeal Ordinance

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land received a copy of a petition to repeal Ordinance No. 2014, a document adopting the current Development Code.

Per the requirements of Sugar Land’s City Charter, a copy of the petition with the earliest dated sig...Read more »

Posted on: September 4, 2015

Pet Adoption Fees Reduced at Sugar Land Animal Services

Sugar Land, TX - Bring home a furry friend from Sugar Land Animal Services for a reduced adoption fee this month! Cat adoption fees are reduced from $95 to $40 and dogs from $110 to $55 until Saturday, Oct. 31. The fee includes vaccinations, spaying/neute...Read more »

Posted on: September 1, 2015

Residents to Grade City Services and Programs

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land residents may soon receive a survey in the mail asking about their satisfaction with City programs and services.

The City is continuing its citywide survey program conducted by an independent research firm. The statistic...Read more »

Posted on: September 21, 2015

City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

Sugar Land, TX - City Council recently approved a $237.67 million budget on Sept. 15 for Fiscal Year 2016. The approved budget includes $166.38 million for city operations, $11.17 million for economic development and $60.1 million for capital projects.
...Read more »

Posted on: September 11, 2015

Sugar Land’s Halloween Town Set for Sugar Land Town Square

Sugar Land, TX - Get ready for another fright-tastic adventure as Halloween Town returns to Sugar Land Town Square on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 4-8 p.m. All little witches, superheroes, princesses and other creative characters are invited to bring their fami...Read more »

Posted on: September 10, 2015

Police Searching for Man Stealing Women’s Wallets

Saks Fifth Avenue surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft15-3728-2

Sugar Land, TX – A man who stole a wallet from an employee at Crystal Children and Teacher Supply, 2517 Town Center Blvd. North, on Aug. 8 is now wanted for a simi...Read more »

Posted on: September 1, 2015

SLPD to Target Highway Impaired Driving during Labor Day Holiday

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police will target drunk driving during the upcoming holiday weekend.

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

Posted on: August 28, 2015

Police Searching for Man Stole Woman’s Wallet

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft15-3728

Sugar Land, TX – Police are looking for a man who stole an employee’s wallet at Crystal Children and Teacher Supply, 2517 Town Center Blvd. North, on Aug. 8.

The wallet was inside ...Read more »

Posted on: August 26, 2015

Police Searching for Man Who Took Pictures Under Woman’s Skirt

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/ivr153904

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man who used his mobile phone to take pictures under a woman’s skirt.

A 41-year-old woman told police the incident occurred while ...Read more »

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at a mosquito trap located at Lexington Boulevard and Oyster Creek.

The mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile today.

The City has increased mosquito spraying ...Read more »

Posted on: August 13, 2015

Surveillance Video Shows Suspects Steal Sunglasses

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/case153603

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a man and woman who stole more than $4,800 in sunglasses from Lens Crafters in First Colony Mall,16535 Southwest Freeway, on July 31 a...Read more »

Posted on: August 13, 2015

Applications for Sugar Land Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Now Online

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Sugar Land, TX - Applications for the 2015 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) are now available at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov. Interested students should submit completed applications by Sept. 18 at 5 p.m.

The council empowers youth to become...Read more »

Posted on: August 12, 2015

Public Meeting Set for Land Use Plan Update

Sugar Land, TX - A public meeting to receive feedback on proposed policies of the City’s Land Use Plan is scheduled for Sep. 2, at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard Drive.

During the meeting, staff will present:

  • a brief p...
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Posted on: August 11, 2015

Police Survey to Focus on Public Perception

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Police Department has launched an online survey at www.sugarlandtx.gov/pdfeedback to measure public opinion on services provided to citizens.

The purpose of the survey is to measure resident perceptions regarding a range...Read more »

Posted on: August 7, 2015

Applications Now Open for Citizens Police Academy Class 56

Sugar Land, TX - Want to discover firsthand what it takes to be a police officer, get to know your beat officer and learn more about criminal investigation? Find out by signing up for the Sugar Land Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy and learn ab...Read more »

Posted on: August 7, 2015

Crime Prevention Cameras to Provide Forensic Investigative Tool

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s Crime Prevention Camera program is now operational.

The $1.6 million contract for crime prevention cameras at locations mostly north of U.S. Highway 90A in Sugar Land, was approved by City Council last year.

The project...Read more »

Posted on: July 31, 2015

Sugar Land Animal Services Partnership Offers Low Cost Pet Vaccinations

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land is partnering with Pet Vaccination Services (PVS) to offer low cost pet vaccinations, flea control, microchips and heartworm prevention and testing on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sugar Land Animal Se...Read more »

Posted on: July 31, 2015

Police Searching for Burglary Suspects

Surveillance video posted at http://webtools.sugarlandtx.gov/_blind/burglary/index.asp

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for several men seen on surveillance video leaving a burglary on July 28 in the 4300 block of Greystone Way.

A 1...Read more »

Posted on: July 30, 2015

Three Men Enter Unlocked Home, Bind Residents, Steal Cash

Three Men Enter Unlocked Home, Bind Residents, Steal Cash

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery722

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for three men who entered an unlocked house in the 1200 block of Misty Lake Court on July 22, tied up the residents and stole jewelry and ...Read more »

Posted on: July 29, 2015

Historic Agreement Clears Way for Future Parkland Development

Historic Agreement Clears Way for Future Parkland Development

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson and Houston Mayor Annise Parker recently joined the Cullinan Park Conservancy to celebrate a historic agreement for the future development of Cullinan Park.

The property includes 754 acres of mostly inac...Read more »

Posted on: July 28, 2015

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at mosquito traps located in the areas of Merrick Drive in the Sugar Creek Subdivision, Settlers Way Boulevard and Lexington Boulevard, Austin Parkway west of Settlers ...Read more »

Posted on: July 24, 2015

City Manager Files 2016 Budget Proposal

Sugar Land, TX - City Manager Allen Bogard presented the fiscal year 2016 proposed budget of $234.48 million that provides funding for current services and implements some key City Council priorities.

The City’s fiscal year begins Oct. 1 and ends on S...Read more »

Posted on: July 22, 2015

Sugar Land Earns Prominent Scenic City Certification

Sugar Land, TX - Scenic Texas recently awarded Sugar Land gold level Scenic City Certification.

Moving up from its 2010 Silver Certification Level, Sugar Land joins 20 Texas cities earning a five-year certification from 2015-2020.

Texas cities must...Read more »

Posted on: July 22, 2015

Start of Voter-Approved Trail Project Set for August

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council recently approved a $1 million construction contract for the Imperial Connector Trail Project.

The project was part of a $31.5 million bond election approved by voters in 2013. The approved propositions include...Read more »

Posted on: July 8, 2015

Design Contract Approved for Highway 6 Expansion

Design Contract Approved for Highway 6 Expansion

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council approved a $500,000 design contract with Brown & Gay Engineering for the expansion of State Highway 6 from Brooks Street to Lexington Boulevard.

The completed corridor will include four lanes in each direct...Read more »

Posted on: July 6, 2015

Sugar Land Increases Homestead Exemption

Sugar Land, TX ¬– Sugar Land City Council recently approved an 8 percent residential homestead exemption, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

The measure was intended to help offset rising residential property appraisals set by the Fort Bend Central Appraisal Dis...Read more »

Posted on: July 6, 2015

Serve Your City Government, Apply for 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 City’s boards and commissions, groups that provide valuable insight and advice on various issues and events.

City Co...Read more »

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Police Searching for Bank Robber

Police Searching for Bank Robber

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man who robbed Trustmark Bank, 1845 State Highway 6, today at 11:50 a.m.

The man displayed a weapon, ordered everyone to the ground and demanded money. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash and ...Read more »

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Police Searching for Women Seen on Video Using Stolen Credit Card

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery152930

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two women seen on surveillance video using a stolen credit card at a Valero gas station, 14508 South Post Oak, on June 23.

Th...Read more »

Posted on: June 25, 2015

Police Searching for Road Rage Shooter

Police Searching for Road Rage Shooter

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a man who fired several rounds at a vehicle occupied by a family of three, including a 10-year-old boy, during a road rage incident.

A man told police he was driving on FM 762 in Rosenberg attemptin...Read more »

Posted on: June 24, 2015

Police Investigating Commercial Burglary

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary616

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man who smashed a front door at Greenway Corner Store and stole several cartons of cigarettes.

Surveillance cameras inside th...Read more »

Posted on: June 3, 2015

Police Searching for Woman Seen on Video Using Stolen Credit Cards

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/case152325

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a woman seen on surveillance video using a stolen credit card at Dollar General, 2421 FM 1092, and Target, 5757 Fairmont Parkway.
...Read more »

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Sugar Land Approves First Steps for Long-Term Development of Cullinan Park

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council approved agreements on May 19 for the future development of Cullinan Park, 754 acres of mostly inaccessible forest and wetlands north of Sugar Land Regional Airport.

The land is currently owned by the city of Ho...Read more »

Posted on: May 21, 2015

Police Searching for Armed Kidnapper

Police Searching for Armed Kidnapper

Dash cam video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery5-10-15

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a gunman who kidnapped four people on May 10.

A man and his wife were dropping off friends in the 3700 block of Springhill Lane ...Read more »

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Tickets Going Fast for Sugar Land’s Star Spangled Spectacular

Update 6/25All tickets to the Star Spangled Spectacular event have been distributed.

Sugar Land, TX - Come out and celebrate America’s birthday with food, fun and fireworks during the City of Sugar Land’s Star Spangled Spectacular at Constellation Fie...Read more »

Posted on: May 11, 2015

SLPD to Target Highway Impaired Driving during Memorial Day Holiday

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from May 18-31.

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

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Police Volunteers Partnering with Skeeters, Harley Davidson for Memorial Ride

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ride on May 16 will feature a “Feel the Wheels” event and include an escorted Parade of Chrome motorcycle ride culminating at Constellation Field.

The memorial ride continues a local tradit...Read more »

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Annual Sugar Land Kids Fish set for May 16

Annual Sugar Land Kids Fish set for May 16

Sugar Land, TX - Calling all kids! Head over to Eldridge Park, 2511 Eldridge Blvd., on May 16 for the fourth annual Sugar Land Kids Fish event.

The FREE tournament begins at 8 a.m. and ends at noon. An awards ceremony will follow, and trophies will be ...Read more »

Posted on: May 7, 2015

Oyster Creek Art in the Park – May 2015

Sugar Land, TX - Several art exhibits are on display in Oyster Creek Park during May from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily as part of Sugar Land’s “Art in the Park.” The event intended to expand Sugar Land’s cultural arts landscape and inspiring community creativi...Read more »

Posted on: May 6, 2015

Police Release Composite Sketch from Carjacking

Police Release Composite Sketch from Carjacking

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for two people who stole a man’s vehicle at gunpoint on April 28 at First Colony Mall, 16535 Southwest Freeway.

The victim told police he was contacted by a woman about a silver 2006 Cadillac CTS he list...Read more »

Posted on: May 5, 2015

Sugar Land Extends Reduced Pet Adoption Fees

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Animal Shelter is extending reduced pet adoption fees through June 7.

The adoption fees for dogs and puppies are $55, and cats and kittens are $50. These reduced fees include vaccinations, spaying or neutering and a mic...Read more »

Posted on: April 24, 2015

Sugar Land to Celebrate Bike to Work Day

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land and Shape Up Fort Bend will celebrate National Bike Month on Friday, May 15 with the fifth annual Bike to Work Day and third annual Bike to School Day.

Join residents, neighbors and friends for a celebratory rid...Read more »

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Art in the Park set for May 2

Art in the Park

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s first Art in the Park event is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Oyster Creek Park, 4033 State Highway 6 South.

The event will showcase several art exhibits that will be featured at Oyster Creek Par...Read more »

Posted on: April 9, 2015

Bond Sales Earn Triple A Ratings

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council recently approved the sale of $31 million in general obligation bonds and certificates of obligation to fund projects included in the fiscal year 2015 capital improvement program. The issues were sold at near hist...Read more »

Posted on: April 8, 2015

Sugar Land Set for 7th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land will honor the brave me and women of the U.S. Armed Forces for their selfless service by hosting its 7th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 25, at 10 a.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.

The...Read more »

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Sugar Land Extends Spectacular Pet Adoption Special Through May

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land Animal Services has reduced adoption fees to $50 for cats and $55 for dogs through May 2. The fee includes vaccinations, spaying/neutering and a microchip with a lifetime registration.

All shelter pets require a sleepover al...Read more »

Posted on: April 2, 2015

Imperial Park Recreation Center to Host Mommy/Son Day

Sugar Land, TX - Calling all moms! It’s time to register for Design with your Lil’ Guy, an event set for May 2, from 3-5 p.m., at the Imperial Park Recreation Center (IPRC), at 234 Matlage Way.

Design with your Lil’ Guy is a special Do-It-Yourself (DI...Read more »

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Police Searching for Jewelry Store Robbers

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery-3-30-15

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two men who robbed Helzberg Diamonds on Monday.

Surveillance video shows two men with their faces covered entering the store j...Read more »

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Donations Fund Universally Accessible Playground

Donations Fund Universally Accessible Playground

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council recently accepted a $200,000 donation toward the construction of the City’s first universally accessible playground Project at First Colony Park.

The funding was raised through a capital campaign launched by the...Read more »

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Sugar Land’s Star Spangled Spectacular Tickets Available Beginning April 18

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land’s Fourth of July celebration is scheduled for July 4, from 7-10 p.m., at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive.

The Star Spangled Spectacular at Constellation Field will include traditional patriotic entertainme...Read more »

Posted on: March 19, 2015

Tree Trimming Inspections to Ensure Public Safety

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land will conduct neighborhood tree inspections beginning in late March to ensure compliance with City codes.

Low-hanging branches can prevent access for large vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances and garbage tr...Read more »

Posted on: March 19, 2015

Best Buy Burglary Surveillance Video Shows Suspect Unlock Doors

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary-3-14-15

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land detectives are investigating a burglary that occurred at Best Buy, 16980 U.S. Highway 59, on March 15.

There were no signs of forced entry. Survei...Read more »

Posted on: March 16, 2015

Sugar Land Expands Recycling Program

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land expanded its curbside recycling program to include cartons.

Residents can put cartons such as soup, milk, juice and food cartons in their recycling cart for curbside collection.

The expansion of the recyclin...Read more »

Posted on: March 16, 2015

Sugar Land Keeps Clean, Green with Solar-Powered Waste, Recycling Stations

Sugar Land Keeps Clean, Green with Solar-Powered Waste, Recycling Stations

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land installed two solar-powered waste and recycling stations in the Sugar Land Town Square plaza.

The new compacting bins are part of the City’s ongoing commitment to improve recycling and sustainability efforts. ...Read more »

Posted on: March 6, 2015

Work Begins on Brazos River Park Expansion, Adjacent Festival Site

Work Begins on Brazos River Park Expansion, Adjacent Festival Site

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land recently broke ground on the second phase of the Brazos River Park and an adjacent festival site.

The projects – expected to be completed by the fall of 2016 – were part of a $31.5 million bond election approved by voters in...Read more »

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Police Searching for Bank Robbers

Police Searching for Bank Robbers

Surveillance video posted at http://webtools.sugarlandtx.gov/_blind/robbery-3-5-15/

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two black men who robbed Compass Bank, 14121 Southwest Freeway, today.

The men entered the bank wearing hooded jac...Read more »

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Sugar Land’s Experience Water Celebration Set for March 28-29

Experience Water Celebration

Sugar Land, TX - Water will be the focus at Sugar Land’s Experience Water Celebration on Saturday, March 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, from 12:30-4:30 p.m., at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, 13016 University...Read more »

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Police Searching for Thief Entering Garages, One House with Sleeping Residents

Surveillance video posted at http://webtools.sugarlandtx.gov/_blind/incident-22615/

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man seen on home surveillance video stealing items from two unlocked vehicles in the 3100 Block of Redcliff Drive o...Read more »

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Sugar Land Earth Day Celebration Scheduled for April 18

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s Earth Day Celebration – called Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rock – will be held April 18, from 1-5 p.m., at Sugar Land Town Square.

Paper shredding will be available at no cost throughout the event in the City Hall parking l...Read more »

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Crime Rate in Sugar Land Hits Historic Low

Sugar Land, TX - Part 1 crimes in Sugar Land decreased 12.75 percent last year while the City’s five-year trend shows an overall decrease of more than 26 percent. The results were included in the Sugar Land Police Department’s 2014 Annual Report and plac...Read more »

Posted on: February 18, 2015

New Crime Map to Empower Citizens with Information to Stay Safe

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Police Department will launch a new online crime map on March 2, one that provides a regional perspective of crimes occurring in Sugar Land and surrounding jurisdictions.

Known as RAIDS Online, the tool offers expanded, ...Read more »

Posted on: February 16, 2015

Sugar Land Police Department Names Police Officer of the Year

Sgt. Matt Levan

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Police Department recently named Sgt. Matt Levan as the 2014 Officer of the Year.

The award recognizes a police officer who made an outstanding contribution to the department and the community. Levan was selected from a...Read more »

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Turn Out Lights for Earth Hour

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land will participate in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. by turning off non-essential lights at City Hall. Residents and businesses are asked to join the City in its commitment to a sustainable community.

Earth Hou...Read more »

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Sugar Land Receives Clean Audit

Sugar Land, TX - A recent external audit of Sugar Land’s financial records for fiscal year 2014 (Oct.1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014) received the highest level of assurance. Whitley Penn, LLP, served as the City’s external audit firm.

According to t...Read more »

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Police Searching for Postal Thief

Surveillance video posted at http://webtools.sugarlandtx.gov/_blind/theft-01-2015/

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a man seen on home surveillance video stealing packages from a house in the 5900 block of Oak Place Drive in the River...Read more »

Posted on: February 6, 2015

Sugar Land Appoints New Municipal Court Associate Judge

Sugar Land Appoints New Municipal Court Associate Judge

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council recently approved the selection of Jennifer C. Chiang as the City’s new associate judge. Chiang will work independently under the supervision of Judge Craig Landin and substitute in the courtroom when he is not av...Read more »

Posted on: February 5, 2015

Police Searching for Reported Gunman

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are investigating a man’s report of an armed robbery near Prosperity Bank, 14060 U.S. Highway 59, on Jan. 22.

The man initially told police he was forced into a vehicle at gunpoint after leaving the bank and driven to...Read more »

Posted on: February 4, 2015

Annual EGGStravaganza Set for March 28

Sugar Land, TX – Hop on over to Eldridge Park on Saturday, March 28 for a chance to meet the Easter bunny during the City of Sugar Land’s 31st Annual EGGStravaganza from noon to 3 p.m.

Be sure to arrive in plenty of time for the not-so-traditional egg...Read more »

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Sugar Land Fire Department Names First Firefighter of the Year

Sugar Land Fire Department Names First Firefighter of the Year

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Fire Department and Sugar Land Citizen’s Fire Academy Alumni Association (SLCFAA) recently awarded Victor Peschke with the first Firefighter of the Year award.

The award recognizes outstanding Sugar Land firefighters wh...Read more »

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Fun, Adventure Around Corner During Spring Break Camp

Sugar Land, TX - Registration is open for the City of Sugar Land’s annual Spring Break Camp taking place Monday-Friday, March 9-13. This year, the camp has extended hours and will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matla...Read more »

Posted on: January 22, 2015

Cultural Kite Festival Set for March 7

Sugar Land, TX - Up, Up and Away! Vibrant kites will once again accent the big Texas sky at the sixth annual Cultural Kite Festival on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.

Activities and entert...Read more »

Posted on: January 22, 2015

Imperial Park Rec Center to host The Sugar Gala – A Father/Daughter Dance

Sugar Land, TX - Dads and their sweet little girls are invited to attend the “Sugar Gala – A Father/Daughter Dance” at the Imperial Park Recreation Center (IPRC), 234 Matlage Way, for an evening of dancing and fun on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 6-8 p.m.

...Read more »

Posted on: January 7, 2015

Police Searching for Whataburger Gunmen

Surveillance Video at http://webtools.sugarlandtx.gov/_blind/robbery_1-4-15/index.asp

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for four black men who robbed a Whataburger at gunpoint, 340 State Highway 6, on Jan. 4.

The men entered the busine...Read more »

Posted on: January 6, 2015

Police Searching for Shell Robbers

Surveillance Video at http://webtools.sugarlandtx.gov/_blind/robbery_12-22-14/index.asp

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two men who robbed a Shell gas station, 1750 Williams Trace Blvd., on Dec. 22.

The men entered the store at ...Read more »


2016 City News Releases

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land to Host Community Open House

Sugar Land, Texas - The city of Sugar Land and ACE SL, LLC will host a special public open house of the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Jan. 7 from noon to 4 p.m.

The new world-class venue for performing arts, music, comedy, family entertainmen...Read more »

Posted on: December 22, 2016

Historic Prison Cemetery Preserved, Honored

Historic Prison Cemetery Preserved, Honored

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land and the Fort Bend County Historical Commission recently unveiled a Texas historical marker at the site of a prison cemetery that’s more than a 100 years old.

The cemetery contains the remains of prisoners and gua...Read more »

Posted on: December 15, 2016

Bring a New Family Member Home for Holidays

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Animal Shelter is offering a special intended to provide every shelter dog and cat with a loving home for the holidays. From Dec. 17-24, dogs and puppies will be available for $30 instead of the normal fee of $105, and cat...Read more »
Posted on: December 15, 2016

Sugar Land Employees Participate in Holiday Giving

Sugar Land Employees Participate in Holiday Giving  Sugar land, TX - City of Sugar Land employees sponsored 112 children and adults for the Fort Bend Rainbow Room Christmas Angel Project. The Fort Bend Rainbow Room is a charitable organization dedicated to helping children and families in crisis by suppo...Read more »
Posted on: December 13, 2016

Holiday Waste Collection, Tree Recycling

Sugar Land, TX - Residents will have several opportunities to dispose of solid waste immediately after Christmas and New Year’s Day – holidays that typically result in oversized garbage. Solid waste collection will occur on regularly...Read more »
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Thermo Fisher Scientific Cleans Contaminated City Ditch

Sugar Land, TX - Thermo Fisher has removed contamination from seven properties and the City’s east-west portion of the ditch near Thermo Fisher’s facility at 1410 Gillingham Lane. Remediation of the north-south portion of the City&...Read more »
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Deadline Nears for Citizen Academies

Sugar Land, TX - Citizen academy applications are due Dec. 31. The programs provide opportunities for residents to learn about the roles of the fire department and the police department through hands-on instruction and experiences. Citizens Fire Acade...Read more »
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Ring in the New Year in Sugar Land Town Square

Sugar Land, Texas– Make this New Year’s Eve a sweet one to remember with a vibrant celebration for all ages featuring world-class entertainment, state-of-the-art technology and a unique 3D midnight light show! Sugar Land’s ...Read more »
Posted on: December 8, 2016

Police Searching for Man Who Attacked Woman

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft165737 Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a man who attacked a woman in her front yard in the 1200 block of Spinnaker Way and stole her purse on Nov. 27. The woman said she had arriv...Read more »
Posted on: December 5, 2016

Police Searching for Female Bank Robber

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/bankrobbery_165790 Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a woman who robbed a bank on Dec. 1. The woman walked into the Chase Bank, 4997 Sweetwater Blvd., at 3:45 p.m. and handed a note to an...Read more »
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Home Invasion Arrests Clear August Robbery

Home Invasion Arrests Clear August Robbery Sugar Land, TX - Four men have been arrested on charges related to a home invasion in August. Leonel Cruz, 18, Eduardo Villanueva, 29, John Anthony Ramirez, 18, and Larry Wayne Cinco, 30, all of Houston, were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery ...Read more »
Posted on: November 28, 2016

Sugar Land’s 14th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Right Around Corner!

Sugar Land, TX - Mr. and Mrs. Claus are bringing their holiday magic to Sugar Land Town Square for the 14th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5-8 p.m. The steps of City Hall will light up with holiday cheer and entertainment as co...Read more »
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Team Industrial Services Inc. to Expand Corporate Headquarters in Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX - Team Industrial Services Inc. has announced plans to expand their current corporate headquarters in the city of Sugar Land as part of its recent acquisition of the Furmanite Corporation. An incentive package was created by the City&...Read more »
Posted on: November 16, 2016

City of Sugar Land Welcomes ABM, a Fortune 500 Company, to Sugar Land’s Corporate Community

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Development Corporation recently approved an agreement with ABM as the Company relocates its corporate shared services operations to the City of Sugar Land. ABM, a Fortune 500 company and a leading provider of facility so...Read more »
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Sugar Land Approves Annexation of New Territory and Greatwood by December 2017

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land is set to annex Greatwood and New Territory on Dec. 12, 2017. When finalized, Sugar Land will grow by more than 30 percent, from a current population of 87, 367 to more than 117,000 residents. At its Nov. 15 meeti...Read more »
Posted on: November 15, 2016

SL4B Joint CIP Grant applications Due Jan. 3

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land 4B Corporation is seeking applications for its Joint Capital Improvement Program Grant Program available to community-based organizations. Eligible projects include projects such as improvements to public parks, park faci...Read more »
Posted on: November 3, 2016

City, Sugar Land Legacy Foundation Call for Inaugural Legacy Award Nominations

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Office of Economic Development is partnering with the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation to recognize individuals and businesses that have made a significant, lasting impact on economic development and overall prosperity in the C...Read more »

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Video Shows Vehicle in Area During Drive-By Shooting in Telfair Subdivision

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/dc165091 Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a vehicle possibly involved in a drive-by shooting in the 7700 block of Stanwick on Oct. 16. A man told police he was inside his home wi...Read more »
Posted on: October 27, 2016

Sugar Land Lands Another Accolade as Nation’s Best

Sugar Land, TX - Top-notch services, plenty to do and a tax-friendly climate recently earned Sugar Land recognition by Money Magazine as the “Best Place to Retire” in the South.  “One critical factor to consider: ho...Read more »
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Sugar Land’s Fall, Winter City Event Lineup Released

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s most anticipated annual events are on the horizon! All of the events are fun, free and located in the heart of the City at Sugar Land Town Square. On Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4-8 p.m., Sugar Land Town Square will tra...Read more »
Posted on: October 26, 2016

City of Sugar Land Special Events Win Awards

Sugar Land, TX - The Texas Festivals and Events Association (TFEA) and International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) recently recognized City of Sugar Land special events during 2016 awards ceremonies. The City received six awards in the followi...Read more »
Posted on: October 24, 2016

Smoking Thief Caught on Camera Stealing Tools from Garage

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary164855

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a man seen on video stealing tools from a garage in the 3100 block of East Hickory Park Circle on Sept. 29.

A man told polic...Read more »

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Sugar Land Approves Remediation Agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council approved an agreement on Oct. 18 with Thermo Fisher Scientific that ensures the remediation of contaminated property and the surveying and remediation of surrounding properties.

On April 20, 2015, the City of Su...Read more »

Posted on: October 14, 2016

Obey the Law: Don’t Pass Stopped School Buses

Sugar Land, TX - In recognition of National School Bus Safety Week from Oct. 17-21, the Sugar Land Police Department reminds motorists that drivers must stop in both directions for school busses when flashing red lights are activated.

Police will be ac...Read more »

Posted on: October 13, 2016

Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident on Monday that’s left a 71-year-old man fighting for his life.

Police responded to an auto-pedestrian accident at Commonwealth Boulevard and Dynasty Place ju...Read more »

Posted on: October 12, 2016

National Rating Agencies Recognize Sugar Land’s Strong Economy

Sugar Land, TX - A strong economy that has outpaced the nation in job and income growth was cited by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings when reaffirming Sugar Land’s “AAA” bond rating.

Both companies specialize in credit ratings, co...Read more »

Posted on: October 12, 2016

Man with Crow Bar Confronted Inside Chevy Dealership

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary164389

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for two people who were involved in a burglary at Classic Chevrolet, 13115 Southwest Freeway, on Sept. 4.

An off-duty police officer wor...Read more »

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Sugar Land 101 Class Applications Close Oct. 31

Sugar Land 101 Class Applications Close Oct. 31

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land will accept applications through Oct. 31 for the next Sugar Land 101 class scheduled to begin in January 2017.

Sugar Land 101 participants learn about City operations from Sugar Land’s top managers. The class al...Read more »

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Town Hall Meet for District 1 Set for Oct. 26

Sugar Land, TX - A Town Hall meeting for City Council District 1 is scheduled for Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m., at the T.E. Harman Senior Center, 226 Matlage Way.

Residents are invited to attend a meet and greet from 6-6:30 p.m. to speak with District 1...Read more »

Posted on: October 4, 2016

Provide Input on Online Town Hall for Public Art Plan

Sugar Land, TX - Residents are encouraged to provide comments on Sugar Land’s Public Art Plan through an Online Town Hall available at www.sugarlandtx.gov/onlinetownhall through mid October.

The Public Art Plan is intended to improve the quality of l...Read more »

Posted on: October 4, 2016

International Artists Bring Their Mother-Son Collaboration to Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF) will provide a free exhibition opening and artist demonstration with Sugar Land-area artist Mark Chen and Shiao-Nan Chen on Oct. 8, at 10 a.m., at the Sugar Land A...Read more »

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Town Hall Meet for Districts 3, 4 Set for Oct. 19

Sugar Land, TX - A Town Hall meeting for City Council Districts 3 and 4 is scheduled for Oct. 19, from 6-8 p.m., at the First Colony Conference Center, 3232 Austin Parkway.

Residents are invited to attend a meet and greet from 6-6:30 p.m. to speak wi...Read more »

Posted on: September 26, 2016

City Partners to bring TEDxSugarLand, ‘Small Town, HUGE Ideas’ to Sugar Land

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Sugar Land, TX – The City of Sugar Land and the Aga Khan Council for Southwestern United States and the World Affairs Council Houston will provide a free screening of TEDxSugarLand on Oct. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Sugar Land Town Square plaza, 15958 City Walk...Read more »

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Vests to Protect Police Officers from Snipers, Assault Rifles

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Police Department will purchase an additional 27 “active-shooter” ballistic vests, adding to a planned acquisition intended to protect officers from criminals using high-powered rifles.

The purchase of the extra vests is...Read more »

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Free Program to Feature Inaugural Performance by Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land is partnering with the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra and the Aga Khan Council for Southwestern United States for a free performance on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m., at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, 1700 First C...Read more »

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Telfair Tract 5 Public Hearing Set for Sept. 22

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on a zoning application for Tract 5 in Telfair on Sept. 22.

The plan contains a mixture of proposed office, retail, restaurant and hotel uses, as well as a propo...Read more »

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Applications for Sugar Land Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Now Online

Sugar Land, TX - Applications for the 2016-2017 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) are now available at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov/pages/app:TG3AK8SRNFM0CBKI. Interested students should submit completed applications by Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.

The ...Read more »

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Police Release Home Invasion Suspect Sketch

Police Release Home Invasion Suspect Sketch

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for two men who forced their way into a 46-year-old woman’s house, kicked her in the head, tied her up, and searched her home for cash and other valuables.

The woman was alone in her house in the 4600 bloc...Read more »

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Police Searching for Brazen Party City Thief

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft164188

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a woman seen on surveillance video stealing a wallet from another woman inside Party City, 16734 Southwest Freeway.

The victim s...Read more »

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Sugar Land’s Halloween Town Set for Sugar Land Town Square

SUGAR LAND, Texas - Calling all ghosts and goblins galore! Halloween Town returns to Sugar Land Town Square on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4-8 p.m. All little witches, superheroes, princesses and other creative characters are invited to bring their families an...Read more »

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Serial Bank Robber Wanted Throughout the Nation Confesses

Serial Bank Robber Wanted Throughout the Nation Confesses

Pursuit and apprehension video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery15-4353

Sugar Land, TX - Charles L. Wood, 49, of Louisiana, was recently found guilty of a bank robbery in Sugar Land last year.

He entered Compass BBVA Bank, 14121 Southwest Freewa...Read more »

Posted on: August 29, 2016

T.E. Harman Center Seeks Vendors for Senior Pink Walk, Health Fair

Sugar Land, TX - Staff at the T.E. Harman Senior Center invite all medical centers, Medicare services, group homes, elderly care services, cancer centers and other health and wellness related groups to participate as a vendor in the City’s annual Senior P...Read more »

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Police Release Image of Man Who Answered Stolen Phone

Police Release Image of Man Who Answered Stolen Phone

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a man who answered a Facetime call on a stolen iPhone.

A woman told police her 13-year-old son was inside First Colony Mall near Spencer’s on Saturday. He left his phone on a bench while talking with ...Read more »

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Sugar Land to Host ‘Welcome Home Celebration’ for Olympians

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land will host a “Welcome Home Celebration” for Simone Manuel and Steven López on Aug. 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Sugar Land Town Square.

The two Olympians recently competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Jan...Read more »

Posted on: August 17, 2016

Police Release Surveillance Video of Craigslist Robber

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery164001

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a man who answered a Craigslist ad, attacked the seller and stole his merchandise.

The victim told police he posted an advertis...Read more »

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Telfair Zoning Application Public Hearing Rescheduled for Sept. 22

Sugar Land, TX - A public hearing on a zoning application for the Tract 5 property – an area located south of U.S. Highway 59 and east of University Boulevard – will be held on Sept. 22 instead of Sept. 13 as originally planned.

Newland Communities inf...Read more »

Posted on: August 15, 2016

City of Sugar Land Approves New School Zone Times

Sugar Land, TX - Due to changes to Fort Bend ISD’s classroom schedule, the City of Sugar Land modified school zone times for the 2016-2017 school year.

Fort Bend ISD notified the City that the district modified daily schedules to comply with Texas Hou...Read more »

Posted on: August 15, 2016

SLPD to Target Highway Impaired Driving during Labor Day Holiday

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police will target drunk driving from Aug. 19 through Sept 5.

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

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Applications Available for Fall 2016 Citizens Police Academy

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Police Department is accepting applications for the 58th session of the Citizens Police Academy (CPA). Classes are scheduled from Sept. 22 through Dec. 15 on Thursday evenings from 7-10 p.m. and one Saturday from 8 a.m. to ...Read more »

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Commission Considers Telfair Zoning Application

Sugar Land, TX - Newland Communities submitted a revised Planned Development general development plan zoning application on May 16 for the Tract 5 property, an area located south of U.S. Highway 59 and east of University Boulevard.

The rezoning applic...Read more »

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Citizen Group Donates New Badges to SLPD

Citizen Group Donates New Badges to SLPD

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Police Academy Alumni Association donated 150 new badges totaling more than $20,000 to the Sugar Land Police Department.

The new badges replace those currently used by SLPD, described as stock badges ordered from a commo...Read more »

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Surveillance Video Identifies Suspect in Burglaries

Video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary163581

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a man seen on surveillance video burglarizing a home in the 3300 block of Big Horn Court on July 16.

A woman said her boyfriend left their garage...Read more »

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Public Meeting Set for Parks, Recreation, Open Space Master Plan Update

Sugar Land, TX - A public meeting to receive feedback on an update of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan is scheduled for Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard Drive.

The Parks, Recreation and ...Read more »

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Imperial Redevelopment District Board of Directors Application Posted Online

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land is accepting applications to serve on the Imperial Redevelopment District Board of Directors.

The five-member Board of Directors is appointed by the City Council, and the directors serve staggered four-year ter...Read more »

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Police Search for Shoplifters Who Fought with Store Employees

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery163327

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for three people who stole merchandise from JC Penney, 16529 Southwest Freeway, on July 2 just before 3 p.m.

Two women were seen lea...Read more »

Posted on: July 21, 2016

City Manager Submits Proposed Budget

Sugar Land, TX - City Manager Allen Bogard recently submitted to City Council a proposed $260.4 million budget for fiscal year 2017.

The focus of the proposed budget maintains existing service levels but adds no new services except for the completion...Read more »

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Commission to Consider Telfair Zoning Application

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Planning and Zoning Commission will review a zoning application on July 28 for property at the southeast corner of University Boulevard and U.S. Highway 59.

Newland Communities submitted a revised Planned Development (PD...Read more »

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Zimmerman, Joyce Declared Winners in Runoff Election

Zimmerman, Joyce Declared Winners in Runoff Election

Sugar Land, TX - Joe R. Zimmerman and Mary K. Joyce were recently declared winners for the positions of mayor and at-large position two, respectively. They took their oaths of office on June 21 after winning runoff elections on June 11.

Zimmerman bec...Read more »

Posted on: June 24, 2016

City Council Approves Targeted Tax Cuts for Homeowners

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council took the first step to approve targeted tax cuts for homeowners on June 21 by voting to increase the homestead exemption from 8 to 10 percent, effective with 2016 values.

The decision, based on a recommendatio...Read more »

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Financial Management Policy Statements Updated

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council recently updated the City’s Financial Management Policy Statements (FMPS), principles that guide the management of City finances.

Every two years, the policy statements are reviewed to ensure they address topi...Read more »

Posted on: June 17, 2016

Final Details for Star Spangled Spectacular Released

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land’s Fourth of July Celebration is scheduled for Monday, July 4, from 6-10 p.m., at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

This year’s event will highlight America’s favorite sport – bas...Read more »

Posted on: June 17, 2016

Sugar Land Police Sergeant Recognized for Keeping Children Safe Online

Sgt. Matt Levan

Sugar Land, TX - The Texas Center for the Missing named Sugar Land police Sgt. Matt Levan “TCM Friend of the Month” for June.

Levan’s selection recognizes:

  • his work to promote online safety as an Internet Safety NetSmartz trainer; and
  • the arrests of n...
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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Sugar Land Reopens Parks After Historic Brazos River Flooding

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land Memorial Park and Pawm Springs Dog Park reopened today after temporary closures caused by historic river flooding.

More than 18 inches of rainfall north of Sugar Land last month caused the Brazos River to crest at 54.8 feet...Read more »

Posted on: June 16, 2016

Images of Burglary Suspects Caught on Home Surveillance Video

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary_162642

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are searching for three men seen on surveillance video breaking into a home in the 13800 block of Abbey Lane on May 24 just before 2 p.m.

Th...Read more »

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Credit Card Thiefs Caught on Video

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/ccabuse162603

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for two people seen on surveillance video using stolen credit cards to purchase more than $4,000 in merchandise.

A woman told po...Read more »

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Serve Your City Government, Apply for 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 City’s boards and commissions, groups that provide valuable insight and advice on various issues and events.

City Co...Read more »

Posted on: June 9, 2016

Police Searching for Robbery & Shoplifting Suspect

Surveillance video posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery162808

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a suspect seen on surveillance video stealing merchandise from the First Colony Mall Macy’s store and strong-arming a woman to stea...Read more »

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Sugar Land to Seek Public Input for Ethics Code

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land’s Citizens Ethics Task Force has scheduled a meeting on July 7, at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North, to receive public input on the City’s Ethics Code for elected and appointed officials...Read more »

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Police Searching for Suspect Who Stole Woman’s Wallet

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/pd_160504

UPDATE: New surveillance video from a second bank, Chase Bank, that shows suspect: www.sugarlandtx.gov/pd_160504-2.

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for a woman seen on sur...Read more »

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Construction Begins for Smart Financial Centre Public Plaza

Construction Begins for Smart Financial Centre Public Plaza

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land recently began construction of a 2.88-acre public plaza next to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, a live entertainment venue located near University Boulevard and U.S. Highway 59.
Substantial completion of the plaza ...Read more »

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Sugar Land Installs Donated Sculptures to Town Square Plaza

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Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land recently installed two sculptures in Sugar Land Town Square’s public plaza – part of a 10-piece collection donated by a Sugar Land resident to the City through the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation.

Other statues are located at ...Read more »

Posted on: May 23, 2016

Newland Communities Submits Revised PD Application for Telfair Tract

Sugar Land, TX - Newland Communities submitted a revised Planned Development (PD) zoning application for the Telfair Tract 5 property on May 16.

The application is a proposal for about 87 acres, including the property at the southeast intersection of...Read more »

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Sugar Land Set for 8th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land will salute fallen soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country by hosting the 8th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.

Th...Read more »

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Groups Collaborate to Clean Cullinan Park

Groups Collaborate to Clean Cullinan Park

Sugar Land, TX - On Saturday, May 7, the Sugar Land Employees in Early Development and the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department engaged about 65 volunteers for a clean-up day at Cullinan Park, 12414 Highway 6 South.

The park is the newest and la...Read more »

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Sugar Land Receives $500,000 Donation for Cullinan Park Development

Sugar Land, TX - The Cullinan Park Conservancy’s recent contribution of $500,000 to the city of Sugar Land is a milestone in the future development of Cullinan Park -- 754 acres of mostly inaccessible forest and wetlands north of Sugar Land Regional Airpo...Read more »

Posted on: May 10, 2016

Run-Off Election Set for Two Sugar Land Council Seats

Sugar Land, TX - A runoff election between Councilman Joe Zimmerman and Harish Jajoo and between Mary Joyce and Naomi Lam is scheduled for June 11.

Zimmerman and Jajoo are running for the position of mayor. The winner will replace Mayor James Thompson...Read more »

Posted on: May 10, 2016

City of Sugar Land to Canvass May 7 Election Results

Sugar Land, TX - City Council will canvass the official election returns on May 17 during the regular City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Councilman Himesh Gandhi was re-elected to the at-large position 1 seat with 56 percent of the votes. He will be sw...Read more »

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Sugar Land Named Tree City USA

Sugar Land, TX - The Arbor Day Foundation recently recognized Sugar Land as a 2015 Tree City USA community, the fifth consecutive year the City has received the prestigious distinction.

Four standards are considered for Tree City USA recognition, inclu...Read more »

Posted on: May 5, 2016

City of Sugar Land Strengthens Economic Incentive Programs

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council and the Sugar Land Development Corporation (SLDC) recently increased minimum requirements for tax abatements and direct incentives used to attract targeted businesses.

The effort was intended to ensure Sugar La...Read more »

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Sugar Land Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Initiative

Sugar Land, TX – Visit Sugar Land Convention and Visitor Services, the City of Sugar Land’s official Tourism program, has partnered with the city’s Cultural Arts program, to expand the U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week campaign fr...Read more »

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Constellation Field Exceeds Attendance Projections

Sugar Land, TX - As the Sugar Land Skeeters started their fifth minor league baseball season on April 21, 2016, a recent report showed Sugar Land’s Constellation Field once again exceeded attendance expectations in 2015 by 58 percent.

Baseball attendan...Read more »

Posted on: April 21, 2016

Celebrate America at Fourth Annual Star Spangled Spectacular

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land’s Fourth of July Celebration is scheduled for Monday, July 4, from 6-10 p.m., at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

This year’s event will highlight America’s favorite sport – bas...Read more »

Posted on: April 15, 2016

Early Voting Begins April 25

Sugar Land, TX - Early voting for Sugar Land’s City Council and Charter Amendment election begins April 25. The complete schedule is posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/earlyvoting.

The mayor and council member at-large positions one and two are on the May ...Read more »

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Thieves Target Abercrombie & Fitch in Two Shopping Malls

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft161535

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for three people who stole 30 jeans and 60 polo shirts valued at more than $5,500 from Abercrombie & Fitch in First Colony Mall, 16535 Sout...Read more »

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Parks and Recreation Department Partners to Attract Free Houston Grand Opera Performance

Sugar Land, TX - The City is partnering with the Houston Grand Opera and the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center to offer a free informational performance on April 10, at 3 p.m., at the community/worship center, 1700 First Colony Blvd.

The performance is pa...Read more »

Posted on: March 28, 2016

Sugar Land Celebrates 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 13 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...Read more »

Posted on: March 24, 2016

Sugar Land, Heritage Foundation Partner in FotoFest 2016

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land and The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation have partnered to organize a photography exhibition, Sugar Land: Life in a Company Town, which is currently open to the public at the Heritage Foundation’s interim museum throu...Read more »

Posted on: March 22, 2016

Surveillance Shows Suspects Stealing $7,000 in Cigarettes

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft-161127

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are looking for two men who stole $7,000 worth of cigarettes from Exxon, 13233 Dairy Ashford, on March 3.

The men entered the store just before 4:20 p...Read more »

Posted on: March 22, 2016

Sugar Land Earth Day Celebration Scheduled for April 16

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s Earth Day Celebration – called Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rock – will be held Saturday, April 16, 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 ...Read more »

Posted on: March 8, 2016

SLPD Targeting Impaired Driving during Spring Break

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police are conducting a special drunk driving enforcement initiative through March 21.

The enforcement period includes Spring Break and is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selective Traffic...Read more »

Posted on: March 3, 2016

5th Annual Sugar Land KidsFish set for April 23

Sugar Land, TX - Ready, Get Set, Go Fish! Create a fun-filled memory with the kids by heading over to the 5th Annual Sugar Land KidsFish tournament held in partnership with Greater CCA Sugar Land and Houston Elks Lodge 151. The event takes place on Saturd...Read more »

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Sugar Land Police Warn Citizens of Telephone Scam

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land Police are warning residents to be aware of unknown suspects making threatening calls pretending to be Fort Bend County or Harris County Sheriff deputies.

Police are investigating a number of scam phone calls in which the ...Read more »

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Surveillance Video Shows Suspect Burglarize Business Twice

Surveillance Video Shows Suspect Burglarize Business Twice

Surveillance video from Feb. 23 posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary0223Surveillance video from March 1 posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary_16-1092

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land detectives are investigating two burglaries that occurred at Telfai...Read more »

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Sugar Land Participates in FotoFest’s 16th International Biennial

Sugar Land, TX - For the first time, Sugar Land is participating in FotoFest, an international biennial of photography and mixed media arts, taking place March 12 through April 24.

The FotoFest 2016 Biennial is FotoFest’s 16th consecutive internation...Read more »

Posted on: February 23, 2016

City Expands Recycling Program and Changes Bulky Waste Service Day

Sugar Land, TX - The City’s curbside residential recycling program is expanding to include textile and bulk cardboard. Both programs will be provided at no cost and will begin the week of March 28.

Textiles include clothing, shoes, purses, blankets, p...Read more »

Posted on: February 22, 2016

Sugar Land Receives Clean Audit

Sugar Land, TX - A recent external audit of Sugar Land’s financial records for fiscal year 2015 (Oct.1, 2014, through Sept. 30, 2015) received the highest level of assurance. Whitley Penn, LLP, served as the City’s external audit firm.

According to the...Read more »

Posted on: February 18, 2016

Crime Rate in Sugar Land Hits Historic Low

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s violent crime rate decreased 22.86 percent last year, placing the City 78 percent lower than the state average and 76 percent below the nation when comparing 2015 to 2014.

The results were included in the Sugar Land Poli...Read more »

Posted on: February 17, 2016

Sugar Land Enhances Resources to Address Call Volume, Ensure Quality Service

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Fire-EMS Department responded to 8,118 calls for service during 2015, an increase of almost 800 over 2014. Emergency Medical Service (EMS) represented more than 64 percent of SLFD’s call volume, while structure fires were ...Read more »

Posted on: February 17, 2016

EGGStravaganza set for March 19

Sugar Land, TX - Hop on over to Eldridge Park on Saturday, March 19 for a chance to meet the legendary Easter bunny! The City of Sugar Land will be hosting its 32nd Annual EGGStravaganza from noon to 3 p.m. Don’t miss the chance to participate in this EG...Read more »

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Man Caught on Camera Stealing Package from Porch

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft020416

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man seen on home surveillance video stealing packages from a house in the 1800 block of Thunder Lake Lane in the Gannoway Lake Estates s...Read more »

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Ethics Task Force Applications Accepted

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land is accepting applications from community members to fill positions on the City’s Ethics Task Force, a citizen-based committee formed to update the City Council’s Ethics Code.

The code is designed to supplement ...Read more »

Posted on: January 26, 2016

T-Mobile Surveillance Video Shows Suspect

T-Mobile Surveillance Video Shows Suspect

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery11716

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at T-Mobile, 19916 Southwest Freeway, on Jan. 17.

Two employees said they closed the busine...Read more »

Posted on: January 22, 2016

Sugar Land Receives A+ From Citizens

Sugar Land, TX - Citizens gave Sugar Land unprecedented marks for public safety, quality of life, infrastructure, planning for growth, parks/recreation and more in a statistically valid Citizen Satisfaction Survey.

The survey is conducted every two yea...Read more »

Posted on: January 21, 2016

Cultural Kite Festival Set for Feb. 27

Sugar Land, TX - Come play with the clouds! Vibrant kites will once again accent the big Texas sky at the eight annual Cultural Kite Festival on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.

Activities ...Read more »

Posted on: January 20, 2016

The Sugar Gala – A Father/Daughter Dance

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. 20, from 6-8 p.m. . The Sugar Gala will be a special evening for dads and their sweet little girls to get ...Read more »

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Food Express Robbery Surveillance Video Shows Persons of Interest

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/PersonsOfInterest and www.sugarlandtx.gov/FoodExpressGunmen

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land detectives are looking for two men seen on surveillance video prior to a robbery at Food Express, 1314 Bournewood...Read more »

Posted on: January 19, 2016

Sugar Land Receives Invalid Petition to Eliminate Development Code

Sugar Land, TX - A petition submitted on Jan. 11 to rescind Sugar Land’s Development Code has been declared invalid because state law does not allow the use of initiative or referendum to amend zoning regulations.

The referendum petition process allows...Read more »

Posted on: January 6, 2016

Sugar Land to Address 2015 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 2015 accomplishments. This is the eighth year that the City has presented an annual summary of activities to citi...Read more »


2017 City News Releases

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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 »


Construction/Maintenance Updates

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Alcorn Bend - Lane Closures

Sidewalk rehabilitation work will require single lane closures in the Alcorn Bend neighborhood beginning on Feb. 20 through Mar. 17 on the following streets: 
  • Onion Creek
  • Oakmont
  • Oak Tree
  • Medinah
Residents are asked to be mindful of work crews, ex...Read on...
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Kempner Street Construction, Wood Street Closure

Update: Feb. 2 The University Blvd. crossing is scheduled to open on Monday, February 6, after the morning peak hour. If horns are blowing or gate arms are down for an extended period time, motorists are asked not to place themselves in danger by gettin...Read on...
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Covington Woods, Ivymount – Drainage Improvement Project

Construction activities are scheduled to begin in February of 2017. Pre-construction activities may have already begun in some neighborhoods.

In addition:

  • Construction work is scheduled for 180 calendar days
  • The work will be done in phases and sequenc...
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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Woodchester Water Plant - Ground Water Storage Tanks Rehabilitation

Construction work to rehabilitate the ground water storage tanks at the Woodchester Water Plant will begin this month. This work is expected to be finished by the end of 2017. Work is expected to occur from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and may p...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2016

Convington Woods – Drainage Improvements

The Covington Woods Bournewood Trunkline project is scheduled to begin on January 2017. Temporary water service outages and road closures can be expected in the Covington Woods neighborhood. Streets affected include:

  • Bournewood Dr.
  • Ravenscourt Dr.
  • Barrowgat...
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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Williams Trace Reconstruction Phase I

Update: January 30, 2017

Williams Trace Blvd. - Traffic Switch A traffic switch will be implemented on Williams Trace Blvd. from State Highway 6 through the intersection of Austin Parkway on February 8. This traffic change is expected to last approximately...Read on...
Posted on: October 27, 2016

Williams Trace, Phase II - Alternating Lane Closures

Streetlight replacement will be taking place on Williams Trace between The Highlands and SH6. The project begins on October 31, weather permitting. Residents are asked to be mindful of work crews, expect traffic delays, and when possible, avoid the area ...Read on...
Posted on: September 8, 2016

Sugar Creek Drainage Improvements - Golf Course and Longview Dr.

Update: October 4 - Temporary Road ClosureInstallation of a waterline offset will require a temporary road closure at 703 Longview Dr. (located just north of Merrick Dr.) on Wednesday, October 5. The expected work will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m...Read on...



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