News Flash

Posted on: October 4, 2019

Halloween Town Coming to Constellation Field in 2019

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Skeeters will host Halloween Town presented by Imperial Sugar on Oct. 26, from 4-8 p.m., at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive. 

Previously hosted at Sugar Land Town Square, Halloween Town remains a fami...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Sugar Land Fiscal Year 2020 Budget, Tax Rate Approved

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council approved the fiscal year 2020 budget of $272.6 million and tax rate of 33.2 cents at their Sept. 17 meeting. 

The approved budget and capital improvement program (CIP) emphasize the implementation...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Applications Open for Sugar Land Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council

SUGAR LAND, Texas - Applications for the 2019-2020 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) are now open and available at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov. Interested students should submit com...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Shooter Identified, Three Arrested in Clerk’s Murder

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/Murder194458

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police issued an arrest warrant for Treveon James Young, 24, of Houston, for the murder of Hamid Lakhani, 63, of Sugar Land.

Detectives believe Young shot an...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Citizens Asked to Help Identify Framework for Future Mobility Needs

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is accepting applications for a Mobility Master Plan Citizen Task Force.

The citizen-led task force of at least 18 members is intended to build on years...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Fallen Hero to Be Honored

Chief Fenwick

Sugar Land, TX – A public service is scheduled for Sugar Land Fire-EMS Assistant Chief Clay Fenwick, 57, who died on Friday after battling cancer for almost two years.

Visitation will be held on Friday at Clayton Funeral Home Pearland, 5530 West ...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

City, Sugar Land Legacy Foundation Call for Legacy Award Nominations

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation -- a charitable organization created to support and fund local quality of life projects that benefit the residents of Sugar Land -- is accepting nomina...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

District 1 Town Hall Meeting Set for Oct. 8

Sugar Land, TX – City Council Member Steve Porter, District 1, will be hosting a District Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 6-8 p.m., at the T.E. Harman Senior Center, 226 Matlage Way.

Residents are invited to attend a meet and greet fro...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

City’s First Ever Virtual District Town Hall Meeting Set for Sept. 23 for District 2

Sugar Land, TX – District 2 City Council Member Naushad Kermally will host the city’s first ever completely virtual District Town Hall meeting on Monday, Sept. 23, from 6-7:30 p.m., on the city of Sugar Land’s Facebook page a...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

District 4 Town Hall Meeting Set for Sept. 26

Sugar Land, TX – City Council Member Carol McCutcheon will host a District 4 Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m., in Meeting Room 1 of the University Branch Library at the University of Houston at Sugar Land, 14010 University ...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

District 3 Town Hall Meeting Set for Sept. 16

Sugar Land, TX – City Council Member Stewart Jacobson, District 3, will be hosting a District Town Hall Meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, from 6-8 p.m., at the Clyde and Nancy Jacks Conference Center, 3232 Austin Parkway.

Residents are invited to atte...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Serve City Government Through Service on Boards, Commissions

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land is looking for volunteers interested in giving their time, energy and expertise to serve as members on the Building Standards Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Sugar Land 4B Corporation (SL4B).&nb...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

SLPD Targeting Impaired Driving during Labor Day Holiday

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from Aug. 31 through Sept. 8.  

The enforcement period covers the Labor Day weekend and ...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Woman Uses Power Tool to Steal Botox

Surveillance video www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary194317

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a woman who used a battery-powered grinding saw to cut into the front door of Botox RN MD Spa, 13500 Southwest Freeway, and steal anti-aging ...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Sugar Land’s Art of Wining and Dining: Brunch & Bubbly

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land Town Square, Visit Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department will partner for a spin-off of the traditional Art of Wining and Dining event -- now with a Brunch and Bubbly theme -- on Saturday, Sept...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

City Council Votes 7-0 to Call Bond Election

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council called a $90.7 million bond election for Nov. 5 to address drainage, public safety facilities and equipment, mobility and an animal shelter.

City Counc...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2019

National Search Begins for New City Manager

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council hired Ralph Andersen & Associates to conduct a national search for Sugar Land’s next city manager.

Allen Bogard plans to retire on Jan. 3...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Houston Man Charged with Murder, Attempted Murder of Peace Officer

Sheldon Magee

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police arrested Sheldon Magee, 44, of Houston, for the murder of Kiva Herrera, 38, of Houston, on Aug. 11.

Police responded to a shooting at the Courtyard by Marriott, 16740 Creekbend Drive, on Aug. 11 at 1:15 p.m. Wit...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

City Manager Lands National Award

Sugar Land, TX – The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) selected City Manager Allen Bogard to receive the Award for Career Excellence.

ICMA is the world’s leadin...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Sugar Land Presents Proposed FY2020 Budget, Capital Improvement Program

Sugar Land, TX – City Manager Allen Bogard recently submitted a proposed $272.1 million budget for fiscal year 2020, which begins Oct. 1. 

The proposed budget includes $231.6 million ...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Thieves Go on Shopping Spree with Stolen Cards

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two people who used fraudulent credit cards to purchase more than $20,000 worth of merchandise at Sam’s Club stores in the region.

Detectives believe mail stolen during February and Apr...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Final Phases of 2013 Parks Bond to be included in 2020 Budget; Homestead Exemption to be Raised

Fiscal Year 2020 Budget to Include Final Phases of 2013 Voter-Approved Parks Bond; City Council Raises Residential Homestead Exemption to Offset Residential Tax Bill Impact

Sugar Land, TX – Su...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

SLPD Targeting Impaired Driving during Holiday

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative during the week of July 4.  

The enforcement period is funded by the Texas Department of...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

This Fourth of July, Celebrate Red, White and Boom in Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX - There’s a new look and new feel for one of Sugar Land’s largest community events -- Red, White and Boom.

The city’s Fourth of July celebration is taking place at The Crown Festival Park, 18355 Southwest Freewa...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2019

City Manager Announces Retirement After 44 Years of Public Service

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard plans to retire on Jan. 31, 2020.

His 44 years of public service includes 25 in Sugar Land with 19 as its city manager. 

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Applicants Needed for Census Complete Count Committee

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land is seeking 15-20 residents who are leaders representing a diverse cross-section of the city for a Census Complete Count Committee.

“We are now less than a year away...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Industrial Expansion Reflects Sugar Land’s Position as Economic Powerhouse

Sugar Land, TX – Two new warehouses totaling more than 315,000 square feet will be built in the Sugar Land Business Park due to an agreement approved by the City Council with Sugar Land Indus...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Video Inside Apartment Records Burglary

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/burglary192827 

Sugar Land, TX – Detectives are looking for a man seen on video stealing more than $2,200 worth of electronics from an apartment at Imperial Lofts, 2 Stadium Driv...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Thomas Harris III Named City Secretary

Sugar Land, TX – City Manager Allen Bogard promoted Assistant City Secretary Thomas Harris III to the position of city secretary, effective June 5.

He replaces Glenda Gundermann, who retired on May 31 a...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Summer Fun Set for Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX - Come celebrate summer with the city of Sugar Land during community events that promise to be a ton of fun for attendees!

Kick off the summer with the Summer Concert and Food Truck Friday Series at the plaza adjacent to the Smart Financial...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2019

City Council Commits to Sugar Land Way Strategies

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council recently held its annual spring planning session, a day-long workshop where they formalized strategies to ensure the continuance of the “Sugar Land Wa...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Sugar Land Earth Day Celebration Rescheduled for May 18

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s Earth Day Celebration –Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rock – will be held Saturday, May 18, from noon to 4 p.m., on the plaza at Sugar Land Town Square.

New to this year’s Earth Day Celebrat...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City to Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Sugar Land, TX -- The city of Sugar Land will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27, at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., to commemorate service members who died in active military service. 

The program theme is &...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Sugar Land Celebrates Bike to Work Day and School Day

Sugar Land, TX - Shape Up Fort Bend and the city of Sugar Land will celebrate National Bike Month on Friday, May 10 with the ninth annual Bike to Work Day and fifth annual Bike to School Day.

Join residents, neighbors and friends for a celebratory ride fr...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Thieves Take Video Games Totaling $2,300

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft191757 

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for two men who stole 56 video games totaling more than $2,300 from Walmart, 345 State Highway 6, on April 6. ...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Man Conducts Sex Act Inside Store

Surveillance video posted at  www.sugarlandtx.gov/crime191957 

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man who followed a woman inside a store, exposed his genitals and masturbated within her view on April 15.

The wo...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2019

HCSS to Expand in City of Sugar Land with Third Building

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council approved an agreement with Heavy Construction Systems Specialists, Inc. (HCSS) for improvements on more than four acres of land on West Airport Boulev...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Sugar Land Celebrates Arts, Cultures with Brand New International Arts Festival

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s inaugural International Arts Festival on April 27, from noon to 6 p.m., at The Crown Festival Park at Sugar Land, 18355 Southwest Freeway, will combine two popular events – iFest and Kite Fest. 

Co...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Sugar Land Public Safety Dispatcher Lands Top Texas Honors

Sugar Land, TX – Public Safety Dispatcher Erika Stroud was recently selected as Texas’ best trainer -- ensuring Sugar Land remains safer than ever before. 

Both the Texas As...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Secretary Announces Retirement

Sugar Land, TX - City Secretary Glenda Gundermann plans to retire on May 31.  

Gundermann was hired by the city in October 1983. She had previously worked for City of Cities Municipal Utility D...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Sugar Land Recognizes Volunteers of the Year

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land recently named the 10 Volunteers of the Year.

“These individuals are part of a city program called Serve Sugar Land that contributed 27,853 hours of vol...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Council Approves Resolution Supporting County Effort to Maintain Historic Site

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday supporting proposed legislation that would allow Fort Bend County to own and maintain an historic cemetery.

The Texas Legislatur...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Sugar Land Earth Day Celebration Scheduled for April 13

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s Earth Day Celebration – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rock – will be held Saturday, April 13, from 1-5 p.m., on the plaza at Sugar Land Town Square.

New to this year’s Earth Day Celebration...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Spring into Sugar Land During the Month of April

Sugar Land, TX - It doesn’t matter what weekend is targeted for fun, because Sugar Land promises plenty of spring outdoor activities for families to enjoy throughout April. 

Some of t...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

City Seeks Volunteer for PARCS Board Vacancy

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is accepting applications through March 27 to fill a vacancy on the Parks, Art, Recreation, Culture and Streetscapes (PARCS) board. 

City Council established the PARCS board to provide input, feedback and ad...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2019

March 11 Marks 311 Milestone

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its 311 Contact Center on March 11 or “3/11.” 

“During our inaugural year, we ha...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2019

SLPD Targeting Impaired Driving during Holiday

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from March 9-24.

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

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Charter Review Commission Sets March 4 Public Hearing

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Charter Review Commission will hold a public hearing on March 4, at 4 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.

The hearing is an opportunity for the p...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Apply Now for City/HOA Maintenance Responsibilities Citizen Task Force

Sugar Land, TX - The city is accepting applications through March 13 for the newly created City/HOA Maintenance Responsibilities Citizen Task Force.

The task force will:

  • participate in community dialogue...
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2019 News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Public Meeting for 7th Street Drainage Project Set for Feb. 25

Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land is hosting an informational public meeting to share plans for drainage improvements in The Hill and the Sugar Mill subdivisions. The meeting is scheduled for Feb. 25, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Sugar Land Middle School...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2019

City to Request Partner for New Hotel, Convention (Conference) Center Project

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land released a Request for Statements of Interest (RSI) on Jan. 18 to begin selection of a private-sector partner for a future hotel and convention (confer...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2019

City of Sugar Land Hosts Annual Business Appreciation Event

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land hosted its third annual business appreciation event, the Leadership and Legacy Luncheon, on Wednesday, Dec. 19.  

The luncheon, held in partner...

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2019 News Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Crime Spree Targets Fort Bend County Nail Salons

Crime Spree Targets Fort Bend County Nail Salons

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Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police are looking for a man believed to have participated in at least 14 burglaries targeting nail salons during December and January.

Five burglaries occurred in Sugar Land, and another nin...

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2019 News Releases