News Flash

Posted on: October 1, 2020

Sugar Land Police Searching for Carjacking Suspect

Video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/ARobbery204003

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land detectives are looking for a person of interest seen on surveillance video shortly before a woman’s vehicle was stolen at gunpoint in a parking lot.

The woman...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Sugar Land Adopts FY2021 Budget, Tax Rate

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council adopted a $254.3 million budget for fiscal year 2021 and a tax rate of 33.65 cents per $100 -- one of the lowest in the state of Texas among similarly sized cities -- as proposed after a series of worksho...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Sugar Land Shoppers Honor Frontline Workers Through Sweet Cash Program

Program provides gift cards and gratitude to workers on the frontlines of the pandemic

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Office of Economic Development launched the Sweet Cash program in June to support Sugar Land businesses, frontline workers and ...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Boards, Commissions Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 22

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land is looking for volunteers interested in giving their time, energy and expertise to serve as members on the Animal Advisory Board, Building Standards Commission, Independent Ethics Review Board, Planning and Zoning Com...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

City Council, Charter Election Early Voting to Begin Soon

Sugar Land, TX - Early voting will be held Oct. 13-30 for Sugar Land’s Nov. 3 City Council and charter election.

In addition to the positions of mayor, at-large one, and at-large two, the ballot will include nine possible changes to the city&...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Sugar Land Recognizes Volunteers of the Year

Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land recently named six 2019 Volunteers of the Year.

The six volunteers contributed more than 700 hours of volunteer service to the city last year, equating to almost $18,000 in in-kind donations. Sugar Land’s ...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

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 Animal Advisory Board, Building Standards Commission, Independent Ethics Review Board, Planning and Zoning Com...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Healthcare Heroes Week to Recognize Hospital Workers on Front Lines

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land firefighters, police officers and other city employees will join the community Sept. 21-25 to celebrate front-line hospital workers during Healthcare Heroes Week.

The celebration had been scheduled in August but was de...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Sugar Land Set for Virtual Fall Festival Experience!

Sugar Land, TX – At the onset of fall, Sugar Land will begin a new annual tradition of a Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The event will be a wonderful opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy many great activities that the season bri...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Accepting Applications for Class of 2020-2021

Sugar Land, TX –Applications for the 2020-2021 MYAC class will open on Sept. 1 at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov.  

Sessions will be held once a month virtually via Zoom. Interested students should submit completed applications by Sep...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Healthcare Heroes Week Delayed to September Due to Weather

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land’s Health Care Heroes Week has been postponed to September due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Laura. Specific dates will be announced in the near future.

Activities, including hospital drive-by parades schedu...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2020

New Water Bill Payment System Provides Increased Security

Sugar Land, TX –  The city of Sugar Land will launch a new online water bill payment system in September.

The Office of Treasury and the Information Technology Department identified Paymentus after months of research to find a tool that ...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Healthcare Heroes Week to Recognize Hospital Workers on Front Lines

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land firefighters, police officers and other city employees will join the community Aug. 24-28 to celebrate front-line hospital workers during Healthcare Heroes Week.

“The sacrifices being made by our medical prof...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Sugar Land Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Class of 2020 to Graduate

Sugar Land, TX – The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) Class of 2019-2020 will graduate on Aug. 18.

The class represents the 15th year of the program with a total of 33 students participating from 10 area high schools. 

MYA...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2020

City of Sugar Land Seeks Public Comments on 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land will hold a virtual public workshop for the 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update on Aug. 21, from noon to 1 p.m.  Utilize the following meeting link at https://rb.gy/fojtpt to attend.

The city of Su...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Buy, Get, Give – Sugar Land Encourages Houston Area Shoppers to Buy ‘Sweet Cash’

Program has potential to drive $200,000 into local economy

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Office of Economic Development is urging Sugar Land residents and surrounding Houston-area shoppers to participate in the “Sweet Cash” ...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Council Action on Expanded Dining Supports Economic Health

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council passed an ordinance on Aug. 4 to allow restaurants an opportunity to expand outdoor dining options.  

City Council took the action in an effort to show the city of Sugar Land’s support a...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Sugar Land Presents Proposed FY2021 Budget, Capital Improvement Program

Sugar Land, TX – City Manager Michael W. Goodrum recently submitted a proposed $254.4 million budget for fiscal year 2021, which begins Oct. 1.

The proposed budget includes $226.9 million for operations – a more than 2 percent decline ...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Virtual Summer Fun in Sugar Land!

Sugar Land, TX – Come party with the city of Sugar Land during these virtual community activities that promise to be a ton of fun for attendees! The Virtual Summer Series is scheduled from Sunday, July 26 to Friday, July 31.

During the last week ...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Sugar Land’s Red, White and Boom Going Virtual Due to COVID-19

Sugar Land, TX ¬– There’s a new look and new feel for events this year. One of Sugar Land’s largest community events -- Red, White and Boom -- is going virtual! 

This year, Sugar Land’s virtual Fourt...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Sugar Land City Council Election, Charter Amendment Election Rescheduled to Nov. 3

Sugar Land, TX – The May 2 Sugar Land City Council election has been moved to Nov. 3 due to public health concerns related to COVID-19.

The position of mayor and the at-large one and two seats will be on the ballot.  All three positions ...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Sugar Land Receives Clean Audit Highlighting City’s Fiscal Strength

Sugar Land, Texas – A recent external audit of Sugar Land’s financial statements for fiscal year 2019 (Oct.1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019) highlighted the city’s strong financial performance and efforts to ensure a healthy e...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2020

SLPD Targeting Impaired Driving during Spring Break

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from March 6-15.  

The enforcement period covers Spring Break and is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Select...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Arts, Adventure Set for Sugar Land’s International Art & Kite Festival

Sugar Land, TX – Families can enjoy a destination of adventure at Sugar Land’s International Art & Kite Festival on March 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Crown Festival Park, 18355 Southwest Freeway.  

This year&rsq...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Sugar Land Hosts Ninth Annual Sugar Land Showdown Disc Golf Tournament

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department hosted the Sugar Land Showdown IX Disc Golf Tournament on Jan. 25, marking the ninth year the Parks and Recreation Department has hosted this event.  

"The annual Sugar Land Show...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Railroad to Make Emergency Repairs to Crossing at Texas 6, US90A

Sugar Land, TX – Union Pacific Railroad plans to close one southbound lane of State Highway 6 at U.S. Highway 90A today for emergency repairs.

The closure is needed to repair a broken rail and is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Sug...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Sugar Land Wins Award for Right Tree, Right Place Tree Planting

Sugar Land, TX - The Houston Area Urban Forestry Council recently awarded the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department a 2019 “Project of the Year” award for the Right Tree, Right...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Joint Capital Improvement Grant Program Now Open

Sugar Land, TX - Applications for the Sugar Land 4B Corporation Joint Capital Improvement Grant Program (JCIP) will be accepted through Feb. 28 at http://sugarlandecodev.com/CIP.

The program provides an opportunity for community-based organizations to part...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Sugar Land Announces Upcoming 2020 Community, Destination Events

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce its first events in the city’s 2020 lineup.

The community and destination events are designed to enhance ...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Public Meeting Set for Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Sugar Land, TX – The public is invited to attend a risk assessment workshop for an update to the city’s Hazard Mitigation Plan on Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m., in the Cane Room at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.

The goal o...

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2020 News Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Public Invited to Celebrate Recent Installation of 60th Anniversary Artwork

Sugar Land, TX – The public is invited to an open house on Feb. 8, from 2-4 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North, to celebrate the city’s newly installed 60th anniversary artwork.

The commemorative piece is called...

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2020 News Releases