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Posted on: January 18, 2023

2023 Community Events Lineup Announced

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The events are designed to specifically enhance quality of life, bring the community together, create a positive public impact for Sugar Land residents and businesses, foster community pride and expand arts throughout the community.

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

AMI Project to Save Money, Improve Efficiency, Enhance Real-Time Data Access

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The ultimate goal of this project is to keep our community safe by maintaining a safe, reliable water supply for future generations and do so in a way that invests in our city infrastructure to save money for our citizens.

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Posted on: January 16, 2023

New Enhanced Solid Waste Services!

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A new solid waste contract with Republic Services is now in effect and provides residents and businesses in the area with unparalleled solid waste, green waste, bulky waste, and recycling services.

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Obstruction Removal Project Set to Begin Near Airport Runway

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 The Sugar Land Regional Airport will soon comply with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirement to remove trees that present a hazard for aircraft approaching and/or departing north of the runway. 

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Providing a dedicated revenue source for Sugar Land’s stormwater program

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The Stormwater Compliance Fee funds pollution prevention measures, community education, drainage system operations and maintenance, and more.

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

$60 Million Targeted for River Erosion Project

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved an agreement with Fort Bend County and a resolution to submit an application to the General Land Office for a $4 million grant to address erosion along the Brazos River. 

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2022

Sugar Land Video Team Again Named Best in Texas

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land’s video production team recently won eight state awards, including three best of Texas finishes, for efforts to make local government more accessible and transparent.    &nb...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2022

City of Sugar Land prioritizes preserving iconic Imperial Char House; PUMA Development proposes plan

Sugar Land, TX – PUMA Development is proposing to preserve and begin redevelopment of the Imperial Char House, the city of Sugar Land’s most iconic building. 

PUMA, a Houston-based boutique development firm specializing in crea...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Forever Friends Looking Forward to First-Ever PAWp Up Shop Event

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land’s first ever PAWp Up Shop will be held Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the animal shelter, 101 Gillingham Lane.

The event is an opportunity for the community to learn more about shelter operat...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Sugar Land to Host Winter Wonderland-Themed Christmas Tree Lighting

Sugar Land, TX – Mark your calendars and prepare to celebrate the Christmas Tree Lighting at Sugar Land Town Square on Dec. 2!

The city welcomes families to enjoy some of the community’s most popular musical performances and theatrical ...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Sugar Land Council Members to Host Town Halls

Sugar Land, TX – Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and get updates on topics such as the city’s top priorities, solid waste enhancements and redevelopment strategies during two Sugar Land town halls hosted by the cit...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

City Delivering Drainage Projects Approved by Voters

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land has made significant progress on $46 million in drainage projects approved by voters in 2019. 

Construction of several projects is complete, including the first phase of Sugar Creek drainage improvements, Grea...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Sugar Land to Welcome New Police Chief

Sugar Land, TX – The public is invited to attend a reception for Sugar Land’s new police chief on Nov. 1, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.

Sugar Land City Manager Michael W. Goodrum recently se...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Forever Friends Looking Forward to First-Ever PAWp Up Shop Event

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land’s first ever PAWp Up Shop will be held Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the animal shelter, 101 Gillingham Lane.

The event is an opportunity for the community to learn more about shelter operat...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Second Phase of Improvements Planned at Cullinan Park

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved the donation of more than $1.2 million from the Cullinan Park Conservancy for the second phase of improvements at Cullinan Park.

The recent donation from the conservancy combined with a T...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Poland Named SLPD Police Chief

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Manager Michael W. Goodrum selected Loudoun County Undersheriff/Colonel Mark J. Poland to serve as Sugar Land’s next police chief. He is expected to begin Nov. 1.

Poland was identified through an extensi...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Sugar Land Dedicates Traffic Box Wrap Designs by Local Artists

Sugar Land, TX ¬ The city of Sugar Land recently dedicated its third installment of vinyl traffic box wrap artworks in collaboration with the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation. 

This year marks the third phase of partnership between the city and...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Animal Services Investigation Results in Terminations

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land launched an investigation last week after learning about unauthorized euthanizations at the city’s animal shelter. 

Multiple departments participated in a comprehensive, thorough investig...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Public Meet and Greet Set for Police Chief Finalists

Sugar Land, TX – A reception with the two finalists for the vacant Sugar Land police chief position is scheduled for Sept. 15, from 4:30-6 p.m., in the auditorium at Fluor Corporation, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive.

Members of the community are encouraged...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Sugar Land Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Class Set for 2022-2023

Sugar Land, TX –Applications for the 2022-2023 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) class opened on Sept. 6 at https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/volunteer

The monthly meetings will be held in-person at various city facilities. Int...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Come Have Fun Kicking Off the Fall Season at Sugar Land’s Fall Fest

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Fall Fest is set for Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Sugar Land Town Square plaza, located near U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway 6.

This festive event will include fall activities, food and ente...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Fall into a Few Community Events Planned in Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land’s most anticipated annual events are on the horizon! All of the events are fun, festive, located within the City at Sugar Land and specifically designed with the Sugar Land community in mind. 

First up is Bikes and Brew...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Park Project Addresses Resident Priorities

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council approved $1,065,777 for the third phase of improvements at Brazos River Park. 

The project approved by voters in 2013 will include a pavilion, pedestrian crossings, concrete trails, picnic tables,...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Sugar Land Files Proposed FY23 Budget, Capital Improvement Program

Sugar Land, TX – City Manager Michael W. Goodrum recently submitted a proposed $379.7 million budget for fiscal year 2023, which begins Oct. 1. 

The proposed budget includes $280.7 million for operations and $99 million for capital proje...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Nationwide Search Begins for Next Police Chief

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land recently hired Baker Tilly to conduct a nationwide recruitment for a chief of police. 

The new chief will fill a vacancy left by Police Chief Eric Robins who retired on June 1 after 33 years of public service,...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Celebrate Fourth of July in Sugar Land with Red, White & Boom

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land’s Red, White and Boom Celebration is scheduled for Monday, July 4, from 6-10 p.m., at The Crown Festival Park, 18355 Southwest Freeway. 

Enjoy an evening full of patriotic family fun with...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Drainage Project Funds to Save Taxpayers $14.4 Million

Sugar Land, TX – The Texas Water Development Board recently approved a $27.5 million loan from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for a Sugar Land flood control project west of Sugar Land Regional Airport. 

The financial assistance will allow...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

APA Texas Chapter Recognizes Sugar Land Town Square Plaza

Sugar Land, TX – The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) designated the Sugar Land Town Square plaza as a Great Public Space as part of the 2022 Great Places in Texas program.  With this recognition, Sugar Land Town...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

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 7 by voting to increase the homestead exemption from 12 to 13 percent, effective for the 2022 tax year.  

The decision, base...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Sugar Land Announces Citizen Self Service Portal

Sugar Land, TX — The city of Sugar Land plans to launch a Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal on June 14 – an initiative to provide open, easy access to city government and use smart solutions to improve services for our customers.&n...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Sugar Land’s Memorial Day Ceremony to Salute Fallen Soldiers

Sugar Land, TX Sugar Land will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., to commemorate those who died in active military service.  Admission is free and open to the public.

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Citizen-Approved Drainage Project Accelerated in Sugar Creek

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved approximately $824,000 to accelerate a portion of a drainage project in the Sugar Creek subdivision. 

The approved items include about 400 linear feet of drainage work from south...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Sugar Land’s Memorial Day Ceremony to Salute Fallen Soldiers

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., to commemorate those who died in active military service.  Admission is free and open to the public.

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

GO Bond Public Safety Project Set to Begin

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a $727,500 architectural contract to design the second phase of a public safety training facility located near Sugar Land Regional Airport.

The project was included in a $90.76 million bo...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Police Chief Announces Retirement After 33 Years of Public Service

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land Police Chief Eric Robins plans to retire on June 1.

His 33 years of public service includes 30 at SLPD with four years as its police chief. 

“I’d like to thank Eric for his unwavering servic...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Sugar Land Unveils New Sculpture in Lonnie Green Park

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land recently unveiled Crush, the Alligator, a new sculpture bench installed in Lonnie Green Park.

The seating sculpture is composed of repurposed scrap steel propane tanks and was designed as a climate conscious artwork ...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Spring into May at Art of Wining and Dining

Sugar Land, TX – The Art of Wining and Dining is set for Sunday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Sugar Land Town Square. 

The event is a perfect way to enjoy a Sunday with a taste of brunch and bubbly and celebrate the start of summer.&...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

City to Deliver Projects Identified by Citizens for Economic Development, Recreation

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved agreements for new recreational and adventure amenities at Brazos River Park. 

The agreements with Go Ape Tree Top Adventures and American Ramp Company will provide ziplines, cli...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

GO Bond Mobility Project Set to Begin

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a $250,000 design contract and a $1.6 million agreement with Fort Bend County for work associated with the widening of University Boulevard.

The initial phase of the project will focus on...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Sugar Land’s Eagle Plaza Installation Complete

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department in association with the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation and Sugar Land 4B Corporation recently completed Phase II of the Eagle Plaza Project located inside of Sugar Land Memorial Park....

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Amanda Davis Named Top Texas Dispatcher

Sugar Land, TX – The Texas National Emergency Number Association (NENA) recently named Public Safety Dispatcher Amanda Davis the 2021 Training Professional of the Year.

The Texas NENA board recognized Davis for the creation and implementation of ...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

The Art of Wining and Dining Coming to Sugar Land Town Square

Sugar Land, TX – Head to the plaza at Sugar Land Town Square on May 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a taste of brunch and bubbly.

Enjoy a variety of bites from Town Square’s most popular restaurants, browse local artisans’ handcr...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Applications open for Legislative Citizens Task Force

Sugar Land, TX – Applications for the city of Sugar Land’s Legislative Citizens Task Force (LTF) are open through May 8 at 11:59 p.m.  

Interested residents and businesses should submit completed applications via the city&r...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Citizen-Approved Drainage Project to Begin in Riverbend

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a $2.5 million drainage project to address street flooding in Riverbend.

The drainage work was included in four general obligation bond propositions totaling $90.76 million decisively app...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Warrant Sweep set for March

Sugar Land, TX – Anyone with outstanding Sugar Land Municipal Court citations can avoid the embarrassment of being arrested at home, work or school by quickly taking care of their citations.  

The Sugar Land Police Department will conduc...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Sugar Land Crime Rate Second Lowest on Record

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land’s crime rate for 2021 was the second lowest on record. The results were included in the Sugar Land Police Department’s 2021 Annual Report.  

Crimes included in the calculation are homicide,...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Sugar Land Delivers on Commitment to GO Bond Projects

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved $359,451 for a drainage study and design services for Covington Woods drainage improvements.

The project is intended to decrease street flooding in the Covington West and Imperial Woods n...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Sugar Land to Celebrate Arts, Cultures with International Art & Kite Festival

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land’s International Art & Kite Festival on March 26 will cheerfully celebrate different cultures around the world. 

This festival will be held at Brazos River Park, 18424 Southwest Freeway, and will ...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Chess Fest to Bring Chess Enthusiasts to Sugar Land Town Square

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land will partner with The Chess Refinery to host an outdoor chess festival on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sugar Land Town Square.

 Casual and avid chess players and enthusiasts are we...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Sugar Land Requests Regional Artists for Traffic Box Wrap Designs

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is requesting proposals from regional artists to design wraps for up to 13 traffic boxes throughout Sugar Land. 

This is the third phase of the Traffic Box Wrap project, with previous rounds instal...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Food Truck Events are back in 2022

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land is bringing back an exciting lineup of Food Truck Events with several series taking place in community parks throughout the year. From Yappy Hours to Bikes and Brews, there’s sure to be an event for anyone and everyone, includi...

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2022 City News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Sugar Land to Host Senior Center Needs Study Open House

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department is inviting the community to make their voice heard for the Senior Center Needs Study at a public input open house on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 6-8 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 ...

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2022 City News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: January 18, 2023

City of Sugar Land Announces 2023 Community Events

Sugar Land, TX - The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce a 2023 lineup for the entire community to enjoy. 

The events are designed to specifically enhance quality of life, bring the community together, create a positi...

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2023 City News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

AMI Project to Save Money, Improve Efficiency, Enhance Real-Time Data Access

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a $9.4 million contract with Aclara Technologies, LLC to implement advanced metering infrastructure, also known as AMI, in Sugar Land.

The network is an integrated system of customer wate...

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2023 City News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Murder Suspect Located in Louisiana

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Sugar Land, TX – The Western District of Louisiana Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Charvas Thompson, 26, of Houston, yesterday for the murder of Wendy Duan, 28, of Sugar Land.

Sugar Land police responded to a shooting Saturday at 9:50 p.m. in the 110...

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2023 City News Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Obstruction Removal Project Set to Begin Near Airport Runway

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Regional Airport will soon comply with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirement to remove trees that present a hazard for aircraft approaching and/or departing north of the runway. 

An aviation engineerin...

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2023 City News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: January 14, 2022

Preparedness Drill in Sugar Land to Test Emergency Response

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land will conduct a multi-agency training exercise at Sugar Land Baptist Church, 16755 Southwest Freeway, today from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Responders from SLPD, the Sugar Land Fire-EMS Department and other regiona...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Preparedness Drill in Sugar Land to Test Emergency Response

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land will conduct a multi-agency training exercise at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., today from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Responders from SLPD, the Sugar Land Fire-EMS Department and other regional...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Sugar Land Video Team Named Best in Texas

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land’s videography team recently won seven state awards, including three best of Texas finishes, for efforts to make local government more accessible and transparent.

Digital Communications Manager Jak...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Transparency, Process Improvement Initiatives Land National Award

Sugar Land, TX – The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) recently awarded a 2021 Certification of Excellence in Performance Management to the city of Sugar Land.

As part of ICMA's efforts to advance the practice of pr...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Police Searching for Driver who Killed Pedestrian and Sped Away

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/Case216738 

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land detectives are looking for a driver who struck and killed a man on Dec. 20 at about 8:48 p.m.  

Austin Reese, 37, of Houston, was walking on...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2021

2022 Utility Rates Set to Take Effect Jan. 1

Sugar Land, TX – Utility rate increases of about $10 per month for residential customers were approved by City Council in September and will begin Jan. 1.

Residents with 10,000 gallons of water usage and a winter average of 6,000 gallons will pay...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Sugar Land Celebrates Opening of T.E. Harman Center Improvements

Sugar Land, TX ¬– The city of Sugar Land recently held a celebration for T.E. Harman Center improvements made possible by donations from Dr. Antoinette Ripepi and her husband, Dr. Alan Cramer.

The donations were coordinated through the Su...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Sugar Land Hosting Winter Wonderland-Themed Christmas Tree Lighting Friday

Sugar Land, Texas – Gather in Sugar Land Town Square to celebrate the Christmas holiday on Friday, Dec. 3, from 5-8 p.m.!

The city welcomes families to enjoy some of the community’s most popular musical performances and theatrical acts ...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Sugar Land 101 Class Applications Available

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is accepting applications for the next Sugar Land 101 class scheduled to begin in February 2022. 

Sugar Land 101 participants learn about the structure, function and purpose of Sugar Land city gove...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Citizen-Approved Drainage Project to Begin in Telfair

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a $2.2 million contract for drainage improvements in Telfair.

The project was part of four general obligation bond propositions totaling $90.76 million decisively approved by Sugar Land v...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Sugar Land to Host Winter Wonderland-Themed Christmas Tree Lighting

Sugar Land, TX – Mark your calendars, and prepare to celebrate at Sugar Land Town Square on Dec. 3!

The city welcomes families to enjoy some of the community’s most popular musical performances and theatrical acts at this year&rsquo...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Deadline for Generator Rebate Program Extended

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved modifications to the Generator Rebate Program. Due to an increased demand for permanent standby generators, homeowners are waiting longer than anticipated for the installation of permane...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Sugar Land Council Members to Host Town Halls

Sugar Land, TX – Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and get updates on topics such as planning, public safety, engineering projects and neighborhood services during two Sugar Land town halls hosted by the city’s distr...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2021

SL to Deliver Another Voter-Approved Drainage Project

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council approved a $1.9 million construction contract for drainage improvements in Greatwood.

The project was part of four general obligation bond propositions totaling $90.76 million decisively approved by Sugar ...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Sugar Land Prepares for Upcoming Holiday Events

Sugar Land, TX – With the holidays just around the corner, the city of Sugar Land has a festive and exciting event line-up planned.

The Imperial Park Recreation Center will be hosting its annual Halloween event, with this year’s event b...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Campise Joins SLFD-EMS Leadership Team

Sugar Land, TX – Fire Chief Doug Boeker recently hired Mark Campise to serve as assistant fire chief for emergency services.

Campise joined Sugar Land on Oct. 11 and oversees response and training for fire suppression and emergency medical servic...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Mosquitos Tests 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 on University Boulevard in the Telfair subdivision. 

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Gundermann Leaves Lasting Impact on Sugar Land Community

Sugar Land, TX – Longtime City Secretary Glenda Gundermann recently died after a prolonged illness.  

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

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

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

The budget was approved after ...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Person Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Police Searching for Two Gunmen Involved in Home Invasion

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Person Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

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

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2021

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

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

Bi...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

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

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

The Integ...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Serve City Government Through Service on Boards and Commissions

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Contract Authorized for Advanced Metering Infrastructure

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Come Party with us at Food Truck Fridays: Movie Series

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Phillip W. Savko Terminal Announced at Sugar Land Regional Airport

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Former City Manager Allen Bogard Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Sugar Land Opposes FEMA Risk Rating 2.0

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2021

Disoriented Woman Found Walking Alone on Dulles Avenue

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus - East RiverPark

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

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

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Sugar Land Files Proposed FY22 Budget, Capital Improvement Program

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus - Elkins Drive

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

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

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus - East RiverPark

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

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

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus - Morrisons Place

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Sugar Land Named Most Business-Ready City in the Nation

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

According to Verizon Business Ready, the h...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Sugar Land Responds to Community Needs with Expansion of Public Art

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Generator Rebate Pilot Program Supports Proactive Preparedness

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

Qualifying homeowners must apply for the re...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Celebrate Fourth of July in Sugar Land with a BOOM!

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Sugar Land Leads the Way in Citizen Satisfaction

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Residents Needed to Chart Future of Solid Waste, Recycling

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Sugar Land Completes Brazos River Park Connector Road, Trail

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

City Council Approves Drainage Improvement Project in Austin Park and Chimneystone

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

City Council Approves Purchases for Communication Improvements

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Suspected Serial Burglar Seen on Surveillance Video

Video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/Burglary211914

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Sugar Land Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Class of 2021

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Sugar Land Mayor Pledges to Help Save Monarch Butterfly

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

The city ...

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Sugar Land Memorial Day Ceremony to Salute Fallen Soldiers

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

May Events Set for Sugar Land Memorial Park

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Sugar Land Recognizes Volunteers of the Year

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Astros Finalize Sugar Land Skeeters Acquisition

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Food Truck Friday Concert Series set for April

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Sugar Land Crime Rate Lowest on Record

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

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

  • Sugar Land’s crime rate decreased 26 percent from 2019 ...
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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Sugar Land Speeds Winter Storm Recovery Relief

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

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Council Approves Drainage Improvement Projects

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Boil Water Notice

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

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Archive 1 - 2021 News Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

General Election Scheduled for City Council

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

Important dates for voting follow...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 22, 2022

Reconstruction of HWY 59 Bridge at Oyster Creek

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be starting a 13-month-long reconstruction project on the main lanes of the HWY 59 bridge at Oyster Creek on January 13, 2023. TxDOT’s project will require lane closures in order to setup up ne...

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Construction/Maintenance Updates
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Traffic Switch - Lexington Blvd.

A traffic switch will occur on Lexington Boulevard going eastbound starting October 24th, 2022 - the switch is anticipated to take two to three months. All traffic going eastbound will need to switch over to the westbound side of Lexington Blvd utilizing ...

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Construction/Maintenance Updates
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Street Rehabilitation – W. Airport Blvd.

Street rehabilitation work will be taking place on W. Airport Blvd. starting October 24 and is expected to last through February 2023. Traffic lane closures can be expected through the duration of the project. The project will have three phases, each appr...

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Construction/Maintenance Updates
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Construction at Brazos River Park

Construction on a six-month park improvement project is currently taking place at Brazos River Park. Residents will still be able to enjoy the park and facilities while work is in progress. A section of parking space is reserved for construction activitie...

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Construction/Maintenance Updates

News Flash

Posted on: December 1, 2022

Preserving our history while looking toward the future.

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A plan is being proposed for the preservation and redevelopment of the Imperial Char House.

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Stormwater Compliance Fee

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The Stormwater Compliance Fee will fund pollution prevention measures, community education, drainage system operations and maintenance, and more.

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

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