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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2021 News Releases
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2021 News Releases
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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2021 News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

City Council Accepts Donation for Plaza Development, Patio Improvements

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council accepted donations totaling $118,856.66 for the development of the Eagle Plaza at Sugar Land Memorial Park and outdoor patio improvements at the T.E. Harman Center. The donations come from the Sugar Land ...

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2021 News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Municipal Court Administrators Earn Certification; Beverly Wins Award

Sugar Land, TX – The Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA) has selected Sugar Land Municipal Court Administrator Kendra Beverly as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Service Award. Additionally, the National Center for State Courts&rsqu...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Planned Utility Rate Increases Set for Jan. 1; City Approves Contract for Utility Rate Study

Sugar Land, TX – The utility rate increases approved by City Council in September will take effect Jan. 1. The utility rates will result in an approximately $10 monthly increase to utility bills for residential customers.

Residents with 10,000 g...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Sugar Land Recognizes Employee of the Year

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Manager Michael W. Goodrum recently named Application Developer Tahamidur Rahman as employee of the year. 

The city’s employee of the year is selected from a group of champion employees nominate...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2020

City of Sugar Land Earns First Place in Digital Cities Ranking

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land has placed first among cities ranging in populations from 75,000-124,999 in the 2020 ranking of Digital Cities by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), a national research and advisory institute on info...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Sugar Land 101 Class Applications Available

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is accepting applications through Dec. 22 for the next Sugar Land 101 class scheduled to be held virtually in January through March 2021.

Sugar Land 101 participants learn about city operations from Sugar ...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Council Accepts Donation from Cullinan Park Conservancy

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council accepted a donation from the Cullinan Park Conservancy for $287,465.93 to be used for Cullinan Park phase two improvements.

Of the donation amount, $56,346.93 was paid by the Conservancy directly to a consultant for...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2020

Sugar Land Movie Series to Screen Festive Films at Drive-In Movie Experience

UPDATE: Due to current inclement weather forecasts and after consultation with the producer and City of Sugar Land Emergency Management, the decision has been made to reschedule the upcoming showings of Frozen (Nov. 27) and Elf (Nov. 28) to a later date i...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sugar Land Celebrates 12 Days of Christmas with Virtual, In-Person Activities!

Sugar Land, TX – Mark your calendars and prepare to celebrate the Christmas holiday in Sugar Land from Dec. 1-12.

The city will offer 12 consecutive days of festivities with virtual activities Monday through Thursday and in-person events on Friday, Saturda...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Sugar Land Rolls Out ‘Tis the Season for Sweet Cash Holiday Shopping Incentives

Sweet Cash program continues with simpler, quicker features to support local economy

Sugar Land, TX – ‘Tis the Season for Sweet Cash launches today for Sugar Land’s holiday shopping season, bringing back the popular program wi...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Food Truck Fridays will be Party in the Park

Sugar Land, TX – Join the party at the city of Sugar Land’s Fall Food Truck Friday Series for food, drinks and music on Oct. 23, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, from 6-8 p.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.

Please check www.Sug...

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Halloween Town is Returning to Constellation Field in 2020

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is partnering with the Sugar Land Skeeters to host Halloween Town on Oct. 31, from 4-8 p.m., at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive.

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

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Archive 1 - 2020 News Releases
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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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Archive 1 - 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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