News Flash

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

The...

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2022 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 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.

The...

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2022 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 News Releases