SUGAR LAND RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR

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Approximately 20,000 people jammed into Sugar Land Town Square Saturday night for the city’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Street performers, musical groups, 3-D projections and other entertainers engaged the crowds as they counted down the last moments of 2016 and welcomed 2017 with a huge fireworks display. Pictured is J & D Aerialist Michelle Teeters. […]

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation plans permanent museum

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This aerial photograph take in 1956 is of Sugar Land when it was still a company town owned by Imperial Sugar. The picture was taken from the south/southwest. This picture, along will other large pictures and drawings, will be a part of an upcoming preservation project.

The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation (SLHF) is taking several steps in preparation for opening a new museum in second to third quarter of 2017. The most visible step was the closing of its interim museum at 198 Kempner as of Dec. 31. “While, we cannot give a firm date for the opening of the new […]

Smart Financial Centre to host community open house

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The City of Sugar Land and ACE SL, LLC will host a special public open house of the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Jan. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. The new world-class venue for performing arts, music, comedy, family entertainment and other activities is like no other in the Houston area. The […]

Historic prison cemetery preserved, honored

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Pictured from the left are Texas Historical Commission Executive Director Mark Wolfe, Texas Historical Commission Chair John Nau, Fort Bend County Historical Commission member Charles Kelly, Sugar Land Communications Director and Fort Bend County Historical Commission member Pat Pollicoff and Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman.

The City of Sugar Land and the Fort Bend County Historical Commission recently unveiled a Texas historical marker at the site of a prison cemetery that’s more than a 100 years old. The cemetery contains the remains of prisoners and guards who died from 1912-1942 at the Texas Department of Corrections’ Central Prison Unit. The […]

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful plants 150 trees

Volunteers with Keep Sugar Land Beautiful plant trees at Brazos River Park. (Submitted photo)

The tree canopy in Sugar Land continues to grow thanks to the 94 Keep Sugar Land Beautiful volunteers who planted and mulched 150 five-gallon native hardwoods during Trees Across Sugar Land on Nov. 12. Keep Sugar Land Beautiful thanked the Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program that awarded KSLB the 150 trees we planted in Brazos […]

Sugar Land seaman at work

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Sugar Land seaman at work Seaman Cassidy Edison of Sugar Land touches up a paint locker of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Edison serves aboard Ike as a deck seaman and is responsible for ship preservation. Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, […]

Fort Bend County Social Services receives grant from the Texas Veterans Commission for $150,000

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Fort Bend County Social Services has received a $150,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance to fund Operation Fort Bend Heroes Operation Fort Bend Heroes provides emergency assistance for the basic needs of veterans across the county. Fort Bend County Social Services aids eligible residents of Fort Bend County with financial […]

Branding the Bull: Texans mascot TORO more than a fuzzy cheerleader

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By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Andrew Johnson wants to brand a bull. Specifically, he wants to brand TORO, the Houston Texans mascot. He doesn’t want to use a hot, metal stick to engrave an image of ownership on TORO’s rump. He wants to brand him as a marketing promotion. That’s what the 25-year-old Kansas City native […]

Brothers earn Eagle Scout rank

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Brothers Mark and Christopher ZumMallen.

Sugar Land’s Boy Scout Troop 441 recently added two new Eagle Scouts to its ranks, brothers Christopher and Mark ZumMallen. Troop 441 is sponsored by Christ Church Sugar Land. The troop was founded in 1989 and has over 145 Eagle Scouts to date. In order to earn the Eagle award, a Scout must complete 21 […]

Fort Bend ISD dedicates Riverstone school to fallen firefighter

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Attending the recent dedication of Anne McCormick Sullivan Elementary were, from left, FBISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD board members Dave Rosenthal and Jim Rice, Sullivan Elementary Principal Donna Whisonant, FBISD Board President Kristin Tassin, Mary Sullivan with school mascot Lucy, U.S. Rep. Pete Olson and FBISD Board Member Grayle James.

Local and state officials, members of the Houston Fire Department and hundreds of parents attended the recent dedication of Anne McCormick Sullivan Elementary in Riverstone. The elementary — which opened in August — is named after Anne McCormick Sullivan, a Dulles High School graduate and Houston firefighter who died on duty in a May 2013 […]

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