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Sugar Land appoints new Municipal Court Associate Judge


Sugar Land City Council recently approved the selection of Jennifer C. Chiang as the City’s new associate judge.  Chiang will work independently under the supervision of Judge Craig Landin and substitute in the courtroom when he is not available. Chiang, a Sugar Land native and graduate of Clements High School, earned a bachelor of business […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Sugar Land City Council approves Phase II for Brazos River Park

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star The Sugar Land City Council met on Jan. 27 to vote on approval for a $12.3 million construction contract with Harper Brothers Construction for Brazos River Park and festival grounds. The City Council also authorized a budget amendment for roughly $3.4 million.  The project’s total budget is $20.6 million […]

Rep. Reynolds named House Democratic Whip


State Representative Ron Reynolds (Fort Bend County-D, District 27) was named Texas House of Representatives Democratic Whip for the 84th Legislative Session. The Democratic Whip assists the Democratic leadership in managing the party’s legislative program on the House floor. The Whip keeps track of all legislation and ensures all party members are present when important […]

2nd Annual Arts Fest to be held

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Fine art created by the members of the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery (SLAC&G), and other artists will be featured for sale at the 2nd Annual Arts Fest. The event will also feature an art show by Fort Bend County ISD Art Students, entertainment, a kids’ zone with art project participation, a silent auction, […]

Missouri City appoints William Eisen as new Interim City Manager


At a Special Meeting on Jan. 26, the Missouri City Council appointed William Eisen as the City’s new Interim City Manager.  Eisen will step into his new position with the City after current City Manager Ed Broussard steps down on Friday, Feb. 6, to take over as City Manager in Tyler. Prior to his retirement,  […]

DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Tom + Chee plans for Sugar Land location

Sitterle Homes is approaching the close out of its waterfront homes.  (Submitted photo)

By Subhrata Barot For The Star Cincinnati-based and grilled cheese-loving restaurant Tom + Chee are set to open a location in Sugar Land by the end of the year. The franchise owners, who appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, have partnered with Tunica-Biloxi Holdings Inc. to bring the franchise to Fort Bend County. The menu allows […]

Civil Servant of the Week: Lieutenant Colonel David L. Graham


By Subhrata Barot For The Star With over 20 United States military awards and decorations, it’s no wonder that Kempner High  students respect and admire Lieutenant Colonel David L. Graham. Graham serves as the Air Force JROTC Senior Aerospace Science Instructor and has made a difference in the lives of students, civilians and his fellow […]

Rep. Rick Miller appointed to appropriations, public health committees


Texas House Speaker Joe Straus today announced that State Representative Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) was selected to serve on the House Appropriations and the Public Health Committees. The House Appropriations Committee is responsible for the budget, the one item that the Legislature is required to pass each session. The Public Health Committee is responsible for […]

New cinema/microbrewery coming to The Crossing at Telfair in Sugar Land


Flix Brewhouse™, the world’s only combination first-run cinema and dine-in microbrewery, will become lead entertainment anchor at The Crossing at Telfair in Sugar Land, Scott Weaver of developer Rubicon Realty Group announced today. “We set out to bring a novel entertainment concept to the area and are thrilled to have Flix Brewhouse bring their unique […]

Bushi Ban opens in Sienna Plantation


Jan. 16 marked the grand opening of Bushi Ban Sienna Plantation at 7746 Highway 6, Suite A, Missouri City. From high powered Black Belts to curious onlookers, crowds of supporters packed the new Bushi Ban Martial Arts and Fitness school location. The new Sienna Plantation school is the ninth Houston-Area Bushi Ban school offering all […]

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