Keep Sugar Land Beautiful honored with Sustained Excellence Award

Compiled by Joe Southern Keep Sugar Land Beautiful was recently honored with a Sustained Excellence Award at the Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA), one of the most prestigious annual environmental awards in Texas. Ten communities won the top GCAA honors with Sugar Land and Katy being among the 37 that scored above a 90 for […]

Cullinan Park development donations top $1 million

Sugar Land City Council recently approved a contribution of more than $573,700 from the Cullinan Park Conservancy. The contribution builds on $500,000 provided from the conservancy last year for the future development of Cullinan Park – 754 acres of mostly inaccessible forest and wetlands north of Sugar Land Regional Airport. The conservancy will continue fundraising […]

OCuSOFT getting ready for Le Cirque Gala

OCuSOFT, Inc. will join Exchange Club of Sugar Land as Ringmaster Sponsor for Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s 17th annual gala – Le Cirque, a whimsical, fantastical ball, on Saturday, April 29, at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. “We’ll have Cirque du Soleil style entertainment, a live auction, silent auction, raffle, wine pull, dinner […]

Sugar Land men promoted on Special Olympics board

City of Sugar Land Assistant City Manager Steve Griffith has been promoted to the vice chair position on Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) Board of Directors a year after returning to the board in at-large role as the board’s treasurer. In his place, Western Container Corporation Chief Financial Officer Dale Hosack of Sugar Land has been […]

Police extend application deadline for Teen Academy

The Sugar Land Police Department is extending the application deadline for its first ever Teen Academy to April 3 at 5 p.m. The Teen Academy is a new program intended to engage students in a variety of topics designed to foster relationships, trust and understanding between officers and teens. Participants will have an opportunity to […]

New Back Country Navigation classes offered at Cullinan Park

The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with REI to offer Back Country Navigation classes at Cullinan Park. The class is the first outdoor learning activity to take advantage of the newly acquired park, which includes 754 acres of mostly inaccessible forest and wetlands north of Sugar Land Regional Airport. Two instructors certified […]

Sugar Land bans cell phones while driving

By S. Barot For The Fort Bend Star Hang up and drive! In a 5-2 vote, the Sugar Land City Council acted to prohibit the use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. This was the second and final reading of the ordinance, which is set to go into […]

McCutcheon running for Sugar Land City Council

Carol McCutcheon, a 23-year resident and community leader in Sugar Land, is running for Sugar Land City Council Member District 4 in the May 6 election. “We want to continue to attract high-quality businesses to Sugar Land so we can maintain one of the lowest tax rates in the state,” she said. “However, it is […]

Sugar Land receives clean audit

A recent external audit of Sugar Land’s financial statements for fiscal year 2016 (Oct.1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2016) received the highest level of assurance that the information presented is reliable. The audit was performed by Whitley Penn, LLP, the city’s external audit firm. According to the audit report contained in the Comprehensive Annual Financial […]

Cultural Kite Festival set for March 4

Vibrant kites will once again fill the sky at the ninth annual Cultural Kite Festival hosted in partnership with Republic Services on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the new Brazos River Park and Festival Site. The new location and premier partnership promises an array of festive activities and entertainment throughout […]

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