Bridgeport evicting Bluefish at end of season

Franchise will likely relocate By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com When the Sugar Land Skeeters play the Bridgeport Bluefish Sept. 12-14 at Constellation Field, it will be for the last time. The Bluefish, one of two remaining original teams in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, will lose their home of 20 years at the end of […]

Sugar Land seeks feedback on proposed budget, property tax rate

A public hearing on a proposed $231 million budget for fiscal year 2018 is scheduled for Aug. 15, at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North. Public hearings on the proposed 2017 tax rate are scheduled at the same location on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. and Sept. 5 at […]

Police to target highway impaired driving through Labor Day

Sugar Land police will target drunk driving from Aug. 18 through Sept 3. The Labor Day holiday enforcement is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant. The STEP grant is administered through H-GAC and provides overtime funds for enhanced DWI enforcement during holiday weekends when there […]

Sugar Land approves annexation of New Territory, Greatwood MUDs

By Edwin Vega For the Fort Bend Star Sugar Land City Council held a second public hearing on the annexation of non-MUD areas that will be included when the city annexes Greatwood and New Territory on Dec. 12. Annexation will include MUD area B, which is approximately 80 acres that includes Levee Improvement District 7 […]

Proposed Sugar Land budget emphasizes financial resiliency

Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard recently submitted to City Council a proposed $231 million budget for fiscal year 2018, which beings Oct. 1. The proposed budget includes $208.6 million for operations and $22.4 million for capital projects. It builds on decades of financial strength and addresses service needs and priorities, capital investment and implementation […]

Sugar Land Sharks finish Division 1 season 4-1

Sugar Land’s first summer swim team has finished its 2017 season 4-1. The Sugar Land Sharks Swim Team has a long and rich history of serving the recreational needs of the youth of Sugar Land. For more than 44 years, their home has been the City of Sugar Land pool, located in the City Park […]

Sugar Land Rotary installs new officers

Jim Munnell is the club’s new president On June 21, Sugar Land Rotary installed a new slate of officers for 2017-18 that includes Jim Munnell, president; Margie Connelly, president-elect; Rebecca Deurlein, vice president, Lerleen Hawkins, secretary; Raleigh Bailes Jr., treasurer; Sergeant-at-Arms Tabb Dye, and Rick Smith, past-president. Munnell thanked all of the club members and […]

Finding faith in heartbreak

Ross family has two children with life-threatening ailments By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Late last summer Andrew Ross began experiencing stomachaches. At first his parents, David and Kristi Ross, didn’t pay much mind to it. It’s not that they were not concerned about their son; they just had bigger worries with his younger sister. Grace, 4, […]

Club Pilates brings healthy exercise program to Sugar Land

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Club Pilates has come to Sugar Land. Located at 3157 Highway 6 in a strip center between Half Price Books and Firehouse Subs, the new fitness center offers more than 60 classes a week to meet the needs of everyone from curious beginners to the ultra-fit. “The benefit of Pilates is […]

Sugar Land attorney named chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors

On June 22, Rehan Alimohammad, partner of the law firm Wong Fleming, became the first attorney in Fort Bend to be sworn in as chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. He was sworn in by Justice Phil Johnson of the Texas Supreme Court during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting […]

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