Local boy earns Eagle Scout

On July 12, 2016, Sam Houston Area Council (SHAC), Thunderwolf District Boy Scout Michael Parnell from Troop 441 in Sugar Land earned Boy Scouts’ highest honor, the Eagle Scout Award. The significance of the Eagle rank is nationally recognized and its achievement demonstrates the honor and integrity in Michael’s character. Michael is the 141st Eagle […]

Eldridge Park pond stocked with rainbow trout

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocked the pond at Eldridge Park with 750 rainbow trout on Jan. 25, adding to the bass, catfish and perch that have been stocked in the past. Each winter from November through early March, Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Inland Fisheries Division, in cooperation with participating cities and agencies, stock […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific cleans contaminated city ditch

Thermo Fisher has removed contamination from seven properties and the Sugar Land’s ditch near Thermo Fisher’s facility at 1410 Gillingham Lane. Restoration and replacement of the dirt in the city’s ditch began in January. Surveys of surrounding properties continue, so residents will continue to see surveyors with hand-held detection equipment during the next two months. […]

Citizen volunteers needed to provide leadership for water plan

Integrated Water Resource Plan Citizen Task Force applications will be accepted through Feb. 19. The task force will assist with the identification of options related to the supply and demand of water for the city of Sugar Land. “An Integrated Water Resource Plan takes water supply planning beyond the traditional approach of cost-yield analysis and […]

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation holding gala

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF) will hold its 2017 “In High Gear” Gala at Safari Texas on Jan. 21. Collaborating on this year’s “high geared” show that is sure to rev up the entire audience are Roy Hamlin, former Artistic Director of TUTS, and musical director, John Cornelius. Honorees for the 2017 Gala are […]

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation plans permanent museum

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 […]

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful plants 150 trees

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

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, […]

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

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

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 […]

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