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TxDOT dedicates $132 million to Fort Bend road improvements

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Last November, Texas voters approved Proposition 1 by a 4-to-1 margin, which authorized the state legislature the power to use a portion of the Rainy Day Fund for road improvements. Fort Bend County received approximately $101.8 million in Prop 1 funds, accounting for a large portion of the $132 million cost for five major highway […]

Trial Ride through Sugar Land

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The Los Vaqueros de Rio Grande rode through Sugar Land last week toward the end of its 400-mile long trail from Hidalgo, near the Mexican border, to Houston. 

Holocaust survivor visited Sugar Land for film screening

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Editor’s Note: This story is the final piece in a three-part series about local efforts to “Never Forget” about the atrocities of the Holocaust, in which six million Jewish people were brutally murdered in Europe. By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Al Marks will never forget how his world changed nearly 71 years ago, on March 17, […]

Sugar Land family sues Boy Scouts over son’s death

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The Evans family, of Sugar Land, changed forever in October 2012 when 10-year-old James died after being run over by a golf cart at a Boy Scouts of America recruiting event in Austin County, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. Now arguments are underway in the Harris County 129th District Court in a […]

Sugar Land police officers honored

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Several individuals were honored at a banquet last weekend that was hosted by the Sugar Land Police Department, Sugar Land Police Officers Association and the Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. The event is held to honor the efforts of the entire Police Department and recognize a few special individuals. The officers select an […]

Greatwood residents help neighbor living in a tent

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Thin fabric for walls and rope for a roof beam. That’s life for the 29-year-old man living through cold nights in a tent near Greatwood. But his luck may have started to change on Friday when some big-hearted folks in the area reached out to help him, according to our news partner KHOU Channel 11. […]

Smart Financial Centre receives naming rights to Sugar Land’s Performing Arts Center

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The Sugar Land City Council voted unanimously today to approve the granting of naming rights for the city’s new state-of-the-art entertainment venue to Smart Financial Credit Union. The venue will be known as the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. As previously announced, in partnership with ACE SL, LLC (ACE), Sugar Land City Council approved […]

Ten thousand Heart to Hearts to help local senior women fight Cardiac Disease

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Many women don’t realize that as they age they become more likely to develop heart disease. To combat this problem, teams from Brookdale senior living communities in the area are fanning out to personally alert women age 65 and older to their increased risk and provide resources to fight it. The local effort is part […]

Giving back to the community…

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Boy Scout Pack 992 and Troop 992 in Sugar Land picked up 695 pounds of food from two Sugar Land neighborhoods and delivered it to “My Brothers Keeper” Food Pantry on Jan. 31. Their efforts were part of a city-wide Boy Scouts iniatitive. 

Sugar Land appoints new Municipal Court Associate Judge

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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 […]

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