Category archives for: Sugar Land

First Colony Branch Library Book Clubs announce October Selections

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Whether you enjoy classic literature or a gritty crime novel, Fort Bend County Libraries invites you to share that love of reading with other book lovers at one of First Colony Branch Library’s book clubs. These book clubs meet monthly at the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land, and new members are […]

Applied Optoelectronics expands its Sugar Land headquarters

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The City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Development Corporation recently approved an agreement to support expansion plans by Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) that will potentially bring more than $30 million in investments, retain 235 jobs and add 530 new jobs during a 10 year period. Given the foreseeable growth in laser components in […]

KHOU: West Nile virus confirmed in two Sugar Land locations

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The presence of the West Nile virus was found in mosquito traps at two different locations in Sugar Land, a city spokesman announced Wednesday, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. The traps were set up at the Sugar Land Business Park and the Sugar Creek subdivision. The mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile […]

Union Pacific Railroad project to close intersections in October

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Union Pacific Railroad set-up message boards to alert residents the intersection at Main Street and Highway 90A would be closed September 22 – October 6. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes to cross the railroad tracks. The temporary closure is related to efforts to build a segment of new track from Urlich Street to […]

Sugar Land Extends Reduced Pet Adoption Fees

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Sugar Land Animal Services is extending reduced adoption fees of $20 for cats and reducing the dog adoption fee to $40 through Oct. 19. The fee includes vaccinations, spaying/neutering and a microchip with a lifetime registration. Through the month of September, the shelter will give out $20 PetsMart gift cards with every black cat adoption, […]

Fifteen students treated for heat-related illness at prep football game in Sugar Land

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Fifteen students received medical attention for non-life threatening heat-related illness on Saturday afternoon during the football game between Bush High and Houston Madison at Mercer Stadium in Sugar Land. According to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11, eight of the students were taken to the hospital by ambulance and two others were taken to hospitals […]

Traffic grant to fund overtime enforcement in Sugar Land

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The Sugar Land Police Department’s $110,000 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant will provide increased enforcement of traffic safety laws to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries. The  2015 STEP grant from the Texas Department of Transportation funds overtime expenses for speed enforcement, intersection control and education, an extra resource that does not affect SLPD’s normal […]

Sugar Land breast cancer support group “Breast Friends” to meet Sept. 9

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Sugar Land sponsors the Breast Friends Focus and Support Group for Fort Bend and surrounding communities. The group’s next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. This month’s meeting, titled September Social, will include an evening of socializing, catching up with long-time friends, and meeting new ones. […]

Prudential Premier Properties is proud to announce Sugar Land Office

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Prudential Premier Properties is proud to announce the opening of their new Sugar Land office.  The office is located in the beautiful Sugar Creek area at 14015 Southwest Freeway, Suite 3; Sugar Land, TX 77478.  Stacy Mathews as Broker/Owner/Manager bringing almost 3 decades of Real Estate experience as well as a group of professional agents […]

Skeeters Outfielders Medchill says donating is a blessing

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com Whether it’s the little girl who lives across the street, or your co-worker who sits across the way from you, many of us know someone who has been diagnosed with an ailment and needs a helping hand. In February, Skeeters outfielder, Neil Medchill, put his name on a donor list with […]

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