Skeeters teaching kids to be champions

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Although the boys of summer are still enjoying their off season, the Sugar Land Skeeters are staying busy encouraging schoolchildren to read. That is to say the Skeeters’ not-so-bookish mascot Swatson and his support staff are making the rounds to elementary schools throughout the region holding pep rallies to encourage reading […]

Skeeters re-sign Gaetti, two players

The Sugar Land Skeeters announced they have re-signed manager Gary Gaetti to a one-year contract extension through the 2017 season. Gaetti, the only manager in franchise history, was hired as the club’s inaugural manager in 2011 and will be starting his sixth year as manager of the Skeeters in 2017. The baseball team also announced […]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers seminars coming to Sugar Land

A caregiver is someone who has taken on the very selfless role of caring for a loved one. Many times, the caregiver has the great responsibility of making sure their loved one’s basic needs are met, which requires work and dedication. By taking care of his or her own needs, the caregiver will be able […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital physician performs robotic single-site hysterectomy

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is now offering single-site robotic hysterectomies to patients. Duc Le, MD, a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, performed the procedure using the da Vinci surgery system, which utilizes advanced robotics, computer and optical technologies to provide enhanced vision, precision and control. Physicians at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital use the da Vinci robot […]

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 […]

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