New Back Country Navigation classes offered at Cullinan Park

The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with REI to offer Back Country Navigation classes at Cullinan Park. The class is the first outdoor learning activity to take advantage of the newly acquired park, which includes 754 acres of mostly inaccessible forest and wetlands north of Sugar Land Regional Airport. Two instructors certified […]

Sugar Land bans cell phones while driving

By S. Barot For The Fort Bend Star Hang up and drive! In a 5-2 vote, the Sugar Land City Council acted to prohibit the use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. This was the second and final reading of the ordinance, which is set to go into […]

McCutcheon running for Sugar Land City Council

Carol McCutcheon, a 23-year resident and community leader in Sugar Land, is running for Sugar Land City Council Member District 4 in the May 6 election. “We want to continue to attract high-quality businesses to Sugar Land so we can maintain one of the lowest tax rates in the state,” she said. “However, it is […]

Sugar Land receives clean audit

A recent external audit of Sugar Land’s financial statements for fiscal year 2016 (Oct.1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2016) received the highest level of assurance that the information presented is reliable. The audit was performed by Whitley Penn, LLP, the city’s external audit firm. According to the audit report contained in the Comprehensive Annual Financial […]

Cultural Kite Festival set for March 4

Vibrant kites will once again fill the sky at the ninth annual Cultural Kite Festival hosted in partnership with Republic Services on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the new Brazos River Park and Festival Site. The new location and premier partnership promises an array of festive activities and entertainment throughout […]

City continues strong commitment to Sugar Land Heritage Foundation

Sugar Land City Council recently approved an agreement with the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation for the operation of a museum at the soon to be constructed Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center. The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Sugar Land and its historical structures, records […]

Hometown hero part of Oscar buzz

By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star It’s not your everyday Hollywood story. Oge Egbuonu of Sugar Land worked on a film as an associate producer, and will be at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night. She’s not just any producer, and the film is not just any film. Oscar buzz started early […]

Police accepting applications for teen academy program

Sugar Land Police Department Teen Academy applications will be accepted through March 6. The Teen Academy is a new program intended to engage students in a variety of topics designed to foster relationships, trust and understanding between officers and teens. Participants will have an opportunity to gain an understanding of police operations through specialized presentations […]

Railroad crossing at University Boulevard open for traffic

A new railroad crossing at University Boulevard and U.S. Highway 90A opened recently. Quiet-zone technology has been installed at the new crossing; however, train horns may sound as conductors become familiar with the new intersection. The new crossing is part of the ongoing extension of University Boulevard across U.S. 90A and the railroad tracks. The […]

Love lingers at vow renewal ceremony

Seniors give tips to keeping marriage fresh By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star A special vow renewal ceremony was celebrated on Valentine’s Day at Watercrest at Sugar Land, an independent retirement community. There were family members, chocolate fountains, champagne, a harpist, and heart shaped balloons surrounding couples as they renewed their vows spoken […]

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