Plaza dedication

Sugar Land City Councilmember Bridget Yeung, left, and Mayor Joe Zimmerman release butterflies Monday during the ribbon cutting dedication of the city’s new plaza on the north side of the Smart Financial Centre. “This is going to be like Discovery Green is for Houston,” Zimmerman said.

Arrive Alive event at Smart Financial to include free hands-free driving devices

The Sugar Land Police Department will distribute free hands-free devices during an “Arrive Alive” event on May 6 to educate motorists about the city’s new distracted driving law. During the educational event at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to learn different ways […]

Texana receives $7,000 donation from Exchange Club of Sugar Land

Texana Center recently received a $7,000 grant from the Exchange Club of Sugar Land from funds raised during its Annual Spaghetti Cook Off. Kate Johnson-Patagoc, director of Specialized Children’s Services, was invited to attend the Sugar Land Exchange Club’s breakfast meeting as the guest speaker and for the check presentation. Carlos Perez, president, presented the […]

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation announces new seat cushions

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF) recently announced it has placed beautiful and comfortable new cushions in the Sugar Land Auditorium. The Take a Seat campaign to add the cushions to the original 394-seat auditorium began in 2016 and with the support of the community, patrons can now enjoy the performing arts in comfort. The […]

Secretary of Commerce presents national award to Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital Greg Haralson with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award during the annual Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore, Md., on April 2. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is the first Houston healthcare organization, and only the third in Texas, […]

Sugar land teen wins $100,000 science prize

Byron Xu, 17, of Sugar Land recently won fourth place and $100,000 in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, founded and produced by Society for Science and the Public. Byron examined marine seismic data, the reflections of sound waves, with the […]

Sugar Land woman celebrates 108 years

By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star Back in 1909, everything was different. Theodore Roosevelt was leaving the White House to make room for William Howard Taft. The automobile industry was in its infancy. There were no computers or much of anything that ran on electricity. And Mary Coffey was only a baby. On […]

Fluor, Les Newton receive Sugar Land Legacy Awards

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation recently awarded its first Sugar Land Legacy Awards to Les Newton, president of Planned Community Developers, and Fluor. The awards recognize those who have made a significant, lasting impact on economic development and overall prosperity in the city. The first-ever recipients were announced at a business luncheon in Sugar Land. […]

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful honored with Sustained Excellence Award

Compiled by Joe Southern Keep Sugar Land Beautiful was recently honored with a Sustained Excellence Award at the Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA), one of the most prestigious annual environmental awards in Texas. Ten communities won the top GCAA honors with Sugar Land and Katy being among the 37 that scored above a 90 for […]

Cullinan Park development donations top $1 million

Sugar Land City Council recently approved a contribution of more than $573,700 from the Cullinan Park Conservancy. The contribution builds on $500,000 provided from the conservancy last year for the future development of Cullinan Park – 754 acres of mostly inaccessible forest and wetlands north of Sugar Land Regional Airport. The conservancy will continue fundraising […]

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