Category archives for: Sugar Land

Union Pacific adds a second track in Fort Bend County

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Union Pacific Railroad has begun construction on a multi-million dollar project that will extend a second rail line through Sugar Land, Stafford and Missouri City, as part of an overall plan to improve train operating efficiency. Six new track miles are being installed from Ulrich Street to Gessner Road in Missouri City.  The first construction […]

Nalco Champion announces major headquarters expansion

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The City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Development Corporation have approved an incentive package to support major new plans by Nalco Champion, an Ecolab company, to consolidate its Houston-area offices and centralize its headquarters in Sugar Land, a move that brings in more than $45 million in investments and over 860 new jobs. […]

Brazos River Canoe Launch Opens in Sugar Land

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The City of Sugar Land opened its first public canoe launch at U.S. Highway 59 and the Brazos River turnaround. The canoe launch is part of a larger initiative led by Fort Bend Green to designate the Brazos River within Fort Bend County as a Texas Parks and Wildlife official paddling trail. Several launches are […]

La Leche League of Fort Bend

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Do you have questions about breastfeeding?  You are not alone!  While natural, breastfeeding is a learned art.  Research shows that the biggest factors in a mother’s breastfeeding success are her determination and access to good information and support.  If questions come up during your pregnancy or after your baby is born, you are welcome to […]

Great Harvest Bread Company to open a Sugar Land location

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Local owners Vijaianand Thirunageswaram and Arunadevi Vijaianand have signed a lease for the new Great Harvest Bread Company bakery to open in Sugar Land later this year. The new bakery will be located at 3344 Highway 6. “We are excited to open a locally owned, whole grain bakery in town,” says Thirunageswaram, who goes by […]

Sugar Land speech therapy employee convicted of health care fraud

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 Tiffany Nicole Thompson, 31, has been convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and four counts of health care fraud in relation to nearly $4 million in fraudulent health care claims, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson and Janice M. Flores, special agent in charge of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), Southwest Field […]

Rotary Pays it Forward With Annual Fall Classic

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The Sugar Land Rotary Fall Classic organizers surround a 2014 Chevy Camaro that will be leased to one lucky winner at the annual fundraising event. On Sept. 13 at Constellation Field, Rotarians and guests will enjoy Happy Hour, a delicious buffet dinner, and silent and live auctions, with all proceeds benefitting local and national service […]

Noble Investment Group (“Noble”) today announced the acquisition of Hyatt Place Houston

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“The Houston MSA continues to be a national leader in economic, employment, and population growth,” said Rodney Williams, Noble’s managing principal and chief investment officer. He further added, “Development in the Sugar Land submarket, unlike most of Houston, is tightly controlled through specific zoning and development requirements; therefore, Hyatt Place Houston | Sugar Land enjoys […]

Lawyers cry foul over Sugar Land towing contract

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Lawyers representing a longtime owner of a Missouri City-based towing business filed a suit on Monday in Fort Bend District Court, alleging that the city of Sugar Land unfairly awarded its tow truck contracts. The lawsuit, which doesn’t seek monetary damages but rather to void the current contracts, isn’t against the […]

Sugar Land names new Economic Development Director

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Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard recently selected Jennifer May to serve as director of economic development.  May was appointed to the position on an interim basis in April when Regina Morales resigned to pursue new opportunities. In her permanent role, she will continue to lead an office that has worked with more than 40 […]

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