Sugar Land Heritage Foundation plans permanent museum

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This aerial photograph take in 1956 is of Sugar Land when it was still a company town owned by Imperial Sugar. The picture was taken from the south/southwest. This picture, along will other large pictures and drawings, will be a part of an upcoming preservation project.

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 […]

Oaths of office

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County Court at Law No. 1 Judge Chris Morales, left, administers the oath of office to his father, Vincent Morales, who was sworn in Sunday as Precinct 1 Commissioner for Fort Bend County. Seated by Vincent Morales are other elected officials who were sworn in moments early by Administrative District Judge James Shoemake. Shoemake had […]

FBISD names new campus, district leaders

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During the Dec. 12 regular board meeting, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees named new leaders. Rodney Chant is the new director of athletics; Damian Viltz is the new executive director of facilities and operations; Robert Scamardo is the new legal counsel; and Jason Soileau is the new principal of Arizona Fleming Elementary. Rodney […]

Smart Financial Centre to host community open house

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The City of Sugar Land and ACE SL, LLC will host a special public open house of the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Jan. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. The new world-class venue for performing arts, music, comedy, family entertainment and other activities is like no other in the Houston area. The […]

Super Bowl Opening Night at Minute Maid Park

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The NFL will kick off Super Bowl LI festivities in Houston by hosting the participating teams and fans in primetime at Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday, Jan. 30, at Minute Maid Park. Fans may purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com. Super Bowl Opening Night, which debuted at Super Bowl 50 in the San Francisco Bay Area, […]

Texas Sports Hall of Fame announces its 2017 inductees

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The Texas Sports Hall of Fame announced the induction of eight new members into its 2017 Hall of Fame class. Presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, the inductees include former Houston Cougars NCAA women’s volleyball player Rita Buck-Crockett, former Texas A&M and Los Angeles Rams defensive back Dave Elmendorf, Texas A&M University track and field […]

Historic prison cemetery preserved, honored

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Pictured from the left are Texas Historical Commission Executive Director Mark Wolfe, Texas Historical Commission Chair John Nau, Fort Bend County Historical Commission member Charles Kelly, Sugar Land Communications Director and Fort Bend County Historical Commission member Pat Pollicoff and Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman.

The City of Sugar Land and the Fort Bend County Historical Commission recently unveiled a Texas historical marker at the site of a prison cemetery that’s more than a 100 years old. The cemetery contains the remains of prisoners and guards who died from 1912-1942 at the Texas Department of Corrections’ Central Prison Unit. The […]

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful plants 150 trees

Volunteers with Keep Sugar Land Beautiful plant trees at Brazos River Park. (Submitted photo)

The tree canopy in Sugar Land continues to grow thanks to the 94 Keep Sugar Land Beautiful volunteers who planted and mulched 150 five-gallon native hardwoods during Trees Across Sugar Land on Nov. 12. Keep Sugar Land Beautiful thanked the Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program that awarded KSLB the 150 trees we planted in Brazos […]

Sugar Land seaman at work

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Sugar Land seaman at work Seaman Cassidy Edison of Sugar Land touches up a paint locker of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Edison serves aboard Ike as a deck seaman and is responsible for ship preservation. Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, […]

Kansas State bowls over Texas A&M 33-28

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By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Before 68,412 fans, the fourth largest crowd in Texas Bowl history, the Kansas State Wildcats (9-4) held off a fourth quarter rally to beat the Texas A&M Aggies, 33-28. The Aggies had a chance to win the game after getting the ball back on a Wildcat punt […]

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