As Fort Bend County continues to recover from Winter Storm Uri, two local elected officials have engaged in an icy blame game.
The fallout of Winter Storm Uri prompted the Texas House of Representatives to convene its Energy Resources and State Affairs committees last Thursday and Friday in response to the crisis that left thousands of Fort Bend County residents without power and/or water in the midst of freezing te…
With Winter Storm Uri in Fort Bend County’s wake, area residents are beginning to recover from a week marred by freezing temperatures, power outages and damage to homes and businesses caused by water pipes that froze and then burst.
The City of Sugar Land’s water system rescinded its boil water notice for Greatwood Friday after officials submitted laboratory test results to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) which indicated the water no longer requires boiling prior to use, city officials said in a new…
By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force and the Sugar Land Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man responsible for a December bank robbery in Sugar Land. The suspect is described as a 5-foot-10 white or Middle Eastern man with a thin build, according to police. Authorities […]
By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Increased utility rates for Sugar Land residents that were approved by the city council in September took effect on New Year’s Day. Community members will now see an increase in their water and residential waste bills each month, according to the city. A news release from the city said residents with […]
By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Two leading ladies in Sugar Land’s municipal court system have received statewide recognition for their efforts. A Dec. 30 news release from the city said the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA) had selected Municipal Court Administrator Kendra Beverly as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Service Award. Beverly and Deputy Court […]
By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com The city of Sugar Land named application developer Tahamidur Rahman as its 2020 employee of the year. According to a Monday news release from the city, the employee of the year is selected annually from a group nominated by their peers “based on Sugar Land’s values that include open and honest […]
From Staff Reports The City of Sugar Land recently topped the list of cities ranging in populations from 75,000-124,999 in the 2020 ranking of Digital Cities by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), a national research and advisory institute on information technology. Cities were evaluated on their responses to 100 questions in 12 areas of […]
By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Through Dec. 22, the City of Sugar Land is accepting applications for its “Sugar Land 101” class that will be held virtually from January through March. During the class, participants will learn about city operations, get a virtual tour of city facilities and take a leadership development component. In order to […]