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CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING – DEC. 1, 5-8 P.M.
SUGAR LAND TOWN SQUARE 
sugarlandtx.gov
Come out for the lighting of Sugar Land’s beautiful 40-foot Christmas tree, with a special appearance by Santa Claus. Partake in the Christmas cheer, visit …

Third Time is a Charm for Sugar Land Superstar Winner Third Time is a Charm for Sugar Land Superstar Winner

Renee Boutelle Of Missouri City Finally Strikes The Right Chord With Judges And Fans
By Mara Soloway
When singer Renee Miura Boutelle was crowned the reigning 2016 Sugar Land Superstar in the finale competition on Saturday, …

The Annual American Girl Fashion Show Returns to Houston for Grand Finale The Annual American Girl Fashion Show Returns to Houston for Grand Finale

The Junior League Of Houston To Host The Event Nov. 5-6
The event includes breakfast, lunch or tea and a fashion show featuring local girls and their dolls, as well as a girl-friendly marketplace.
After 22 years …

Young Leaders in Church Group Demonstrate that All Lives Matter Young Leaders in Church Group Demonstrate that All Lives Matter

Their Summer Was Filled With Generous Acts
By Mara Soloway
As it often does, a weekly Bible study discussion of the Body of Faith church’s youth ministry, located in Stafford, turned to societal events and how …

Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off Its 25th Season Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off  Its 25th Season

“Rhapsody In Blue” Is Opening Concert Oct. 9 And The Spooky Fun Of “Hauntcert” Follows On Oct. 29
Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra opens its 25th season on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. at the …

Sugar Land’s Olympians Receive a Warm Welcome Home Sugar Land’s Olympians Receive a Warm Welcome Home

Community Shows Support For Simone Manuel And Steven López
Photos by Michael Trollestrup
The City of Sugar Land hosted an evening welcome home party for Simone Manuel and Steven López on Aug. 25, when hundreds of people …

No Two Days are the Same for Christen Johnson No Two Days are the Same for Christen Johnson

Her Career Success Runs On Her Creative Energy, Which Is Fueled By Faith And Family
By Mara Soloway
Christen Johnson is not big on small talk; she would rather have real, meaningful conversations with people. The 43-year-old …

Fall Festivals, Come Out And Celebrate The Passage Of Summer Into Fall! Fall Festivals, Come Out And Celebrate The Passage Of Summer Into Fall!

SUGAR LAND’S HALLOWEEN TOWN
Sugar Land Town Square Sunday, Oct. 30, From 4-8 P.M. Sugarlandtx.gov/Halloweentown
All ghosts and goblins are invited back to the free Halloween Town at Sugar Land Town Square. All little witches, superheroes, princesses …

Record-Breaking Bowl Throwing for Fort Bend Empty Bowls Record-Breaking Bowl Throwing for Fort Bend Empty Bowls

Record-Breaking Bowl Throwing for Fort
Sugar Land Art Gallery To Host Event On Oct. 15
Local artist Albert Goldreich will be throwing bowls for more than 18 hours to break the world record.
Goldreich will attempt to break …

Sugar Land’s own HeARTist Sugar Land’s own HeARTist

Ruth Stubenrouch Touches Lives Through Service And Art
Text By Cheryl Alexander   Photo of Ruth By Kevin West
Though I first knew Ruth Stubenrouch only marginally through my support of local artists, I realized the scope of …

Sugar Land’s Steve Stewart Lives and Breathes
a Love of Words
Sugar Land’s Steve Stewart Lives and Breathes </br>a Love of Words

His Works Span Plays, Music And Professional Communications
By Mara Soloway
Coming from a family of educators and communicators, Steve Stewart grew up with a love of words and storytelling. Those language talents have fueled his 33-year …

New School Year Brings Changes to Fort Bend ISD New School Year Brings Changes to Fort Bend ISD

New Schools And New Programs Will Benefit Students
By Anna Saikin
As thousands of Fort Bend ISD students return to classrooms this fall, some will have back-to-school activities that include attending a new school or adjusting to …

Sugar Land Elects New Mayor Sugar Land Elects New Mayor

Businessman And Engineer Joe Zimmerman Takes The Reins At City Hall
By Judy Latta
The voters of Sugar Land have chosen their new mayor. In June, Joe Zimmerman, a businessman and engineer by training and profession, was …

Texas Tee Golf Tournament to Hit Hole-in- One for Local Charity on Sept. 17 Texas Tee Golf Tournament to Hit Hole-in-  One for Local Charity on Sept. 17

Local Children Who Play Golf Will Receive Benefits
By Anna Saikin
For First Tee of Greater Houston golfers, inclusiveness is par for the course. The Houston-area educational program offers golfing instruction for local children aged 7 to …

Texas Spears Effort to Help Veterans Get Help for Post-Traumatic Stress Texas Spears Effort to Help Veterans Get Help for Post-Traumatic Stress

“Okay to Say™” movement targets eliminating the social stigma of talking about mental illness
A new public service announcement has been released by Okay to Say™ featuring Texas Land Commis­sioner George P. Bush, Chairman of the …

Construction Begins for Smart Financial Centre Public Plaza Construction Begins for Smart Financial Centre Public Plaza

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Fall 2016 Is Expected Completion Date For Tree-Filled Setting
Sugar Land has begun construction of a 2.88-acre public plaza next to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, a live entertainment venue being built near University …

FBCA Students Debut Art Exhibit at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center FBCA Students Debut Art Exhibit at Fort  Bend Children’s Discovery Center

Inaugural Exhibit Runs Through Aug. 28
An impressive collection of art by the students of Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) is now on display through August 28 at the all-new Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center where …

Student Athletes Compete at Elite International Level Student Athletes Compete at Elite International Level

 
Champion Allison And Jayson Baldridge Are In The Running For Track And Field Prominence
By Mara Soloway
While most high school athletes don’t get much opportunity to be international goodwill ambassadors, George Ranch High School seniors Champion …

Beckendorff Farms Provides a History-Filled Environment for Social Occasions Beckendorff Farms Provides a History-Filled Environment for Social Occasions

Stacey and Blake Beckendorff’s structure is steeped in character
Text by Mara Soloway  |   Photos by Kevin Douglas West
In 2013, Blake and Stacey Beckendorff took several personal and professional leaps of faith. They got married, …

Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center

Living Arts program supports better aging, better health and a better life for seniors in Fort Bend County
The energy in the art room at the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) is effervescent and palpable. The …

Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

Severely wounded heroes and family members were honored
Co-founder Jim Hoelker and Gala Chair Megan Harper were on hand as Impact A Hero presented its 12th Annual Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds …

Fort Bend Citizen Earns YMCA’s David D. Allen Memorial Award Fort Bend Citizen Earns YMCA’s David D. Allen Memorial Award

Mike Flory has helped secure nearly $1 million in donations and sponsorships for Y programs
Each year, the YMCA of Greater Houston recognizes the outstanding service of a volunteer who exemplifies the highest ideals of the …

City of Sugar Land Strengthens Economic Development Incentives City of Sugar Land Strengthens Economic Development Incentives

City is a regional employment center and corporate headquarters destination
To ensure Sugar Land remains a leading location for primary employment and corporate headquarters, Sugar Land City Council and the Sugar Land Development Corporation (SLDC) recently …