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Encyclopedia > Sugar Land, Texas
City of Sugar Land
Nickname: The Land of Sugar
Location of Sugar Land, Texas
Location of Sugar Land, Texas
Coordinates: 29°35′58″N 95°36′51″W / 29.59944, -95.61417
Country United States of America
State Texas
County Fort Bend
Area
 - Total 24.9 sq mi (64.5 km²)
 - Land 24.1 sq mi (62.4 km²)
 - Water 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km²)
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2006)
 - Total 79,943
 - Density 2,629.1/sq mi (1,015.1/km²)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77478-79, 77487, and 77496
Area code(s) 281
FIPS code 48-70808GR2
GNIS feature ID 1348034GR3

Sugar Land is a city located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas, having grown more than 158 percent in the last decade.[1] In 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the city's population was 79,943. EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Adapted from Wikipedias TX county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Index: Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Anderson County formed in 1846 from part of Houston County. ... Fort Bend County is a county located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... North American telephone area codes 281, 713 and 832 are state of Texas area codes which serve the Houston area. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... States that border the Gulf of Mexico are shown in red The Gulf Coast region of the United States comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, is the seventh-largest metropolitan area and one of the most diverse[2] in the United States consisting of 10 counties within the state of Texas. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Founded as a sugar plantation in the early mid 1800s and incorporated in 1959, Sugar Land is the largest city and economic center of Fort Bend County. The city is the third-largest in population and second-largest in economic activities of the Houston area. A sugarcane plantation at Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 2005 A plantation is a large tract of monoculture, as a tree plantation, a cotton plantation, a tea plantation or a tobacco plantation. ... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF... In local government, incorporation occurs when municipalities such as cities, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs become self-governing entities under the laws of the state or province in which they are located. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fort Bend County is a county located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Houston redirects here. ...


Sugar Land is home to the headquarters of Imperial Sugar and the company's main refinery and distribution center was once located in this city. As a nod to this heritage, the Imperial Sugar crown logo can be seen in the city seal and logo. The city also holds the headquarters for Western Airways and a major manufacturing facility for Nalco Chemical Company. In addition, Sugar Land has a large number of international energy, software, engineering, and product firms. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Imperial Sugar is a major U.S. sugar producer and marketer with refining operations in California, Georgia and Louisiana. ... A refinery is composed of a group of chemical engineering unit processes and unit operations used for refining certain materials or converting raw material into products of value. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ...


Sugar Land has the most master-planned communities in Fort Bend County, which is home to the largest number of master-planned communities in the nation, including New Territory, Telfair, Chelsea Harbour, Riverstone and many others. Sugar Land holds the title of "Fittest City in Texas" for the population 50,000–100,000 range, a title it has held for four consecutive years.


In 2006 CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Sugar Land third on its list of the 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States. [2] The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...


In 2007, CQ Press has ranked Sugar Land fifth on its list of Safest Cities in the United States (14th annual "City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan American"). [3]

Contents

History

The History of Sugar Land, Texas documents the historical events starting with the land grant by Stephen F. Austin to what would later become a company town in the early 1900s and then the fastest growing city in the U.S. state of Texas during the 1990s. ...

Native Population

The Karankawa and the Atakapa tribes settled in what is now today Sugar Land. Karankawa A group of Native American peoples, now extinct, known collectively as the Karankawa (also Karankawan, Clamcoëhs, and called in their language Auia), played a pivotal part in early Texas history. ... Pre-contact distribution of Atakapa The Atakapa (pronounced uh-TAK-uh-paw, also spelled Attakapa, Attakapas, Attacapa, formally known as the Ishaks, pronounced ee-SHAKS, translated as The People [1] ) were a Southeastern culture of Native American tribes and with a common language that lived along the Gulf of Mexico. ...


Sugar Land's founding

Sugar Land has a heritage tracing its roots back to the original Mexican land grant to Stephen F. Austin. One of the first settlers of the land, Samuel M. Williams, called this land "Oakland Plantation" because there were many different varieties of oaks on the land, such as Willow Oak, Post Oak, Water Oak, Southern red oak, and Live Oak. Williams' brother, Nathaniel, purchased the land in 1838. They operated the plantation by growing cotton, corn, and sugarcane. During these early years, the area that is now Sugar Land was the center of social life along the Brazos River. In 1853, Benjamin Terry and William J. Kyle purchased the Oakland Plantation from the S. M. Williams family. Terry is known for organizing Terry's Texas Rangers during the Civil War and for naming the town. Upon the deaths of Terry and Kyle, Colonel E. H. Cunningham bought the 12,500 acre (51 km²) plantation soon after the Civil War and developed the town around his sugar refining plant around 1879. Cultural heritage (national heritage or just heritage) is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations. ... A land grant is a gift of land made by the government for projects such as roads, railroads, or especially academic institutions. ... Stephen F. Austin Stephen Fuller Austin (November 3, 1793 – December 27, 1836), known as the Father of Texas, led the second and ultimately successful colonization of the region by the United States. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus (from Latin oak tree), and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... Binomial name L. Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) is a deciduous tree in the red oak group of oaks. ... Binomial name Quercus stellata Wangenh. ... Binomial name Quercus falcata Michx. ... Binomial name Quercus virginiana Mill. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about crop plantations. ... For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... This article is about the maize plant. ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of 6 to 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall perennial grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical... The Brazos River, originally called, the Rio Brazos de Dios which can be translated as The River of Gods Arms. is the 11th longest river in the United States at 2060 km (1280 miles) from its source of Blackwater Draw, Curry County, New Mexico[1] to its mouth at... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Texas Rangers. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Year 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Company town

In 1906, the Kempner family of Galveston, under the leadership of Isaac H. Kempner and in partnership with William T. Eldridge, purchased the 5,300 acre (21 km²) Ellis Plantation, one of the few plantations in Fort Bend County to survive the Civil War. The Ellis Plantation had originally been part of the Jesse Cartwright league and in the years after the Civil War had been operated by a system of tenant farming under the management of Will Ellis. In 1908, the partnership acquired the adjoining 12,500 acre (51 km²) Cunningham Plantation with its raw sugar mill and cane-sugar refinery. The partnership changed the name to Imperial Sugar Company; Kempner associated the name Imperial, which was also the name of a small raw-sugar mill on the Ellis Plantation, with the Imperial Hotel in New York City. Around the turn of the century, most of the sugarcane crops were destroyed by a harsh winter. As part of the Kempner-Eldridge agreement, Eldridge moved to the site to serve as general manager and build the company-owned town of Sugar Land. 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Galveston redirects here. ... Isaac H. Kempner, 1873 - August 1, 1967, was the founder of the Imperial Sugar Corporation and mayor of Galveston, Texas. ... A partnership is a type of business entity in which partners share with each other the profits or losses of the business undertaking in which all have invested. ... Fort Bend County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... A tenant farmer is one who resides on and farms land owned by a landlord. ... Year 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A partnership is a type of business entity in which partners share with each other the profits or losses of the business undertaking in which all have invested. ... Imperial Sugar is a major U.S. sugar producer and marketer with refining operations in California, Georgia and Louisiana. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of 6 to 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall perennial grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical... A company town is a town or city in which most or all real estate, buildings (both residential and commercial), utilities, hospitals, small businesses such as grocery stores and gas stations, and other necessities or luxuries of life within its borders are owned by a single company. ...


Trains have always been the sound of Sugar Land. These rails are on the route of the oldest railroad in Texas. It went right through the middle of town, by the sugar refinery, and west of town, through the heart of what used to be known as the Imperial State Prison Farm. For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ...


As a company town from the 1910s until 1959, Sugar Land was virtually self-contained. Imperial Sugar Company provided housing for the workers, encouraged construction of schools, built a hospital for the workers well-being, and provided businesses to meet the workers needs. Many of the original homes built by the Imperial Sugar Company remain today in The Hill area and Mayfield Park of Sugar Land and have been passed down through generations of family members. A company town is a town or city in which most or all real estate, buildings (both residential and commercial), utilities, hospitals, small businesses such as grocery stores and gas stations, and other necessities or luxuries of life within its borders are owned by a single company. ... Houses in Fishpool Street, St Albans, England For other meanings of the word house, see House (disambiguation). ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... For the town in the Republic of Ireland, see Hospital, County Limerick. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ...


During the 1950s, Imperial Sugar wanted to expand the town by building more houses. This lead to the creation of a new subdivision of Venetian Estates. The subdivision featured water front homesites fronting Oyster Creek and other man-made lakes. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... For other uses, see Lake (disambiguation). ...


A city emerges

As the company town expanded, so did the interest of establishing a municipal government. It resulted in Sugar Land becoming a general law city in 1959 by voters. T. E. Harman became the first mayor of Sugar Land. A company town is a town or city in which most or all real estate, buildings (both residential and commercial), utilities, hospitals, small businesses such as grocery stores and gas stations, and other necessities or luxuries of life within its borders are owned by a single company. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Local government of the United States. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


In the early 1960s, a new subdivision development introduced contemporary affordable housing in Sugar Land for the first time called Covington Woods. Later on that year, the Imperial Cattle Ranch sold about 1,200 acres (4.9 km²) to a developer to create what became Sugar Creek in 1968. As a master-planned community, Sugar Creek introduced country club living with two golf courses and country clubs, swimming pools, and security. Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up contemporary in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A country club is a private club that offers a variety of recreational sports facilities to its members. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ...


Encouraged by the success of Sugar Creek, First Colony, a new master-planned community encompassing 10,000 acres (40 km²) set out to create a new standard in development in Sugar Land. Development began in 1977 by Sugarland Properties Inc. and would follow the next 30 years. The master-planned community offered homebuyers formal landscaping, neighborhoods segmented by price range, extensive greenbelts, a golf course and country club, lakes and boulevards, neighborhood amenities and shopping. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... For other uses of the word Greenbelt, see Greenbelt (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... A country club is a private club that offers a variety of recreational sports facilities to its members. ...


Around the same time of First Colony, another master-planned community development started in northern portion of Sugar Land called Sugar Mill. Sugar Mill offered traditional, lakefront, and estate lots.


Sugar Land began attracting the attention of major corporations throughout the 1980s, and many chose to make the city their home. Fluor Daniel, Schlumberger, Unocal and others offered their employees the opportunity to work within minutes of their home. This resulted in a 40/60 ratio of residential to commercial tax base within the city. For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Fluor Corporation NYSE: FLR, is an international construction and maintenance contractor for petrochemical, infrastructure, and environmental projects. ... Schlumberger Limited is the worlds largest multinational oilfield services corporation, incorporated in the Netherlands Antilles. ... The Unocal Corporation (NYSE: UCL), based in Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1890 as the Union Oil Company of California. ... A residential area is a type of land use where the predominant use is residential. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1981, a special city election was held for the purpose of establishing a home rule municipal government. Voters approved the adoption of a home rule charter. The type of municipal government provided by this Charter was known as "mayor-council government," and all powers of the City were invested in a Council composed of a mayor and five councilmen. Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Local government of the United States. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


A special city election was held Aug. 9, 1986, to submit the proposed changes to the electorate for consideration. By a majority of the voters, amendments to the Charter were approved which provided for a change in the City's form of government from that of "mayor-council" (strong mayor) to that of a "council-manager" form of government which provides that the city manager be the chief administrative officer of the city. Approval of this amendment provided for the mayor to become a voting member of Council, in addition to performing duties as presiding officer of the Council. This article is about the political process. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... A bill is a proposed new law introduced within a legislature that has not been ratified, adopted, or received assent. ...


Sugar Land annexed the master-planned Sugar Creek community in 1986 with the community being almost built-out. That same year, the city organized the largest celebration in its history— The Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration, celebrating 150 years of Texan independence from Mexican rule. and there's a first colony mall.


A decade of growth

Sugar Land Town Square
Sugar Land Town Square

An Amendment on May 5, 1990, changed the composition of the City Council to a Mayor, four councilmembers to be elected by single-member districts and two councilmembers by at-large position. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 840 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)By Andrew Wang, taken March 2007 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 840 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)By Andrew Wang, taken March 2007 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ...


Throughout much of the 1990s, Sugar Land was considered one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation and the majority of Sugar Landers are white-collar, and college-educated working in Houston's renowned energy industry. An abundance of commercial growth, with numerous low-rise office buildings, banks and high-class restaurants popping up, can be seen along both U.S. Highway 59 and Texas Highway 6. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... White-collar workers perform tasks which are less laborious yet often more highly paid than blue-collar workers, who do manual work. ... United States Highway 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... Junction Location Hardeman County OK 6 north of Quanah US 287 Quanah Foard County US 70 Crowell Knox County US 82 Benjamin SH 222 near Knox City Haskell County US 380 Rule Jones County US 277 Stamford Shackelford County US 180 near Lueders SH 351 near Albany US 180 Albany...


Sugar Land tremendously increased its tax base with the opening of First Colony Mall in 1996. The over one million square foot (100,000 m²) mall was the first in Fort Bend County and located at the busiest intersection of the city: U.S. Highway 59 and Texas Highway 6. The mall was named after the 10,000 acre (40 km²) master-planned community of First Colony. First Colony Mall is an enclose shopping mall with more than 200 stores in the mall. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... United States Highway 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... Junction Location Hardeman County OK 6 north of Quanah US 287 Quanah Foard County US 70 Crowell Knox County US 82 Benjamin SH 222 near Knox City Haskell County US 380 Rule Jones County US 277 Stamford Shackelford County US 180 near Lueders SH 351 near Albany US 180 Albany...


On a late November night at 11:59 p.m. in 1997, Sugar Land annexed the remaining Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) of the 10,000 acre (40 km²) First Colony master-planned community, bringing the city's population to almost 60,000. This was Sugar Land's largest annexation to date. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Ceremonies during the annexation of Hawaii. ...


The new millennium

Sugar Land boasted the highest growth among Texas' largest cities per the U.S. Census 2000 with a population of 63,328. In 2003, Sugar Land became a "principal" city as the title changed to Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. Sugar Land replaced Galveston as the second most important city in the metropolitan area, after Houston, as the title used to be Houston–Galveston–Brazoria. The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Galveston redirects here. ... Houston redirects here. ...


The new millennium also saw the need of higher education facility expansion located within the city. In 2002, the University of Houston System at Fort Bend moved to its new 250 acre (1 km²) campus located off of University Blvd and U.S. Highway 59 intersection. The city helped fund the Albert and Mamie George Building and as a result, the multi-institution teaching center was renamed to the University of Houston System at Sugar Land. The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... United States Highway 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... University of Houston System The University of Houston System, often called UH System, is a state system of higher education which oversees and funds four independent, self-governing universities and two multi-institution teaching centers (MITCs, pronounced mit-sees). It also administers a radio station, KUHF-FM, and a television...


In 2003, the Imperial Sugar Company refinery plant and distribution center was put out of operation, but its effect on the local economy was minimal since Sugar Land today has much more of a reputation as an affluent Houston suburb than the blue-collar, agriculture-dependent town it once was a generation ago. However, the company maintains its headquarters in Sugar Land. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Imperial Sugar is a major U.S. sugar producer and marketer with refining operations in California, Georgia and Louisiana. ... A blue-collar worker is a working class employee who performs manual or technical labor, such as in a factory or in technical maintenance trades, in contrast to a white-collar worker, who does non-manual work generally at a desk. ...


The Texas Department of Transportation sold 2,018 acres (8.2 km²) of prison land in the western portion Sugar Land to Newland Communities, a developer, by bid in 2003. Thereafter, the developer announced to build a new master-planned community called Telfair in this prime location. In July 2004, Sugar Land annexed all of this land into the city limits to control the quality of development, extending the city limits westward. This was unusual since Sugar Land only annexed built-out areas in the past, not prior to development. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On December 1, 2005 at 12:01 a.m., Sugar Land annexed the recently built-out master-planned community of Avalon and four sections of Brazos Landing subdivision into the city limits adding approximately 3,200 residents. The city is currently negotiating with the communities of Greatwood, New Territory, and River Park, along with the subdivisions of Tara Colony and Tara Plantation to annex in the near future. This annexation will be the largest, surpassing the annexation of First Colony back in 1992 and 1997, which will bring the city proper's population to approximately 120,000 Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also: History of Texas

The history of Texas (as part of the United States) began in 1845, but settlement of the region dates back to the end of the Upper Paleolithic Period, around 10,000 BC. Its history has been shaped by being part of six independent countries: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of...

Geography and climate

Geography

Location of Sugar Land city limits within Fort Bend County

Sugar Land is located in northeast Fort Bend County, 25 miles (40 km²) southwest of Houston. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 64.5 km² (24.9 mi²). 62.4 km² (24.1 mi²) of it is land and 2.1 km² (0.8 mi²) of it (3.33%) is water. Image File history File links SugarLandTXLM.GIF Summary Sugar Land, Texas. ... Image File history File links SugarLandTXLM.GIF Summary Sugar Land, Texas. ... Fort Bend County is a county located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Fort Bend County is a county located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Houston redirects here. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The elevation of most of the city is between 70 and 90 feet (21 and 27 m). The elevation of Sugar Land Regional Airport is 82 feet (25 m).


Sugar Land is located at 29°35′58″N, 95°36′51″W (29.599580, -95.614089)GR1.


Sugar Land has two major water ways running through the city. The Brazos River runs through the southwestern and southern portion of the city and then into Brazoria County. Oyster Creek runs from the northwest to the eastern portion of the city limits and into Missouri City. The Brazos River, originally called, the Rio Brazos de Dios which can be translated as The River of Gods Arms. is the 11th longest river in the United States at 2060 km (1280 miles) from its source of Blackwater Draw, Curry County, New Mexico[1] to its mouth at... Brazoria County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas located on the Gulf Coast within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Flag of Missouri City Missouri City is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ...


Sugar Land has many natural and man-made lakes connecting to Oyster Creek and one connecting to the Brazos River. The remainder of the lakes in Sugar Land are man-made through the development of many master-planned communities. For other uses, see Lake (disambiguation). ...


Geology

Underpinning the area's land surface are unconsolidated clays, clay shales, and poorly-cemented sands extending to depths of several miles. The region's geology developed from stream deposits from the erosion of the Rocky Mountains. These sediments consist of a series of sands and clays deposited on decaying organic matter that, over time, was transformed into oil and natural gas. Beneath these tiers is a water-deposited layer of halite, a rock salt. The porous layers were compressed over time and forced upward. As it pushed upward, the salt dragged surrounding sediments into dome shapes, often trapping oil and gas that seeped from the surrounding porous sands. For other uses, see Clay (disambiguation). ... Shale Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds. ... For other uses, see Sand (disambiguation). ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Petro redirects here. ... For other uses, see Natural gas (disambiguation). ... For Halite Bittorrent client , see Halite Client. ...


The region is earthquake-free. While the neighboring city of Houston contains 86 mapped and historically active surface faults with an aggregate length of 149 miles, the clay below the surface precludes the buildup of friction that produces ground shaking in earthquakes. These faults move only very gradually in what is termed "fault creep." This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ... Geologic faults, fault lines or simply faults are planar rock fractures, which show evidence of relative movement. ...


Climate

Sugar Land's climate is classified as being humid subtropical. The city is located in the gulf coastal plains biome, and the vegetation is classified as a temperate grassland. The average yearly precipitation is 48 inches. Prevailing winds are from the south and southeast during most of the year, bringing heat and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. ... A biome is a climate and geographical area of ecologically similar communities of plants, animals, and soil organisms, often referred to as ecosystems. ... The Konza tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ...


In the summer time, daily high temperatures are in the 95°F (35°C) range throughout much of July and August. The air tends to feel still and the humidity (often 90 to 100 percent relative humidity) makes the air feel hotter than it really is. Summer thunderstorms sometimes bring tornadoes to the area. Afternoon rains are not uncommon, and most days Houston meteorologists predict at least some chance of rain. The highest temperature recorded in the area was 109°F in September of 2001. For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... A hygrometer used to measure the humidity of air. ... A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... This article is about the weather phenomenon. ...


Winters in the Houston area are cool and temperate. The average winter high/low is 62°F/45°F (16°C/7°C). The coldest period is usually in January, when north winds bring winter rains. Snow is almost unheard of, and typically does not accumulate when it is seen. A freak snowstorm hit Houston on Christmas Eve 2004. A few inches accumulated, but was all gone by the next afternoon. For other uses, see Winter (disambiguation). ... A winter storm is a storm where the dominant forms of precipitation are forms that occur only at cold temperatures, such as snow or sleet, or a rainstorm where ground temperatures are cold enough to allow ice to form. ... The 2004 Christmas Eve Snowstorm was an extremely rare weather event that took place in Louisiana and Texas in the United States on December 24, 2004. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Economy

Sugar Land hosts its economy through diversification, corporate vitality, and quality of life and was ranked as one of the “Top Cities in Texas” for business relocation and expansion by both Outlook Magazine and Texas Business. Industries calling Sugar Land home are as diverse as its resident population. Ranging from semiconductors to seismic-data equipment, Sugar Land industry has grown dramatically over the past 10 years. The city has attracted numerous high-profile regional and international corporate relocations in a variety of industries including engineering, construction, technical services, energy exploration and production, technology and research, electronics and communications. A semiconductor is a solid whose electrical conductivity is in between that of a conductor and that of an insulator, and can be controlled over a wide range, either permanently or dynamically. ... Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... For other uses, see Construction (disambiguation). ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... This article is about the engineering discipline. ...


Even though still commonly known as a "new money" residential suburb of Houston, Sugar Land does have a significant corporate presence. Like the rest of the Greater Houston area, much of the larger corporations are engaged in the energy industry, specifically oil/gas exploration and refining. The city has a large number of international energy, software and product firms. Sugar Land holds the Nalco/Exxon and Western Airways headquarters. Engineering firms and other related industries have managed to take the place as an economic engine. As further testaments to its economic growth in recent years, Sugar Land has seen the arrival of its own mall, Mercedes-Benz dealership, and a Marriott Hotel, all of which are located close to one of Fort Bend County's premier central business district, known as Sugar Land Town Square. Houston redirects here. ... The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, is the seventh-largest metropolitan area and one of the most diverse[2] in the United States consisting of 10 counties within the state of Texas. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Marriott International, Inc. ...


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An abundance of commercial growth, with numerous low-rise office buildings, banks and high-class restaurants popping up, can be seen along both U.S. Highway 59 and Texas Highway 6, two of the six main traffic arterials within the city. In an attempt to manage future growth, the city has already placed restrictions on how many levels a building can have, with condominiums only able to reach 10 floors and office buildings having a maximum of 15 floors. United States Highway 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... Junction Location Hardeman County OK 6 north of Quanah US 287 Quanah Foard County US 70 Crowell Knox County US 82 Benjamin SH 222 near Knox City Haskell County US 380 Rule Jones County US 277 Stamford Shackelford County US 180 near Lueders SH 351 near Albany US 180 Albany...


Sugar Land is home to the headquarters of the Imperial Sugar Company. It also served as the home of the company's main (and sole) refinery and distribution center. The refinery and distribution center have since been put out of operation since 2003, but its effect on the local economy was minimal, if at all, since Sugar Land today has much more of a reputation as an affluent Houston suburb than the blue-collar, agriculture-dependent town it once was a generation ago. Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... Imperial Sugar is a major U.S. sugar producer and marketer with refining operations in California, Georgia and Louisiana. ... A refinery is composed of a group of chemical engineering unit processes and unit operations used for refining certain materials or converting raw material into products of value. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A blue-collar worker is a working class employee who performs manual or technical labor, such as in a factory or in technical maintenance trades, in contrast to a white-collar worker, who does non-manual work generally at a desk. ...

Further information: List of companies in Sugar Land

Law and government

Sugar Land operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Under this system, Council appoints the city manager, who acts as the chief executive officer of the government. The city manager carries out policy and administers city programs. All department heads, including the city attorney, police chief and fire chief, are ultimately responsible to the city manager. Sugar Land's composition of the City Council consists of a Mayor, four councilmembers to be elected by single-member districts and two councilmembers by at-large position. All city council positions are officially nonpartisan. The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


Mayors

There have been eight mayors in Sugar Land:[4] A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...

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Politics

Sugar Land is widely seen as one of the most predominantly Republican areas in the nation, [1] and is also seen as a large Republican stronghold in both local and federal politics. For example, the presidential vote in Sugar Land has consistently gone to the Republican candidate in recent election cycles, and while Sugar Land's city council is officially non-partisan, all of its current elected officeholders are endorsed Republicans, and it has operated relatively scandal-free. Occasionally, political governing bodies that operate predominately under one party have been scandal-plagued. GOP redirects here. ...


State representation

Sugar Land is represented in the Texas Legislature by State Representative Charlie Howard and State Senator Kyle Janek, both Republicans. Howard, who resides in Sugar Land and represents the Sugar Land-dominated 26th District of the Texas House of Representatives, defeated his Democratic challenger with nearly 70% of the vote in 2000 and has not faced a Democratic challenger since. In fact, Howard's district has not elected a Democrat since 1978, when the office was won by Tom DeLay. Janek, whose district not only includes Sugar Land but also other prominent Greater Houston Republican strongholds such as Katy and some affluent areas of Houston including Janek's hometown of West University Place, was re-elected in 2006 without a Democratic opponent. Texas Senate in session The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Texas. ... Charlie Howard (? - July 7, 1984) was a resident of Bangor, Maine in 1984. ... Kyle Janek, M.D. (born January 10, 1958),[1] is a Republican member of the Texas Senate having represented District 17 since 2003. ... The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Texas. ... Thomas Dale DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. ... The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, is the seventh-largest metropolitan area and one of the most diverse[2] in the United States consisting of 10 counties within the state of Texas. ... Katy is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... A sculpture with the logo of the city of West University Place An electronic sign in the center of West University Place West University Place, often called West University or West U for short, is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land...


Federal representation

Sugar Land is located in Texas District 22 of the United States House of Representatives, which is a heavily Republican district as a result of the redistricting led by the Republican controlled state legislature. Before June 9, 2006, it had been represented by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who moved from Sugar Land to his Alexandria, Virginia home after he resigned his House position. The current boundaries of Texas District 22. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the party that has a majority control of the seats in the house (at least 218 of the 435 seats). ... Thomas Dale DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor William D. Euille Area  - City  15. ...


The current representative is Nick Lampson, a moderate Democrat who won the seat after Republican officials in four Houston-area counties, including Fort Bend, were prevented from selecting the new Republican nominee (DeLay previously had just won his primary with over 60% of the vote before he stepped down and received 55% of the vote in Fort Bend County in 2004) and thus resorted to a write-in campaign for Houston councilwoman and dermatologist Shelley Sekula-Gibbs; only Lampson and Bob Smither, a Libertarian candidate, were on the ballot. Although Sekula-Gibbs pushed an aggressive campaign (even winning the special election to finish DeLay's unexpired term for 7 weeks) that included branding Lampson as a "liberal" and welcomed a surprise visit by President George W. Bush at the Sugar Land Regional Airport, Lampson (who was also aided by the strong anti-GOP climate of 2006) managed to win the election, carrying more than 50% of the votes -- even in Fort Bend County (where Sugar Land is situated), which gave Lampson his smallest winning margin among the four counties. Lampson is the first Democrat to represent Sugar Land in any capacity since 1999, when Republicans swept all statewide offices in Texas, including the open seat of Democratic Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, though Democrats have represented some parts of the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction since then. Democratic State Representative Dora Olivo, for example, represents the Greatwood and River Park communities located in the western portion of the city's ETJ. These areas, along with the New Territory development, were also represented by Democratic State Senator Ken Armbrister before he retired in 2006. Armbrister's district is now held by Republican Glenn Hegar. Nicholas V. Nick Lampson (born February 14, 1945) is an American politician from the state of Texas. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Shelley Sekula-Gibbs (b. ... Bob Smither (born August 26, 1944) was the Libertarian Party nominee for the 2006 special election in Texass 22nd congressional district. ... Sugar Land Regional Airport Sugar Land Regional Airport (IATA: SGR, ICAO: KSGR), formerly Sugar Land Municipal Airport, is located in Sugar Land, Texas. ... President Bush meets with Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer (then House Minority Leader and Minority Whip, respectively) at the Oval Office in the White House. ... Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock Bob Bullock (July 10, 1929 - June 18, 1999) was an American politician from Texas. ... Kenneth L. Armbrister (born 19 June 1946)[1] was a Democratic member of the Texas Senate representing the 18th District from 1987 to 2007. ... Glenn Allen Hegar, Jr. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 63,328 people, 20,515 households, and 17,519 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,015.0/km² (2,629.1/mi²). There were 21,090 housing units at an average density of 338.0/km² (875.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.00% White, 5.20% African American, 0.24% Native American, 33.80% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.32% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.98% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 20,515 households out of which 51.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.6% were non-families. Of the 20,525 households, 527 are unmarried partner households: 400 heterosexual, 71 same-sex male, and 56 same-sex female. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.36. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $95,330, and the median income for a family was $103,841[2]. Males had a median income of $63,834 versus $47,498 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,506. About 3.2% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over. in 1950 the population was 2,285,in 1960 it was 2,802,in 1970 it was 3,318,in 1980 8,826,in 1990 33,712,in 2000 63,328,in 2005 it was 75,754. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


People and culture

Sugar Land has a largely white-collar, university-educated workforce employed in Houston's energy industry.[3] [4] [5] Sugar Land is also notable for its affluent minority population, since it is also a popular place of residence among Houston's increasingly influential Asian American community. White-collar workers perform tasks which are less laborious yet often more highly paid than blue-collar workers, who do manual work. ... Houston redirects here. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ...


In 2004, the city was named the top 100 places to live according to HomeRoute, a national real estate marketing company, identifies top American cities each year through its Relocate-America program. Cities are selected based on educational opportunities, crime rates, employment and housing data. The magazine started with statistics on 271 U.S. cities provided by OnBoard LLC, a real estate information company. These cities had the highest median household incomes in the nation and above average population growth. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... This article is about work. ...


Sugar Land was awarded the title of "Fittest City in Texas" for the population range 50,000-100,000 in 2004, 2005 (in a tie with Round Rock) and 2006. The "Fittest City in Texas" program is a part of the Texas Roundup program, a statewide fitness initiative. “Round rock” redirects here. ...


Famous people

Celebrities that live in and around Sugar Land include Carolina Panthers quarterback David Carr, Ryan West, former Houston Astros player Terry Puhl as well as Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland. NFL referee and Big 12 Conference Supervisor of Officials Walt Anderson lives in Sugar Land. Other celebrities maintain homes in upscale areas of the city, notably in the master-planned community of First Colony, such as basketball players Tracy McGrady, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, and Shaquille O'Neal. City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... For the former AIDS sufferer, see David Carr (history of AIDS). ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Terry Puhl, professional baseball player, was born on July 8, 1956 in Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Destinys Child was an American R&B group. ... Kelly Rowland (born February 11, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress, who rose to fame as one of the founding members of the successful R&B girl group Destinys Child, one of the best-selling female band of all time, according to the World... First Colony is a 10,000-acre upscale master-planned community in located in Sugar Land, Texas. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL) (born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Sugar Land is also the home of former Congressman Tom DeLay, as well as Olympic gold medalists Tara Lipinski (figure skating) and Steven Lopez (taekwondo). Rapper Mike Jones also resides in the city. Thomas Dale DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. ... Tara Kristen Lipinski (b. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Steven Lopez (born November 9, 1978) is the 2000 and 2004 Olympic gold medalist in Taekwondo at the Olympics. ... Taekwondo (also Tae Kwon Do, Taekwon-Do, or Tae Kwon-Do) is a Korean martial art and combat sport. ... Mike Jones (born January 6, 1981 in Aldine, Texas, USA) is an African American southern rap artist, who initially was affiliated with the record label Swishahouse, then left to be the owner of Ice Age Entertainment. ...


Folk musician Leadbelly's song "Midnight Special" discusses his arrest in Houston and his stay at the Sugar Land Prison (now the Beauford H. Jester pre-release Center) in 1925. Leadbelly, also known as Lead Belly (born Huddie William Ledbetter; January 20, 1889 (although this is debatable) - December 6, 1949), was an American folk and blues musician, notable for his clear and forceful singing, his virtuosity on the twelve string guitar, and the rich songbook of folk standards he introduced. ... Midnight Special is a traditional folk song in the prison-blues style. ... Beauford Halbert Jester (January 12, 1893–July 11, 1949) was a U.S. political figure. ...


"If you're ever down in Houston,
Boy, you better walk right.
And you better not squabble.
And you better not fight.
Bason and Brock will arrest you.
Payton and Boone will take you down.
You can bet your bottom dollar
That you're Sugar Land bound"


Local attractions

Sugar Land Town Square is the heart of entertainment district in Sugar Land and Fort Bend County. It has an array of restaurants, sidewalk cafes, shopping venues, a Marriott Hotel and conference center, mid-rise offices and homes, a public plaza, and the Sugar Land City Hall. Festival and important events take place in the plaza. Just outside of the Sugar Land Town Square district is First Colony Mall. Fort Bend County is a county located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Marriott International, Inc. ...


The new city hall and public plaza, a cornerstone of Sugar Land Town Square, received the "Best Community Impact" award from the Houston Business Journal at the fifth annual Landmark Awards ceremony. Houston Business Journal is Houstons primary business newspaper. ...


Sugar Land is home to the practice sites of the Houston Aeros and Houston Comets. Located just outside of the Sugar Land Town Square is the Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center (formerly Sugar Land Aerodrome), home of the Houston Aeros practice facility. It is also open to the public as an ice skating facility. This article is about the American Hockey League team. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ...


Alongside it is First Colony Mall, a very large mall that recently expanded from its original indoor design to include outdoor activities, several parking garages, and new signage to blend in with the surrounding area. In and outside bordering the mall, soothing and happy music is played. The mall is anchored by Dillard's, Macy's, JCPenney, and Barnes & Noble, along with over 130 stores, including Pottery Barn, Coach, Williams-Sonoma, Ann Taylor, Forever 21, Chico, and Talbots. Other major retailers located near the mall in various portions of the Town Center area include Target, Best Buy, Circuit City, Toys R Us, Linens 'n Things, Finger Furniture, Petsmart, Kroger, Garden Ridge, Lowe's, Lane Home Furnishings, and DSW, as well as an award-winning Mercedes-Benz dealership. First Colony Mall is an enclose shopping mall with more than 200 stores in the mall. ... This article is about a department store chain. ... This article is about the R. H. Macy & Co. ... J. C. Penney Company, Inc. ... A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ...


Once a year a music festival called Teenstock is held. It is sponsored by the First Colony Association.


Districts and communities

Sugar Land is home to many master-planned communities featuring golf courses, country clubs, and lakes. The city has the most master-planned communities in Fort Bend County, which is home to the largest number of master-planned communities in the nation. The first master-planned community to be developed in Sugar Land was Sugar Creek. There are now a total of thirteen master-planned communities located in Sugar Land's city limits and its extraterritorial jurisdiction combined. // The master-planned residential community of Sugar Lakes Sugar Land is home to many master-planned communities featuring golf courses, country clubs, and lakes. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... A country club is a private club that offers a variety of recreational sports facilities to its members. ... For other uses, see Lake (disambiguation). ... Fort Bend County is a county located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... City limits refers to the defined limits of a citys area. ... Extraterritorial jurisdiction or ETJ is the legal ability of a government to exercise authority beyond its normal boundaries. ...


The northern portion of Sugar Land, sometimes referred to by residents and government officials as "Old Sugar Land," is all the communities north of U.S. Highway 90A, but it also includes the subdivisions/areas of Venetian Estates, and Belknap/Brookside, which is just south of U.S. Highway 90A. Most of this area was the original city limits of Sugar Land when it was incorporated in 1959. Located in this side of town is the former Imperial Sugar Company refinery and distribution center that was shut down in 2003, but the headquarters is still located within the city. To the east of northern Sugar Land is the Sugar Land Business Park. Many of the electronic and energy companies are located here. Sugar Land Business Park is the largest business and industrial area in the city. United States Highway 90 is an east-west United States highway. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Imperial Sugar is a major U.S. sugar producer and marketer with refining operations in California, Georgia and Louisiana. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The largest economic and entertainment activities are in the areas of south and southeastern Sugar Land. Most of the population in the city limits are concentrated here. This area is all master-planned communities and it includes nearly all of First Colony, the largest in Sugar Land encompassing 10,000 acres (40 km²). Other master-planned communities in this area are Sugar Creek, Sugar Lakes, Commonwealth, Avalon, and Riverstone. This area is the location of First Colony Mall, Sugar Land Town Square, new Sugar Land City Hall, and other major commercial areas. This area boasts a wide range of recreational activities including three golf courses and country clubs. Another recreational facility in the area is the Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center (formerly Sugar Land Aerodrome), home of the practice facility for the Houston Aeros. Economics (deriving from the Greek words οίκω [okos], house, and νέμω [nemo], rules hence household management) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an event, performance, or activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although, for example, in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... A residential area is a type of land use where the predominant use is residential. ... First Colony is a 10,000-acre upscale master-planned community in located in Sugar Land, Texas. ... This article is about the American Hockey League team. ...


Most of southwestern area of Sugar Land is actually in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the city. This area is sometimes referred to as the "other side of the river" because it is separated from the rest of Sugar Land's ETJ and the city itself by the Brazos River. Its culture and activities are different from other parts of Sugar Land's ETJ and the city itself as well due to a separation by the Brazos River. All of this area is in the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. This area has two master-planned communities, Greatwood and River Park. Other communities in this area are Canyon Gate on the Brazos, still in development, and Tara Colony, an older large subdivision which has a Richmond address but is actually in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Sugar Land and is up for future annexation. Extraterritorial jurisdiction or ETJ is the legal ability of a government to exercise authority beyond its normal boundaries. ... The Brazos River, originally called, the Rio Brazos de Dios which can be translated as The River of Gods Arms. is the 11th longest river in the United States at 2060 km (1280 miles) from its source of Blackwater Draw, Curry County, New Mexico[1] to its mouth at... Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, also Lamar Consolidated ISD or LCISD, is a public school system in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ...


The western portion of Sugar Land is partially in the city limits and partially in the extraterritorial jurisdiction. It is home to the 2,200 acre (8.9 km²) master-planned community of New Territory and the upcoming 2,018 acre (8.2 km²) development, Telfair. All of the land of what is now the upcoming Telfair community was a prison farm land owned by the Texas Department of Transportation. It was sold in 2003 and annexed to the city limits by Sugar Land in 2004. A new highway, Texas Highway 99, opened in 1994 is a major arterial in this area. North of this area, north of U.S. Highway 90A, is the Sugar Land Regional Airport and the Texas Department of Correction, Central Unit. City limits refers to the defined limits of a citys area. ... Extraterritorial jurisdiction or ETJ is the legal ability of a government to exercise authority beyond its normal boundaries. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State Highway 99, also known as the Grand Parkway, is a Texas highway, which opened its first section in 1994. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Sugar Land Regional Airport Sugar Land Regional Airport (IATA: SGR, ICAO: KSGR), formerly Sugar Land Municipal Airport, is located in Sugar Land, Texas. ...


Architectural landmarks

Lakeview Auditorium, located on the campus of Lakeview Elementary School is the oldest public building still standing in the area. Originally one of eleven buildings that composed the campus of the old Sugar Land Independent School District, the auditorium was a focal point for a vibrant and growing community. The stately auditorium still stands today and is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, as of 2002. An auditorium is the area within a theatre, concert hall or other performance space where the audience is located in order to hear and watch the performance. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Old Executive Office Building, Washington D.C. Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China In architecture, construction, engineering and real estate development the word building may refer to one of the following: Any man-made structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy, or An...


In 1912, Imperial Sugar Company built a small building at the corner of Wood Street and Lakeview Drive (then known as Third Street) to serve as a school. The original campus consisted of 11 buildings arranged in a semi-circle with the large, airy auditorium in the center. The buildings were connected by a covered walkway supported by large, white columns. There was a circular driveway for buses and automobiles. All the buildings were finished in white stucco on the outside and had large windows that allowed fresh air to circulate and cool the buildings. The auditorium was a hub of community activity. 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Imperial Sugar is a major U.S. sugar producer and marketer with refining operations in California, Georgia and Louisiana. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... For the surname, see Loggia (surname). ... Driveway to a farm A driveway is a type of private road for local access to one or a small group of structures, and maintained by an individual or group. ... Autobus redirects here. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... Stucco is a material made of an aggregate, a binder, and water which is applied wet, and hardens when it dries. ...


Transportation

Sugar Land currently does not have a mass transit system. However, this could change as it has been a possible candidate for expansion of Houston's METRORail system by means of a planned commuter rail along U.S. Highway 90A. Since many of Sugar Land's residents work in Houston, thus creating routine rush hour traffic along the city's main thoroughfare, U.S. Highway 59, there has been large support in the area for such a project. Sugar Land currently does not have a mass transit system. ... Mass transit redirects here. ... METRORail is the light rail service in Houston, Texas, United States that started on January 1, 2004. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... United States Highway 90 is an east-west United States highway. ...


Major thoroughfares

U.S. Highway 59, the major freeway running diagonally through the city, has undergone a major widening project in recent years to accommodate Sugar Land's daily commuters. The finished portion of the freeway east of Texas Highway 6 currently has eight main lanes with two diamond lanes and six continuous frontage road lanes. Currently, widening of U.S. Highway 59 is just west of Texas Highway 6 out to Texas Highway 99. It's also is expected to become Interstate 69, sometime in the near future. United States Highway 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... Interstate 69 just outside Indianapolis near Pendleton, Indiana Interstate 69 (I-69) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ...


U.S. Highway 90A is a major highway running through Sugar Land from west to east and traverses through a historic area of the city, known as "Old Sugar Land". U.S. Highway 90A is currently on its way to be widened to an eight-lane highway with a 30-foot median between Texas Highway 99 and U.S. Highway 59. United States Highway 90 is an east-west United States highway. ...


Texas Highway 6 is a major highway running from north to southeast Sugar Land and traverses through the 10,000 acre (40 km²) master-planned community of First Colony. Construction is about to start on a bridge over University Blvd and U.S. Highway 90A from First Colony Blvd to north of the railroad track at U.S. Highway 90A. When completed, it will have six main lanes and frontage roads. Junction Location Hardeman County OK 6 north of Quanah US 287 Quanah Foard County US 70 Crowell Knox County US 82 Benjamin SH 222 near Knox City Haskell County US 380 Rule Jones County US 277 Stamford Shackelford County US 180 near Lueders SH 351 near Albany US 180 Albany... A two-way residential frontage road running parallel to a motorway. ...


Texas Highway 99 is a new highway opened in 1994. It currently traverses through the New Territory and River Park master-planned communities. Construction will soon to start south of the U.S. Highway 59 at its current terminus. State Highway 99, also known as the Grand Parkway, is a Texas highway, which opened its first section in 1994. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Texas F.M. 1876, widely known as Eldridge Road, is a north-south state highway in north Sugar Land. It traverses through many established areas and acts as the western border of the Sugar Land Business Park.


Airport

Sugar Land Regional Airport (formerly Sugar Land Municipal Airport) was purchased from a private interest in 1990 by the city of Sugar Land. Sugar Land Regional is the fourth largest airport within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. The airport handles approximately 250 aircraft operations per day. Sugar Land Regional Airport Sugar Land Regional Airport (IATA: SGR, ICAO: KSGR), formerly Sugar Land Municipal Airport, is located in Sugar Land, Texas. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, is the seventh-largest metropolitan area and one of the most diverse[2] in the United States consisting of 10 counties within the state of Texas. ...


The airport today serves the area's general aviation (GA) aircraft serving corporate, governmental, and private clientele. A new 20,000 square foot (1,900 m²) Terminal and a 60 acre (243,000 m²) GA complex opened in 2006. Sugar Land Regional briefly handled commercial passenger service during the mid-1990s via a now-defunct Texas carrier known as Conquest Airlines. For scheduled commercial service, Sugar Landers rely on Houston's two commercial airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), 45 miles northeast, and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), 30 miles east. General aviation (abbr. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA: IAH, ICAO: KIAH, FAA LID: IAH)[2] is an international airport in the city of Houston, Texas, United States serving the Greater Houston area. ... William P. Hobby Airport (IATA: HOU, ICAO: KHOU, FAA LID: HOU) is a public airport located 8 miles (13 km) southeast of the central business district of Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA. The airport covers 1,304 acres and has four runways. ...


The city of Houston maintains a park that occupies 750 acres (3 km²) of land directly north of the Sugar Land Regional Airport and developers have built master-planned communities (Telfair, and the future development of TX DOT Tract 3 immediately east of the airport) around the airport, both factors that block airport expansion. Houston redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


China Airlines operates private bus shuttle services from Wel-Farm Super Market/Metro Bank on Texas State Highway 6 in Sugar Land to George Bush Intercontinental Airport to feed the flight from Bush Intercontinental to Taipei, Taiwan [5]. Not to be confused with Air China, the national airline of Peoples Republic of China. ... Junction Location Hardeman County OK 6 north of Quanah US 287 Quanah Foard County US 70 Crowell Knox County US 82 Benjamin SH 222 near Knox City Haskell County US 380 Rule Jones County US 277 Stamford Shackelford County US 180 near Lueders SH 351 near Albany US 180 Albany... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ...


Education

Colleges and universities

The Wharton County Junior College and the University of Houston System at Sugar Land are both located in Sugar Land. Wharton County Junior College, or WCJC, is a two-year college based in Wharton, Texas and is home to their main campus. ... University of Houston System The University of Houston System, often called UH System, is a state system of higher education which oversees and funds four independent, self-governing universities and two multi-institution teaching centers (MITCs, pronounced mit-sees). It also administers a radio station, KUHF-FM, and a television...


The University of Houston System at Sugar Land (UHSSL) is a multi-institution teaching center (MITC) for the four universities within the University of Houston System, which comprises the University of Houston, UH–Clear Lake, UH–Downtown, and UH–Victoria. Currently, the programs and degrees offered at the Sugar Land teaching center are from UH–Downtown and UH–Victoria. For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... The University of Houston System, often called UH System or UHS, is a state system of higher education which oversees and funds four independent, self-governing universities and two multi-institution teaching centers (MITCs, pronounced mit-sees). It also administers a radio station, KUHF, and a television station, KUHT. The... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... The University of Houston–Clear Lake, often called UH–Clear Lake or UHCL, is an upper level university located in the bay area of Houston, Texas. ... The University of Houston–Downtown, often called UH–Downtown or UHD, is a four-year college in Houston, Texas. ... University of Houston-Victoria Universities: University of Houston | University of Houston-Clear Lake | University of Houston-Downtown | University of Houston-Victoria Multi-institution Teaching Centers (MITCs): UH System at Cinco Ranch | UH System at Sugar Land Radio and TV stations: KUHF-FM | KUHT-TV Categories: University stubs ...


Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) is a comprehensive community college offering a wide range of postsecondary educational programs and services including associate degrees, certificates, and continuing-education courses. The college prepares students interested in transferring to baccalaureate-granting institutions. A community college is a type of educational institution. ... An associates degree is the degree awarded by community colleges in Canada and the United States upon completion of a course of study equivalent to the first two years in a four-year college or university. ...

See also: List of colleges and universities in Houston

Universities and Colleges in Houston, Texas The Art Institute of Houston Baylor College of Medicine DeVry University Houston Baptist University Houston Community College System Rice University San Jacinto College South Texas College of Law Texas A&M University System Institute of Biosciences and Technology Prairie View A&M University Texas...

Secondary and primary education

Public schools

All public school systems in Texas are administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Fort Bend Independent School District is the school district that serves almost all of the city of Sugar Land. The southwest portion of Sugar Land's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) and some very small areas within the Sugar Land city limits are in the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. LCISD serves the master-planned communities of Greatwood and River Park. Other communities in the ETJ served by Lamar Consolidated include Canyon Gate at the Brazos and Tara Colony. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is a branch of the state government of Texas and oversees public primary and secondary education in the state. ... The Fort Bend Independent School District, also Fort Bend ISD or FBISD, is a school district system in the U.S. state of Texas based in the city of Sugar Land. ... Extraterritorial jurisdiction or ETJ is the legal ability of a government to exercise authority beyond its normal boundaries. ... Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, also Lamar Consolidated ISD or LCISD, is a public school system in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ...


Clements High School in Sugar Land and Austin High School in unincorporated Fort Bend County (and serving Sugar Land), both of Fort Bend ISD, have been recognized by Texas Monthly magazine in its list of the top 10 high schools in the state of Texas. In addition, Clements and Austin high schools and Elkins High School in nearby Missouri City ranked 13th, 626th, and 702nd, respectively, among the top 1000 schools in the United States by Newsweek's 2005 report. Elkins serves some portions of Sugar Land. William P. Clements High School or more commonly known as Clements High School is a public high school in Sugar Land, Texas that is named after Bill Clements, and a part of the Fort Bend Independent School District. ... Stephen F. Austin High School is a secondary school located in Sugar Land, Texas. ... Texas Monthly is a monthly American magazine published in Austin, Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Missouri City is a city located in Texas, partially in Fort Bend County and partially in Harris County. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...


Private schools

There are many private schools in Sugar Land and the surrounding area of all types: non-sectarian, Catholic, and Protestant. The Texas Education Agency has no authority over private school operations; private schools may or may not be accredited, and achievement tests are not required for private school graduating seniors. Many private schools will obtain accreditation and perform achievement tests as a means of demonstrating that the school is genuinely interested in educational performance. For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ...


The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston operates the St. Laurence School, a K-8 private Catholic school, in Sugar Land. Pope John XXIII High School in unincorporated Harris County east of the neighboring suburb of Katy. The Fort Bend Baptist Academy is also located in Sugar Land. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Latin: Archidioecesis Galvestoniensis Houstoniensis) encompasses 8,880 square miles of ten counties in the southeastern area of Texas: Galveston; Harris; Austin; Brazoria; Fort Bend; Grimes; Montgomery; San Jacinto; Walker; and Waller. ... Pope John XXIII High School is a Catholic school in the United States. ... Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Katy is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ...


Public libraries

Residents of Sugar Land are served by the Fort Bend County Libraries system, which has two libraries and seven branches. There are two branches within the city: Sugar Land Branch and First Colony Branch. The Mamie George Branch in Stafford is next door to but not in Sugar Land. The main library is in Richmond. Fort Bend County Libraries is a public library system in Fort Bend County, Texas. ... Stafford is a city in Texas partly located in Fort Bend County and partly in Harris County. ... The city of Richmond is the county seat of Fort Bend CountyGR6 in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. ...


Postal service

The United States Postal Service operates two post offices in Sugar Land: USPS and Usps redirect here. ...

  • Sugar Land Post Office at 225 Matlage Way, 77478-9998
  • First Colony Post Office at 3130 Grants Lake Boulevard, 77479-9998

Media

Movie references

A portion of the 1974 movie, The Sugarland Express, takes place in Sugar Land. Many of the movie's earliest scenes were filmed at the nearby Beauford H. Jester prison pre-release center. Other parts of the set were filmed in and around Sugar Land. The movie's title spells the name of the city incorrectly, and it was among Steven Spielberg's first films before he became famous. The film was the first theatrical feature film directed by Spielberg. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Sugarland Express is a 1974 feature film starring Goldie Hawn and William Atherton. ... Beauford Halbert Jester (January 12, 1893–July 11, 1949) was a U.S. political figure. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ...


In a television feature production, The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003) (TV), Sugar Land was mentioned as an affluent area to buy a house as did the main female character (Courtney).


Newspapers

The primary newspaper serving Sugar Land residents is the Houston Chronicle, which is the only major newspaper in the Greater Houston region. On Thursdays, the Houston Chronicle offers a localized segment covering the Sugar Land area under its "Fort Bend" section. An alternative newspaper, the Houston Press, is also offered in this area. The Houston Chronicle is a daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States. ... The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, is the seventh-largest metropolitan area and one of the most diverse[2] in the United States consisting of 10 counties within the state of Texas. ... The Houston Press is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Houston, Texas. ...


Additionally, Sugar Land residents receive local area news coverage via FortBendNow, which covers local news and political happenings in the Sugar Land area. Residents also are served by two free newspapers, the Fort Bend Star and the Fort Bend Sun. The Fort Bend Herald and Texas Coaster, a daily newspaper covering primarily the Richmond-Rosenberg area west of Sugar Land, also covers news stories in Sugar Land.


Television

Sugar Land is served by the Houston television market, which is the tenth-largest in the nation according to Nielsen Media Research.


NOTE: TCD stands for Tentative Channel Designation, which is the channel television stations must broadcast on by the end of the analog cutoff related to the digital television (DTV) conversion in the United States. Tentative Channel Designation is a term used by the Federal Communications Commission to refer to TV channel assignments that represent the channels that TV stations must use after the analog cutoff, completing the transition to Digital television in the United States. ...

Major stations:

English-language independent stations: For KPRC Radio, see KPRC (AM). ... This article is about the television network. ... NBC Weather Plus is a 24-hour weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network jointly owned by NBC Universal and its broadcast affiliates of NBC. It debuted on November 15, 2004 and is the first-ever 24/7, all-digital national-local broadcast network. ... KJLA channel 57, based in West Los Angeles, California, is the home of LATV. KJLA also serves Los Angeles on KSMV-LP channel 33. ... KUHT or Houston PBS (VHF channel 8 in Houston, Texas) is a PBS television affiliate operated by the University of Houston. ... PBS redirects here. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... PBS-X (also known as PBS Schedule X) is 24-hour alternate network from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) that provides a mixed variety of programming selected from PBSs regular network service. ... V-me (pronounced veh-meh) is a Spanish-language public television network. ... KHOU-TV is the local CBS affiliate in Houston, Texas, owned by Belo Corporation (which purchased the station, along with the rest of Corinthian Broadcasting, from Dun & Bradstreet in 1984). ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... KTRK TV is a television station in Houston, Texas, affiliated with the American Broadcasting Company network. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... The AccuWeather Channel is a 24-hour weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network owned and operated by AccuWeather which is headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania. ... KTXH, channel 20, is currently the MyNetworkTV owned and operated station in Houston, Texas. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... KRIV, channel 26, is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, based in Houston, Texas. ... FOX redirects here. ... KHCW is the CW affiliate for Houston, Texas, broadcasting on UHF channel 39. ... The CW Television Network, or more casually The CW, is a new television network in the United States set to launch for the 2006-07 television season. ... The Tube Music Network is a music video network carried on select digital television subchannels and digital cable systems. ... KPXB-TV is an affiliate of the ION Television network (formerly PAX and i), serving the Houston, Texas television market. ... ION Television is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcast on August 31, 1998 under the name PAX TV (early on in its development, it was called PaxNet). ... qubo (kyoo-bo, originally called Smart Place for Kids until August 23, 2006[1]) is the name of the childrens programming endeavor involving three broadcast networks, a new digital television network, and numerous childrens entertainment producers. ... ION Life is a digital television network owned by ION Media Networks, dedicated to health and wellness-related programming. ...

Spanish-language stations: To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... // General Station Information KTBU-TV is a local independent station in the Houston, Texas, area. ... America One is a minor over-the-air television network in the United States. ...

Religious stations: KVQT is a low-power television station in Houston, Texas, broadcasting locally in analog on UHF channel 21. ... Religious is a term with both a technical definition and folk use. ... KCVH-LP is a low-power television station broadcasting on analog channel 30 in Houston, Texas, and owned by Houston-based Latin America Broadcasting. ... LAT TV is a Regional Spanish-language television network emphasizing family-oriented and educational programming. ... KUVM-CA is a low-power Class A television station in the Houston area, licensed to DeWalt, Texas, and owned and operated by Una Vez Mas Holdings, LLC. It broadcasts in analog on UHF channel 34 and has a construction permit to build digital facilities on UHF channel 40. ... TV Azteca is a Mexican television network. ... KHLM is a low-powered television station affiliated with the Mexico-based Multimedios Television, owned and operated by Lotus Television. ... Multimedios Television is a system of two Spanish language television stations in Monterrey,Mexico. ... KXLN-TV, Channel 45, is the Univision-owned and operated station in Houston, Texas, and its surrounding area. ... For the similar-sounding film format, see Univisium. ... KTMD is a full-power television station located in Galveston, Texas transmitting over analog channel 47, digital 48. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... KAZH is a full-service Spanish-language television station serving the Houston, Texas television market. ... TV Azteca is a Mexican television network. ... KZJL is a television station in Houston, Texas, serving the Houston market as a Spanish-language independent station on channel 61. ... KFTH-TV is a Spanish-language television station serving the Houston, Texas television market. ... TeleFutura is a U.S. Spanish-language broadcast television network owned by Univision with headquarters in Miami, Florida. ...

  • KETH (TBN): TV 14, DT 24, TCD 24
  • KLTJ (DayStar): TV 22, DT 23, TCD 23

The city is also served by a citywide public access channel on cable channel 16, which covers city council meetings, planning and zoning meetings, community events, FBISD board meetings, and Fort Bend County Commissioners' Court meetings. KETH is a full-service television station in Houston, Texas, broadcasting in analog on UHF channel 14 and in digital on UHF channel 24. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the largest Christian religious television network in the world and is headquartered near Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, California with studios near Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Irving, Texas and near Nashville in Hendersonville, Tennessee. ... KLTJ is a full-power television station serving the Houston, Texas area and licensed in Galveston, transmitting over analog channel 22 and digital channel 23. ... The Daystar Television Network is a small terrestrial and cable television network in the United States. ... The Fort Bend Independent School District, also Fort Bend ISD or FBISD, is a school district system in the U.S. state of Texas based in the city of Sugar Land. ... Fort Bend County is a county located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ...


The vast majority of cable subscribers in the Sugar Land area are served by Comcast. Other cable options include AT&T Home Entertainment, En-Touch Systems (which covers the River Park West and Telfair areas of the city), Phonoscope Cable, TVMAX, and Ygnition (the latter two of which cover cable subscribers in multifamily housing developments). Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/sugarland/press_room/quick_facts/index.asp
  2. ^ http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2006/index.html
  3. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/11/18/dangerous.cities.ap/index.html
  4. ^ http://www.ci.sugar-land.tx.us/sugarland/about_us/history_presentation.asp
  5. ^ "Houston International Airport Bus Service," China Airlines

Not to be confused with Air China, the national airline of Peoples Republic of China. ... The Handbook of Texas (ISBN 0-87611-151-7) is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons published jointly by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) and the General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin. ...

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  • Sugar Land, Texas is at coordinates 29°35′59″N 95°36′51″W / 29.59958, -95.614089Coordinates: 29°35′59″N 95°36′51″W / 29.59958, -95.614089
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