Sugar Land

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation is proud to announce a new phase of its highly successful Safe & Well project

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation is proud to announce a new phase of its highly successful Safe & Well project. Phase I provided over $3,000 in personal protection equipment to Sugar Land’s first responders and front-line staff. Phase II distributed over 100 care packages containing personal protection supplies to local small businesses. These packages contained no-touch thermometers, masks, gloves and sanitizer. The Legacy Foundation Board of Directors is continuing the momentum with a third phase […]

Sugar Land Tax Office Temporarily Closed

Due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sugar Land Tax Office located at 12550 Emily Court will be closed until further notice. The Sienna and Needville offices will also remain closed to the public. Tax Office staff will collect and process transactions received through the mail and drop boxes at all three locations. The Richmond, Katy, and Missouri City offices will continue offering full-service auto and property tax processing at their normal business hours. […]

Olson Statement On The Passing Of Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella

“Nancy and I were deeply sad to learn of Mayor Scarcella’s passing today. First elected in 1969, Leonard was an inspirational leader of Stafford and Fort Bend County. He earned the distinction of being the longest-serving mayor in the United States. He was a great ally to much of my work in Congress and his steady leadership of Stafford will be deeply missed. His legacy of public service will always be revered in our community […]

Katy Wedding Venue Now Offering Graduation Parties During Pandemic

Do you remember the excitement you felt walking across the platform to receive your High School diploma?  Your family in the audience cheering you on as you walked, or in some cases ran, towards a brand-new phase of your life?  Unfortunately, this year, some of the graduating class of 2020 in our area have missed this memorable moment!   And while we’re excited to say Katy ISD ceremonies will move forward in mid-June, we can still […]

Slots Legislation in Different Countries

Introduction The gambling industry has changed significantly in the last decade. Right now, you can gamble online in addition to in land-based casinos. This allows for more flexibility but more importantly, it allows players to gamble even if they live in a country that does not have any land-based casinos. For example, if you live in Norway or in Japan where there are no casinos, you can go on the Web and search for Australian […]

Memorial Day 2020

Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out.  Now, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals, who are saving others and risking their own lives while doing so. These heroes have much in common with the people that we honor today – America’s fallen veterans. They are men and women who have sacrificed […]

Texas Policy Lab partners with Harris County judge on COVID-19 response

Harris County, Texas – April 23, 2020, The Texas Policy Lab (TPL) in Rice University’s School of Social Sciences has joined Harris County in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. TPL is providing support to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s office by drawing upon the expertise of its research scientists, professional staff and Rice faculty. Researchers have already been working around-the-clock for the past several weeks to provide the county the most pertinent, up-to-date scientific information […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Announces 2020 Gala Chair

(ROSENBERG, TEXAS) The Central Fort Bend Chamber is pleased to announce Laura Thompson as the Annual Gala & Awards Celebration. This year’s theme is Fire + Ice, and the event will be held on November 13, 2020, in the Infinity Ballroom of Safari Texas Ranch. Laura and her husband, Rob, moved to Fort Bend County in 1999 and have been active in the community volunteering with various non-profits over the years. She is a member […]

Sugar Land Legacy Foundation (SLLF) Board of Directors announces the “SAFE AND WELL” project to support the City of Sugar Land emergency operation

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land Legacy Foundation (SLLF) Board of Directors announces the “SAFE AND WELL” project to support the City of Sugar Land emergency operation needs during the COVID 19 response efforts.  SLLF is actively seeking funding for the purchase of much needed safety equipment. The City of Sugar Land has been providing essential services and community support during this time of emergency.  Along with establishing safe and well work programs for essential […]

In Light of Federal Guidelines for Commercial Drivers, DPS Extends Deadline for CDL Holders to Submit Medical Certificates

AUSTIN – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has suspended the automatic downgrade of commercial driver licenses (CDL) by providing CDL holders with an extension for the medical certificates required for CDLs if a driver is unable to provide a current medical certificate due to COVID-19. This action comes in light of guidelines issued last month by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and following the closure […]