Sugar Land

Igloo Coolers To Hire Up To American Manufacturing Workers Due To Soaring Demand

As a direct result of Igloo’s growing demand, the company today announces it will be looking to fill seasonal manufacturing positions in its Katy, TX based plant that will include operators, assembly line leads, forklift drivers, CDL drivers and more. Igloo will host in-person interviews on Tuesday, June 8th from 1 PM to 6 PM CDT. Interviews and on-the-spot offers will be happening all day, along with plant tours and giveaways for attendees. *Igloo is […]

Sugar Land 95 to be honored at news conference June 19

The remains of the 95 victims still lie in unadorned graves in a grassy Sugar Land field, marked only by flat, black rectangular stones engraved with numbers. But the tragic tale of the monumental discovery of the “Sugar Land 95” is far from over. June 19, a day commonly known in the South as “Juneteenth,” is when Texas slaves learned they were officially freed two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. […]

Don’t Forget to Prepare for Hurricane Season

It’s here for six months, June 1-November 30 Hurricane season is here!  In the event of a powerful rainstorm or hurricane, you could be without basic utilities, such as electricity, water, gas, phone, and Internet for three days or more. Additionally, subsequent flooding can restrict access, to roadways making it difficult to get food or medicine. Preparing in advance now will help you cope with the loss of necessities. Unfortunately, being unprepared is risky. The […]

Preparing for Storms: A 2021 Katy News Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Storm names for the 2021 hurricane season (The Weather Channel)

By George Slaughter Hurricane season begins Tuesday and runs through November. For Southeast Texans, it’s time to begin preparing for what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will be an above-average hurricane season. Previewing the Season According to The Weather Channel, 19 named storms are predicted for 2021, with eight of them predicted to be hurricanes and four of those being a Category 3 or higher. A Category 5 storm, considered catastrophic, has […]

Digital Billboard Campaign in Texas Seeks to Bring Missing Children Home

Clear Channel Outdoor, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children & Texas Center for the Missing Team Up on National Missing Kids Day to Find Missing Children Texas Center for the Missing, Houston’s Amber Alert Provider, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) launched a new month-long effort across Texas to generate leads in four individual missing children’s cases in Houston, San Antonio, the Dallas region and El Paso. Coinciding with National Missing […]

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences Seeks the Assistance of the Public in Identifying the Deceased

We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individual. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. EMILIO PEREZ CABRERA – Hispanic Male, 43 Years: Mr. Cabrera died at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX on 05/09/2021. Please call the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at 832-927-5000 and refer to case ML21-2106.   (

DPS Increases Highway Enforcement for Click It or Ticket, Memorial Day Weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind drivers to travel safely as we close out May and head into the Memorial Day holiday. Monday, May 24, through Monday, May 31, Texas Highway Patrol Troopers will participate in Click It or Ticket, an enforcement campaign to encourage people to wear their seat belt, as well as Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort), looking for drivers who are intoxicated, speeding or breaking other traffic […]

Who Do You Buckle Up For? Click It or Ticket Coming Up – May 24 to June 6, 2021

Who do you buckle up for is a question asked by the Kailee Mills Foundation, an organization established in memory of 16-year-old Kailee Mills who lost her life in 2017 in a crash when she unbuckled for a moment to take a selfie with her friend in the backseat of a car while on her way to a nearby Halloween Party.  She was only traveling a mile away to a friend’s house and only a […]

Sales Tax Holidays for Water-Efficient and ENERGY STAR® Products Set for May 29-31

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding families and businesses that they can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays. The holidays, created by the Texas Legislature, both take place Saturday, May 29, through Monday, May 31. The Texas Comptroller’s office estimates shoppers will save about $13.4 million in state and local sales tax. “Outdated water systems and inefficient appliances, along with triple-digit temperatures, can […]

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation Launches Teen Talent Competition

Cameron Krouch

The Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF) is committed to seeing the stage lights go up and bringing the community exciting entertainment in a safe and alternative way with the first ever VIRTUAL Teen Talent Competition! It wasn’t easy for judges to choose a winner in the inaugural “Student Spotlights of the Month” talent event, but two finalists emerged to claim their spot in the final competition for top prize. Winners from the March round […]