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Two Sugar Land, Tx area sheriff deputies are scheduled to be honored for saving the life of a man who fled the scene of an local traffic accident.Deputies Taylor Rollins and Jeff Martinez of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office are set to be presented with life-saving medals by Chief Deputy Craig Brady and Sheriff Milton Wright.On Thursday, March 25, the presentation is scheduled to take place at 9:00 a.m.The presentation is set to take place in the grand hall of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, located at 1410 Williams Way Blvd.A driver fled the scene of a traffic stop and drove into the Pecan Grove subdivision earlier this year, on January 27.The man struck a residence in the 1900 block of Rock Fence Drive after losing control of his vehicle.The vehicle became engulfed in flames after coming to rest at the foot of an oak tree.With his clothes on fire, the driver was knocked unconscious, as Rollins and Martinez made several attempts to rescue him from the vehicle.One of the responding deputies discharged his firearm into the window in a final attempt, causing it to shatter, allowing the deputies to cut the driver’s seat belt and rescue the man from the burning vehicle.The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is located in the Sugar Land area, by amazing communities like Greatwood and New Territory.Source: hcnonline.com

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In the past 7 years, Fort Bend ISD’s Sartartia Middle School Art Department in Sugar Land, Tx has raised over $10,000.00, with the sale of art and functional folk art.Ms. Erica Hischke and Mrs. Brenda Tomasello hunt for items, such as bookcases and chairs that have the potential of being reworked by the student artist. The students turn a cast away piece of furniture into a treasure, with sanding and design complete. The students create whimsical toys, constructed from mostly recycled items, in addition to the reworking talents. In a world of throw away items, the focus is on the value of recycling. The students use problem solving skills to rework and reuse: a valuable resource for the students to learn, through these projects.The art show held annually at Sugar Land Town Center features student paintings, folk art furniture, whimsical toys, and face painting.Proceeds from this year event ($1,200.00) are to be donated to “Impact a Hero” charity. In order to accept the donation, Jim Holeker from Impact a Hero was present. This organization is devoted to the needs of the military veterans that are returning home disabled and wounded. To be with them for the rest of their lives, the organization gives the support to assist soldiers facing physical realities that, like veteran Mr. Dillon Cannon.Sartartia Middle School is located in Sugar Land, near gorgeous communities such as Sugar Lakes and Sugar Mill.Source: sugarlandmagazine.com

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In the department’s annual report to council, Sugar Land fire officials in Sugar Land, Tx gave an overview of 2009 accomplishments.Sugar Land Fire Chief Juan Adame informed council that in 2009 the department began plans for construction of a seventh fire station, filled all vacancies and inspected and replaced all firefighter bunker gear to ensure the efficient operation and safety of personnel.Also, Adame’s presentation included detailed results of last year’s department audit.Adame stated, “Our goal is to enhance the quality of life in our community through effective and efficient public safety education, fire prevention and emergency response.“Responding to the needs of our customers with a professional, well-equipped workforce is an important part of achieving our mission,” Adame added.Sugar Land Fire Department responded to 28 structure fires and contained 70 percent to the rooms where the fires started during 2009.According to fire department officials, a proactive focus on fire prevention through public education and inspections continues to ensure Sugar Land’s infrastructure remains safe for homeowners, shoppers and the business community.In 2009, fire inspectors reviewed 1,242 plans and performed 2,065 inspections. Including two hospitals, two high-rise buildings and one hotel, included among these were five major high-occupancy projects.Last year, public education fire officers reached nearly 37,000 citizens through programs such as site visits, station tours, school drills, training activities, senior programs and more.Totaling 3,617, the majority of Sugar Land Fire Department 6,347 total calls for service in 2009 continued to focus on emergency medical response.Sugar Land Fire Department is scheduled to continue to place a priority on training and plans for the city’s continued growth during 2010.Also, according to fire officials, the department will focus on an organizational management study that is set to examine efficient delivery of services.Sugar Land Fire Department is located in Sugar Land, by wonderful subdivisions like Riverstone and Sugar Creek.Source: hcnonline.com

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Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land:Including the new Chronicles of Narnia Exhibit, Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land, Tx welcomes families to tour the Center’s numerous exhibits.From the world of Narnia depicted in C.S. Lewis beloved book, the Chronicles of Narnia Exhibit takes visitors on a tour of scenes.Also, on Friday, visitors can take in an IMAX 3-D Space Adventure narrated by Leonardi DiCaprio.The museum is located at 13016 University Blvd, in Sugar Land.Oyster Creek Park:Sugar Land families can have a family picnic, walk on the park’s hike-and-bike and walking trails, explore area nature, or relax and take in the park’s water feature, with rock lined falls and pond.AMF Bowling Center:AMF Bowling Center offers area youth a chance to go to the “Xtreme” in an environment of music, lights and bowling challenges.On Wednesday, AMF Bowling Center offers Xtreme bowling nights, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 9:00 p.m – 2:00 a.m. and Sunday 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.Incredible Pizza:An indoor family entertainment venue can be found at Incredible Pizza, located at 3412 Highway 6 in Sugar Land.The facility offers bumper cars, go-kart racing, mini-bowling, an arcade game area and a family dining area.Incredible Pizza is located in Sugar Land, near luxurious neighborhoods such as Alkire Lake and Avalon.Source: hcnonline.com

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In the city’s upcoming Earth Day Celebration, Sugar Land, Tx residents are set to have a chance to bring certain household items to Sugar Land Town Square to be recycled.Hosted by the city of Sugar Land and Keep Sugar Land Beautiful, the”green” event is scheduled to take place at Sugar Land Town Square on Friday, April 23, from 5: 00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Starting at 5:00 p.m. in the parking lot next to city hall, the one-day event is set to feature paper shredding, free household electronics recycling, collection of clothing and household goods for reuse.According to coordinators of the event, the city of Sugar Land and Kepp Sugar Land Beautiful have partnered with Sugar Land Town Square and Republic Services to host a performance by a Texas-based group that uses recycled materials to create an unforgettable entertainment experience, Vocal Trash.The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council is set to showcase a series of environmental-activity booths including arts and crafts, face painting, and a recycling game as well during the performance.Eagle Electronic Resources is scheduled to be present for the Earth Day celebration. They will be at the event to collect household electronics for recycling and reuse.Non-working and working electronic equipment will be accepted for free from Sugar Land residents.Every Sugar Land resident participating in the electronics-recycling event is set to beplaced into a drawing for a free 42-inch television.Also, Sugar Land residents will have the chance to bring their paper, DVDs, CDs and floppy discs for shredding by document destruction company, On-Site Shred. After the event, the shredded material will be recycled.At Fort Bend County Women’s Center PennyWise Resale locations, the Fort Bend County Women’s Center will accept household item and clothing donations for resale.Feel free to contact 281-275-2170 for more information about the upcoming event.Sugar Land Towne Square is located in Sugar Land, by amazing communities like Sugar Mill and Sweetwater.Source: hcnonline.com

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The 2010-2011 is scheduled to bring a new program to the Fort Bend Independent School District.The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is set to begin at Missouri City Middle School in the fall, in the Sugar Land, Tx area.On Wednesday, March 24, sixth-grade students from across Fort Bend Independent School District and parents are invited to learn more about the highly regarded program at a special Parent Night.The event is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m., at Missouri City Middle School, located at 202 Martin Lane.Incoming seventh-grade or current sixth-grade students from the district interested in attending the program have until Saturday, April 10 to apply.The program is set to help students get into the IB Programme in high school, where they are able to graduate with 24-college-credit hours or more.Also, participating students may choose to enter one of Fort Bend Independent School District’s High School Academy Programs.Missouri City Middle School Principal Trevor Lemon stated, “The program begins in seventh-grade and continues through the eighth-grade. Every student at Missouri City Middle School will be involved in the IB Programme. And, any current sixth-grade students throughout the district may apply to the program for the next school year. The IB Middle Years Programme is a great opportunity, and we want you to apply now.”Applications, a brochure, a video and detailed program information are available on the district’s web site.Missouri City Middle School is located in the Sugar Land area, by amazing neighborhoods like Alkire Lake and Riverstone.Source: hcnonline.com

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Registered shoppers at Gap stores at First Colony Mall in Sugar Land, Tx, including Gap, GapKids or babyGap, will be able to participate in the retailer’s Give & Get promotion.They will be able to contribute to a choice of six national non-profits from Thursday, March 18 - Sunday, March 21. The retailer is scheduled to donate 5 percent of each participant’s purchases to the non-profit of the customer’s choice.Participating non-profits include: - Big Brothers Big Sisters - Dress for Success - Feeding America - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Teach for America - World Wildlife FundAt First Colony Mall or any other Gap location to register in the program, interested shoppers can visit a Gap store.The shopper are set to receive an e-mail to activate the Give & Get promotion, indicate his/her charitable preference and receive a coupon for 30 percent discount on in-store purchases, after registering in the store.Concerning the Give & Get opportunity, individuals who are already registered with the Gap to receive e-mails from the retailer will be automatically notified by e-mail.All Gap locations participate in the event and Give & Get is a national program.First Colony Mall is located in Sugar Land, at Highway 6 and U.S. 59 South.Feel free to call 281-265-6123 for more information about the benefit event.First Colony Mall is located in Sugar Land, near amazing communities such as Lake Pointe and Riverstone.Source: hcnonline.com

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Sugar Land, Tx is scheduled to soon have a new place for recreation in the city.On Saturday, February 27, Sugar Land city officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Sugar Land Recreation Center.Sugar Land Recreation Center is located at 234 Matlage Way, in Sugar Land.Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson and many city council officials and members were present for the ceremony.The mayor of Sugar Land called the Sugar Land Recreation Center a much anticipated project for the city.Thompson stated, “It really is fantastic to see our plans for the new recreation center being realized here today.”He added, “Once finished, the Sugar Land community will have a state-of-the-art recreation facility to be enjoyed by all ages.”The Sugar Land Recreation Center, designed by Brinkley Sargent Architects and construction, is expected to be finished during late 2010 or early 2011.Sugar Land Recreation Center’s location is set to be next to the Sugar Land Community Center, Imperial Park and the Senior Center.According to city officials, Sugar Land Recreation Center creates a “Recreation Campus” along Matlage Way.The facility, at over 17,000 sq. ft,. is set to include an exercise room, full gymnasium, two multi-purpose rooms, and a patio and garden area.The Sugar Land Recreation Center is located in Sugar Land, by beautiful communities like Alkire Lake and Greatwood.Source: hcnonline.com

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Many student and employee groups from the Sugar Land, Tx area have done their part to provide aid to Haiti earthquake victims.Students and staff at Walker Station Elementary School donated over $3,500 through their “Hats Off to Haiti Day” and “Penny Power” fundraisers to support the charitable organization.Students and staff at Blue Ridge Elementary School raised over $650 through their “Change for Change” coin drive.Raised through their “Chain of Giving” fundraiser, Rosa Parks Elementary School donated a total of $450.As a result of its “Hearts for Haiti” fundraiser to benefit the Haitian Cultural Center, Travis High School raised $1,650. For $1, students bought paper hearts and wrote their names or brief messages on the hearts before putting them on a wall display in the school’s Commons area. Also, the high school joined forces with Dulles High School and Marshall High School in supporting Willowridge High School’s bottled water drive, which resulted in more than 30,000 bottles of water being collected for Haiti families.By donating $170 to the organization, a team of elementary school counselors supported the American Red Cross and a number of Fort Bend ISD schools donated money to support the American Red Cross Haiti Disaster Relief Fund.Dulles High School is located in Sugar Land, by tremendous neighborhoods like Sugar Mill and Sweetwater.Source: hcnonline.com

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Sam Rubbico had no idea that he would 14 years later play a key role in revitalizing the community when he moved to Quail Valley East in the Sugar Land, Tx area.Rubbico, a resident of a community once thought of as one of the premiere master-planned subdivisions in the county, could see evidence of years of decline.Rubbico, a recently-elected treasurer of the Quail Valley East Community Association, and board members gained the support of area residents in approving a $200,000 special assessment in September 2009 that will allow changes to start.In addition to a number of other community upgrades, funds from the special assessment will allow the association to make improvements to a pool that has become a community eyesore in recent years.Community association members are scheduled to host an Opening Splash Day on May 29 at 2:00 p.m., located at 2505 Valley Forest Drive, to showcase improvements.A mini-splash pad that will be installed at the community club house will be one of the highlights of the revitalization project.Fort Bend County Precinct 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage and Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen are set to be present at the special ribbon-cutting ceremony.In order to repair the community’s two pools, resurface two tennis courts, add a monument sign on a community esplanade near one of the community entryways, among other improvements, the community accepted a $110,000 bid from ALB Renovations of Sugar Land.Recently, board members were given a monetary donation from Quail Valley Proud to build a community playground.Rubbico was a part of an instrumental role in re-establishing relationships with the Missouri City Police Department and Quail Valley Proud.Also, the board was given the thumbs up for their efforts from an outside supporter, who contributed $400 to the project.By the end of the year, Rubbico and other board members look to collect nearly $200,000 in community association fees.Quail Valley in located in the Sugar Land area, near amazing subdivisions such as Sweetwater and Sugar Creek.Source: hcnonline.com



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