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City Manager Lands National Award

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) selected City Manager Allen Bogard to receive the Award for Career Excellence. ICMA is...
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Sugar Land 95

OP-ED | By Jim Rice – “The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class. It is the cause of humankind, the very...
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September-October 2019 – Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

Inside Texas Politics  |  Notes from the Fort Bend Delegation: Joe Zimmerman, City of Sugar Land Mayor; Tori Macfarlan, U.S. Congressman Pete Olson...
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NOW Sapphire Resort in Riviera Cancun

One of my favorite brands of resorts is the AM Resort line-up where I have been visiting for over ten years. The NOW Sapphire Resort located in...
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SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE Celebrates ONE MILLIONTH FAN at Rascal Flatts Concert

The Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land celebrated its one millionth fan, or ticket purchased, on August 29th, 2019. Millionth fan Maureen Kersten...
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Texas House District 28 Holds Special Election November 5th

Representative John Zerwas, former chair of the Texas House budget-writing Appropriations Committee, recently announced his resignation from the...
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Benefits of Functional Strength and Power Training for the Baby Boomer

GOLF PRO | By Travis Johnson – Golf is challenging for golfers of all ages, but the older we get, the more challenges there are. While aging,...
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Chateau Ste. Michelle and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

When I think about the rise in popularity of Washington State wines, I immediately think of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, which produces over 50% of...
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recent from PUBLISHERS PREVIEW People and Politics
People and Politics   As we finish up third quarter, business is looking good in the Bend. In this issue, we celebrate some major milestones in our community from the one millionth fan in the seventh ranked entertainment venue in the world when it comes to ticket sales to a city ma- nager receiving a national award for...
recent from FEATURE STORY Sugar Land 95
Sugar Land 95 OP-ED | By Jim Rice – “The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class. It is the cause of humankind, the very birthright of humanity.” Dr. Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (1858-1964) wrote these words many years ago, but they still ring true today. Dr. Cooper was an...
recent from POLITICAL The New Kids on the Sugar Land Block
The New Kids on the Sugar Land Block Political Profile | By Christopher Hill – If Fort Bend County had a hill, the shining star on top would be Sugar Land. For decades the city has been an example for many of how to manage growth for the betterment of their community. The city spoke directly to the constituents about city enhancements,...
recent from FORT BEND CHAMBER September-October 2019 – Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
September-October 2019 – Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Inside Texas Politics  |  Notes from the Fort Bend Delegation: Joe Zimmerman, City of Sugar Land Mayor; Tori Macfarlan, U.S. Congressman Pete Olson and Jennifer Lane, Sugar Land Council...
recent from TRAVEL NOW Sapphire Resort in Riviera Cancun
NOW Sapphire Resort in Riviera Cancun One of my favorite brands of resorts is the AM Resort line-up where I have been visiting for over ten years. The NOW Sapphire Resort located in Riviera Cancun is the perfect retreat for families of all ages and a smart solution to finally end the stressful holidays. With activities and entertainment all...
recent from EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS The Value of Having a Personal CFO
The Value of Having a Personal CFO By Ben Simiskey, CFP®, CPA – As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of your company, you work hard every day to lead your organization and fulfill the aspirations outlined in your mission statement. At home, you do much the same as the CEO (or co-CEO, if you’re married) of your family. The Chief...