Things to do in Sugar Land and Missouri City in November and December

Courtesy Planned Community Developers
Courtesy Planned Community Developers

Courtesy Planned Community Developers

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06 Hone your Healthy Habits

The Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department is bringing in a physical therapist from Encompass Health for a one-hour presentation on rehabilitation and healthy exercise. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Rec & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Drive, Missouri City. 281-403-8637.

08 Enjoy country classics

Sugar Land Town Square is hosting Opry on the Square featuring country favorites that will appeal to fans of all ages. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000.

09 Take in Filipino culture

Hosted by Filipino Young Professionals, the 2019 Filipino Street Festival will showcase cultural performances, street food and vendors. Noon-7 p.m. $12 (presale), $15 (at the door). Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land.

12 Discover the History of Sugar Land

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation docent Hal Jay will present the important time periods and people in Sugar Land’s history. The lecture, “Sugar Land—From Karankawas to Today,” will cover the Texas Revolution, Stephen F. Austin, Samuel May Williams, the prison system, W.T. Eldridge, I.H. Kempner and the city’s history as a company town— where businesses and homes are owned by the main employer. 2-4 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land. 281-238-2140.

14 Learn about the Future of Technology

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is holding the inaugural Fort Bend Future Technology Expo. The event will highlight technological innovations in or coming to Fort Bend County, said Gabie Forames, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce assistant director of programs. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free. University of Houston at Sugar Land College of Technology Building, 14000 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-566-2158.

15 through Dec. 07

Get in the holiday spirit

The Houston Museum of Natural Science-Sugar Land hosts several holiday-themed events, including a tree lighting celebration, workshop and auction for its annual Jingle Tree celebration.13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-313-2277.

Tree Lighting: Nov. 15, 10 a.m., included in the regular cost of admission

Holiday How-to Workshop: Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $30

Last Bid Cocktail Party:•Nov. 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $50

Cookies with Santa: Dec. 7, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., $5 (members), $10 (nonmembers)

16 Share a teddy bear picnic

The Sienna Branch Library Youth Department is calling all teddy bear lovers for a special picnic event. Participants will read, watch a puppet show and make teddy bear-themed crafts. Bring your teddy bear and join in. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City. 281-238-2900.

20 Experience Career and Technical Education

Fort Bend ISD is hosting CTE Program Exploration Night, a chance for students, parents and members of the community to learn about the Career and Technical Education programs offered in the district. 6-8 p.m. Free. James Reese Career and Technical Center, 540 Dulles Ave., Sugar Land. 281-634-5671.

24 See the Pecan Harvest Festival

The 2019 Pecan Harvest Festival in downtown Richmond will include hay rides, vendor booths, live music, food, drinks and a car show, all while celebrating the history of pecans in Fort Bend County. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Downtown Richmond, 402 Morton St., Richmond.

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18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land



11 Sara Bareilles, 8 p.m., $35 and up

15 Rodrigo y Gabriela, 8 p.m., $39.50 and up

16 IMx - Immature, 8 p.m., $38.50 and up

18 Willie Nelson, 8 p.m., $59.50 and up

23 Sleeping Beauty Dreams, 8 p.m., $50 and up

27 Fantasia, 8 p.m., $40 and up


Texas Central and Mass. Electric Constructon Co. announced an Early Contract Involvement agreement for construction of the Texas high-speed rail connecting Houston and Dallas. (Courtesy Texas Central)
Texas high-speed rail construction could move forward following agreement between Texas Central, Mass. Electric Construction Co.

Construction on the Texas high-speed rail could continue to gain traction following an Early Contract Involvement agreement between Texas Central and Mass. Electric Contruction Co.

In-N-Out Burger
BREAKING: In-N-Out sets opening date for Stafford location

In-N-Out announces opening date for first Houston-area location

(Courtesy Melissa Skorpil)
Pluckers Wing Bar to open at The Grid in Stafford by early 2020

The restaurant offers traditional and boneless wings.

Cheryl Sterling takes the oath of office administered by Mayor Yolanda Ford at the Nov. 18 Missouri City City Council meeting. (Claire Allbright/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City City Council welcomes new member

Cheryl Sterling was sworn in as a new member of Missouri City City Council.

Community members and Fort Bend ISD officials gathered at the James Reese Career and Technical Center on Nov. 17 for a ceremony to bless the ground where the Sugar Land 95 will be reburied in the coming weeks.
Protesters speak out at Fort Bend ISD’s ground-blessing ceremony for the Sugar Land 95

While FBISD officials feel the most honorable way to move forward is to reinter the remains sooner rather than later, some community members feel it is disrespectful to rebury the Sugar Land 95 before living descendants can be identified.

(Courtesy Charming Charlie)
Charming Charlie to open at First Colony Mall in March 2020

The store is one one of 15 openings coming nationwide following the company's bankruptcy filing earlier this year.

Eliz Markowitz and Gary Gates received the most votes in the race for state House District 28, and they will advance to a runoff election.
Texas House District 28 runoff special election date set for Jan. 28

Democrat Eliz Markowitz and Republican Gary Gates will be on the ballot.

Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics now taking patients in Missouri City

The practice offers a variety of orthodontic services.

Construction will take place on Muirwood lane in the Seventh Street area from Nov. 18-Feb. 20. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Construction to temporarily block homes on Muirwood Lane in Sugar Land

The construction, which will last until February, will prevent driveway and garage access to five homes for two weeks at time.

Sugar Land Rehab Hospital to celebrate first anniversary Nov. 20

Sugar Land Rehab Hospital is commemorating its one-year anniversary with a holiday celebration Nov. 20.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe coming soon to Stafford

The fast-casual restaurant offers smoothies and juices as well cafe-style menu items.

ALL4, an environmental consulting firm, to relocate from Sugar Land to Stafford in November

The air quality compliance company will move from Sugar Land's business park to Stafford.

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