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image by Valentin Poposki, 29 March 2006
The city seal is circular in shape. It has an outer ring and an inner ring. Inside the outer ring are the words CITY OF SUGAR LAND in block capitals,
aligned at the top and the date 1959 at the bottom. This represents the date of incorporation as a "General Law" city. In the inner circle is a five pointed star of Texas, with capital letters spelling the name of the state, TEXAS in between the points. The letters are aligned facing the middle of the seal, so that at the bottom of the seal, the letter 'S' is actually upside down! Inside the star is a crown, representing the Imperial Sugar Factory, one of the city's largest employers until the factory closed in 2003 and on the site of earlier historic sugar processing facilities, from which the city gets its name.
Colin Dobson, 31 March 2006
The City of Sugar Land is in Fort Bend county, Texas, US. It has area of 24.09 sq.miles and a population of 63,328. The image is a reconstruction made
from descriptions in some of the past versions of the city's official website.
Valentin Poposki, 1 February 2006
I'm not sure whether that flag and / or that seal are in current usage. If you look at the City of Sugar Land web site at
www.sugarlandtx.gov/city_hall/city_council/index.asp# you may see the
members of the city council standing in their council chamber with representations of two different versions of the seal behind them, including one
analogous to that above. Other pictures of functions held in the chamber show the flag of the State of Texas and the United States flag displayed in the
chamber, either side of the two screens in the above referenced photograph, but no other flags. Further, I note that photographs of the outside of Sugar Land City Hall on the internet show a different logo altogether!
source: City of Sugar Land Texas website, consulted 29 March 2006
Colin Dobson, 29 March 2006
The text I read, probably two or three years ago, and maybe more, stated that the flag has the official city logo (not the seal) in blue color only. The black variant is in use as logo only. As you can see from the link that Colin sent, there are three seal-like forms behind the councilors. The central one is the city seal, other two images are the city logo.
Valentin Poposki, 29 March 2006
From the city website I found www.sugarlandtx.gov/sugarland/forms_publications/documents/pdf/Dec04_Jan05.pdf where the Dec04/Jan05 city newsletter; page three has an article on the city's new logo and mentions that the old one was adopted in 1990. The new logo keeps the crown and star logo. The article mentions that items with the new logo will be purchased "during the normal replacement cycle of City assets and inventory", so there may or may not be flags with the new logo. There is a picture at www.sugarlandtx.gov/city_hall/city_admin/index.asp which shows the flag (fuzzily) in the background (more or less as Valentin's image). Sugar Land is located 20 miles from downtown Houston TX.
Dean McGee, 31 March 2006
Here is a photo of the mayor of Sugar Land City, David G Wallace, in front of the Sugar Land flag, at least as it was when the photo was taken. I have no further info. Note the seal (Y/B) does have the word "TEXAS" about the central star, unlike the rectangular flag-like framed images in the quoted post.
Albert S. Kirsch, 1 April 2006