John Rigg

John joined Community Impact Newspaper in June 2012. He covers the Sugar Land/Missouri City area, and his reporting focuses on new businesses, transportation, education, development and government. John attended school in Los Angeles before returning and receiving his bachelor's in print journalism from the University of Houston.

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Mike Alford, Houston district engineer with TxDOT (left); Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Myers, Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert; District 26 Representative Rick Miller; Precinct 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage; and Precinct 4 Commissioner James Patterson—along with several county officials and community members—celebrated the opening of Grand Parkway Segment D on April 11.

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Construction wraps on Segment D of the Grand Parkway

Fort Bend County officials and community members gathered April 11 for the official ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Grand Parkway Segment D, which stretches from Hwy. 59 in Sugar Land north to I-10. more »

Apr 11, 2014 Sugar Land | Missouri City

Updated designs of the city's Performing Arts Center from Martinez & Johnson have kept in place the structure's curved glass wall and iconic bowl that houses the audience chamber and stage.

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Design updated for city's Performing Arts Center

The city of Sugar Land's planned Performing Arts Center is gearing up for another milestone. By the end of April, Washington D.C.-based architecture firm Martinez & Johnson plans to present final designs for the center to city council. more »

Apr 3, 2014 Sugar Land | Missouri City

Crawfish season typically runs from March–June, and there are several restaurants that serve the seasonal dish around Sugar Land and Missouri City.

Courtesy Texas Crawfish Music Festival

Texas Crawfish Music Festival returns to Old Town Spring

Beginning April 25, Old Town Spring comes to life with the 28th annual Texas Crawfish Music Festival, featuring carnival rides, games and activities, a petting zoo and live music. more »

Apr 3, 2014 Spring | Klein

Missouri City residents to vote on $40 million bond

On May 10, Missouri City residents will vote on four propositions that make up a $40 million bond package. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Sugar Land | Missouri City

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Last year's exotic races brought nearly 15,000 fans and players to the Sam Houston Race Park.

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Exotic racing comes to Sam Houston Race Park

Sam Houston Race Park is hosting its second annual live exotic races this Saturday. more »

Mar 8, 2013 On the Town

The Bosque Gallery at LSC–CyFair hosts a variety of professional and student exhibitions throughout the year.

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LSC–CyFair art season kicks off with Can-tastic Sculptures

The Center for the Arts kicks off its 2013 season with an unusual display to benefit the Houston Food Bank. more »

Jan 30, 2013 On the Town

Texas Champions Weekend kicked off a 30-day thoroughbred meet, which will host approximately 10 live races every Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Courtesy Jack Coady

Opening weekend at Sam Houston Race Park draws crowd

Sam Houston Race Park kicked off its 20th season of live racing Jan. 18. more »

Jan 24, 2013 On the Town

Merche features a Spanish and Italian infused menu with an upscale dining atmosphere.

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Old World wine and food come together at Cypress restaurant

Cypress' Spanish and Italian fusion restaurant Merche is hosting an Italian-inspired wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. more »

Nov 27, 2012 On the Town

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Hoggs N' Chicks offers several pork and chicken dishes, but also specializes in international fare, such as the fish tacos ($8.99) served with a pineapple-mango pico, Tabasco remoulade and black beans.

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Hoggs N’ Chicks

As the nationwide economic recession began to affect Sugar Land and Missouri City residents, Roque Baecker decided to open a local restaurant with one primary goal: to offer quality and affordable food. more »

Jan 8, 2014 Sugar Land | Missouri City

Veritas Steaks and Seafood offers a variety of traditional menu items, each with distinctive presentation.

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Veritas Steak & Seafood

The focus of Veritas, which translates to “truth,” is serving traditional dishes with world flavors in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere, proprietor Kevin Rios said. more »

Dec 5, 2013 Sugar Land | Missouri City

Robert White, left, and Victor Litwinenko create their menus to offer twists on food items they love to eat.

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Guru Burgers and Crepes

Business partners Robert White and Victor Litwinenko decided to open their second restaurant in Sugar Land Town Square about two years ago, but they could not decide whether to offer gourmet burgers or crepes to customers. more »

Nov 7, 2013 Sugar Land | Missouri City

Great W'kana Cafe's menu often combines a variety of flavors common throughout India onto one plate.

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Great W’kana Cafe

A diverse menu, fresh ingredients and distinctive food presentation have allowed Great W’kana Cafe in Meadows Place to become a well-known destination restaurant for Houston residents and visitors. more »

Oct 3, 2013 Sugar Land | Missouri City