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.

From the Editor

We at Community Impact Newspaper are proud to roll out our inaugural Health Care Directory in this month’s Sugar Land and Missouri City edition. more »

Nov 5, 2014 7:45 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Options for senior living increase

Sugar Land and Missouri City residents are seeing an increase in assisted living and senior care options in their area, which is affording more local options and services to an aging population. more »

Nov 5, 2014 7:30 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

The Children's Center for Autism at Sugar Land offers classes and programs for a range of young individuals and includes specifically tailored curriculum based on each students' needs and desires.

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Texana Center

Facility launches new children’s center for autism in Sugar Land more »

Nov 5, 2014 7:00 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Glenn Lakes Pharmacy in Missouri City offers patrons more than pharmaceutical services. 
Pharmacy and medical
In addition to pharmacy and compounding services, the business sells medical equipment and supplies.
Gift shop
Available gift items include home decor, herbal teas, greeting cards, natural skin care products and essential oils and vitamins.
Soda fountain
Carrie Bonner has worked with Finley for nearly eight years and is the person behind the pharmacy’s homemade ice cream featured in the soda fountain. Bonner uses a traditional start-from-scratch recipe. Ice cream flavors include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and orange sherbet. The soda fountain also offers fresh juices from carrots, celery, apples and ginger root along with coffee drinks, gourmet teas, sandwiches and salads.

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Glenn Lakes Pharmacy

Mona Finley realized her strengths in science and math at an early age and enrolled at the DeBakey High School for Health Professions in the Texas Medical Center. more »

Nov 5, 2014 6:30 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Owner Joel Eliaz, along with his niece and pastry chef, Beatriz Acosta, opened Xoco-latté in mid-2013.

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International chef and chocolatier Joel Eliaz co-owns a school in Venezuela where he specializes in teaching the art of cooking and baking. more »

Nov 5, 2014 6:15 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

$484 million FBISD bond initiative passes by large margin

The $484 million bond initiative for Fort Bend ISD is projected to pass by an overwhelming margin with 74 percent of residents voting in favor and 26 percent voting in opposition. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:25 PM , Vote Houston Metro

Missouri City and Fort Bend County officials gathered in mid-October for the groundbreaking of the Lexington Boulevard extension that will connect Texas Parkway to Scanlin Road. The $2.96 million project is slated to be completed spring 2015.

Courtesy city of Missouri City

Missouri City, HCC officials to review possible campus relocation

Missouri City officials, in conjunction with Houston Community College, have started looking at possibly relocating the HCC–Missouri City campus to two vacant tracts of land on either side of the extension. more »

Oct 21, 2014 11:00 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City 1 Comments

Texas Senate, District 17

Q&A with Texas Senate, District 17 candidates Joan Huffman (R) and Rita Lucido (D) more »

Oct 6, 2014 9:00 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Owner Sergio Espinosa and his team bring authentic flavors from Mexico City to La Escondida’s menu.

Photos courtesy La Escondida Grill

La Escondida Grill

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Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Voters to decide fate of FBISD bond

After the district called its $484.2 million bond election this summer, Fort Bend ISD residents have expressed concerns about how the bond money will be used to advance academic instruction and how the proposition will affect property taxes. more »

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Irma Klink (left) and daughter Sasha Klein opened Cure & Company to offer services to cancer patients.

Photos courtesy Cure & Company

Cure & Company

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Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

A preliminary rendering shows the future Sugar Land Heritage Museum and the Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center in the renovated container warehouse once part of the Imperial Sugar Company.

Courtesy Sugar Land Heritage Foundation

Sugar Land Heritage Museum finds permanent home

Sugar Land Heritage Museum will occupy about 12,600 square feet on the second floor of the former container warehouse near the eight-story Char House within the Imperial Sugar Land redevelopment. more »

Sep 18, 2014 4:00 PM Sugar Land / Missouri City Impacts

Sugar Land approves tax rate increase to fund park projects

Sugar Land City Council approved a property tax rate of $0.31595 per $100 of valuation at its Sept. 16 meeting, which is a $0.007 increase from last year. more »

Sep 16, 2014 8:00 PM Sugar Land | Missouri City