Welcome to the Great State of Texas! 

Just a few reasons Texas is a great place to live and work:

  • Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State for its former status as an independent republic, and as a reminder of the state’s struggle for independence from Mexico.
  • The origin of Texas’s name is from the Caddo word táyshaʼ meaning “friends”.
  • Texas is the second largest U.S state by both area (after Alaska) and population (after California).
  • Texas covers 268,820 square miles and, as of 2023, more than 30 million residents have made Texas their home.
  • Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-largest in the U.S.
  • Regardless of your location within the state, you can enjoy the unique changes of each season.
  • Enjoy Texas’ reputation for low taxes as the state and local tax burdens rank among the lowest in the nation (7th lowest nationally). And, it is one of 7 states with no state income tax.
  • If you love performing arts, you’ll fall in love with Houston as it is one of only five American cities with permanent professional resident companies in all the major performing arts disciplines: the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Ballet, and The Alley Theatre.
  • The Houston Theater District is a 17-block area in the heart of Downtown Houston.  It ranks second in the country in the number of theater seats in a concentrated downtown area, with 12,948 seats for live performances and 1,480 movie seats.
  • Texans can have their pick of who to cheer on in sports – whether it’s football, baseball, basketball or hockey.  Within the “Big Four” professional leagues, Texas has:
    • Two NFL teams (the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans)
    • Two Major League Baseball teams (the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers)
    • Three NBA teams (the San Antonio Spurs, the Houston Rockets, and the Dallas Mavericks)
    • One NHL team (the Dallas Stars)
  • The Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex is one of only twelve American metropolitan areas that host sports teams from all the “Big Four” professional leagues.
  • Space Center Houston is the official visitors’ center of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and has many interactive exhibits including Moon rocks, a Space Shuttle simulator, and presentations about the history of NASA’s manned space flight program.
  • Sugar Land, TX is located in eastern Fort Bend county and is about 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston.
  • Sugar Land was founded as a sugar plantation in the mid-1800’s and was incorporated in 1959.
  • The community offers outstanding schools, libraries, civic organizations and other resources that make Sugar Land a great place to work, live and raise a family.