Resident Wants New Street Names for Sugar Land


A Sugar Land resident wants the city to rename a couple of streets in the New Territory neighborhood to honor local black heroes.

Paul Matthews says Ellis Creek Boulevard and Cunningham Creek Boulevard are named for 19th-century plantation owners.

He's petitioning to have them renamed after Walter Burton, Fort Bend County's first black sheriff and later a state Senator, and for Garrett Gamble, a local Marine who was killed in Afghanistan.

Local residents aren't sold on the name change, mostly because of the inconvenience involved.


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