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  •  uh, you're talking cane and beets here, (0+ / 0-)

    agieric.  Cane in Sugarland, and beets in Colorado.

    In 2003, the Imperial Sugar Company refinery plant and distribution center was put out of operation, but its effect on the local economy was minimal, since Sugar Land today has much more of a reputation as an affluent Houston suburb than the blue-collar, agriculture-dependent town it was a generation ago. However, the company maintains its headquarters in Sugar Land.

    Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 06:01:19 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, I know. Having grown up in the Colorado (0+ / 0-)

      Springs area, with the Holly Sugar building as one of the city's iconic structures, and having relatives (and fellow Texas Aggies) in Sugar Land (hence my original "having been there a fair few times" comment), I'm aware of the competing claims re: cane sugar vs. beet sugar.  And that "Sugar Land" is a suburb of Houston and "Sugarland" is a country music duo.

      I'm one of those lucky homos in a bi-national relationship - at the age of 49, all I had to do was give up my career, leave behind my dying father, my aging, diabetic mother, my family & friends and move to Europe. Easy peasey!

      by aggieric on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 08:12:07 AM PDT

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