Legislature gives UH $52.4 million for new Sugar Land facility

Students walked briskly between classes, some deep in conversation while others buried their heads into their phones or books, at the University of Houston’s Sugar Land campus Monday morning.

Despite being a branch campus for the University of Houston’s flagship university, the Sugar Land location almost resembled something out of one of those famous campus novels featuring a Harvard or Yale on that bright, sunny morning.

But the quiet environs greeting visitors Monday almost looked unaware of the $52.4 million gift that the Texas Legislature granted the university to add a new academic building to the Sugar Land campus.

“Yeah, that will help a lot of students,” said Nosike Eike, a student who lives nearby in Sugar Land. “This will be better for them.”