I'm not certain how I collected this article, but as you can see it was published in The Houston Post on November 11, 1962 -- almost exactly 50 years ago to the day. I checked on Sugar Land's and Fort Bend County's actual census figures over the intervening years.
Sugar Land Population
In 1990 (I couldn't find 1987): 33,712
In 2012: 81,700
Fort Bend County Population
In 1987: 200,000
In 2012: 600,000
The photo doesn't have a caption, but I presume that is Bernard Johnson with Tom James (President of Sugarland Industries) and Bill Little (then Mayor of Sugar Land).