From 1913 to the early 1930s Sugarland Industries printed a newspaper that included local news. Over most of its life the paper was known as the Texas Commercial News. (I've posted excerpts on this blog in the past.)
The issue dated December 6, 1924 included the following short article explaining the various train whistle patterns local residents may have heard when trains passed through town. I guess train noise has always been a problem in Sugar Land.