• Kingwood Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall

    Jeff Bennett - Musician, composer, and recording artist

    Kingwood, TX: The holiday season has arrived along with all of the holiday décor in the malls and stores comes the seasonal music, both contemporary and classic.  Internationally renowned composer, Phil Barfoot, is presenting a new musical compilation titled, "The Heart of Christmas," which he hopes will become a beloved favorite.  The premiere of the musical will be held at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 24th.  The choir of Second Baptist Church in Kingwoodhas been invited to perform in the event as part of the 350 member American Celebration Choir.

  • Kingwood Park and Kingwood Middle School Orchestras Partner for Fundraising Spirit Night

    Kingwood Park and Kingwood Middle School Orchestras Partner for Fundraising Spirit Night

    They say music makes everything better.  The directors of the Kingwood Park and Kingwood Middle School orchestras are hoping that holds true with pizza making.  Josh Taylor of Kingwood Park and Kenneth Hale of Kingwood Middle will prepare the pizzas at the booster club Spirit Night hosted by Papa Murphy's on Thursday, May 7th.

  • Local Gardeners Win Prize in the Kingwood Garden Center's 5th Annual Tomato Contest

    Gerald Johnston, winner of the Kingwood Garden Center

    On June 20th, the Kingwood Garden Center awarded prizes in its 5th Annual Tomato and Vegetable Contest to area gardeners. Prizes were awarded for Largest Tomato, Best Tomato, and Best Tomato by junior gardeners.

    The Houston area is known for its sunny days, long growing season, and ample rains, which typically lends itself to bountiful crops even for the most novice gardeners. That was not the case this year. Would-be contest entrants battled recurring cold snaps followed by torrential rain. "We had customers come in for tomato plants several times this year." Joy Hanold, manager of the Kingwood Garden Center, explained. "After the cold season passed, the heavy rains knocked the blooms off many plants. It was a rough year for vegetable gardening."

    The contest was judged by Stephanie Manley, blogger and author of, and Kathleen Holloway, also known as "The Veggie Lady." Manley publishes restaurant style recipes and cooking videos at and is the author of two cookbooks, Dining Out at Home and Dining Out at Home 2. Holloway began selling fresh vegetables in the Kingwood area in 2015. Her vegetable market is held each Saturday in the parking lot of Holy Comforter Lutheran Church on Woodland Hills Dr.


    Tomato contest judges, Stephanie Manley of and Kathleen Holloway, The Veggie Lady - Kingwood
    Tomato contest judges: Stephanie Manley of and Kathleen Holloway, The Veggie Lady - Kingwood

    Although the number of entries was down from previous years, the challenges did not deter the hardy few. Gerald Johnston of Kingwood took first place in both the "Best Overall" with a Sungold tomato and "Largest Tomato" category with a Brandywine variety. A Brandywine tomato also took the second place prize in "Best Overall" with the entry by Larry Martion. Craig Archer won third place in "Best Overall" with a Celebrity tomato. In the "Largest Tomato" category, Johnston's winning entry weighed in at 1.5 pounds, followed in second place by Craig Archer, and Regina Archer in third.

    The highlight of the day was the winning entry in the junior category from Hannah Hubbard of New Caney. A first time gardener, the judges were delighted with the flavor and freshness of the tomato. Judge Holloway encouraged the young gardener to keep at it saying, "I would buy these tomatoes from you to sell at my market."

    Hannah Hubbard of New Caney won first prize in the junior division for
    Hannah Hubbard of New Caney won first prize in the junior division for "Best Overall Tomato."

    Hannah and her family recently moved to the New Caney area and discovered the Kingwood Garden Center when buying plants to landscape their newly built home. After 30 years in the corporate world, her mother drew on her ranching roots and incorporated raised beds in their yard for organic gardening. "Hannah can learn something from it and it keeps us busy," her mother explained.

    When asked the secret to their success, Hubbard attributed it to the Heirloom tomato variety as well as the care they took soil preparation. Double winner Johnston avoided frost damage by starting his tomato plants by seed indoors under a heat lamp in early January and then planting them outdoors in mid-March. "The one thing I noticed is that the plants I started early did better," explained Johnston, "Those plants had time to set."

    The Tomato and Vegetable Contest is one of the staff's favorite events at the Kingwood Garden Center. "We see our customers take plants out the door," said owner Nancy Robertson, "but this is one of the few times we get to see their results. It's very rewarding to see what our customers are growing."

    Aspiring gardeners are invited to stop by the Kingwood Garden Center located at 1216 Stonehollow Dr in Kingwood for assistance by their knowledgeable staff. For more information visit or call (281) 358-1805.

    About the Kingwood Garden Center

    Located in Kingwood Texas, the Kingwood Garden Center has been providing gardening, landscaping, and lawn care expertise in Northeast Houston for over 30 years. In addition to providing the highest quality nursery plants and products specifically suited for the Houston area, the Garden Center specializes in home and garden decor offering unique items and gifts.


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  • Web Design Kingwood

    Business Web Design in Kingwood, Texas

    Known as the Livable Forest, Kingwood is a neighborhood of choice in the Houston area, not only for its greenbelt trails and planned villages, but also for the convenient access to Hwy 59 and the city of Houston proper.  Because of this, many small business owners choose to make Kingwood not only the place they call home, but where they set up shop.

    Website Designer in Kingwood

    Legacy Marketing's very first client was for a Realtor in Kingwood who needed a web site design.   After issuing a press release for the launch of the site, the site ranked on page 1 of Google for Kingwood Realtor for quite some time.

    Kingwood, Texas, Web Development

    We grew with the expansion of Open Source content management systems, experimenting with our own online publication for information on the Kingwood area.  The site was originally developed on Mambo, then upgraded to Joomlaafter the platforms forked.  

    We have worked with web development clients from across the country, but we like best to work with business owners we can grab a cup of coffee with.  If you are looking for a web designer in the Kingwood area, either for a brand new web site launch or to revamp and redesign an existing web site, please contact us.  


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