DATA: Getting to know Kingwood

Kingwood is known as "the livable forest" due to its plethora of trees and vegetation. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kingwood is known as "the livable forest" due to its plethora of trees and vegetation. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Kingwood is known as "the livable forest" due to its plethora of trees and vegetation. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The master-planned community of Kingwood was developed by Friendswood Development Co. in the 1970s, and it was annexed by the city of Houston in 1996. Kingwood is known as “the livable forest” due to its plethora of trees and vegetation. For the purpose of this page, Kingwood includes the 77339 and 77345 ZIP codes.

Sources: American Community Survey 5-year estimates, city of Humble/Community Impact Newspaper
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.


Houston, besides the Kingwood and Clear Lake areas, is under a boil water advisory for the next 24 hours, officials announced Feb. 27. (Courtesy Pexels)
JUST IN: 13 Humble ISD schools to close on Friday, Feb. 28, following boil-water notice

A broken water line near the Loop 610 that spurred Houston Public Works to issue a boil-water notice across the Houston-area—including the Atascocita area—has caused Humble ISD to close 13 campuses on Friday, Feb. 28.

City of Houston businesses and offices have been affected by the loss of water pressure. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Boil-water notice issued to portions of Atascocita, Fall Creek area following Houston water line break

The city of Houston has ordered a boil water notice for parts of the Houston area in response to a 96-inch main line water break in east Houston that flooded a portion of Loop 610 and Clinton Drive on Feb. 27, Houston Public Works confirmed.

Three Democrats are seeking the nomination to run for U.S. District 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Democratic candidates for U.S. District 2 discuss issues facing the area

Three Democratic candidates are running in the primary for Texas' 2nd congressional district.

Montgomery County commissioners approved a motion to authorize the purchase of cemetery plots for the disposition of deceased paupers at their Feb. 25 meeting.  (Courtesy Fotolia)
Montgomery County purchases cemetery lots for deceased paupers

The entire indigent burial program costs the county between $30,000-$36,000 per year.

Jeff Springer, founder of Suit Up Ministries, said he hopes to transform Montgomery County by rebuilding families. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Suit Up Ministries tackles fatherlessness in Montgomery County

“What we are saying is, ‘Step up dads.'" -Jeff Springer, Suit Up Ministries founder

HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood is seeking a Level II trauma designation. (Courtesy HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood)
HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood seeks Level II trauma designation

HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood aims to be the first trauma center in the Lake Houston area as officials confirmed the hospital is actively seeking a Level II trauma designation as of Feb. 17 with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

A new Smoothie King location will open in Valley Ranch Town Center in late February or early March. (Courtesy Smoothie King)
Smoothie King in Valley Ranch Town Center aims to open in March

A new Smoothie King is expected to open in March at 12029 N. Grand Parkway E., Ste. 120, New Caney, in Valley Ranch Town Center.

Kingwood celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kingwood celebrates 50th anniversary, still offers same small-town feel

It has been 50 years since Kingwood was founded in 1970, and longtime residents said the community still remains a livable forest and offers the same small-town feel it did in its early years.

Burger Buzz opened in mid-January in the Deerbrook Mall. (Courtesy Burger Buzz)
Family-owned eatery Burger Buzz serves made-to-order items from Deerbrook Mall

Burger Buzz opened Jan. 11 at 20131 Hwy. 59, Ste. 2132, Humble, in the Deerbrook Mall.

Harris County commissioners voted 3-2 at a Feb. 25 meeting to begin a search process to replace Chief Budget Officer Bill Jackson (far right). (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County commissioners vote to replace budget director

Dissenting commissioners said they were caught off-guard by the move.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo proposed establishing an immigrant legal defense fund for county residents at the Feb. 25 commissioners court meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County looks to establish immigrant legal defense fund

Hidalgo said this program would “inject a measure of fairness into our justice system” for individuals and families who do not have access to legal services.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, along with the rest of the Commissioners Court, accepted the 2019 racial profiling report Feb. 25. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office releases 2019 racial profiling report

The report concludes the office does not have a racial profiling problem.

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