Introduction to Alice, Texas
Alice, Texas, in Jim Wells county, is 41 miles W of Corpus Christi, Texas. The city has a population of 19,010.
The community of Alice was established in the year 1888. It was initially called Bandana. Its name was later changed to Kleberg. The city was renamed Alice in honor of Alice Kleberg, the daughter of Richard King, the founder of the King Ranch. In the mid 1940s, Armando Marroquin, Sr. launched the first home-based recording company to exclusively record Tejano artists. Since then, Alice has been known as the "The Birthplace of Tejano." The city is also referred to as the "Hub City of South Texas".
Alice and nearby Attractions
- South Texas Museum
- King Ranch Museum
- Fraternal Cemetery
- Pentecostal Missionary Assembly Church
- Alice Memorial Stadium
- Lake Corpus Christi Park
Things To Do In Alice
Those interested in the local history and culture can pay a visit to the King Ranch Museum or the South Texas Museum. There are also many well-maintained parks in the area that offer facilities for a range of physical activities. The city of Alice also hosts the Hispanic Heritage festival every September, and the Jim Wells County Fair every October.
Corpus Christi International is the nearest major airport.
Alice Higher Education
The nearby institutes of higher education include Texas A & M-Kingsville, Del Mar College and Texas A & M-Corpus Christi.