Alice is the county seat of Jim Wells County and is near Kingsville and Robstown. Families who've been searching for homes for rent will find a calm and welcoming community in Alice. Places to visit, eat, read and play include Panda Chinese Restaurant, Veterans Plaza Park, Buena Vista Park, Charles Brazzell Sr. Park, Fairway Grill, Alice Municipal Golf Course, El Jalisiense and Gilbreath Park.
Interesting Facts About Alice
During its early history, Alice was a premier shipping center due to the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway finishing the development of a railway line that came to the community. Alice was a vibrant and prosperous shipping center - one of the most prominent in south Texas. Livestock was shipped, later moving to an emphasis on vegetables and fruits.
Two of the earliest newspapers in Alice were the Alice Reporter and El Eco. Both of these papers were published weekly.
Alice garnered the nickname "Windmill Town" in the early 1900s due to the significant amount of windmills in the community.
Reflecting the community's eclectic culture, the early 1900s saw the founding of a Spanish language newspaper in the community, El Cosmopolita.
The community was incorporated into Texas during this period, officially gaining recognition in the summer of 1904.
The oil and gas industry has also played a pivotal role in the economic life of Alice.
Resources for Renters
Alice's official website has many resources that will be useful to renters. Perusing the site will allow a resident to read about the city's charter, news and announcements, a calendar of events and online services - the latter includes a document center and archive center related to pertinent city documents. Other pages direct a renter to the city's government and many departments.