Alice originated from the defunct community of Collins, three miles to the east.
First it was called Bandana, then Kleberg and finally Alice after Alice Gertrudis King Kleberg, the daughter of Richard King, who established the King Ranch.
The sunny days of spring bring on spectacular shows of wildflowers March into June.
Around 1880 the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway attempted to build a line through Collins, which then had about 2,000 inhabitants.
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Seguin could raise enough tax money to match the federal grants for "make-work" projects. Ayers, and Marvin Eickenroht dating from the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century can be found on many streets.
The New Deal transformed the city's public face with Art Deco-style City Hall, Courthouse, Jail, and fountain, as well as storm sewers, sidewalks, and three swimming pools (one for Anglos, one for blacks, one for Hispanics). However, the city does not have any officially designated historic residential districts.
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The research project, being conducted by the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University, is one of the first academic attempts to better understand the dynamic and changing roles and duties of law enforcement officers in Texas Schools.
The Brownwood Police Department has partnered with the Brownwood ISD District dating back to 1996 to provide a School Resource Officer for District campuses.
The town commemorated its centennial by opening Max Starcke Park, with a golf course, a pavilion, picnic tables and BBQ pits along a scenic river drive, and a curving dam that created one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Texas. The post-war era saw industrial development, including a mini-mill that turned scrap metal into construction products.
To preserve some of the historic character of the town, Seguin became one of the state's first Main Street cities, and the downtown district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. A plant was built by Motorola in 1972 to produce car electronics. On the northern edge of the South Texas Plains, Seguin enjoys a mild winter.
For almost 100 years, the town was dependent on the rich surrounding farmland and ranches.