A Brief History of Alief, Texas

For a very detailed description of Alief History, see our Wikipedia page (link).

 

  • 1861 — A flood prone prairie known as Dairy, located 15 miles Southwest of Houston at the Brays Bayou headwaters, had farms for rice, corn, cattle, cotton and diary
  • 1889 — San Antonio & Aransas Pass RR granted right of way. In 1904 a depot was built on High Star where the AISD stadium is now located
  • 1894 — Dr John Magee, DDS and his wife Alief Ozelda Morris  settled in Dairy
  • 1896 — Alief was named postmistress and the U.S. Post Office was established in their home. Population: 25. First school built (2 rooms, grades 1-7)
  • 1987 — This postal area was named Alief, not Dairy to avoid confusion with another town called Daisy.
  • 1899 — Mrs. Alief Magee died and was buried on their home property, reinterred in the Alief Cemetery at the corner of Bellaire Boulevard and Dairy-Ashford Road in 1935.
  • 1900 — Alief was again devastated by The GREAT hurricane (which destroyed Galveston). Most of Alief’s 30 families fled; many returned by 1904
  • 1905 — Alief Cotton Gin opened on Alief Clodine Rd., later The Red Barn Picture Framing business until 2003, when it was razed so the land could be used as a retention pond for the Westpark Toll Road
  • 1906 — Nancy Lloyd, first woman elected to Dairy School board.
  • 1909 — Harris County Flood Control District established here.
  • 1911 — Alief Independent School District established; built a 3-story school.
  • 1912 — Mr. A.J. Martin (an elementary school is named for him) built a home on Cook Road. Its grounds have held the Alief Pet Cemetery since 1917.
  • 1917 — Dairy School District became an I.S.D. and was renamed Alief. Hastings family (storekeepers) became postmasters. (The first Alief high school was named after him.)
  • 1926 — 11th grade added for the school district
  • 1935 — Electric service brought to Alief. Population between 150 – 200
  • 1940 — 12th grade added for the school district
  • 1943 — Telephone service brought to Alief
  • 1977 — Houston began annexing areas of Alief which are now within the Super Neighborhood boundaries
  • 2000 — Alief Super Neighborhood #25 was recognized by the Mayor’s Office in a ceremony on June 22, 2000.

Upcoming Events

  1. Alief Farmers Market

    May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Westside Police Divisional PIP (Positive Interaction Program)

    May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Alief Super Neighborhood Monthly Meeting

    May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Alief Farmers Market

    June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Westside Police Divisional PIP (Positive Interaction Program)

    June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Message List

  • Tuesday April 24th at 6:30 pm - Meeting on RUN-HIDE-FIGHT responses to an Active Shooter
    Everyone is Invited: Please join us for our monthly meeting. The speaker will be Officer Mike Prause of the Houston Police Department. His topic will be "What to do in the case of an active shooter." We hope that none of use will ever need this information but these times requires us to
  • Retirement Taxes Seminar
    I wanted to sign up to attend this seminar but I can't find the original email with all the info - could you please resend it to me? Thank you, Gloria Crawford
  • Fw: Sunday Truck Loading / Transport Schedule
    NEED HELP AT THE ALIEF COMMUNITY CENTER THIS MORNING! On Sunday, April 22, 2018 8:54 AM, Rd Kissling wrote: Hey guys - sorry about the late notice. Didnt get home from yesterdays event until after midnight. We will be meeting at the event site in Alief (11903 Bellaire
  • Bring your dogs!
    Some people didn't show up for their appointment at the spay and neuter clinic. If your dog needs fixed, bring it to the Alief Community Center now! Sent from my iPhone