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 Super Neighborhood Monthly Meeting

    October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Westside Police Divisional PIP (Positive Interaction Program)

    November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Alief Super Neighborhood Monthly Meeting

    November 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Message List

  • Sidewalks
    Good afternoon Alief family, I have great news to share with you. Please find attached the fully executed document regarding installation of sidewalks for the students who attend Kerr High School and Taylor High School. This is a great example of different agencies working together to
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  • Another reason to plant more trees
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  • Fw: Alief Neighborhood Center - Ambassador's Meeting
    ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: "Delk, Michelle - GSD" To: Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2018 5:03 PM Subject: Alief Neighborhood Center - Ambassador's Meeting If you were able to attend the Ambassador’s meeting for new Alief Neighborhood Center this morning, thank