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 Community Garden Farmers Market

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

    September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Alief Super Neighborhood Monthly Meeting

    September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Alief Community Garden Farmers Market

    October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Westside Police Divisional PIP (Positive Interaction Program)

    October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Message List

  • Re: [alieflife] Fw: Health & Wellness Fair
    Edith: Representative Vo is requesting that the ASNC use their resources to promote the health fair he is co-sponsoring. This is a great event for the Alief neighborhood and I commend both sponsors. As a member of the ASNC, in the over four years I have been attending meetings, Representative
  • FW: Congressman Al Green Congressional Update
    Dear Community Leaders and Friends, Congressman Al Green will have a town hall this Saturday for Congressional Updates. We hope to see you at the town hall for information of current legislation. Thank you for your continuous support to Congressman Al Green. Catherine Le Constituent
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