The history of Houston begins almost exactly at the same time as Texas Independence. The Texas Revolution, which resulted in Texas’ independence from Mexico and established the Republic of Texas, began with a rebellion in 1835 that led to the disaster of the Alamo and the ultimate victory at San Jacinto in the spring of 1836. In August 1836, two New York real estate promoters, J.K. and A.C. Allen, purchased 6,642 acres of unimproved land […]
Welcome to the Ultimate History Quiz The Ultimate History Quiz features thousands of questions about American and global history trivia. Play now to challenge your friends, and see how you stack up to the competition.
Someone is selling a newly renovated house in west Houston’s gated Estates of Cullen Park community for just one dollar. No joke.
The Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) is a free program designed to assist stranded motorists on all Harris County area freeways. It’s available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (excluding Harris County holidays). MAP is designed to not only help stranded motorists, but also to clear the freeways of minor incidents and stalls. This in turn helps all motorists by keeping them moving and saving them time and fuel. Since 1989, over 600,000 […]
Just a friendly reminder that the Texas General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Last day to register to vote is Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Early voting takes place from Monday, October 22, 2018 – Friday, November 2, 2018. Find out more at VoteTexas.gov. Not Registered? To vote in Texas, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it at least 30 days before […]
Alief ISD adopts 2018 fiscal year budget and sets tax rate for 2018-19 at the 8/28/18 Board Meeting. The adopted tax rate will raise more taxes for Maintenance and Operations than last year’s tax rate. The following summary data is from the Governmental Fund Statements in the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ended August 31, 2017. Governmental Funds include the District’s primary operating fund, i.e. General Fund, Special Revenue Fund for various […]
Going out of town? Let the Harris County Sheriff’s Office know and we’ll make sure our deputies keep an eye on your home. A Vacation Watch is a service provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for citizens residing in the unincorporated areas of Harris County. Citizens may request a Vacation Watch by clicking on the following link and completing the on-line form. Fill out the form – Click Here
Great News! There is a new public library in the Clayton Woods area. No more driving to Beltway 8 or Sugar land, now the new 23,000 sq. foot library will be only minutes away. The new library is located on Addicks-Clodine between Beechnut and Bissonnet.
If you’re looking for great seafood, without all the razzle dazzle, then Mike’s Seafood is the place for you. No fancy-pants frills, just great crawfish, crabs, shrimp, oysters, and so much more. Mike’s is located at 9449 Highway 6 South, Houston, TX 77083, just a few minutes soutgh of Clayton Woods. Get directions to Mike’s, pics, reviews, and more – Click Here
Are you the next Alief Idol! This year the contest will be divided into two levels of competition: Elementary/Intermediate and Middle/High School. We will crown an Alief Idol from both levels, as well as a second and third place winner. The deadline for submission of audition entries is September 17, 2018. Only current Alief ISD students can enter this contest. Alief ISD students from Kindergarten to 12th Grade who meet academic eligibility requirements may enter […]