Alief, Houston

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groundbreaking quot

Alief Montessori Groundbreaking ". March 26, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2011. In 2011 he nonprofit Children at Risk ranked the school among the ten best Houston area elementary schools. During that year, its per-pupil spending was $3,587, one of the lowest in the area. Mellon, Ericka. "Big spending may not spell school success in Houston." '' Houston


legendary diversity

; ref The City of Houston stated on its website that the "legendary diversity" in Alief "is evident in the large section of Asian residents and businesses along Bellaire Boulevard. " According to the Alief Independent School District in 2011, "Virtually every culture of the modern world is represented in the district's 45,000 student enrollment; more than 80 languages and dialects are spoken," among its students. The population was 11.1% white(non-Hispanic), 27.4% black(non-Hispanic), 21.2% Asian, and 37.9% Hispanic in the annexed portion of Alief in 2009. The number of Asians and Hispanics in the annexed portion of Alief increased between the years 2000 and 2009 while the number of people from all other ethnic groups listed by the City of Houston Planning Department either declined or showed no change. The number of households in the annexed portion of Alief increased from 31,033 in 2000 to 33,654 in 2009. The average size of households in the area increased as well, from 3.15 to 3.22. The median age of residents in the annexed portion of Alief was 29.6 in 2009. The median household income in 2009 was $50,028 annually and the average household income was $54,295 annually for Alief households located in Houston. The unemployment rate increased significantly, from 7.4% in 2000 to 11.5% in the annexed portion of Alief. News Paper Online and Print News Paper As of June 2012 Alief had its own online news portal, http: www.aliefpost.com founded by Alief resident Waqas Syed '''St. Agnes Academy''' is a Dominican (Dominican Order) college-preparatory school for young women grades 9 through 12 "Our Mission & History" ''St. Agnes Academy''. (c)2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011. in Houston (Houston, Texas), Texas, United States at the edge of both the Alief (Alief, Houston) and Sharpstown (Sharpstown, Houston) communities. The school operates within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston . Southwest The term "southwest Houston" often refers to the area that opened in the years following World War II, when they were considered to be suburbs, such as '''Alief (Alief, Houston)''', '''Fondren Southwest''', '''Meyerland (Meyerland, Houston, Texas)''', '''Sharpstown (Sharpstown, Houston, Texas)''' and '''Westbury (Westbury, Houston, Texas)'''. Alief is a large, ethnically diverse community which Houston began annexing in 1977. Fondren Southwest and Meyerland are centers of Houston's Jewish community. Sharpstown has large Hispanic and Asian American communities and was the first master-planned community in Houston. Also in the southwest is the Indian enclave, the Mahatma Gandhi District (Mahatma Gandhi District, Houston), informally known as Hilcroft. Westbury and Meyerland are becoming popular places for some gay men and lesbians to live, as real estate in the Neartown area has become more expensive as it has gentrified. '''Alief Kerr High School''' is a secondary school located in the Alief (Alief, Houston) community, near the city of Houston (Houston, Texas) in an unincorporated area of Harris County, Texas, in the United States. The school is a part of the Alief Independent School District and serves grades 9 through 12. Kerr High School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence (Blue Ribbon Schools Program) by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive, during the 2010-11 school year. http: www2.ed.gov programs nclbbrs 2010 national.pdf District F District F serves areas in southwestern Houston. District F has a significant Vietnamese American community. Moran, Chris. "District F councilman facing both political, legal fights." ''Houston Chronicle''. Sunday October 9, 2011. Retrieved on November 5, 2011. District F includes much of the Alief (Alief, Houston), area other areas in Southwest Houston, Briarmeadow (Briarmeadow, Houston) and Tanglewilde (Tanglewilde, Houston). In 1985 District F included far Southwest Houston. It included Alief (Alief, Houston), Braeburn, Braeburn Valley West, Glenshire, Gulfton, Robindell (Robindell, Houston), and Sharpstown. In 1985 the district was 83% white. Hurst, Deborah. "Goodner stays away from focusing on gays in District F campaign." ''Houston Chronicle''. Monday October 21, 1985. Section 1, Page 10. Retrieved on August 8, 2011. In 2011 Briarmeadow and Tanglewilde, areas south of Westheimer Road which were previously in District G, were moved to District F, while the Bellaire Boulevard areas and Sharpstown were moved out of District F.


groundbreaking

AliefMontessoriAbout "About Alief Montessori Community School ''Alief Montessori Community School''. nd. Retrieved July 4, 2011. The school is located at 12013 6th Street. As of July 2011, the school is undergoing an expansion. Groundbreaking on the expansion was held on March 26, 2010. "

Alief Montessori Groundbreaking ". March 26, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2011. In 2011 he nonprofit Children at Risk ranked the school among the ten best Houston area elementary schools. During that year, its per-pupil spending was $3,587, one of the lowest in the area. Mellon, Ericka. "Big spending may not spell school success in Houston." '' Houston

;ParksAF" In addition, groundbreaking took place on June 25, 2011 for a new hike and bike trail funded by a Texas Department of Transportation grant. The park is a property. In May 2011, the city announced that it was closing Alief Pool due to budget cuts, " Houston budget plan includes city


work+lead

; Violence associated with criminal gangs escalated. In 1993, five people were arrested when a dispute between rival gangs resulted in the murder of a teenager at a Halloween party. "Luck, hard work lead to arrest in gang-related shooting death". ''Houston Chronicle''. November 7, 1993. Retrieved July 6, 2011. Reactions to the rise in crime varied. In 1991


parks

11 parks in his precinct, including Alief-Amity Park, drug-free zones with stiffer penalties for people caught possessing drugs. Greene, Andrea D. "Drug-free status for parks urged". ''Houston Chronicle''. October 19, 1993. Retrieved July 6, 2011. Alief ISD tested a uniform policy at three middle schools in 1996 and then mandated uniforms for all elementary, intermediate, and middle

it was closed to make room for the Royal Oaks Country Club and subdivision. Parks and recreation The Alief Community is home to public parks maintained by Harris County, public parks maintained by the City of Houston, and private parks and venues. Harris County parks Harris County operates parks throughout Alief which is in Precinct 3. Harris County parks are maintained by the Precinct's Parks Division. "

;About Precinct 3 : Precinct Three Facts". ''Harris County Precinct 3''. Retrieved July 1, 2011. thumb left Basketball Courts at Alief-Amity Park (Image:Alief Amity.jpg) Alief-Amity Park Harris County operates the Alief-Amity Park at 12509 Alief Clodine Road with a .17 mile trail. "parks AliefAmity.aspx Alief-Amity Park (11 Acres


political legal

in southwestern Houston. District F has a significant Vietnamese American community. Moran, Chris. "District F councilman facing both political, legal fights." ''Houston Chronicle''. Sunday October 9, 2011. Retrieved on November 5, 2011. District F includes much of the Alief (Alief, Houston), area other


main high

; Holmes, Cecile S. and Robert Vara. "35 years of faith". ''Houston Chronicle''. December 14, 1996. Retrieved July 15, 2011. The district's main high schools, Hastings and Elsik, were the two largest high schools in Texas. Alief ISD estimated a total enrollment of 39,000 students in the district, with 8,582 students attending either Hastings or Elsik. ref


online articles

; footnotes History of land "Dairy (Alief)." Texas Historical Commission. 1990. Retrieved June 24, 2011. Hazlewood, Claudia. "PKFHSPKFHS online articles hja04 Alief, TX." Texas State Historical

County Flood Control District in Alief in 1909. The chairman of the Harris County Drainage District was Daugherty. Kleiner, Diana J. "PKFHSPKFHS online articles fda19 DAUGHERTY, JACAMIAH SEAMAN." Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 26, 2011. Trustees S.B. (Shorter) Burleson and Will and Eddie Garmond for the Prairie Grove Missionary


buildings quot

"HPL's Named Buildings." ''Houston Public Library''. Retrieved on November 16, 2008. The branch is located at 7979 South Kirkwood Street "Henington-Alief Regional Library." ''Houston Public Library''. Retrieved on November 16, 2008. and was originally named the Alief Branch Library when it opened in 1985. ref name "

;MintzLibrary" The library was later named for David M. Henington, who served as the Director of the Houston Public Library for 26 years. "Library's Named Buildings". ''Houston Public Library''. Retrieved July 4, 2011. The Houston Public Library system had a holding of 3,951,035 in the 2008 fiscal year ref name "HPLFacts


hard work

; Violence associated with criminal gangs escalated. In 1993, five people were arrested when a dispute between rival gangs resulted in the murder of a teenager at a Halloween party. "Luck, hard work lead to arrest in gang-related shooting death". ''Houston Chronicle''. November 7, 1993. Retrieved July 6, 2011. Reactions to the rise in crime varied. In 1991, the candidates for the District F city council seat agreed that crime and drugs were the most important issues. By the same year, Alief ISD had added rules to its dress code forbidding students to wear gang attire. Sin, Stephanie A. "Dress-code debates still in vogue Fashions change, but controversy never goes away". ''Houston Chronicle''. September 2, 1991. Retrieved July 6, 2011. In 1992, Alief ISD began setting up metal detectors at high schools and athletic events to prevent students from carrying weapons. Hanson, Eric. ""Dramatic' arms deterrent cited in metal detector use at schools." ''Houston Cronicle''. October 16, 1993. Retrieved July 6, 2011. Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack declared 11 parks in his precinct, including Alief-Amity Park, drug-free zones with stiffer penalties for people caught possessing drugs. Greene, Andrea D. "Drug-free status for parks urged". ''Houston Chronicle''. October 19, 1993. Retrieved July 6, 2011. Alief ISD tested a uniform policy at three middle schools in 1996 and then mandated uniforms for all elementary, intermediate, and middle schools in 1997. Markley, Melanie and Ruth Rendon, Cindy Horswell,Patti Muck. "Schools find that students adopt uniform behavior". ''Houston Chronicle''. February 16, 1997. Retrieved July 15, 1997. Income Poverty increased in the area. Between 1991 and 1992, one area food bank received 43% more requests for food than it had in the preceding year. Martin, Norma. "Hunger increasing in middle-class neighborhoods, official says". ''Houston Chronicle''. March 26, 1993. Retrieved July 6, 2011. By 1995, large numbers of undocumented workers had moved to the area and were working for less than minimum wage. Vara, Richard. "He's helping his community". ''Houston Chronicle''. July 20, 1996. Retrieved July 15, 2011. The House of Amos opened in 1995 to help provide food and clothes to impoverished residents. Education Many developments in education took place in the 1990s in Alief. In 1993, Alief ISD instituted a rule which made passing the statewide standardized test, the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) Exit Exam, a requirement for high school graduation. Staff. "Area briefs". ''Houston Chronicle''. June 2, 1993. Retrieved July 6, 2011. Many parents protested the measure. In 1995, voters decided to allow Alief ISD to build the Hastings and Elsik Ninth Grade Centers. Staff. "Voters Decide Fate of Schools". ''Houston Chronicle''. December 2, 1995. Retrieved July 15, 2011. In 1998, voters approved funds for Alief ISD to use to build a new high school, Staff. "Alief voters pass school bonds issue". ''Houston Chronicle''. September 13, 1998. Retrieved July 15, 2011. which would later become Alief "Doc" Taylor. The period was also marked with political scandals. In 1991, a ballot box from the Boone Elementary polling location containing over 700 ballots went missing after the poll closed. Staff. "City set to probe missing ballot box". ''Houston Chronicle''. December 9, 1991. Retrieved July 6, 2011. In late 1994, David M. Henington, the director of the Houston Public Library, retired. In an article about his retirement plans he told the reporter he wanted personal computers placed in all of Houston's branch libraries so that all Houstonians could access the internet "information superhighway" during their visits. Dyer, R.A. "Public Library's chief set to retire His career in system spans 27 years". ''Houston Chronicle''. Section A, Page 33, 2 STAR Edition. November 26, 1994. Retrieved July 24, 2011. In 1996, the Henington-Alief Library began offering free internet access to the public. Sallee, Rod. "Library hops on superhighway Internet to soon be option at several public libraries". ''Houston Chronicle''. February 8, 1996. Retrieved July 15, 2011. The service was text-only and was limited to 20 minutes when other users were waiting to use the computers. The move by the Houston Public Library was intended to bring internet access to Houstonians who did not have a home computer and therefore did not have home access to the internet. Hurricane Katrina (2005) In 2005, Alief became home to many Hurricane Katrina evacuees. Radcliffe, Jennifer. "More sought for displaced students: Initiative asks $5 million to help schools in HISD, Alief deal with victims of Katrina". ''Houston Chronicle''. April 21, 2006. Retrieved July 21, 2011. More than 3,000 evacuees enrolled in Alief ISD schools. Alief ISD spent $12 million to accommodate Hurricane Katrina evacuees in 2005. Breed, Allen G. "Evacuee students find ways to fit in, make best of dislocation." ''Associated Press''. April 9, 2006. The United States government promised to reimburse the district, but in 2006 Alief had not yet received the money. Many of the students who were displaced by the hurricane were academically behind their Texas peers. In 2006, former United States President George H. W. Bush and Houston Mayor Bill White (Bill White (politician)) led a fundraising campaign to help Alief ISD and other districts pay for educating the displaced students. The influx of evacuees caused an escalation of gang violence '''St. Agnes Academy''' is a Dominican (Dominican Order) college-preparatory school for young women grades 9 through 12 "Our Mission & History" ''St. Agnes Academy''. (c)2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011. in Houston (Houston, Texas), Texas, United States at the edge of both the Alief (Alief, Houston) and Sharpstown (Sharpstown, Houston) communities. The school operates within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston . Southwest The term "southwest Houston" often refers to the area that opened in the years following World War II, when they were considered to be suburbs, such as '''Alief (Alief, Houston)''', '''Fondren Southwest''', '''Meyerland (Meyerland, Houston, Texas)''', '''Sharpstown (Sharpstown, Houston, Texas)''' and '''Westbury (Westbury, Houston, Texas)'''. Alief is a large, ethnically diverse community which Houston began annexing in 1977. Fondren Southwest and Meyerland are centers of Houston's Jewish community. Sharpstown has large Hispanic and Asian American communities and was the first master-planned community in Houston. Also in the southwest is the Indian enclave, the Mahatma Gandhi District (Mahatma Gandhi District, Houston), informally known as Hilcroft. Westbury and Meyerland are becoming popular places for some gay men and lesbians to live, as real estate in the Neartown area has become more expensive as it has gentrified. '''Alief Kerr High School''' is a secondary school located in the Alief (Alief, Houston) community, near the city of Houston (Houston, Texas) in an unincorporated area of Harris County, Texas, in the United States. The school is a part of the Alief Independent School District and serves grades 9 through 12. Kerr High School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence (Blue Ribbon Schools Program) by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive, during the 2010-11 school year. http: www2.ed.gov programs nclbbrs 2010 national.pdf District F District F serves areas in southwestern Houston. District F has a significant Vietnamese American community. Moran, Chris. "District F councilman facing both political, legal fights." ''Houston Chronicle''. Sunday October 9, 2011. Retrieved on November 5, 2011. District F includes much of the Alief (Alief, Houston), area other areas in Southwest Houston, Briarmeadow (Briarmeadow, Houston) and Tanglewilde (Tanglewilde, Houston). In 1985 District F included far Southwest Houston. It included Alief (Alief, Houston), Braeburn, Braeburn Valley West, Glenshire, Gulfton, Robindell (Robindell, Houston), and Sharpstown. In 1985 the district was 83% white. Hurst, Deborah. "Goodner stays away from focusing on gays in District F campaign." ''Houston Chronicle''. Monday October 21, 1985. Section 1, Page 10. Retrieved on August 8, 2011. In 2011 Briarmeadow and Tanglewilde, areas south of Westheimer Road which were previously in District G, were moved to District F, while the Bellaire Boulevard areas and Sharpstown were moved out of District F.

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