Alief, Houston

What is Alief, Houston known for?


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.


local amp

;ref name "DairyAlief" thumb left The Railroad Depot 1902 (Image:AliefDepot.gif) Alief Ozelda Magee, acting as the town's first postmistress, applied to open the first post office in 1895. "PKFHSPKFHS local&id 4683126 Residents roll up their sleeves to preserve history." ''KTRK-TV''. October 22, 2006

;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, "local&id 8139570 Houston budget plan includes city


knowledge power

. Retrieved July 5, 2011. and Harmony Science Academy High, which offers grades 9-12. KIPP: Knowledge Power Program Schools KIPP: the Knowledge Is Power Program operates charter schools which serve Alief. They include: KIPP SHINE Preparatory, which instructs prekindergarten through grade 4, "KIPP SHINE Preparatory"


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


books videos

, 2008. Retrieved July 4, 2011. The collection, which had 2,312,482 items in the 2009 fiscal year, contains books, videos, CDs, DVDs, eBooks, electronic resources, and online databases. The library system also participates in the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and TexShare programs. Lillevig, Grace. "Services" ''Harris County Public


spell school

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. "PKFHSPKFHS spell-school-success-in-1689996.php Big spending may not spell school success in Houston." ''Houston Chronicle''. Monday April 18, 2011. Retrieved on December 30, 2011. Harmony Schools Two Harmony Public Schools (Harmony Science Academy) charter schools are in Alief (when Gessner is considered the boundary line for Alief). They are: Harmony School of Innovation, which offers grades K-8, "Harmony Public Schools in Houston". ''Harmony Public SchoolsSchool of Innovation''. nd. Retrieved July 5, 2011. and Harmony Science Academy High, which offers grades 9-12. KIPP: Knowledge Power Program Schools KIPP: the Knowledge Is Power Program operates charter schools which serve Alief. They include: KIPP SHINE Preparatory, which instructs prekindergarten through grade 4, "KIPP SHINE Preparatory". ''KIPP''. nd. Retrieved July 6, 2011. KIPP Academy Middle School, which instructs grades 5-8, "KIPP Academy Middle School". ''KIPP''. nd. Retrieved July 6, 2011. and "KIPP Sharpstown College Prep". ''KIPP''. nd. Retrieved July 6, 2011. -- KIPP Houston High School, which instructs grades 9-12. "KIPP Houston High School". ''KIPP''. nd. Retrieved July 6, 2011. Private Schools Christ the Lord Lutheran School Christ the Lord Lutheran School is located at 4410 S. Kirkwood Rd. "School" ''Christ the Lord Lutheran''. (c)2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011 The school instructs preschool through the eighth grade as part of the 4th largest private parochial school system in the United States, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). The school has been in operation since 1972. Strake Jesuit College Preparatory '''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.


offering free

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. ref>


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


gangs

. Drug trafficking became more common in the 1980s. Although the Houston Police Department had downplayed the existence of criminal gangs in the city, Westside Tactical Unit Officer R.L. Spurgeon revealed in a 1988 ''Houston Chronicle'' interview that the Los Angeles Crips were attempting to recruit the loosely formed Alief Gangsters. " `They're

packs, like wolves' Ex-convicts serving as unofficial leaders of loosely organized gangs ". ''Houston Chronicle''. September 5, 1988. Retrieved July 6, 2011. Later the same year, the ''Houston Chronicle'' reported that although there were many gangs in Houston, several were in the Alief area, "HPD reports gangs here not as violent". ''Houston Chronicle''. November 24

; 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


large position

Position 1 Stephen Costello 2009 All of Houston - At-Large Position 2 Sue Lovell 2005 All of Houston - At-Large Position 3 Melissa Noriega 2007 All of Houston - At-Large Position 4 Clarence Bradford 2009 All of Houston - At-Large Position 5 ref name "HoustonZipCodes"

;HoustonZipCodes" Houston, City of. "ZIP Codes Reference 77072". ''City of Houston''. nd. Retrieved July 23, 2011. style "background:#fff3f3" Al Hoang style "background:#fff3f3" 2009 style "background:#fff3f3" Map of District F (after 2011 redistricting) - At-Large

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