Marroquin, who also owned and operated a jukebox company, ensured that Ideal recordings would be distributed throughout South Texas.The songs recorded, which were contributed by Tejano and Mexican composers became very popular through jukeboxes placed in restaurants, cantinas or any other establishment that would have them, and the then very scarce Spanish language radio programs. The racial makeup of the city was 77.44% White, 0.86% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 17.92% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races.Males had a median income of ,021 versus ,413 for females. About 2.5% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.
The townspeople were not amenable to selling their land to the railroad company; consequently, the railroad site was moved three miles west, and in 1883 a depot called Bandana was established at its junction with the Corpus Christi, San Diego and Rio Grande Railway.
Bandana soon became a thriving cattle-shipping point, and application for a post office was made under the name Kleberg in honor of Robert Justus Kleberg. Senate took place at Alice's Precinct 13 where 202 ballots were cast in alphabetical order and all just at the close of polling in favor of Johnson.
The northern terminus for the Capital Metro Rail Red Line is located at Leander Station and Park & Ride designed by Mc Kinney York Architects, located on U. Leander is the center of the Leander Independent School District. M.) school, Bagdad Elementary School and Monta Akin Elementary School.
Schools in the district include Leander High School, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park High School, Charles Rouse High School, Vandegrift High School, Tom Glenn High School, Wiley Middle School (Bernice Knox Wiley Middle School), Leander Middle School, Henry Middle School, Running Brushy Middle School, Cedar Park Middle School, Canyon Ridge Middle school, Parkside Elementary School, Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Rutledge Elementary School, Whitestone Elementary School, Jim Plain Elementary School, and Block House Creek Elementary School, Winkley Elementary School, Camacho Elementary (S. of 2000, there were 7,596 people, 2,522 households, and 2,042 families residing in the city.
Alice originated from the defunct community of Collins, three miles to the east.
First it was called Bandana, then Kleberg, and finally Alice after Alice Gertrudis King Kleberg, the daughter of Richard King, who established the King Ranch.
The petition was denied because a town named Kleberg already appeared on the post office list, so residents then chose the name Alice, in honor of Alice Gertrudis King Kleberg, Kleberg's wife and the daughter of Richard King. Within a few years the remaining residents of Collins moved to Alice, which was by then a thriving community. Johnson won the election against Coke Stevenson by 87 votes.
The City of Alice was known for its large cattle industry until the discovery of oil and petroleum beneath Alice in the 1940s which caused a slight population boom. Alice has long been recognized as "The Birthplace of Tejano" dating back to the mid-1940s when Armando Marroquin, Sr.
The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.33. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.