Alice Chamber of Commerce & Convention Visitors Bureau
Community Profile
South Texas and Jim Wells County offer an endless vacation climate with the amenities of a world-class resort nearby.

We enjoy year-round outdoor activities including golfing, hiking, camping and boating. Saltwater and freshwater fishing combined with a thriving wildlife population all await the outdoor enthusiast. For those who prefer their entertainment indoors, there are a variety of theater groups, symphonies, art galleries and dance companies nearby. Museums, zoos, aquariums and historic sites abound, adding a Texas flair to your educational outings. And with Old Mexico right next door, international excursions are a short drive away.

CLIMATE AND GEOGRAPHY

The climate of Jim Wells County is subtropical with dry winters and humid summers. The prevailing winds are southeasterly throughout the year. Warm tropical maritime air masses from the Gulf of Mexico are responsible for mild winter temperatures and hot humid weather in summer. Annually, the area receives about 63% of the total possible sunshine. Mean relative humidity is 64% at 6:00 am, 56% at noon, and 60% at 6:00 pm, CST. Free water evaporation is estimated at 57 inches annually.

Winters are pleasantly mild. Polar Canadian air masses push through about once each week, but these undergo considerable modification by the time they reach Jim Wells County. Summers are most often hot and humid. Summer days are characterized by a near-cloudless, hazy sky, light wind movement and below average humidity. Spring and Fall are the most delightful seasons. Temperatures are moderate and the weather has greater variety than in summer. Jim Wells County is known for a profusion of wild flowers during the spring.

• Annual Average Temperature: 71.4 degrees
• January Average Temperature: 55.1 degrees
• July Average Temperature: 84.1 degrees
• Average Annual Rainfall: 30.13 inches
• Wettest Month: September (5.52 inches)
• Driest Month: March (.94 inches)
• Altitude: 62-314 feet above sea level
• Latitude: 27 degrees 44' N
• Longitude: 94 degrees 04' W
• Growing Season: 289 days

RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

General Activities: City Parks, Public Swimming Pools (2), Ball Fields (13), Public Library, Golf Courses (2), Fairgrounds and Rodeo Arena, Tennis Courts, Country Club, South Texas Museum, Shell Collecting, Bird Watching, Texas State Aquarium, USS Lexington Museum, King Ranch Tours and Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame.

Hunting: Whitetail Deer, Quail, Dove, Feral Hog, and Javelina.
Fishing: Fresh and Salt Water
Camping: Lake Corpus Christi State Park (30 minutes), Choke Canyon State Park (60 minutes), Gulf of Mexico (60 minutes), Padre Island National Seashore and Mustang Island State Park (60 minutes)

CHURCHES

Agape House Fellowship
515 N. King
(361) 664-0051

Christ the King
500 S. King
(361) 664-3316

Church of Christ
1396 Morningside Drive
(361) 664-7672

Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints
1550 Morningside Drive
(361) 664-2271

Cornerstone Baptist Church
1200 N. Stadium
(361) 668-6618
http://www.cbcalice.org/

El Mesias Methodist
1014 S. Cameron
(361) 664-5271

Episcopal Church of Advent
200 N. Wright
(361) 664-7881

First Assembly of God
1721 East Triangle Drive
(361) 664-2010

First Baptist
501 E. 2nd Street
(361) 664-7318

First Christian
1325 Josephine
(361) 664-4171

First Presbyterian
77 N. Adams Street
(361) 664-5409

First United Methodist Church
111 N. Adams
(361) 664-3301
www.fumcalice.com

Grace Baptist
1007 N. Adams Street
(361) 664-1227

Immanuel Lutheran
1400 N. Texas Boulevard
(361) 664-6691
www.ilc@ilcfamily.org

King of Kings
101 Escobar Street
(361) 668-8387

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
1010 Beam Station
(361) 664-2953

Primera Inglesia Asamblea de Dios
994 N. Adams Street
(361) 664-0468

Stonegate Baptist
1604 South Texas Boulevard
(361) 668-4514

St. Elizabeth Catholic
518 N. Almond
(361) 664-6481

St. Joseph Catholic
801 South Reynolds Street
(361) 664-7551

Tabernacle of Praise
107 West 7th Street
(361) 664-8788

Templo El Sacraficio
104 Schley Avenue
(361) 668-9046 / 361-664-6723

True Light Baptist
Old Falfurrias Highway
(361) 664-6661

West Main Baptist
1001 West Main Street
(361) 664-5351

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Alice and Jim Wells County are served by numerous law enforcement agencies including the Alice Police Department, Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Border Patrol, and other municipal police departments in Orange Grove, Premont, and San Diego.

Helpful Numbers

Emergencies: 911

• Alice Animal Control (Pound): 361-664-1086
• Alice Fire Department: 361-664-3111
• Alice Independent School District: 361-664-0981
• Alice Police Department: 361-664-0186
• Better Business Bureau (Corpus Christi): 800-379-4222
• Chamber of Commerce: 361-664-3454
• City of Alice Inspection Department: 361-668-7275
• City of Alice Parks & Recreation: 361-668-7260
• City of Alice Public Works Department: 361-664-3308
• City of Alice Sanitation Department: 361-664-3254
• City of Alice Water Department: 361-668-7228
• Coastal Bend College: 361-664-2981
• Community Education: 361-664-3981
• Country Club Golf Course: 361-664-3723
• Hunting and Fishing Licenses Wal-Mart (Sporting Goods): 361-668-0441
• Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department: 361-668-0341
• Municipal Golf Course: 361-664-7033
• Southwestern Bell Telephone:
• Residential: 800-464-7928
• Business: 800-499-7928

• Texas Department of Human Services: 361-668-5714
• Texas Department of Public Safety (Drivers License): 361-664-2113
• Time & Temperature: 361-664-0151
• Utilities Central Power & Light Company:
• Electricity: 800-277-2177
• Reliant (Gas): 800-RELIANT

• United States Post Office: 361-664-5541
• Vehicle License Plates, Registration/Voter Registration: 361-668-5720