Some major oil companies in Alice are Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Inc., Weatherford International, Grey Wolf Drilling Company, south division and Alice serves as the headquarters for Dixie iron Works - MSI.
As of 2009 Alice and its surrounding areas have an abundance of wildlife, so hunting, fishing and bird watching are favorite activities, and there are wild game hunting leases available through Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Henderson is named for James Pinckney Henderson, the first governor of Texas. Route 79, Texas State Highway 43, Texas State Highway 42 and Texas State Highway 64.
The city has functioned as a major crossroads in Northeast Texas over the last two centuries. Annual events in the city of Henderson include the Heritage Syrup Festival in November, celebrating the east Texas tradition of syrup making, and the East Texas Sacred Harp Convention in August featuring shape note music.
There were 6,400 households of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families.
20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
Around 1880 the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway attempted to build a line through Collins, which then had about 2,000 inhabitants.
Alice originated from the defunct community of Collins, three miles to the east.
She is one of only three in Britain and Baroness Sasa Vonbarth und Kippenruer, who runs the rescue charity, described her as peculiar but very beautiful.
She added: 'Strangely, Sable is much stronger than a normal barn owl whereas an albino is weaker and has a bad immune system.
Several major highways pass through the business district of the town, including U. The city has a vibrant downtown historic district, with many buildings dating to before the American Civil War.