City of Alice Accolades
- 2012 Coastal Bend Communities Project - awarded $3000 for Movies in the Park.
- 2012 TIFMAS (Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System) - $5,950 for Driver/Operator training. These training funds allowed the Fire department to train 14 personnel who are now eligible for certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as Driver/Operator-Pumper.
- 2012 FEMA Homeland Security - The City of Alice was awarded the FEMA Homeland Security Grant in the Amount of $10,680 for Fiirefighters to take Swiftwater Rescue Technician training.
- 2012 FEMA Homeland Security - The City of Alice was awarded the FEMA Homeland Security Grant in the amount of $25,000 for a generator at the Alice Public Training Center.
- 2012 TXDOT, Office of Aviation - The City of Alice was awarded the TXDOT Office of Aviation RAMP Grant for the amount of $44,000 for maintenance & repairs at the Alice International Airport.
- 2012 Texas Forest Service TIFMAS Grant - The City of Alice Fire Department was awarded the Texas Forest Service TIFMAS Grant for the amount of $4760 so that firefighters can take an Emergency Care Attendant (ECA) training course.
- 2010 Texas Comptroller Gold Leadership Circle - The City of Alice has been awarded the Gold Leadership Circle Award by the Texas Comptroller's Office. This award is for setting the bar for financial transparency and opening our books to the public. It also recognizes local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. The City of Alice is very proud to have received 15 points of 15 possible on the ratings criteria to earn this award. Award
- City of Alice Awarded Multiple Stimulus Funding - This has been the year of stimulus funding for the City of Alice, which beat out hundreds of other cities in Texas for multiple stimulus awards. In March 2009, the city was informed it would receive a total of $1.1 million in stimulus funding for the resurfacing of Business Highway 281 and construction of affordable housing. In September, the city received word of $7 million in stimulus funding from the TWDB.
- Superior Public Water System - Since 1988 the City of Alice public water system has been recognized as a "Superior Public Water System". The recognition is given by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for water systems that achieve, maintain and exceed the acceptable standards of the commission. The following requirements must be met and maintained to continue this rating. Requirements
- 2009 News Maker of the Year - In addition to the numerous infrastructure improvements, the city has increased communication and openness by updating its web site, broadcasting council meetings and producing, in cooperation with the Alice Echo-News Journal, a regular program called “For the Record.” In other areas, the city council ended years of debate by finally passing an equity and compensation plan and adopted a brush schedule that more than doubled the frequency of pick-ups. City Manager Ray De Los Santos Jr. credits the gains made in 2009 to an “aggressive and progressive” city council, a staff equal to the challenges before it and employees who believe that the work they do makes a difference in their community. For these reasons, the City of Alice is the Alice Echo-News Journal’s News Maker of the Year for 2009.
- 2009 Community Services Department has received two Solid Waste Grants funded by the Coastal Bend Council of Governments and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The first grant is for the hiring of a part-time Litter Abatement Officer for local enforcement, travel and training for that officer and the purchase of a surveillance camera. The total funds awarded are $18,300. The second grant is for scrap tire collection, disposal and educational material. The total funds awarded were $6400.
- 2009 Water Fluoridation Quality Award - Congratulations to the City of Alice Homer E. Dean Water Plant staff for receiving the Water Fluoridation Quality Award. This award is given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for providing consistent and professional adjustment of the water fluoride content to the optimum level for oral health for 12 consistent months. This practice, as demonstrated by the City of Alice water system, is a safe and effective method to prevent tooth decay, improving the oral health of community residents of all ages. 2009 Fluoridation Award
- 2008 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting - Awarded to the City of Alice for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2008. This award is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada to government units whose comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) achieve the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting.
- 2008 Alice Municipal Golf Course "Best Places to Play" - Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" rates nearly 6,000 courses in North America and the Islands. The courses were evaluated by approximately 20,000 Golf Digest readers. Best Places to Play
- 2007 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting - Awarded to the City of Alice for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2007. This award is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada to government units whose comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) achieve the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting.