The City of Alice made national headlines after a controversial 1948 U.S. Senate primary boosted the political career of future president Lyndon B. Johnson. The election allegedly turned on help from South Texas political boss George “Duke of Duval” Parr, who was convicted of tax evasion in the 1930s. The judge’s bench used in that trial is a prime attraction at the South Texas Museum, housed in the 1940s office building of prominent ranching brothers Claude and Frank McGill. The museum focuses on distinctive history and traditions of this South Texas region and displays a range of artifacts including a San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad lantern and a rare horse collar woven from corn shucks.
South Texas Museum
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.