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Welcome to the City of Alton, Texas



Welcome To Alton, TX.

Alton, Texas was founded by citizens and railroad officials of Alton Illinois and the Alton Illinois Railroad around 1910-1911. During that time the small township was a stop on the San Benito and Rio Grande Valley Railway also called The Spider Web Railroad. During that time it was well known for its “Caliche” (sedimentary rock) quarries that were excavated and shipped up north for a variety of construction projects.

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This year’s tax levy to fund maintenance and operations expenditures does not exceed last year’s maintenance and operations tax levy.


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A Message from Mayor Salvador Vela

The City is heading in the right direction. We need to continue to be steadfast in our forward momentum towards the future and the growth of our young economy. Through diligence, hard work, collaborative efforts and the maximizing of our resources we all can propel our community into a healthy environment and becoming a great place to raise our children and care for our elderly throughout their golden years. Through partnerships and collaborative efforts, we all can make a difference; we can make a positive change. As always, with the Lord’s help, we will continue to do our best with the general operations of the city and providing you the best possible service allowed.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

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