Alice, Texas is the county seat of Jim Wells County and has a population of about 20,000 people. The town was first called Bandana, then Kleberg and was finally named Alice after the daughter of Captain Richard King, who was the founder of the King Ranch. When the Texas Mexican Railroad and the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad came to the city, it became the world's largest cattle shipping point in the late 1800's. The Beefmaster cattle breed was established in Alice. Oil was discovered in the 1930's and Alice became the hub of many petroleum operations.