If you are looking for Wise County in its most natural state, look no further than Alvord.
The nearby LBJ National Grasslands contains more than 20,000 acres of tall-grass prairie interspersed with the post and blackjack oak Cross Timbers. It draws campers, horseback riders, hikers, fishermen and more to its natural beauty.
The fertile soil has also proven well-suited for wine making at Market Cellars Family Winery and Brushy Creek Vineyards, whose wines are internationally recognized for their quality.
Mayor: Roy King
Pro Tem: Kirk Gibson
City Council Includes: Michael Nivens, Troy Gregg, Jim Enochs, and Debra McKelvain
Secretary: Patience Barnes
Bookkeeper: Susan Raines
Court Clerk: Diana Betts
Code Enforcement: Clint Mercer
Phone: (940) 427-5916
City Council Meetings
Third Thursday @ 6pm
City Hall, 215 W. Elm Street
Wise County Sheriff’s Office: (940) 627-5971
Alvord Volunteer Fire Department: Sam Hahn is fire chief.
Phone: (940) 427-3361 or 911 for emergencies.
Alvord Public Library:
106 E. Franklin Street.
Open Wednesday through Saturday
Phone: (940) 427-2842
Parks and Recreation
Elm Creek Park
1078 E. Business U.S. 81/287
Includes tennis court, pavilion, baseball fields and playgrounds.
Alvord Area Veterans Memorial Park
Located in Elm Creek Park.
Oak Hill Raceway
1636 County Road 1270 near Alvord.
Open noon to dark Wednesdays and 10am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays
Equipped for dirt bikes and other ATVs
Local Points of Interest
Brushy Creek Vineyards and Winery, 572 County Road 2798. Open 10am-6pm daily.
Phone: (940) 427-4747
Marker Cellars Family Winery, 1484 County Road 2585. Open noon to 6pm on weekends and by appointment.
Phone: (214) 632-0383
The Class 2A Alvord Independent School District has three campuses: elementary, middle and high school.
Superintendent: Randy Brown
School Board Members Include: Daniel Ruddick, Rusty Rice, Mark Gose, Candace Raines Mercer, John Schedcik, Lance Thweatt and Charles Matthews.
Administration Office, 100 Mosley Lane. Phone: (940) 427-5975.
Alvord High School, 1049 W. Bypass U.S. 81/287. Phone: (940) 427-9643
Alvord Middle School, 328 Farm Road 1655 S. Phone: (940) 427-5511
Alvord Elementary School, 711 W. Stadium Drive. Phone: (940) 427-2881