The town of Alief reflects — perhaps as well as any community here — the much-celebrated diversity of Greater Houston.
Alief is a part of District F, which according to 2013 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, is nearly 40 percent Hispanic, almost 25 percent African American and 20 percent Asian-American. Alief's management district is characterized as the "international district."
So, highlighting an ethnic population would seem to be a natural move. But some Alief residents are pushing back on a plan to brand a portion of the town as "Little Saigon."
Maggie Martin talks with Council Member Le about the idea, and then we talk with Alief resident Doug Smith, who’s opposed to it.