Nut bearing trees
Besides pecans. Are there any variety of nut trees that bare edible fruit that will grow in the Alvin Texas area.
Brazoria County Texas
Black Walnuts will be your easiest option, though they will not be as easy to grow as pecans.
Try varieties "Thomas", "Victoria" or "Captain". Choose a location with well-drained soil.
See here for more information: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fruit-nut/fact-sheets/walnut/