The American Legion

Welcome To The American Legion

South Houston Post 490!

General Information

The American Legion South Houston Post 490 is located across from the main entrance to Ellington Field, south of Houston, Texas. Post 490 is in the 22nd District, 2nd Division, Department of Texas.


General Membership Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The Board of Trustees meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. The Executive Committee meets first Wednesday each month at 7:00 PM.


The Post and its activities are supported by the Auxiliary Unit 490. The Post sponsors the Sons of The American Legion Squadron 490 and The American Legion Riders.

Community Outreach

We provide gifts to underprivileged children of veterans and meals to needy families during the holidays. We provide funds to the Special Olympics, South Houston Community Center, needy school children in the area, Jaycees of Clear Lake, the USO at Ellington and the Shriners. Our American Legion Riders group provides funds for battered women and money to the Legacy Fund (scholarships to children of military personnel killed in action since 9-11). We provide meeting space for community related activities.

Our Veterans and You

Each month we provide food and haircut coupons to our veterans at the VA Hospital. We host 25 to 30 VA patients at our monthly Steak Dinners. We donate time and funds to the VA volunteer services. We participate in the Annual BBQ Cook-Off at the VA Hospital which feeds hundreds of patients and staff. The Auxiliary sends Care Packages to our troops overseas. The Auxiliary provides housewarming baskets to veterans who are transitioning into their first apartments. We assist veterans in emergency situations and help them obtain services at the VA. We host special events for Ellington military personnel. Our Service Officer provides valuable information on veteran benefits and Houston military events. We have several special events honoring our veterans such as Memorial Day Services, Four Chaplains Services, 4th of July events, Veterans Day, and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremonies.

Post Activities Available To Our Members

Our clubroom is open for members and their guests starting everyday at 11:00AM, closing M-Th 10:00PM, Friday Midnight, Saturday 1:00AM, Sunday 9:00PM. We have many fun events at the Post: Super Bowl party, Chili & BBQ Cook-Offs, Air Show, and other seasonal & holiday events. To continue our great work you need to belong to our great organization and participate in our programs. YOU are an integral part of our FAMILY and your membership allows us to continue our support to the active duty, National Guard, Reserves, retired military personnel, all veterans, children and youth, and our community.

Hall Rental & RV Parking

Hall Rental At The American Legion South Houston Post 490, Inc.

The Post Hall is available for rental for parties, weddings, receptions, meetings, and other events for a reasonable rate. Post members receive a special rate on hall rentals. RV Parking is available adjacent to the post. It has a seating capacity of over 200; the maximum capacity of the hall is 299. Below is the Hall Rental Contract which contains all the information & pricing.

Hall Rental Contract & Pricing

For more information contact: Wendell Denney at 281-481-1179 Fax: 281-481-0257 Email: You can pay $200 deposit via PayPal below:

RV Parking

RV Parking is available throughout the year, sites have water and electricity, sewage dump is available on-site. Rates: $15.00 / Day $90.00 / Week $300.00 / Month
Hall Reservation Date If Known
South Houston Post 490