JACK BROOKS

American Airlines Eagle

In a PowerPoint slideshow and presentation at a workshop of the Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday, April 22, Jack Brooks Regional Airport Manager Alex Rupp offered an update on the airport and the success of the new American Airlines American Eagle route from Jack Brooks to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

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In the end, it was fitting that the memorial service billed as a celebration of the life of Congressman Jack Brooks was held at Lamar University, a place close to his heart for more than 70 of his 89 years.

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The message from the family came suddenly, without warning. 

“Long-term area Congressman Jack Brooks died this evening, Dec. 4, 2012, at Beaumont Baptist Hospital after a sudden illness. Congressman Brooks, just shy of his 90th birthday, passed peacefully surrounded by his family. The family asks that our privacy be respected as we grieve our loss.”

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