Effort to re-name airport after Jack Brooks

There is an effort underway to re-name the Southeast Texas Regional Airport after former congressman Jack Brooks.

A supporter addressed Jefferson County Commissioners Court during Monday’s meeting.

Attorney Hubert Oxford III a longtime friend of the former congressman.

Brooks served in the House for more than 40 years.

Oxford says the former congressman’s many contributions to Southeast Texas merit the honor.

Commissioners didn’t vote but several voiced their approval for the idea.

Oxford would like the item on next week’s court agenda.

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Story by Scott Lawrence. Originally appeared on KFDM.com – KFDM 6 News.

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FAA Approves Grant For Terminal Repairs At SETRA

Jefferson County Commissioner Bo Alfred tells KFDM that the Federal Aviation Administration has given the go-ahead to award Jefferson County a grant to repair the main terminal at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport.

The grant totals a little over $8 million.

Hurricane Rita caused major damage to the main terminal, and it’s been closed since then.

Commercial flights have operated out of the Jerry Ware Terminal.

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Story by Angel San Juan. Originally appeared on <a href=”http://www.kfdm.com/news/terminal-16472-grant-airport.html”>KFDM.com</a> – KFDM 6 News.

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Flight Fest 2003 Saturday at Southeast Texas Regional Airport

Event: Flight Fest ’03

Location: Southeast Texas Regional Airport, Mid-County

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2003 10 am – 6 pm

Price:Children aged 12 to Adults – $3 Children under 12 – Free admission

Goal:Provide an enjoyable daylong event for families centered on the aviation industry, the regional Airport, and the economic benefits aviation brings to southeast Texas.

Objectives: Recognize the 100th anniversary of the first flight by the Wright brothers, the contributions of flight today through exhibits, demonstrations, and fun activities.

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Story originally appeared on KFDM.com – KFDM 6 News.

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