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James Street
  • The family requests that in lieu of flowers, friends may want to consider the Rise School of Austin, 5206 Balcones Dr., Austin, Texas 78731, The Street 16 Foundation, 1221 South Mopac Expressway, Suite 180, Austin, Texas 78746 or a charity of their choice

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I was somewhat surprised last week when I saw that JAMES had passed. While we never met our past crossed in several ways. I was a student @ THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE while he was @ TEXAS.I RECALL WATCHING THE TEXAS v. ARKANSAS game (1969) in the dorm and the 15-14 WIN which sealed the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

The next year TENNESSEE lost to TEXAS 36-13 and won another Championship. It was later, 1998 -2002 that my son attended TEXAS and

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Posted by: HARVEY PARKER - ATLANTA, GA   Sep 04, 2019

Living in a small town in Texas that Interstate 35 passed by I remember the
cold wet day before the Big Shootout.
As a Longhorn fan I wanted to be traveling
north with everyone.
I did watch the game the next day on TV.
Thank you James Street #16, players, coaches, and everyone.
You gave me memories I'll never forget.


Posted by: George Christian - Hillsboro, TX   May 29, 2017


Posted by: Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   Nov 12, 2016

Still have fond memories of James from growing up in Longview and at UT


Posted by: Reavis Cornett - Austin, TX - Friend   Sep 29, 2016

I had the pleasure of meeting James and his Wife Janie at a UT baseball game at Rice in 2005. He was so gracious and was more interested in asking me questions so he could get to know me. I was very impressed with his humbleness & kindness. I did get to talk with him again briefly at Rice a year later.

He was everything people said he was. A true Gentleman, and a person that easily inspired others. I'm thankful I had a chance to meet him.


Posted by: Jody Knowles - Baytown, TX   Sep 27, 2016

I grew up in the neighboring town of Greggton, now a part of Longview. There was hardly a time that James was not mentioned as a stellar athlete in baseball and football. I also had the privilege of serving in the National Guard with James some time later. He was revered and admired by people of all ages. Growing up we all wanted to be like James. He will be truly missed.


Posted by: Henry Carter - Greggton, TX   Aug 18, 2016


Posted by: Henry Carter - Greggton, TX   Aug 18, 2016

I am so sorry to learn at this extremely late date of James' passing. Though I only met and knew Him for a short time in my insurance career, I considered him a good friend. In the 1980's we shared time together laughing as he shared stories of he and Mick and he and my hometown boy, Bill B. One time, James, or as we called, Street, Street and I went out to watch the Olympic Equestrian trials at the

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Posted by: Harold Campbell - Palestine, TX - Friend   Feb 14, 2016

I guess we all thought James would live forever. He was the "rock" back in the days of grade school, jr. high and high school. We new James would give 110% at whatever event we were competing be in baseball, basketball, track, football you name it. Each team member felt that James would somehow get us out of the hole we were in and win the game.
It just so happens that was the case most of the time. I

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Posted by: Patrick Odom - Tyler, TX - friend   Sep 27, 2015
Quarterback James Street confers with Coach Darrell Royal on the sidelines

I will always remember the exciting, amazing plays of James Street when he was Quarterback and Coach Royal.also a legend in his own right.
Wonder of they will be discussing the next big play in Heaven.
I'd like to think so.
Much love and much respect to the family of the man who gave us his best on the football gridiron and who deserved to be remembered on the Forty Acres forever.
God bless you all.


Posted by: Maria Lopez - San Antonio, TX - Fan   Mar 10, 2014