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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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Dear Janie, Mary, Sewell, and the Street family,
My father, Fred Cook, and I are very saddened to hear the news of James' passing. James was quite an AMAZING man who has positively touched so many lives throughout the years. He has been a gift to all of us and a part of our family.
Although, you may not remember me, your mother, Mrs. Street, was very close friends with my grandmother, Alleyene Cook Davidson. Our families lived across the street from

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Posted by: Marisa Cook Hurst - Spring, TX   Oct 04, 2013

A leader in every sense of the word -determination, character and goodwill defined him. James was an extraordinary
human being and we are all better for the time he spent on this earth. God Bless his memory and his wonderful family.

Posted by: Martin W. Dies - Austin, TX   Oct 04, 2013

I was a senior at William B. Travis High School and working at Green Pastures when James Street and the Longhorn team played Arkansas. James Street was one heck of a quarterback and his days and years forward will be remembered forever with our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this very sad time. James is now with Our Lord with my Dad and so many others. James, when you see my Dad be

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Posted by: A friend   Oct 04, 2013

As a student at LHS, James exhibited the qualities even then that made him a most outstanding human being. We all knew how extremely gifted he was, but he never flaunted his gifts. His kindness and empathy for others was always in the forefront. He came from humble beginnings, and worked hard for his family even as a teen. Also, he had one of the most eloquent singing voices in our concert choir. I have fond memories of James, Mary,

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Posted by: Jane Dees Sutherland - Cloudcroft, NM   Oct 04, 2013

James was a one of the best guys I ever knew. Even though I haven't had contact with him since high school, I thought of him often and was even telling a story about him to a group of guys just last week. He made an impression on my life just like he did with scores of others. My prayers and thoughts are with the Street family.

Posted by: Charles Holmes - Madison, MS   Oct 04, 2013

I was the Limo driver for Jordan and Justin senior night graduation for Westlake and the pit boss for James' last company boat casino party on Town Lake and I knew him a little-talked to him as a student at Nighthawk on Guadalupe -I was 3 years his junior but as a UT student he made all our lives better -Bless his whole family and Longhorn Nation in his memory

Posted by: Steven Dillon - Charlottesville, VA   Oct 04, 2013

Thanks for the memories. You came along when our state and nation really needed you. Blessings. to the Street family.

Posted by: Don Stevenson - Flint, TX   Oct 04, 2013

He was a football legend and I'm honored to have had the privilege of meeting a true hero.

Posted by: DeAnna Perry    Oct 04, 2013

Janie and sons,

We have lost a friend, an inspiration, and a shining star within our midst. James will live on in all our hearts and lives and now lights the heavens with that same shining star. But, he will be sorely missed, and there truly is a void here on earth.

Janie, I will never forget that infamous trip when our families explored the wonders of Toronto and Niagra Falls through the eyes of our children. How we reminisced

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Posted by: Constance Ann Palousek Hicks (Connie) - Austin, TX - friend   Oct 04, 2013

I saw James Street on TV when I was in Jr High when he played in that REMARKABLE Texas Shootout against Arkansas ! He was my inspiration that day and, the icing on the cake was watching The Longhorn Band at half-time ! I was SOLD ! I went to UT and became a member of The Longhorn Band and am now a member of The Longhorn Alumni Band ! From one Longhorn to another... Thanks James ! Hook 'Em !
May The Good Lord welcome you with open arms. With all my Admiration and Respect. Danny Gonzales (LHB '72-'73)

Posted by: Danny Gonzales - San Antonio, TX   Oct 04, 2013