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Brooks County

Because of its isolation most of the families receiving grants settled along the Rio Grande rather than in the Brooks County area and only sporadically brought their cattle to the region.

Between the Texas Revolution and the end of the Mexican War, Brooks County lay in the disputed territory between the Rio Grande and the Nueces River. During these conflicts many of the original grantees fled to Mexico, and much of the area was occupied only by wandering vaqueros. Gradually, with the cessation of hostilities, some families returned, but frequent droughts and lack of transportation discouraged permanent settlement. 

After Texas independence the area was made part of San Patricio County. In 1846 San Patricio County was divided to form Nueces County, which in 1848 was divided to form Cameron, Webb, and Starr counties; from the latter two counties Brooks County was later formed. Its county seat is Falfurrias. The county is named for James Abijah Brooks, a Texas Ranger and legislator


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*  Airport Road Addition  * Cantu Addition * Encino * Falfurrias * Flowella * Rachal *


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Website Updates:
Mar 2015: Death News: McBRYDE; Marriage News: BASS, HARDIN, GARZA, MONCUS, DECKER; Weather News; Crime News: Race War Prevented, Land Sale Fraud, ROBERTS; Visiting News: SWOFFOLD, REID, KINNE, GOLDSBORO, MCGAHEY, RILEY, MYERS, GOTCHER, WRIGHT, GLOVER, CONE, SCHUETZ; Community News: Brook County's First Election, New Courthouse, Car of Watermelons, Flowella Postmaster Resigns, New Bank, Highway completed, REIST, FLACK, HANSON
Dec 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties; Korean War Casualties
Sept 2014: 1914 County Description; Crime News: Land Syndicate arrests




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