Brooks is becoming a booming hub for retail, restaurants, manufacturing, and housing. But it wasn’t always this way. The early 20th century airfield turned Air Force base only started the transformation when it U.S. government ordered it closed in the mid-90s.
On June 8, the South Texas Business Partnership held a luncheon to laud Brooks still ongoing and steadfast development. Although Brooks City Base, now known as just Brooks, began in 2002, representatives of the Southside development at interstate highways 37 and 410 put that growth into numbers from 2012, a year after all military operations stopped, to 2022.