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BRUNI, TEXAS

Webb County, South Texas

Highway 359
40 miles E of Laredo
Population: 391 (2010) 412 (2000) 698 (1990)

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Bruni  Pharmacy Drugs, soda fountain, Texas 1940
Bruni Pharmacy
1940 Photo Courtesy Pablo Garcia
History in a Pecan shell

A timeline of significant events (mostly population figures) in Bruni's history:
1860: The site was settled - no record available on what the settlement was called at first
1877: Antonio Bruni, the town's namesake arrived
1881: Bruni became a station on the Texas-Mexican Railway
1900: The Bruni post office was granted
1914: The community had a population of sixty with a general store----
1939: the discovery of oil increased the population to 800
1943: The population declined to 350
1964: The population by this time had declined to 275
1972: The population was 214 and stayed at that number until 1984
Bruni TX highway sign
Bruni highway sign
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
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Bruni TX - field
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
Bruni TX - building
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
Bruni TX - Sacred Heart Church
Sacred Heart Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
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Bruni TX - mural
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
Bruni TX
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
Bruni TX - Tire shop
Tire shop
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
Bruni TX
Store ruins
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
Bruni TX - Boll burner
Boll burner
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2010
Bruni, Texas
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