The purpose of these Eddy area school webpages is to present, through photographs, a visual history of the early schools that existed in both the Eddy and Bruceville areas, from the late 1800's thru the mid 1950's, and to provide the viewer with photos of some of the students, teachers, and faculty that made up the population of these schools. Also represented on these pages, are early photos of the school buildings and adjoining structures that were present at each of these school sites. All of these schools were actually located in McLennan County, Texas, but a large number of the students attending them lived in nearby Falls County.

     The effort to locate and document early photos and details about these schools is an ongoing effort and the contents of this page represent a work-in-progress. As in any type of research, it is critical that the information presented is as accurate as possible. With that in mind, I would encourage anyone who has additional information about any or all of the schools identified here, to contact 
Falls County Coordinator at the Falls Co. website. This also applies to any errors that are detected in the material presented on this webpage.-rlh


BRUCEVILLE-EDDY SCHOOL

ca1929 - 1957

     Sometime around 1928-29, the residents of Eddy and Bruceville decided there should be a single consolidated high school to serve both communities. Construction was begun on a new two-story stucco building, located about halfway between Eddy and Bruceville, on property acquired from Mr. W. B. Appleby. This building was completed by the schoolyear 1929-30 and the Bruceville-Eddy Independent School District became the first rural consolidated school district in McLennan County, Texas.

     When this high school was first built, it housed only the high school students, (grades 8 thru 11), that were transferring there from Bruceville, Eddy & other area schools. At the beginning of the 1936-37 school year, the population of the new B-E school was increased with the addition of 7th grade students from the outlying schools. Within a short time, the remaining elementary students at the different rural schools in the area were relocated to the Bruceville-Eddy consolidated school. By 1949, the small rural school districts of Blevins, Hoolia, Shieldes and Woodlawn had become a part of the Bruceville-Eddy ISD.

     After the schools in both Eddy and Bruceville had ceased operation, both school buildings were torn down, with the bricks from the schools being used to build a new gymnasium on the campus of the Bruceville-Eddy school, just west of the school building. This school building remained in use until the summer of 1957, when the structure was razed to make way for a new, single-level building that would become the new Bruceville-Eddy school.

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Bruceville-Eddy
High School
1930-1957

Early photo taken of Bruceville-Eddy High School, the first consolidated high school in McLennan County, Texas, built in 1929-30.

Note: This picture appeared in the 1940 edition of the BEHS yearbook.-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
High School

Another early photo taken of Bruceville-Eddy High School, located between the communities of Eddy and Bruceville, in McLennan County, Texas, and built in 1929-30.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy High School
Early 1950's

A picture of the Bruceville-Eddy High School, taken sometime in the early 1950's.

Note: This picture appeared in several editions of the BEHS yearbook in the 1950's.-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Gymnasium

Photo of BEHS gymnasium, built in 1939-40.This building used bricks from the old Eddy High School and the old Bruceville High School in its construction.

Note: This picture appeared in the 1940 edition of the BEHS yearbook.-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Gym

Another early photo of BEHS gymnasium.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy High School
& Gymnasium

A panoramic view of the BEHS school grounds, showing both the school and the gymnasium.

Note: This picture appeared in the 1940 edition of the BEHS yearbook.-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy Gym
Current View

A recent picture taken of the BEHS gymnasium, as seen from the parking lot in front of the new high school building. The gym can be seen in the background, top portion of photo.

Note: This picture was taken in the summer of 2000.-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy Gym
Interior View

A recent picture taken of the interior of the BEHS gym, after the bleachers and stage area were removed. In this photo, the back wall, of what had once been the stage, can be seen with B-E Eagles and a basketball goal drawn on it.

Note: This picture was taken in the summer of 2000.-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Voc-Ag Building

Early photo taken of BEHS vocational agriculture building.

Note: This picture appeared in the 1940 edition of the BEHS yearbook.-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
School Buses

A picture of the BEHS school buses, parked in front of school grounds, with bus drivers standing nearby.

Note: This picture appeared in the 1940 edition of the BEHS yearbook.-rlh

Robert L. Haddock

Two Girls On Eddy School Bus

Two girls on the Eddy School bus. All the kids called it "The Blue Goose" because of its color.

If you can ID these girls, please let 
Falls County Coordinator know.

Ken Gates

Bruceville-Eddy
Class of '34

with ID's

BEHS
Class of '34
(Identified Students by number)

(L to R)

Front Row:
(1)Geneva Stone, (2)Imogene ?,(3) Elizabeth "Lib" Laughlin
(4)Sybil Bowers,(5)Amelia Summers,(6)Culbert Stone
(7)Harvey Allen

Middle Row:
(9)Mary Nelle Johnson,(10)Ruth Osborn,(12)Mary Ruth Payne

Back Row:
(15)Miss Shaw,(17)Rudd Hughes-Supt.,(18) Billy Nabors

If you can ID anyone in this photo, please let 
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Class of '34

BEHS
Class of '34
(Print copy version)

Note: This copy of the Class of '34 photo, minus the numbers, can be used for printing hardcopies of the photo.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Class of '35

Reunion Photo

BEHS
Class of '35
Reunion Photo

Photo of former classmates of the Class of 1935, taken in Eddy, McLennan County, Texas, in October of 1985, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their graduation from Bruceville-Eddy High School.

(L to R)

Women:
Opal Nobles Gibson, Ruth Kilgore Gaines, Frances Gibson Tietz,
Kathleen Hennessee Heft, Lois Stewart Haddock

Men:
Paul "Tabb" Crocker, Mills Dickson, Lee Jones (Teacher),
Houston Strader

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Class of '36

BEHS
Class of '36

(L to R)

Front Row:
Jake C. Diddle, Charles Abner Stone, Sammy H. Taylor,
Wendell Keetch, Curtis Kilgore

Second Row:
Helen Honnel, Lydia M. Miller, Gladys Cook,
Beth Cole, Eugenia Shields, Alpha Teesee Elliott,
Ina Lee Dickson, Nolan D. Horne, Hollis Lee Martin

Third Row:
Hazel McCoy, Flora Maxine Stone, Catherine Williams,
Hope Marie Rickett, John Louis Melton, Buster Maedgen,
Joe Wray Wooley

Fourth Row:
Delbert L. Akin-Teacher, Edna Pauline Taube, Edith Frances Wiley,
Ellen Jones, Dorothy Elizabeth Summers, Jack Watson

Fifth Row:
Clifford Smith, James Garnett Akin, Jiggs Laverne Kincannon,
Roy Lee Gresham, Miller Sutton, J. Fred Patterson, Jr.
Orestus Coulter

Note: Richard L. Stone was missing from this photo.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Football Team photo
1938/1939

B-E
High School
Football Team
ca1938/39

This photo was probably taken at a B-E football scrimmage game. The individual wearing the lighter colored football uniform, sitting just to the left of the man with two young boys on his lap, is Wayne Kincannon.

Note: Wayne Kincannon passed away on December 15, 2005.
This picture was sent in by his nephew, Bill Andrew.

View Wayne Kincannon obit on this site.

Photo provided by:
Bill Andrew

Description by:
Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Yearbook
"El Aquino"
1940

BEHS
Class of '40
Yearbook Photos

Photos scanned from the 1940 Bruceville-Eddy yearbook for schoolyear 1939-40.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Class of '41

BEHS
Class of '41
Graduation Photo

Photo of graduating class of 1940-41, taken at their high school commencement, held in gymnasium of Bruceville-Eddy High School, in May of 1941.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Class of '41

Commencement Photo ids

BEHS
Class of '41
Commencement Photo

(Identified Students by number)

(L to R)

Front Row:
(3) Lena Bessie Stone,(6)Juanita Shilling

Second Row:
(18)Nanelle Haddock,(19)Frances Taylor,(21)Frances Ann Holland,
(22)Rubert Scott

Third Row:
(29)Alvin Day,(37)Travis DuBois,(38)Jack Martin

If you can ID anyone else in this photo, please let 
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Class of '41

List of Graduates

BEHS
Class of '41
Graduate List

List of students, from Bruceville-Eddy High School, scheduled to graduate in the spring of 1941.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy High School
Graduation Invitation
Class of 1941

Commencement Exercises
Bruceville-Eddy High School
Friday evening, May twenty-third
High School Auditorium

Cover of Invitation
For Lena Bessie Stone

Inside page "Invitation"

Lena Bessie Stone
1941 Graduate of Bruceville-Eddy High School Eddy, Texas

Lena Stone Criswell

Commencement Exercises of Bruceville-Eddy High School

1941

Annual
Commencement Exercises
of Bruceville-Eddy High School
High School Auditorium
May Eighteenth and Twenty-Third
Nineteen Hundred and Forty-One

Cover Page

B-E Annual Commencement Exercises Baccalaureate Service
May 18, 1941 - 8: O'clock

Commencement Program
May 23, 1941 - 8: 0'clock

Graduates - Back Cover

Lena Stone Criswell

Bruceville-Eddy
Class of '42

Baccalaureate Service

BEHS
Class of '42

Bruceville-Eddy School Baccalaureate Service Program.
May 3, 1942

Ken Gates

Bruceville-Eddy
Class of '42

Commencement Exercises

BEHS
Class of '42

Bruceville-Eddy High School Commencement Exercises
May 3-5, 1942

Ken Gates

Bruceville-Eddy
Class of '42

Commencement Program

BEHS
Class of '42

Bruceville-Eddy High School Commencement Program
May 5, 1942

Ken Gates

Bruceville-Eddy
Yearbook
"The Eagle"
1945

BEHS
Class of '45
Yearbook Photos

Photos scanned from the 1945 Bruceville-Eddy yearbook for schoolyear 1944-45.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Yearbook
"The Eagle"
1949

BEHS
Class of '49
Yearbook Photos

Photos scanned from the 1949 Bruceville-Eddy yearbook for schoolyear 1948-49.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Yearbook
"The Eagle"
1950

BEHS
Class of '50
Yearbook Photos

Photos scanned from the 1950 Bruceville-Eddy yearbook for schoolyear 1949-50.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Yearbook
"The Eagle"
1951

BEHS
Class of '51
Yearbook Photos

Photos scanned from the 1951 Bruceville-Eddy yearbook for schoolyear 1950-51.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Yearbook
"The Eagle"
1952

BEHS
Class of '52
Yearbook Photos

Photos scanned from the 1952 Bruceville-Eddy yearbook for schoolyear 1951-52.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Yearbook
"The Eagle"
1953

BEHS
Class of '53
Yearbook Photos

Photos scanned from the 1953 Bruceville-Eddy yearbook for schoolyear 1952-53.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Yearbook
"The Eagle"
1954

BEHS
Class of '54
Yearbook Photos

Photos scanned from the 1954 Bruceville-Eddy yearbook for schoolyear 1953-54.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Yearbook
"The Eagle"
1955

BEHS
Class of '55
Yearbook Photos

Photos scanned from the 1955 Bruceville-Eddy yearbook for schoolyear 1954-55.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville-Eddy
Yearbook
"The Eagle"
1956

BEHS
Class of '56
Yearbook Photos

Photos scanned from the 1956 Bruceville-Eddy yearbook for schoolyear 1955-56.

Robert L. Haddock

B-E TextbookCheck Out Card
1936-37

B-E TextbookCheck Out Card.
1936-37.

Passes from Study Hall and Classes
1940-41.

Lena Stone Criswell

B-E Future Farmers of America Blue and Gold Banquet
1939

B-E Future Farmers of America Blue and Gold Banquet
1939

Cover

Inside page:
Menu and Program



I made a note here in my scrapbook that the future farmers took their fathers to the banquet and the future homemakers took their mothers.

Lena Stone Criswell

El Aguilia
Bruceville-Eddy High School Newspaper
(published by the students)
Date: 1939-40)

El Aguilia
Bruceville-Eddy High School Newspaper
(published by the students)
Date: 1939-40

Page 1
Bruceville-Eddy School Song

Page 2
Playette
Third Grade News
First Grade News
Art Dept.
Music
Fourth Grade News
Hallowen Party
Sophomore News

Page 3
Eagles Score Thrilling 'in Over Troy 6-0
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Who's Who
Found

Page 4
Cafeteria
Lost
Second Grade News
Interscholastic League
Moody Invades Eagle Lair for
Annual Grudge Game
Teacher, teacher........

Lena Stone Criswell

Young People's Summer Assembly
Central Texas Conference at
The Methodist Church

Young People's Summer Assembly
Central Texas Conference at
The Methodist Church

Southwestern University
Georgetown, Texas
June 17th - 22nd, 1940

Cover Page

Page 2



Many of us attended as delegates from the Eddy Methodist Episcopal Church, South. We stayed in the vine-covered dormitories at Southwestern University, Georgetown during the assembly. On the last evening of the assembly we were invited to a nice banquet in which the girls wore evening dresses and the boys wore their best suits.

Lena Stone Criswell

Bruceville-Eddy Schools
present
A Patriotic Programme
September 19, 1940

Bruceville-Eddy Schools present
A Patriotic Programme
September 19, 1940

Cover Page

Page 2 & 3
America
God Bless America
Pledge to the Flag

Page 4
Bd of Directions

Lena Stone Criswell

Bruceville-Eddy High School Sr. Play 1941

Bruceville-Eddy High School
Sr. Play 1941

Cover Page

Pages 2 and 3:
The Cast - The Synopsis

Back Cover
The Play - The Band

Lena Stone Criswell

   


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