About This Place
Bruni is a census-designated place (CDP) in Webb County, Texas, United States. The population was 412 at the 2000 census. Bruni was named after Antonio Mateo Bruni , a local Italian immigrant who owned a ranch and a general store. In 1937, Canadian aviators seeking to be the first to fly from Hudson Bay to Tierra Del Fuego crash-landed safely in Bruni. The town's population peaked at 800 in 1939 with the discovery of the South Bruni oilfield.
The town is within the boundary of Webb Consolidated Independent School District and it is home to the Bruni High School and Bruni Middle School.
Bruni is located at 27°25′42″N 98°50′17″W / 27.42833°N 98.83806°W / 27.42833; -98.83806 (27.428328, -98.838098).