Street Name To Honor The Pruitts

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A new street name in Bryan will preserve and recognize the work of husband and wife civic leaders.

Bryan residents joined city leaders Saturday for the renaming of East 20th Street in Bryan.

The street will now be known as Pruitt Street, in honor of Willie and Mell Pruitt.

The Pruitts said they are deeply touched by the recognition.

"This is something that happens once in a lifetime," Mell Pruitt said. "And we never expected it, but we are just so grateful."

For years, the couple has worked to make a difference in their community, including spearheading the establishment of the Brazos Valley African-American Museum.

The renaming ceremony included entertainment and tours of the museum.