Bridge City Elementary opened its doors to the public Thursday with a ribbon cutting and flag ceremony. Kelly McBride, principal of the new school welcomed the crowd and accepted a Texas Flag from State Rep. Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton. U.S. Rep Kevin Brady had a U.S. Flag that had flown in Washington D.C. delivered to the school that morning by an aide.

Chaplain Marv Howlin and wife Jeanette oversaw the raising of the flags by local veterans.

After saying the “Pledge of Allegiance” a few words were spoken by the school board president before the ribbon cutting.

The public was able to tour the school.

To see pictures of the new school, check out the previous story on