By ABBEY KUNKLE
Special to the PRESS
After nearly three months since their last meeting, the South Padre Island Historical Preservation Committee got back together for October’s regular meeting.
The Historic Preservation Committee is designed to preserve, protect, and enhance the distinctive elements of South Padre Island’s historic, architectural, archaeological, and cultural heritage, and their most recent project has been preparation of an Oral History Program. The committee has been in discussion regarding ideas for the project, with the goal that interviews will be archived online and hopefully, one day, used in a South Padre Island museum. At their last meeting, committee members selected the first candidates to be interviewed including Troy Giles, Dennis and Richard Franke, Melba Fassold, Speck Sanders, Mary Ann Tous, Sherman Lee, Bob Pinkerton and other recommendations as part of a plan for the ongoing project. In addition, members agreed there are “times to seize the moment” as far as interviewing others who may have not yet been nominated.
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