By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
The historic Port Isabel Lighthouse — which saw the completion of repairs to its exterior and railing just late last year — is, again, in need of repairs. In fact, it’s some of those very repairs which are in need of work.
That was the news shared by Port Isabel Marketing Director Valerie Bates during a meeting of the Port Isabel City Commission Tuesday evening.
The Lighthouse was under repair for over a year, covered from the ground up by scaffolding as its exterior was repainted white, and as a new railing was installed outside the lamp house at its top.
The project, undertaken and funded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), which maintains a partnership with the City for the historic structure’s maintenance and upkeep, was originally supposed to take two months.
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