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Texas Historical Commission oversees Port Isabel Lighthouse


September 8, 2019

PORT ISABEL, Texas (AP) — The operations of the Port Isabel Lighthouse officially changed hands this month with the Texas Historical Commission now taking the reins from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

The Brownsville Herald reports the iconic lighthouse, which is the only one along the Texas coast open to the public, was built on the grounds of Fort Polk in 1852 and was decommissioned in 1905. It's part of Port Isabel's branding.

The lighthouse is where the city holds its summer movie series and market days and will continue to do so under the agreement with THC, said City Manager...

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