From Texas Public Radio:
At the southern tip of Texas, hundreds of people gathered around the last public lighthouse in the state on Friday.
No living person in Port Isabel or elsewhere had seen the city’s lighthouse’s beacon shine as it did in its heyday.
That changed on Friday, after the Texas Historical Commission lit Port Isabel’s lighthouse.
Residents gathered around the lighthouse in awe, viewing something that their forebears saw more than a hundred years ago.
“This truly is the beacon of Port Isabel,” Port Isabel mayor Martin Cantu Jr. told attendees shortly before the lighthouse’s newly installed lens was lit.
Cantu counted down from 10, the lens was lit, and the crowd cheered.