Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2016 8:59 pm
PORT ISABEL — For a town that often is forgotten because South Padre Island is right next door — one website didn’t forget to list it as a beautiful Texas town.
The Culture Trip website recently listed the small bay town on its top 10 list of the most beautiful and charming towns in Texas.
The website’s article lists the Texas town’s landscapes, unique economy, geography and culture as the key points for its decision to place the city among the top 10 little towns.
Former Port Isabel police chief and lifetime resident Wally Gonzalez agreed.
“For one, it’s a fishing community, and most everybody knows each other and is friendly with each other,” Gonzalez said.
He said it’s a beautiful area, you can walk anywhere you want and people are friendly.
The online article boasts about the town’s Texas International Fishing Tournament and the significant popular attraction of the Port Isabel Lighthouse that was built in 1852.
“I was born and raised here, and I love it,” Gonzalez said. “You don’t have the hustle and bustle of the big cities.”
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