Share RelatedFormer Port Isabel Mayor Leo ‘Speck’ Sanders diesBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Former Port Isabel Mayor Leo Floyd Sanders died Monday after battling a brief illness, his family said. Sanders was 90 years old. Known as “Speck” among family, friends and local residents, Sanders served two terms as mayor — 1966-1970 and 1972-1976 — as…June 22, 2018In “News”Candidates selected for Island oral history projectBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS At their June meeting, the South Padre Island Historic Preservation Committee began making plans to conduct an Oral History Program with video interviews of members of the community who were instrumental figures during the development of the City. The committee revisited the discussion…July 25, 2015In “News”Committee brings new ideas to Oral History ProgramBy 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,…October 12, 2015In “News” Special to the PRESSThe Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2018 on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave.Leo “Speck” Sanders married into the prominent shrimping family of his wife, Nancy Sanders. Together, the couple have a family of four children — three beautiful girls and one handsome son. Speck Sanders became a Port Isabel resident in 1950 and served as mayor in the mid-1960s. Sanders was also in the insurance and real estate business for many years.During the Hurricane Beulah, Sanders made sure to help residents rebuild Port Isabel again in every way he could. He would go out of his way to make sure that residents had what was needed.Please join the Museums of Port Isabel for an entertaining evening with Mr. Sanders, who will be giving a presentation on “Hurricane Beulah.” All locals and visitors are welcome to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.‘Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed at preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate the local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation.“Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is free.This edition of Telling Our Stories is proudly sponsored by Ron and Cecilia Bliss, who own the Southwind Inn.For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com. You may also email [email protected] the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.