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‘Edifice Tex’: Tower location barrier to Hotel Sabine sale to Motiva – Port Arthur News

Motiva might’ve owned Port Arthur’s tallest edifice this week, if not for one, “towering” concern.

A non-consent item on the City Council’s agenda Tuesday presented a resolution to authorize interim City Manager Ron Burton to “enter into a sale-and-purchase agreement” that would have sold Hotel Sabine to the energy giant, which has purchased at least three other nearby historic downtown buildings for office space.

The price was set at $400,000 for the 10-story, 1929 hotel and for five tracts of parking space. The company may renovate the hotel for short-term…

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