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Queen Isabella Market Day 4/13 at the Lighthouse!

Queen Isabella Market Day. 4/13, 9a to 4p at the Port Isabel Lighthouse.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the City of Port Isabel invite you to enjoy a day filled with music, vendors, food, family fun on the grounds of the Historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Queen Isabella Market Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special admission price to the Port Isabel Lighthouse and Port Isabel Historical Museum & Treasures of the Gulf Museum, $1.00 each site, all day, Saturday, April 13.

There is no admission charge to the event. Vendors selling collectibles, antiques, local art, jewelry and more will be lining the sidewalks around the lighthouse.

A tent with tables and chairs will offer the opportunity to sit down and relax while enjoying some tasty tamales, baked goods or other dishes local vendors and restaurants will be offering. Or just roll down the grassy hill of the lighthouse! Relax and let us entertain you during a family fun day in Port Isabel!

See VENDOR INFO & APPLICATION.

VENDORS!

Booth Space 10 “Ofelia Daniels” – Jewelry made out of Spent Bullet Casings

Booth Space 11 “Colorful Crochet Creations” – Crochet Stuffed Animals

Booth Space 16 “Resurrection” – Jewelry & Antiques

Booth Space 17 “Aloe Re-Leaf Skin Care” – Aloe Vera & Natural Skin Care Products

Booth Space 18 “Elvia’s Little Jeans” – Jewelry, Hair Accessories

Booth Space 19 “MOPI” – Gift Shop Merchandise

Booth Space 24 “Enhance Sales Inc.” – Handmade Ceramic & Wood Crafts

Booth Space 25 & 26 “Abel Loredo” – Woodwork Items & Cacti and Succulents

Booth Space 27 “Pieces of Padre” – Seashell Art & Misc …

Booth Space 28 “Doug-Glass” – Dichroic Jewelry

Booth Space 29 “PW Farm” – Blackgarlic, Blackgarlic Spreads, Blackgarlic Jelly

Booth Space 31 “Origami Owl” – Custom Jewelry

Booth Space 32 “Serendipity Jelly” – Gourmet Jellies & Jams

Booth Space 38 & 39 “Twisted Iron Imports” – Wrought Iron Decor

Booth Space 46 “Chick-fil-A Boca Chica” – Chicken Sandwiches & Chips

Booth Space 47 “J & R Tacos” – Tacos de Bistek & Lonches de Bistek or Groundbeef

Booth Space 48 “Texas Kettle Corn” – Kettle Corn Popcorn

Booth Space 51 “Claudia Chapa” – Spiral Potatoes, Funnel Cakes & Agua Frescas

SPONSORED in part by: City of Port Isabel, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel EDC & Chic-Fil-A (Boca Chica)

BACKGROUND:

Queen Isabella Market Day dates from the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel. Celebrated in 2003, the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel included a street parade, open house at the Museums and the Lighthouse and the first ever Queen Isabella Market Day. The City of Port Isabel also minted a limited edition coin to commemorate the historic event. Queen Isabella Market Day continues as an outreach of the Museums of Port Isabel.

THE QUEEN ISABELLA CONNECTION:

In 1492, Queen Isabella financed Christopher Columbus’ exploratory expedition to this part of the New World. Community leaders in the Laguna Madre area recognized the importance of this partnership and named not just one causeway in her honor in 1954, but again in 1974, when the second causeway was constructed it too was named in her honor. On July 4, 1954, the grand opening of the first causeway was graced by the Consulate of Spain who was among the dignitaries on hand to cut the ribbon. Queen Isabella is further honored at our annual Market day each April.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Jeannie Flores, Museum Director
956/943-7602
museumdirector@copitx.com

Queen Isabella Market Day ~ 4/9 ~ & Upcoming Events!

Skyline of historic Port Isabel, Texas, from the Laguna Madre Bay.

COMING UP SATURDAY! Queen Isabella Market Day !

Time for time at the coast! Shopping ~ Dining ~ Fishing ~ Fun with Friends & Family! Follow our events on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/portisabeltx/.

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Queen Isabella Market Day. Second Saturday in April at the Port Isabel Lighthouse.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the City of Port Isabel invite you to enjoy a day filled with music, vendors, food, family fun on the grounds of the Historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Queen Isabella Market Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is no admission charge to the event. Vendors offering collectibles, antiques, local art, jewelry and more will be lining the sidewalks around the lighthouse.

A tent with tables and chairs will offer the opportunity to sit down and relax while enjoying some tasty tamales, baked goods or other dishes local vendors and restaurants will be offering. Or just roll down the grassy hill of the lighthouse! Relax and let us entertain you during a family fun day in Port Isabel!

BACKGROUND:

Queen Isabella Market Day dates from the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel. Celebrated in 2003, the 75thAnniversary of Port Isabel included a street parade, open house at the Museums and the Lighthouse and the first ever Queen Isabella Market Day. The City of Port Isabel also minted a limited edition coin to commemorate the historic event. Queen Isabella Market Day continues as an outreach of the Museums of Port Isabel.

THE QUEEN ISABELLA CONNECTION:

In 1492, Queen Isabella financed Christopher Columbus’ exploratory expedition to this part of the New World. Community leaders in the Laguna Madre area recognized the importance of this partnership and named not just one causeway in her honor in 1954, but again in 1974, when the second causeway was constructed it too was named in her honor. On July 4, 1954, the grand opening of the first causeway was graced by the Consulate of Spain who was among the dignitaries on hand to cut the ribbon. Queen Isabella is further honored at our annual Market day each April.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Jeannie Flores, Museum Director
956/943-7602
museumdirector@copitx.com

Port Isabel Public Library Spring Events. 956/943-0778.

COMING IN MAY!

Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market at Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. 1st Sunday of each month, 1st and 3rd Sunday November - February.Sunday, MAY 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798.


2nd Annual Port Isabel Bay Classic. May 13 - 14 at Pirates Landing Fishing Pier!Mark Your Calendars! The 2nd Annual Port Isabel Bay Classic is scheduled for May 13th-14th 2016!

Port Isabel is proud to be the homeport of the new Port Isabel Bay Classic. This one day fishing tournament is open to anglers of all ages and includes social activities, great food and a tournament goodie bag. Cast your lines for redfish, trout and flounder and enjoy the fun dockside at Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier. Registration is limited to the first 50 boats or 200 anglers, so sign up today!

More information, email: director@portisabel.org or call: (956) 943-2262. 

COMING IN JUNE!

2nd Annual Summer Causeway Run. June 4, 2016.TIME TO REGISTER!

2nd Annual Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk! RUN or WALK to Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway from South Padre Island, Texas. 10K Causeway Run starts at 7:00 a.m. and 5K Fitness Walk starts at 7:30 a.m. The event route starts on South Padre Island and finishes across the Causeway in Port Isabel. 1-800-527-6102 or 956/943-2262.

REGISTER ONLINE: http://bit.ly/1PMB7yd

Port Isabel Welcomes December! Tree Lighting & Boat Parade & More…

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PORT ISABEL invites you to SHOP SMALL all through the season!

Port Isabel’s downtown is uniquely located on the shoreline of the Laguna Madre Bay and has a historic lighthouse in the center of it! There are dozens of specialty shops, an art gallery, food and drink, museums, a fishing pier, a pirate ship, fishing charters, dolphin watches, fish markets, and, yes, you can stroll to the top of the Lighthouse! Park & Play All Day!

Shop keepers and restaurateurs are friendly and take great pride in creating a memorable experience for you! From great service to an unimaginable variety of collectibles, souvenirs and gifts! See our video on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1llBcBo

Shop Small EVERYDAY and all through the season in downtown Port Isabel!

We’re gearing up for an exciting fall & winter in Port Isabel!  December brings some great traditions! The Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market, Market by the Bay! And January! Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk and The Taste & Art Show! Time to mark your calendars! See more info below…

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Mayor Joe E. Vega & The Port Isabel City Commission invite you to attend City of Port Isabel’s 8th Annual Community Tree Lighting Thursday, DECEMBER 3 at 6 p.m., Beulah Lee Park. Public is invited! 213 N. Yturria St. Next to the Public Library. Special appearances by Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, Music Performances, Crafts for Children, Christmas Caroling, Food Booths and Goody Bags! For more information, please call (956) 943-2682. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

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Celebrate Christmas coastal style with our 28th Annual Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6 @ 6 p.m. Viewing areas on the shores of the Laguna Madre Bay! Hosted by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored in part by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce • Port Isabel / South Padre Press & Parade • Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation.

Thanks to: Awards Ceremony (LOUIES BACKYARD) & Judging Venue (SOUTHPOINT MARINA) Towing courtesy of: TowBoat U.S.

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. 956/943-2262. http://portisabelchamber.com/Events/ChristmasLightedBoatParade.aspx

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketSunday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798.

20151212fb-bannerDecember 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museums of Port Isabel hosts their Annual Open House. 305 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel. Both the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historical Museum will offer discounts in their gift shops from 10 – 50%, free admission and refreshments.
fb-event_marketbythebayMARKET by the BAY. Arts, Crafts, Antique & Jewelry Show at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. THREE dates: December 16 – 17, January 13 – 14 & February 17 – 18. A Gloria Bates Production. Call 956/455-6798 for vendor information.

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FOLKLORICO PERFORMANCES

December 19: TWO SHOWS! 1:30 & 6:30 p.m. Tickets online (ballet-folklorico.eventbrite.com) or at the Port Isabel Visitors Center, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Lighthouse, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce & Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center.

Folklorico Performance by Ballet Folklorico South Texas College y Son Luna y Jovenes Zapateadores presentan Unidad, Sones Y Tarimas: Dos Elencos, Un Escenario. Cast of nearly 4 dozen dancers from Veracuz Mexico!

COMING IN JANUARY…

fb_event-bannerLONGEST CAUSEWAY RUN & FITNESS WALK. Run or walk from Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island, Texas. 10K Causeway Run starts at 10:00 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 3 Mile Fitness Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 1-800-527-6102 or 956/943-2262.

For more information call (956)943-2262. Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. REGISTER ONLINE! http://bit.ly/1kiZMml

eventbrite_coverTHE TASTE & ART SHOW. Wine Tasting & Art Show to support the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter’s quarantine kennel project. January 21, 2016. Hundreds of bottles of wine and unlimited tasting will ensure you get to try the wine you want! For more information call 956/433-9675. TICKETS ONLINE:  http://bit.ly/1QHUihj

Telling Our Stories! Pachanga! Lighthouse Market Day! Beautification Mixer!

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Welcome to Port Isabel and Welcome to the Coast! #TBT and here’s a look back nearly 100 years ago! Taken from the top of the Port Isabel Lighthouse towards Pelican station in the early 1920s. There is a train on the track loading and unloading for the trip back to Brownsville. Laundry on the lines, horses in the backyard, no electricity or paved roads. Running water meant you had a well or waited for the aquadores to deliver water to your house from the wells at Polangana… For more about Port Isabel history, visit the Museums of Port Isabel!

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Come celebrate with Port Isabel at Washington Park! The 5th Annual PACHANGA in the PARK is scheduled for the first Saturday in October. Live music by Los Mejores del Norte & La Xenal! Lots of contests, kiddie rides, great local food, vendors and family fun! Free event admission.

For vendor information contact Jeannie Flores at 956/943-0755 or by email:jrivera@copitx.com. For sponsorship information contact Robert Salinas at 956/943-0705 or email edcadministrator@copitx.com.

Follow our event on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1WAW7yE

The Turtle Lady Legacy

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, September 24th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7 pm. This month’s topic will be on “The Turtle Lady Legacy”.

Mary Ann Tous, niece of famed Ila Fox Loetcher aka “The Turtle Lady”, who began her work on sea turtle conservation in 1965 and was a pioneer in her field by playing a vital role in protecting the Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles, will give a presentation on the history of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles and the efforts that go towards their protection. Illa was a major inspiration on her niece Mary and in 2005, Mary Ann Tous founded a non profit organization called “The Turtle Lady legacy”. Their goals are to educate and continue the safety and conservation of majestic sea turtles by following in Illa Fox Loetscher’s footsteps.  Recent events causing a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are threatening these marine animals and their nesting habitats.

Please join us as we learn about “The Turtle Lady Legacy”. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Free admission.

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 or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

Sunday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798.

LIGHTHOUSE MARKET DAY. Saturday, October 10th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Port Isabel historic lighthouse. Vendors and festive, family fun. (956) 943-0755.

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION. October 29 – 31. Thursday (29): Telling Our Stories. Friday (30): Gallery Artist’s Reception. Saturday (31) Halloween: Day of the Dead Celebration at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. (956) 943-0755.

11215722_10153655989074752_8499627037078679354_nLIGHTHOUSE MARKET DAY. Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great family fun at the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse Square! Vendors and food and sales at downtown shopkeepers. Call 956/943-0755 or email jrivera@copitx.com for more information.

Telling Our Stories on Thursday. Queen Isabella Market Day, Earth & Arbor Day Coming Soon.

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 “Charro Days in Brownsville presented by Dr. Knopp at the Museums Telling Our Stories on Thursday at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 7 p.m.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, March 26th, at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 East Railroad Avenue at 7pm. This month’s topic will be on “Charro Days in Brownsville” by Dr. Anthony Knopp.

Dr. Knopp is an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Texas at Brownsville, where he has served since 1976.  A native of St. Paul, MN, he obtained a doctorate in History from Texas Tech University.  Dr. Knopp is a past President of the Brownsville Historical Association and presently serves on the BHA Board of Directors.  Dr. Knopp is the author of several books on local and border history and co-authored the book entitled “Charro Days in Brownsville”.

Please join us for an entertaining evening with Dr. Knopp presenting history of “Charro Days in Brownsville”. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By:  Laguna Madre Museum Foundation

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 or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

COMING IN APRIL…

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April 5th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. 
Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates956/455-6798.

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Queen Isabella Market Day to be held on Saturday, April 11. The City of Port Isabel hosts an annual Market Day at the lighthouse in April! Vendors, music, food and family fun! Admission to the lighthouse and the museums is just $1.00 each all day Saturday! For more information call Jeannie Flores at 956/943-7602 or email museumdirector@copitx.com.
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Earth & Arbor Day Celebration. Saturday, April 25. Mayor Joe E. Vega & The Port Isabel City Commission & Beautification Committee present 7th Annual Earth/Arbor Day Celebration. Saturday Apil 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Beulah Lee Park in Port Isabel on Highway 100. FREE! PUBLIC INVITED! FREE Hotdogs & Drinks! Hands-On Activities! Educational Booths! 75 Oak Trees Given Away. Call 956/943-2682 for more information.

FUNdraiser ~ Flea Market ~ Circus ~ Ballet Folklorico ~ Valley Voices ~ Shrimp Boil!

Festive February in Port Isabel!

Concerts, fundraisers of all sorts, Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil & Expo and lots more during the month of February! Make a plan for some Port Isabel fun! See all event details below…

Visit historic Port Isabel and enjoy visiting the Museums of Port Isabel, explore our uniqueshops with new arrivals, restaurants, cafes and other businesses around Historic Lighthouse Square all within walking distance of the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center where you can also take in the view of the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay. Then extend your visit! See our accommodations here> http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/accommodations/

The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 18th Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring SHRIMP & FISH & FARE & PELICAN WEST! Tickets can be purchased online!

The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 13, 2015, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Seafood, prepared by local restaurants will be top of the fare and includes side dishes, desserts and beverages.

Live music by PELICAN WEST, door prizes, a silent auction and a Port Isabel Adventure Package raffle are all part of the $25 ticket price. This IS the Museums of Port Isabel’s major fundraiser. Donations will be used to upgrade Museum’s exhibits and support programs.

Info: 956/943-7602 or museumdirector@copitx.com. Tickets can be purchased at the door, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce or at the Museums of Port Isabel. Facebook event:  http://on.fb.me/1FXNqc4.

ONLINE TICKET SALES: https://2015-mopi-fundraiser.eventbrite.com

Location: Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave.

Thanks to our sponsors! PADRE ELITE TEAM, TEXAS INTERNATIONAL FISHING TOURNAMENT, PORT ISABEL – SAN BENITO NAVIGATION DISTRICT, 1st NATIONAL BANK of SOUTH PADRE ISLAND!

February 15. Celebrando el dia de San Valentin! Tropical Panama, DJ Checo In The Mix, Los Cadetes de Linares de Chuy Briseno, Grupo Carino! Tickets available at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-0719. Join our Facebook event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/643348819126325/


February 15th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates956/455-6798.


20150217_kellymillerKelly Miller Circus. February 17 6:30 & 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce and South Padre Islnad Chamber of Commerce. $12 General Admission (before Circus Day); $16 General Admission (on Circus Day). A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Museums of Port Isabel. Call 956/943-7602 for more information.

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Ballet Folklorico South Texas College Accompanied by Conjunto Jaguar presents Tradiciones 2015. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center (309 E. Railroad St.) General Admission $10.00. Tickets available now at the following locations:

• Port Isabel City Hall 305 E. Maxan St. 956/943-2682

• Port Isabel Museums 317 E. Railroad Ave. 956/943-7602

• Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center 309 E. Railroad Ave. 956/943-0719

• Port Isabel Public Library 213 Yturria St. 956/943-1822

• Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce 301 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Ste. C 956/943-2262

For more information contact the City of Port Isabel at 956/943-2682 or Victor Gomez at vgomez@southtexascollege.edu or 956/872-2070. Join our event on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/events/756862974369583/


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Valley Voices Corale presents Broadway Rhythm. Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave.

Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 Advance or $15 At the Door.

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Port Isabel Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil & Expo! February 26, 4 – 7 p.m. LIve music by Doug Perser, Shrimp & Sides & Vendors at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Live music by Doug Perser. Vendors include Harlingen Travel Information Center, Welcome Home RGVPort Isabel Museums,Segvalley ToursBlack Dragon Cruises & Osprey Cruises and The WAVE.

Buy your tickets ONLINE: https://shrimp-boil.eventbrite.com. $12.00 per person.

Join your friends and neighbors and celebrate winter in south Texas! Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/449887048495083/. For more information call the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center at 956/943-0719. Location: Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave.


tos_fb-headerFebruary 26, 7p.m. The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, February 26, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7:00 pm. Call 956/943-7602 for more information. Free and open to the public.

Special presentation by Tom Britten on the Lipan Apaches. The Lipan Apaches were a Plains Indian people who resided in south-central Texas during the 18th and 19th centuries. They were fierce enemies of the Comanches, allies of the Texans, and played a very significant role in the history of this region. Dr. Britten is a history professor and department chair at UT-Brownsville. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and a specialist in Native American History. His book The Lipan Apaches: People of Wind and Lightning was published in 2009.