Chamber to Host Winter Texan Shrimp Boil

\"\"Chamber to Host Winter Texan Shrimp Boil
The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will host a Winter Texan Shrimp Boil on Wednesday, Feb. 24th from 3-5 pm.

The event is designed to show our appreciation for our Winter Texans and will be limited to the first 200 tickets sold. Tickets are priced at $5 per person and are available at the Chamber office.

The event will be held in The Garden at the Lighthouse—the new patio area just opened next to Designer Consigner and operated by Glenda Stafford. “We really appreciate Glenda allowing us to have this event at her new facility,” said Chamber President Betty Wells. “It is a perfect venue for this type of activity.”

The shrimp boil will feature a Cajun shrimp boil meal, refreshments and live entertainment by Tom Wayne. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 943-2262.

Port Isabel Community Christmas Tree Lighting 12/10 l photos

Community Christmas Tree Lighting, Caroling and so much more family fun!
Friday, December 10, 2009\"20091210_cmaslighting-1\"Carolers on Lighthouse Square.
\"20091210_cmaslighting-2\"Mr. Clause rides with the Port Isabel Fire Department.
\"20091210_cmaslighting-3\"Mr. and Mrs. Clause take time from their busy schedule to greet all the carolers.
\"20091210_cmaslighting-4\"The Community Christmas Tree at Railroad Park in front of the Champion Building will
stay lit throughout the holidays.
\"20091210_cmaslighting-5\"Shown in front of the Community Christmas Tree is Port Isabel Mayor, Joe E. Vega;
Commissioner M.J. Garza; City Manager Edward Meza and Commissioner Memo Torres.

PICC World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off Event Wrap Up!~

Chamber of Commerce weather and perfectly prepared fresh Gulf shrimp kept thousands happily sated. Sunday World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off featured over two dozen contestants in both professional and amateur categories offering a wide variety of shrimp dishes from fried to Orange Citrus Shrimp. But the order of the day was boiled shrimp for the eating contest held at 3p.m. won by Mark Buchan of Scotland.

Event photos:

Palm St. Pier, South Padre Island

3rd place: Cuevas Trawlers
2nd place: Beatriz Zapata
1st place: Re/Max First Choice

3rd place: Cap\’N Roys, South Padre Island
2nd place: Parrot Eyes, South Padre Island
1st place: Las Olas, South Padre Island

For more information, contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, 956/943-2262 or email