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8th Annual Pachanga in the Park! 9/29 6 – 11 pm ~ Laguna Madre Park

The 8th Annual Pachanga in the Park will be held at the Laguna Madre Park, on Port Road, Saturday, September 30, from 6 – 11 p.m. Pachanga in the Park will feature live music by LOS GARCIA BROS. and Juan Garza y Los Ultimos, lots of great local food vendors, rides and games and contests. No admission charge. Family friendly.

VENDORS (vendor-application)

Booth 1 – “Museums of Port Isabel” – Nachos, PopCorn, Sweet & Sour Candy, Chocolate Candy Bars, Assortment Peanuts & Corn Nuts, Pickles, Hot Assortment Chips w/Cheese & Frito Pies w/Chili & Cheese
Booth 2 – Sergio Guzman “Tacos Checo” – Corn on a Stick / Cup
Booth 3 – “Port Isabel Police Department” – Hot Dogs w/Chili & Cheese, Candy Apples & Tostaditas (Bag) w/Chili, Cheese & Limon
Booth 4 – Maricela Rodriguez “Rapas Rodriguez” – Rapas, Fruit Cups & Tostadas de Pollo (Chicken) w/Lettuce &
Booth 5 – “Claudia C. Guerrero” – Spiral Potato, Hamburgers w/French Fries & Chicken Flautas
Booth 6 – Stephanie Wilson “Capable Kids Foundation Lower Valley” – Shirts, Caps & Cups
Booth 7 – Veronica “El Buen Pescado” – Strawberries w/Crème, Churros (Sugar) & Fried Bananas
Booth 8 – Jorge Pineda “Pineda Toys & More” – Light-Up & Inflatable Toys
Booth 9 – Cecilia Zamora “Tu Salud Si Cuenta” – Information Booth
Booth 10 – Martha Vidal – Tostadas de Res Desebrada (Shredded Meat) & Totas de Ahogadas de Pollo (Chicken)
Booth 11 – Tony Medrano “Round Up BBQ” – Blooming Onions
Booth 12 – Flor Marin – Garnachas de Res, Tamales Verucruzanos de Pork & Clayoyos W/ Beans
Booth 13 – Kelly G. Hernandez “Kid’s Toys & Much More” – Light Up Toys, Bubbles, Inflatables & Much More
Booth 14 – Gloria Ramos – Crazy Cucumbers, Chicken Salad Plate & Tacos: Potato, Beans & Shredded Meat
Booth 15 – Hope Aguilar “C & H Photo N Crafts” – Figurines made of Bead, Necklaces, Keychains & Collectables
Booth 16 – JulieAnn Moore “Moore’s Ride & Concession” – Funnel Cakes, Turkey Legs & BBQ Chopped Brisket Sandwich
Booth 17 – JuileAnn Moore “Moore’s Ride & Concession” – Balloon Pop Game
Booth 18 – JulieAnn Moore “Moore’s Ride & Concession” – Basketball Game
Booth 19 – Karina Diaz “Karina’s Designs” – Tarpon Wear
Booth 20 – Alma Villanueva – Tacos: Bistek &  Tripa& Chalupas: Chicken & Shredded Meat
Booth 21 – Anna Ibarra “IbaSisters Handmade” – Handcrafted Polymer Clay Jewelry & Accessories Inspired by South Texas Culture
Booth 22 – “Scarlet’s Crepas” – Crepas, Chicharron Preparado
Booth 23 – Maria C. Barrera Vargas “Casa de Bendicion Jereh” – Pozole, Menudo & Gorditas de Picadillo, Nopales de Chili Rjo & Chicharron
Booth 24 – Maria C. Barrera Vargas “Casa de Bendicion Jereh” – Tamales: Chicken, Beef & Beans
Booth 25 – “Irma Garcia” – Mexican Pizza (Memelas), Cheese Enchiladas & Sopes de Beans, Cheese & Lettuce
Booth 26 – Ernie Rodriguez “FlashCopters” – LED-LIT Helicopter
Booth 27 – Cecilia Garcia “Tita’s Food Mobile” – Sopes de Pollo (Chicken) & Empanadas de Pollo (Chicken)
Booth 28 – Mario N. Lucas “Nava Tacos” – Tacos de Tropo
Booth 29 – Sergio Rodriguez “Texas Kettle Corn” – Kettle Corn
Booth 30 – Margie Jacobs “Laguna Madre Youth Center” Cake Spin, Chicken & Pork Sliders
Booth 31 – Jorge Pineda – “Pineda Toy’s & More” – Light-Up & Inflatable Toys
Booth 32 – Denise Hernandez “Build Your Own Belt” – Arts & Crafts / Belts
Booth 33 – Manny Villapondo “Southern Careers Institute” – Face Painting / Educational Information
Booth 34 – Edward Torres “RGV Tiger Sharks” – BBQ Chicken Plates w/Rice & Potato Salad & Beans
Booth 36 – Jared Coy “Cameron County Department of Elections & Voter Registration” – Election & Voter Registration Information
Booth 37 – Jose Cantu “Team Explosion” – Fried Shrimp Plate w/Fries & Shrimp Cocktail
Booth 38 – Kelly G. Hernandez “Kid’s Toys & Much More” – Light Up Toys, Bubbles, Inflatables & Much More

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

SITE MAP:
7th Annual Pachanga in the Park in Laguna Madre Park. September 30 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Museums of Port Isabel Fundraiser featuring Pelican West! 2/2 7p

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The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 21st Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring fresh local fare & PELICAN WEST!

The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Dishes 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 or online: http://bit.ly/2018mopi

The Museums of Port Isabel is a complex consisting of three diverse facilities, the Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, and the Point Isabel Lighthouse. All three are within walking distance of each other and are open year around to the public.

PORT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE

Constructed in 1852, the Point Isabel Lighthouse was built to protect and guide ships through Brazos Santiago Pass and the barrier islands. In 1952, the Lighthouse was opened as a State Park and remains the only lighthouse on the Texas Gulf coast open to the public. The Lighthouse has just undergone a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department restoration and reopened to the public on January 2, 2018. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage which is on the grounds of the Lighthouse, is open to the public and houses the Chamber of Commerce and the Port Isabel Visitors Center. There is no admission charge to the Keepers Cottage. Lighthouse tickets can be purchased at the Keepers Cottage or at the Lighthouse. A combination ticket is available. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. or 1/2 hour before closing.

PORT ISABEL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Port Isabel Historical Museum is a state-of-the-art facility located in the Champion Building. Built in 1899 as a dry goods store and residence, it now houses two exhibit levels, a theater, gift shop and one of the largest collections of Mexican artifacts from the U.S.-Mexican War. The facade features the famous ‘fish mural’ painted in 1906 by a local fisherman. The fish mural was restored in the fall of 2017. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

TREASURES OF THE GULF MUSEUM

Treasures of the Gulf Museum spotlights three 1554 Spanish shipwrecks. Meeting their fate just 30 miles north of Port Isabel, they are brought to life with murals, artifacts and hands-on activities. Also featured is a Children’s Discovery Lab, Ship theatre and Nautical Gift Shop. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

 

 

Museums: Taste of the Laguna Madre Fundraiser! 2/12 7-10p

Taste of the Laguna Madre Museums Fundraiser. Live music with Pelican West. Dancing, Silent Auction, Food & Fun! 1/12/16 7-10p

19th Annual Taste of the Laguna Madre! This is THE Museums of Port Isabel FUNDRAISER! Scheduled for Friday, February 12th, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, the fundraiser proudly presents live music with PELICAN WEST! Tickets are on sale now at the Port Isabel Visitors Center, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, Port Isabel Public Library and online at https://2016-mopi-fundraiser.eventbrite.com.

For more information call Jeannie Flores or the Museum Staff at 956/943-7602.

Thanks to our SPONSORS & DONORS!

SILENT AUCTION: Ben’s Liquor ~ Welcome Aboard ~ The Leeman Company ~ Carol Plumb ~ Sea & Sun Hair Fashion ~ Rusty Pelican Nautical Gifts & Home Decor ~ Art Sea ~ Tesori ~ Island Cinema North ~ Vida’s Barber Shop & Beauty Salon ~ Dee-Dee Boutique ~ Pearl South Padre ~ Sea Ranch Restaurant & Bar ~ Schlitterbahn Beach WaterPark ~ Holiday Inn Express ~ The Light House Lighting Center ~ Davey Jones Ice Cream Locker ~ The Inn @ South Padre ~ Salon Samuels ~ DeJa Vu Consignment Apparel ~ Anna’s Hair & Nail Salon

RESTAURANTS: Palm Street Pier ~ Mexiquito Restaurant ~ Mary Gorball

SPONSORSHIPS: QUIK STOP & TEXAS PACK

Merry Christmas from Port Isabel, Texas!

Merry Christmas from the City of Port Isabel, Texas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS from PORT ISABEL, TEXAS, to all our friends both far and near!

Follow our events on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/portisabeltx/. See info below for times and places and online ticket sales for upcoming events…

COMING IN JANUARY…

Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. 1st Sunday, each month. Beulah Lee Park.Sunday, January 3 & 17, 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.

32nd Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk. January 6, 2016.LONGEST CAUSEWAY RUN & FITNESS WALK. Run or walk from Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island, Texas on January 9. 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

Leslie Blasing to perform at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center on January 11.

eventbrite_coverTHE TASTE AND ART SHOW to support the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter’s quarantine kennel project. January 21. 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. Location: Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. TICKETS ONLINE:  http://bit.ly/1QHUihj

2015-12-15_10573rd Annual Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library BOOT SCOOTIN’ DANCE & DINNER Fundraiser. Saturday, January 23 ~ 5-8pm at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Buffet Dinner & Live Music by J. Michael Laferty Band! $15 Advance Purchase $20 At the Door. Beer ~ Wine ~ Soda ~ Water available for purchase Raffles & 50/50 Split.

Tickets can be purchased at the Event Center, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Visitor’s Center, Museums of Port Isabel and Public Library Reading Room. Call 956/943-1822 for more info.

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