A Merry, Merry Christmas & HAPPY Holidays from Port Isabel!

A Very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year from the City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation and Museums of Port Isabel!

The City of Port Isabel Announces Decorating Contest Winners! Watch our YouTube Video for a look at some of the decorated properties!

RESIDENTIAL:
1st Place:  113/117 Washington Street (Mr. & Mrs. Robert Garcia)
2nd Place:  366 Bahia Street (Sara Silguero)
3rd Place:  210 E. Adams (Calvin and Sandra Byrd)

COMMERCIAL:
1st Place:  Doubleday Sports Bar
2nd Place:  Park Center RV Park
3rd  Place:  Rusty Pelican

Port Isabel Clock Tower!

Beautiful clock tower at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Given to the people of Port Isabel, Texas, by Edith R. & Duane A. Rasmussen. Listen as it strikes on the hour and plays a Christmas selection! Music can be customized for holidays! Thank you to the Rasmussens!

Getting Ready for the Holidays in Port Isabel!

20141211_merry-christmas-fbPORT ISABEL is decorated for the HOLIDAYS! IMG_3233Travel through the heart of Port Isabel and see the beautifully decorated medians along Highway 100! Thousands of strands of lights illuminate the landscaping, courtesy of the City of Port Isabel and installed and maintained by the Port Isabel Public Works Department. See video on Facebook here:  http://bitly.com/1rE7sMK

SHOP LOCAL & STAY LOCAL! See dozens of specialty shops that feature the arts, just the right collectible or just the right rig for catching the big one! Then stay after you play at any of our lodging selections! http://bit.ly/1wIRCYJ

Port Isabel…fish, dine, shop, visit a museum or two, take a dolphin watch tour, walk the pier, walk the square, make memories and then post them to our Facebook page!  www.facebook.com/portisabeltx.

 

Coming Next Week…

Get ready for the SantaMobile & Decorating Contest! The City of Port Isabel is proud to present its annual display of holiday lights to welcome the season to the Laguna Madre area. Throughout the years, the City of Port Isabel with help from the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, the City’s Beautification Committee and the Public Works Department has increased the number of lights and displays in the City. In order to make a bigger impact, we strongly encourage all residents and businesses around the city to participate in decorating their homes and store fronts. On Wednesday and Thursday, December 17 and 18, our SantaMobile will be driving around Port Isabel with Santa, treats and holiday music. It takes two evenings, from 6 – 9 p.m., to reach all of the neighborhoods in Port Isabel. During this event, judges choose and award the most decorated residential and commercial buildings. Let us “light up“ Port Isabel this year and come together as a community and celebrate the season with lights! For more information call Edward Meza, City Manager at (956) 943-2682.

On Saturday…

2014-12-01_1329December 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museums of Port Isabel Open House. Come share our history and our hospitality! Refreshments & treats. Gift Shop sales from 10 to 50% off! Call 956/943-7602 for more information. Join our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492663837688866/

Coming Next Week…

santamobile_fb-eventSantaMobile & Santa Claus is coming to your neighborhood! December 17 & 18, Santa is partnering with the City of Port Isabel to visit all the neighborhoods in Port Isabel. Keep an eye out for the SantaMobile! Santa will have goody bags for all the children and he will be keeping an eye out for the best decorated homes and businesses! For more information call the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682. Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/608915369220495/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/1580212975547188/.

2014-12-08_1119Holiday Wine Tasting on Lighthouse Square! Friday, December 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. A special holiday shopping and complimentary wine tasting event brought to you by the Lighthouse Square merchants. Look for the balloons and stop by participating merchants for special offers & refreshments. Join our Facebook event:   http://on.fb.me/1DnHkQO

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketDecember 21st 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. Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/573125949455382/

Coming in January!

JANUARY 9 – 11 Market by the Bay: Arts, Crafts Antique & Jewelry Show (join our Facebook  event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1503237199954598/) at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Lots of vendors & fun! Antiques, collectibles & more. For more information call 956/943-0719. Visit www.pieventcenter.com for more information. A Gloria Bates Production.

JANUARY 10 Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk: 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. Hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Join our Facebook event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/730062403732826/. Register online:  http://www.active.com/port-isabel-tx/running/races/port-isabel-longest-causeway-10-k-run-and-fitness-walk-2015?int

JANUARY 17 Boot Scootin’ Dance & Dinner: 2nd Annual Friends of the Library Fundraiser, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Tickets on sale now at the Port Isabel Public Library or the South Padre Island Reading Room. $15 per person in advance; $20 at the door. Local singer J. Michael Laferty and friends will be providing our entertainment for the evening so get ready to dance! For more information: Port Isabel Public Library (956)943-1822, Public Library Reading Room (SPI) – spiread@yahoo.com, Sally Jo Gembala (956)761-6882.

Port Isabel Community Health Fair & Museum Open House!

DSC_2146PORT ISABEL is decorated for the HOLIDAYS! Travel through the heart of Port Isabel and see the beautifully decorated medians along Highway 100! Thousands of strands of lights illuminate the landscaping, courtesy of the City of Port Isabel and installed and maintained by the Port Isabel Public Works Department.

SHOP LOCAL & STAY LOCAL! See dozens of specialty shops that feature the arts, just the right collectible or just the right rig for catching the big one! Then stay after you play at any of our lodging selections!
http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/accommodations/

Port Isabel…fish, dine, shop, visit a museum or two, take a dolphin watch tour, walk the pier, walk the square, make memories and then post them to our Facebook page!  www.facebook.com/portisabeltx.

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December 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Health Fair at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave. Sponsored by Angelito’s Primary Home Health Care & City of Port Isabel. Health Screenings ~ Nutrition ~ Door Prizes! Services & Screenings provided by: Los Fresnos Medicine, SPI Clinic – Dr. Guevara, Los Fresnos Dental – Dr. Lalonde, Port Isabel Dental Associates, Port Isabel Animal Shelter. Public is welcome! For more info, contact Sally Ochoa at 956/943-3000. Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1505176163078315/

2014-12-01_1329December 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museums of Port Isabel Open House. Come share our history and our hospitality! Refreshments & treats. Gift Shop sales from 10 to 50% off! Call 956/943-7602 for more information. Join our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492663837688866/

santamobile_fb-eventSantaMobile & Santa Claus is coming to your neighborhood! December 17 & 18, Santa is partnering with the City of Port Isabel to visit all the neighborhoods in Port Isabel. Keep an eye out for the SantaMobile! Santa will have goody bags for all the children and he will be keeping an eye out for the best decorated homes and businesses! For more information call the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682. Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/608915369220495/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/1580212975547188/.

2014-12-08_1119Holiday Wine Tasting on Lighthouse Square! Friday, December 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. A special holiday shopping and complimentary wine tasting event brought to you by the Lighthouse Square merchants. Look for the balloons and stop by participating merchants for special offers & refreshments. Join our Facebook event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/271429586359303/

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketDecember 21st 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. Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/573125949455382/

Coming in January!

JANUARY 9 – 11 Market by the Bay: Arts, Crafts Antique & Jewelry Show (join our Facebook  event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1503237199954598/) at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Lots of vendors & fun! Antiques, collectibles & more. For more information call 956/943-0719. Visit www.pieventcenter.com for more information. A Gloria Bates Production.

JANUARY 10 Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk: 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. Hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Join our Facebook event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/730062403732826/. Register online:  http://www.active.com/port-isabel-tx/running/races/port-isabel-longest-causeway-10-k-run-and-fitness-walk-2015?int

JANUARY 17 Boot Scootin’ Dance & Dinner: 2nd Annual Friends of the Library Fundraiser, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Tickets on sale now at the Port Isabel Public Library or the South Padre Island Reading Room. $15 per person in advance; $20 at the door. Local singer J. Michael Laferty and friends will be providing our entertainment for the evening so get ready to dance! For more information: Port Isabel Public Library (956)943-1822, Public Library Reading Room (SPI) – spiread@yahoo.com, Sally Jo Gembala (956)761-6882.

Santa Mobile Visits Port Isabel Neighborhoods!

Santa brought greetings and goody bags to hundreds of children in Port Isabel neighborhoods Wednesday evening. His arrival was announced by the Christmas carols playing from the decorated van that wound through residential areas. Best decorated homes were given prize bags as well.
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Happy Holidays in Port Isabel!

Port Isabel has slated a full schedule of Fun for the Holiday Season! Kicking the season off will the the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and to follow, a variety of holiday activities from decorating contests to lighted boat parades! ALL events are open to the public! holiday-season-schedule

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from PORT ISABEL, TEXAS!

Port Isabel Christmas Decorating Contest l Winners & Photos!

December 18, 2009–
As the fog was rolling across the bay, the Santa Mobile was rolling through the streets of Port Isabel looking for the most decorated houses and businesses. On board were City Manager, Edward Meza; Library Director and Interim Economic Development Corporation Administrator, Carolyn Bogardus; Commissioner M J Garza; Commissioner Memo Torres and Hanna Torres. Goodie bags were given to ten decorated houses and businesses and candy given to neighborhood children. (more photos here: http://portisabel-texas.com/20091218_cmasdecorating/)

Winners:\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-2\” width=\”400\” height=\”159\” />Ms. Rosa Montes and Family (110 E. Railroad Ave.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-3\” width=\”400\” height=\”266\” />Mr. & Mrs. Traya (101 Hickman St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-6\” width=\”400\” height=\”192\” />Calvin & Sandra Byrd (Adams St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-7\” width=\”400\” height=\”179\” />Manuel & Maria Hinojosa (110 Adams St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-8\” width=\”400\” height=\”161\” />Terry & Mimi Coen (121 Madison St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-9\” width=\”400\” height=\”134\” />Grambaile Bar (205 South Shore Drive)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-10\” width=\”400\” height=\”254\” />Omar Perea (1706 North Shore Drive)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-11\” width=\”400\” height=\”266\” />Doubleday Sports Bar (Highway 100)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-12\” width=\”400\” height=\”266\” />Port Isabel Police Station (Hickman St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-13\” width=\”400\” height=\”266\” />For more information, contact City Hall at 956/943-2682.