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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

Happy Thanksgiving! Upcoming December Events~

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PORT ISABEL wishes you and your family and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Port Isabel City Hall will be closed Nov. 26 – 27. The Port Isabel Visitor Center, Lighthouse and Museums will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26th but will reopen on Friday, Nov. 27th. The Lighthouse hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather permitting). Museums are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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…

Follow our events on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/portisabeltx/

COMING IN DECEMBER…

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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.

fb-event_marketbythebayArts, 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.

COMING IN JANUARY…

fb_event-bannerRun 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_coverWine 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

Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! 12/4 6p

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Mayor Joe E. Vega & The Port Isabel City Commission invite you to attend City of Port Isabel’s 7th Annual Community Tree Lighting on Thursday, DECEMBER 4 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! DJ Aaron Olvera! For more information, please call (956) 943-2682.

Performances scheduled: Pee Wee Tarpon Cheerleaders, Garriga/Derry Choir, Silver Stars – Jr. High Drill Team, High Cheerleaders, Silver Belles – High School Drill Team, PI High School Cheerleaders, PI High School Band and DJ Lapita Gonzalez.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

See our event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/775484532528256/

6:00pm Welcome ~ Mayor Joe E. Vega
6:05pm Prayer ~ Commissioner Maria de Jesus “MJ” Garza
6:10pm Pledge of Allegiance ~ City Commission
6:15pm Marlisa Martinez ~ Star Spangled Banner
6:20pm Christmas Tree Lighting ~ City Commission
6:25pm Garriga/Derry Elementary Choir
6:30pm Garriga Elementary Sparkling Sapphires
6:35pm Garriga Elementary Folklorico
6:40pm Pee Wee Tarpon Cheerleaders
6:45pm Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Madre
6:50pm Port Isabel Junior High Silver Stars
6:55pm Port Isabel Junior High Cheerleaders
7:00pm Port Isabel Junior High Silver Spirit Squad
7:05pm Port Isabel High School Saxophone Quartet
7:10pm Port Isabel High School Mariachi Plata
7:15pm Port Isabel High School Cheerleaders
7:20pm Port Isabel High School Silver Belles
7:25pm Mayor Joe E. Vega & Commissioners welcome Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus & Elves who will be giving Candy to all children!

Holiday Season Kick-Off in Buelah Lee Park!

Mayor Joe E. Vega and the Port Isabel City Commissioners present the City of Port Isabel 3rd Annual Community Tree Lighting! Over 600 visitors and residents enjoyed perfect weather, Christmas caroling, performances, vendors and a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. Master of Ceremonies, Edward P. Meza (City Manager) introduced Mayor Joe E. Vega and the countdown for the lighting of the Community Christmas tree kicked off the evening schedule.

Performances that followed were: Port Isabel High School Band, Port Isabel Junior High Band, Garriaga Elementary Choir, Derry Elementary Choir, Derry Elementary Dolls, Derry Elementary Cheerleaders, Port Isabel Jr. High School Cheerleaders and the Port Isabel High School Silver Belles.

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Special Thanks: Mayor Joe E. Vega, Commissioner Juan Jose “JJ” Zamora, Commissioner Maria de Jesus “MJ” Garza, Commissioner Martin C. Cantu, Commissioner Guillermo “Memo” Torres, Edward P. Meza (City Manager), Susie Alcocer (City Secretary), Anabel Guillen (Assistant City Secretary), Janie Villarreal (EDC Administrator), Alonzo Echavarria (Finance Director & Staff), Larry Ellis (Building Inspector & Staff), Jeannie Marie Aby (Museum Director & Staff), Carolyn Bogardus (Library Director & Staff), Baldemar Alaniz (Public Works Director & Staff), Port Isabel Municipal Courts, Port Isabel Police Department, Port Isabel Volunteer Fire Department, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus & Elves, H.E.B., Subway, Walgreens, Ben Liquor, Sherwin Williams, Laguna Madre Rehab, Art Sea Gallery & Goods