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

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!
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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.

A Coastal Christmas & More! Port Isabel has it going on…

The community of PORT ISABEL offers up lots of activities over the holiday season that include shopping, dining, activities, attractions and events! Kick off the festivities by SHOPPING LOCAL! See dozens of specialty shops that feature the arts, just the right collectible or even 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/

20141128_winetasting-fbNovember 28, 1 to 6 p.m., Holiday Wine Tasting! A special holiday shopping event & complimentary wine tasting at Lighthouse Square! Look for the balloons at participating businesses offering special sales and refreshments! Participating businesses: Ely’s, Laguna Madre Art Gallery, Tesori, Will & Jack’s Burger Shack, African Authentic, Jojoba Platanillo, Alchemaille Exploratorium, Delmar Gift Shop, Art Sea, Welcome Aboard, Pirate’s Landing Restaurant, Causeway Cafe, A Little Bit of Everything, Virginia’s Salon & Spa, Deja Vu Consignment Apparel, Rusty Pelican & Marcello’s Restaurant. Join our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/365255193643216/ Google map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zwHleOvLxpuA.kJ1fHdCo2oi0

64277_10152881843529752_3536454697843115647_nDecember 4th at 6 p.m., the City of Port Isabel invites the public to join the community at the 7th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! Beulah Lee Park, on Highway 100. Performances, vendors, free family fun! Call 956/943-2682 for more information. Join our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/775484532528256/

fb-event_boat-paradeDecember 6th at 6 p.m., celebrate Christmas coastal style with the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce’s 28th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Viewing areas on the shores of the Laguna Madre Bay! For more information contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. 956/943-2262. http://portisabelchamber.com/events/christmaslightedboatparade.aspx. Join our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/857456960965962/

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketDecember 7th 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/

20141211_healthfairDecember 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/

20141213fb-bannerDecember 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/.

Museums of Port Isabel hosts Mexican Revolution & Independence Exhibit

\” alt=\”\” width=\”300\” height=\”175\” />Museums of Port Isabel- On exhibit now through the winter of 2010, the Port Isabel Historic Museum will feature an exhibit of both Mexican Revolution and Mexican Independence images, artifacts and documents as part of their temporary exhibits. The Historic Museum is housed in the Champion Building on Railroad Ave.

Thursday, February 25th \”Telling Our Stories\” by Rod Bates kicked off the Museums\’ celebration of the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the Bicentennial of the Independence of Mexico. Bates illustrated the impact both wars had on Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area with a variety of images and maps to a packed house in the theatre room in the Champion Building. The image above left, one used in the presentation, is an example of those taken during what came to be known as the Border Occupation. Taken in front of the Champion Building, this sepia toned image portrays three soldiers stationed in Point Isabel enjoying some leisure time.  The two boys to the left were local aquadores who delivered water to residences. Seated on their donkey is a soldier with a fresh box of cigars purchased in the Champion store. Images such as this one are part of the Mexican Revolution and Indpendence exhibits at the Museums of Port Isabel.

Additionally, video of the Rod Bates presentation at the Telling Our Stories will be playing in the theatre room of the Champion Building or you may click on the links below to view it in five parts on youtube.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW_i16KpFUA
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8SVo_Wmo4Q
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHjQj37o5Js
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHsE79ZdJkM
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HkXFCYEs_c

For more information, please call the Museums of Port Isabel at 956/943-7602 or email: jrivera@copitx.com or ggodines@copitx.com

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\” alt=\”20091210_cmaslighting-1\” width=\”450\” height=\”300\” />Carolers on Lighthouse Square.
\” alt=\”20091210_cmaslighting-2\” width=\”450\” height=\”300\” />Mr. Clause rides with the Port Isabel Fire Department.
\” alt=\”20091210_cmaslighting-3\” width=\”450\” height=\”429\” />Mr. and Mrs. Clause take time from their busy schedule to greet all the carolers.
\” alt=\”20091210_cmaslighting-4\” width=\”450\” height=\”299\” />The Community Christmas Tree at Railroad Park in front of the Champion Building will
stay lit throughout the holidays.
\” alt=\”20091210_cmaslighting-5\” width=\”450\” height=\”430\” />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.