Telling Our Stories

Telling Our Stories: Mary Laddis ~ “Ila Fox Loetscher” 2/28 7p

“Ila Fox Loetscher”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2019 on Thursday, February 28th, at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 East Railroad Ave. @ 7pm. This month’s topic will be on “Ila Fox Loetscher” a presentation by Ms. Mary Laddis.

Ms. Laddis became a permanent resident of South Padre Island in 1993 and became a Docent at the Docent at the Gladys Porter Zoo. In early 1994 Ms. Laddis learned about Ila Fox Loetscher, the Turtle Lady of South Padre Island and became a volunteer with Ila and her turtles.

Please join us for an entertaining evening with Ms. Mary Laddis on a presentation on “Ila Fox Loetscher”. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

‘Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By: Museums of Port Isabel

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 / (956) 943-0755 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

Day of the Dead Celebration ~ Shrimp Cook-Off ~ Telling Our Stories & more…

Day of the Dead Celebration ~ Dia de los Muertos! Washington Park. 10/29 4 - 11 p.m.

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION ~ DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

The Museums of Port Isabel, in collaboration with the City of Port Isabel, the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation, the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, the Laguna Madre Art League, present their Annual Day of the Dead festival – “Los Colores Del  Muerto” on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 4 to 11 p.m. in Washington Park (new location, 156 W. Madison St.) in Port Isabel.

The event includes hands-on activities including sugar skull decorating and altar making, vendors with a variety of food and wares, costume contests, dancing and music. No admission charge to the event.

The Port Isabel Lighthouse, Historical Museum and Treasures of the Gulf Museum (where the altars will be on display) will be open from 10am-4pm on Saturday, October 29th. Special event admission: $1 for each site.

Altar Display—

The Treasures of the Gulf Museum (308 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.) will be exhibiting altars made by the Laguna Madre area residents. A special admission fee of $1.00 applies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. Altars will remain on display through November 15.

Museums of Port Isabel, Telling Our Stories! October 27th. 7 p.m. Treasures of the Gulf Museum.October’s Telling Our Stories features an original Play by Gloria Bates~ “Capt. Isley Bell & Los Ratones”.
Captain Bell is the Customs Administrator of the Custom Duty House on St. James Island off Point Isabel in 1857.
This exciting drama includes the Texas Rangers, the local town beauty, Queen Isabella (suffering memory loss due to amnesia), a princess stowaway (from Spain that lands on Brazos Island) and a dashing Capt. Bell, the hero.
Lots of wheeling and dealing and tricks! Justice prevails in the end! Honesty pays! And the truth triumphs!
The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2016 on Thursday, October 27th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 308 Queen Isabella Blvd. at 7pm.
No admission charge. Open to the public. Refreshments. Call 956/943-7602 for more information.

Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. 1st Sunday. 9a-4p. Beulah Lee Park.

Sunday, NOVEMBER 6 & 20, 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.

23rd Annual World's Championship Shrimp Cook-Off! Sunday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live music by "The Agency", vendors & more...

 

Spiderman 2 at the Lighthouse Movies ~ Thursday Night Fireworks ~ Telling Our Stories ~ TIFT & More!

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SPIDERMAN 2 at the Lighthouse!

Season 11 of the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema continues Friday, July 17th at 9:30 p.m., with “The Amazing SPIDER-MAN 2” (http://on.fb.me/1dKt49g). Got a SPIDER-MAN costume? Wear it to the movie for ONE FREE POPCORN! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and make a summertime memory with your family at the Port Isabel Lighthouse! For more information call the Port Isabel Visitors Center at 956/943-0755. 2015 schedule, EVERY Friday in June & July at 9:30 p.m.

The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema is sponsored by: Quik Stop, Texas Pack, Inc., City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation & Museums of Port Isabel.

Movies will be projected on the side of the lighthouse every Friday in June and July at 9:30 p.m. This a FREE, family friendly event. Concessions available.

DSC_4409THURSDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS OVER THE BAY!

Thursdays through September 3rd at 9:15 p.m. Lots of viewing areas in Port Isabel! Port Isabel Historic Lighthouse Park, the longest lighted pier in Texas at Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier, the Black Dragon CruisesPelican Station! Sponsored in part by Black Dragon Cruises.

MUSEUMS TELLING OUR STORIES. Thursday, July 23 at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, July 23, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 7pm. (317 E. Railroad Ave.)

Topic: A Video Presentation on the History of T.I.F.T. by Ms. Barbara (Bobbie) Wells.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By:  Port Isabel Merchants Association

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-0755 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

COMING IN AUGUST

tift-logo-20076th Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) starts July 29th and runs through August 2nd. Register and fish from a pier or a beach or a jetski or a boat, just grab a pole and join the fun! For more information visit http://bit.ly/1HceBdQ.

Proudly sponsored in part by the City of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation.

Sunday, August 2, 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.

A LOOK AT OUR HISTORY…

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The Pavilion on South Padre Island! A look back at the Pavilion or Civic Center, the Island’s first civic center, which was site to so many memories from movies to concerts, dances, art shows and parties! Join in the conversation on Facebook:  http://on.fb.me/1JMIxnP. A 1950s brochure says: “A new Recreation Pavilion provides a place for conventions, meetings, parties, dances, movies or any gathering that requires enclosed space.”

PORT ISABEL VISITORS CENTER

The Port Isabel Visitor Center (in the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage) is now open. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 956/943-0755.

Port Isabel Lighthouse Summer Hours start on Monday, June 1.

  • Sunday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Regular hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.): will resume September 1.
  • Tickets can be purchased on site.
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Telling Our Stories on Thursday. Queen Isabella Market Day, Earth & Arbor Day Coming Soon.

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 “Charro Days in Brownsville presented by Dr. Knopp at the Museums Telling Our Stories on Thursday at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 7 p.m.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, March 26th, at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 East Railroad Avenue at 7pm. This month’s topic will be on “Charro Days in Brownsville” by Dr. Anthony Knopp.

Dr. Knopp is an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Texas at Brownsville, where he has served since 1976.  A native of St. Paul, MN, he obtained a doctorate in History from Texas Tech University.  Dr. Knopp is a past President of the Brownsville Historical Association and presently serves on the BHA Board of Directors.  Dr. Knopp is the author of several books on local and border history and co-authored the book entitled “Charro Days in Brownsville”.

Please join us for an entertaining evening with Dr. Knopp presenting history of “Charro Days in Brownsville”. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By:  Laguna Madre Museum Foundation

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

COMING IN APRIL…

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April 5th, 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 Bates956/455-6798.

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Queen Isabella Market Day to be held on Saturday, April 11. The City of Port Isabel hosts an annual Market Day at the lighthouse in April! Vendors, music, food and family fun! Admission to the lighthouse and the museums is just $1.00 each all day Saturday! For more information call Jeannie Flores at 956/943-7602 or email museumdirector@copitx.com.
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Earth & Arbor Day Celebration. Saturday, April 25. Mayor Joe E. Vega & The Port Isabel City Commission & Beautification Committee present 7th Annual Earth/Arbor Day Celebration. Saturday Apil 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Beulah Lee Park in Port Isabel on Highway 100. FREE! PUBLIC INVITED! FREE Hotdogs & Drinks! Hands-On Activities! Educational Booths! 75 Oak Trees Given Away. Call 956/943-2682 for more information.

January in Port Isabel! Boot Scootin’ Fundraiser & Flea Markets & More…

PICC 25th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Wellness Walk 1/10/2009

Put Port Isabel fun on your calendar in 2015 starting with this weekend! There’s MARKET by the BAY and the LONGEST CAUSEWAY RUN & FITNESS WALK for browsing and shopping or walking and running…

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SHOP LOCAL & STAY LOCAL! See dozens of specialty shops that feature the handmade crafts, arts, collectibles, souvenirs or just the right rig AND advice for catching the big one! Stay after you play at any of our lodging selections! http://bit.ly/1wIRCYJ

2015019-11_marketbythebay-fbJANUARY 9 – 11 Market by the Bay: Arts, Crafts Antique & Jewelry Show (join our Facebook  event: http://on.fb.me/1x1C695) 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.

fb_event-bannerJANUARY 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:   http://on.fb.me/1xucaEL. Register online through 1/7 10pm:  http://bit.ly/1xucmUz

20150117_boot-scootin-fbJANUARY 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. Join our Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1tihPXF.

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketJanuary 4 & 18, 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/

20150119_leslie-fbJANUARY 19: Leslie presents 2015 Concert Series… The Music of the Time ~ WWII! Monday, January 19. 2 Shows: 12 p.m. & 4 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before event. Pre-Sale: $14 VIP; $10 General; $12 General Admission on day of the event. For ticket info contact Leslie at 956/761-4347 or lblasing@rgv.rr.com. Tickets may also be purchased at Leslie’s performances. Join our Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1xeIhqf

tos_fb-headerJANUARY 22, 5 & 7p.m. Presentation of an original play by Gloria Bates & Friends. The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, January 22th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 5:00 & 7:00 pm. Call 956/943-7602 for more information. Free and open to the public. Join our Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1D4DxUO

COMING UP IN FEBRUARY~

February 1 – 15, 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-eventFEBRUARY 13, 7 p.m. Museums of Port Isabel TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE Fundraiser. $25 per person. Food, drink, live entertainment, dancing, auction, museum tickets. Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. 309 E. Railroad Ave. 956/943-7602.

FEBRUARY 17, Kelly Miller Circus. Two shows: 5 & 8 p.m. Laguna Madre Park. Proceeds to benefit the Museums of Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

FEBRUARY 26, Telling Our Stories. Museums of Port Isabel Oral History Program. Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. Free admission. 956/943-7602.

EVENT CALENDAR: http://bit.ly/1BGHzSe

Port Isabel Welcomes Fall with Day of the Dead & Halloween Celebrations & Decorations!

Port Isabel’s Highway 100 medians are decorated and ready for Day of the Dead & Halloween Celebrations!

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HALLOWEEN & DAY of the DEAD! The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2014 on Thursday, October 30th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7:00 pm. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/751200211615845/

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Halloween! FRIDAY, October 31, 2014, 8:30 p.m. Lighthouse Establishment Cinema! BEETLEJUICE. Free Admission! Come in costume & get a Free Popcorn! For more information call 956/943-7602. Railroad Park, across from the Port Isabel Historical Museum on Railroad Ave. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/691966754221340/

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SATURDAY, November 1, 2014 from 4 to 11 p.m. Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos! Free Family Friendly Fun! Vendors, food, crafts, exhibits, hands-on activities! Live entertainment & street dance! Music by La Farra! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432059720374170/