Port Isabel Chamber

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…

THEN~

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 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.

Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk Breaks Participation Records!

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The 27th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk, held on Saturday, January 8th, was a great start to the New Year for nearly 4,000 participants with a backdrop of gentle bay breezes, mild temperatures and partly cloudy skies.

TOP THREE MALE & FEMALE WINNERS:
Male
20110108_awards-1651) Benjamin Meto (32:13.3) Zapata
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2) Shadrack Songok (32:43.3) Corpus Christi
20110108_awards-1623) David Rodriguez (33:06.1) Corpus Christi

Female
20110108_awards-1591) Lucy Kurgat (35:17.2) Zapata
20110108_awards-1582) Claudia Camango-Nero (38:55.0) Hopewell
20110108_awards-1573) Debbie Arzola (39:07.4) Junction Allen

Complete winners list: 20110108_winners
Photos: Awards, Bridge, Finish Line, Start Line
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Sponsored by: PORT ISABEL CHAMBER of COMMERCE, CITY of PORT ISABEL, PORT ISABEL ECONOMIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. Port Isabel / South Padre Press & Parade, First National Bank of South Padre Island, Favorite Brands/Nestle Waters/180/XYIENCE. Awards Ceremony Venue provided by: Louie’s Backyard.

For more event information, contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org.

Port Isabel Chamber host Winter Texan RV Park Director Fam Tour

October 26th, the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce hosted a Fam Tour for RV Park Managers and Activities Directors! Tours of the Port Isabel Lighthouse, the Port Isabel Historical Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center were followed by lunch at Pirates Landing Restaurant and a dockside show aboard the Black Dragon!
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For more information, contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org.

Get Ready for the World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off! 11/7


cookoff-logo(800)Gates open at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, November 7th
for the 17th Annual World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off. Located in the the parking lot of the old Wal-Mart (site of Sutherland Express, LLC) on Highway 100, this culinary tradition is expected to be even bigger and better!

Dozens of professional and amateur will expertly prepare over one ton of fresh wild caught Gulf shrimp in a wide variety of ways from boiled to coconut to cocktails to fried and scampi. While munching on tasty shrimp you can shop for jewelry, collectibles, art and more from the vendors set up on the grounds. There will be a mini-carnival for the kids, balloon animals, face painting and games. See flyer here: picc-cookoff-fp-fc(20100906).

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The Agency will be performing all day under the big tent!

For more information about this event contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-2265. For sponsorship information, click here.

Sponsored by: City of Port Isabel ~ Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation ~ Sutherlands Express, LLC ~ Coleman Hall & Heinze Insurance ~ Port Isabel South Padre Press & Parade ~ Coastal Current Weekly ~ H. E. B. ~ AEP Texas ~ L & F Distributors / Budweiser ~ Texas Department of Agriculture

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce Presents Awards

The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Awards Ceremony Friday evening at Black Jack at Pirates Landing in Port Isabel. Recipients, members and guests enjoyed live music by Tom Wayne, dinner provided by Pirates Landing and pirates\’ sword play and fire show!

Awards were presented by Alex Avalos, Chamber Board Chairman, Chamber Director Betty Wells and the Chamber Board to:

  • City of Port Isabel Public Works Department– Outstanding Service Award
  • Tarantino Properties, Inc.– In Appreciation
  • Richard Wolf, Rental World– Special Recognition
  • The Friedman Family– Outstanding Community Improvements
  • Edward Meza, City Manager– Outstanding Community Citizen Award
  • John & Sandy Sabin– Volunteers of the Year
  • Mary Ann Brown– Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Chairman Award– Capt. Danno Wise


Pictured above– front row, left to right: Sandy Sabin (Volunteer of the Year Award); Tarantino Properties, Inc. representative (In Appreciation); Alex Avalos, Port Isabel Chamber Board Chairman with the Chairman Award presented to (not shown) Capt. Danno Wise (Chairman Award); Mary Ann Brown (Lifetime Achievement Award); Edward Meza, City Manager (Outstanding Service Award) and Richard Wolf, Rental World (Special Recognition). Not shown, the Friedman Family (Outstanding Community Improvements).

City of Port Isabel Public Works department were presented with certificates In Appreciation.

For more information, call the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-2262. See full story in Monday Port Isabel Press.