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Four Corners District, named for the intersection of Highway 100 and 48, is the newest developed ares in Port Isabel. It is the gateway to Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Leading department stores, grocery stores, fast food restaurants and other unique shops are featured in this district. Its color also represents the silver Tarpon.
Triangle District is represented by mahogany. The triangle was created by the construction of roads to the Navigation District and The Fingers, (known then as “Little Venice)” in the 1930s. This district consists of regional and exotic restaurants, a world-class shell shop and a farmer’s market.
The Channel District is represented by terra cotta. This rich color describes the familiar patina found on the waterfront. It takes its name from the channel that was dredged in the 1930s for the growing fishing and water recreation industry. The channel passes under Highway 100 and showcases tackle shops, gift shops, seafood restaurants, RV parks, motels and a wonderful view of the channel and coastal wildlife. Its icon, the Brown Pelican, was inspired by the painting of a pelican on the second floor of the Champion Building.
The Park District is appropriately represented by green. As one is often distracted by the sparkling waters of the Laguna Madre, the lush green landscaping can be overlooked. Here it is showcased in Buelah Lee Park, with the fountain forming the icon for this district. It is named for Buelah Lee Park, one of the city’s first parks. Buelah Lee Park takes its name from the wife of one of Port Isabel’s early doctors and founder and promoter of T.I.F.T., Dr. J.A. Hockaday. This district has gift shops, a historic hotel, dining places, a neighborhood grocery, and a park complete with gazebo and fountain. Also nearby is the City’s Library and community center and city cemetery.
The Lighthouse District is represented by a beautiful rich blue depicting the source of the light that creates the color for each district. As the Lighthouse was a navigational beacon, so too, it serves as a beacon to both visitor and local alike and is the icon for the Lighthouse District. Named for the Point Isabel Lighthouse, built in 1852, this district includes a variety of restaurants, gift shops coffee houses, ice cream shops, antique shops, museums and breathtaking views of the Laguna Madre Bay.
Old Garcia Street District, represented by a royal purple, takes its icon from the natural vegetation that was familiar to one fo the first recorded landowners, rancher Don Rafael Garcia, for whom the street was named. The street was the orginal route to get to the island on the first Queen Isabella Causeway, constructed in 1952. This district consists of a variety of business including a historic hotel, auto repair, diesel shops, lumber yard, beauty shops, and restaurants.
South Shore District, named for the street that parallels the channel that was built in the 1920s and 30s to accommodate the shrimp and fish industry. Still home to many shrimping fleets and industry related facilities, takes its color from the golden shrimp and its icon from the vessels that grace its docks. Here you will find businesses that are associated with this industry including tackle shops, a bakery, and Veteran’s Park.
The Port District is a spacious district, depicted by bright blue, its icon, a ship is a familiar sight at the dock. Named for the port that was established in the 1930s. The Port District is home to industry related businesses, a marina and vessels of a wide variety. One of the area’s leading shrimp packers and the Laguna Madre Boys and Girls Club and the Laguna Madre Park are located there, as well.