Point Isabel became Port Isabel as the town incorporated on March 13, 1928. Charles Champion was the bustling town’s first mayor. One newspaper article started off, “Point Isabel, historic little city of oleanders, fishing nets and aguadores has undergone a metamorphosis…” In 1928, Port Isabel was poised for a challenging future that would include hurricanes and a Great Depression. Today we celebrate Port Isabel’s 87th Birthday and a bright future!
Port Isabel Day at the State Capitol!
March 3, 2015, was Port Isabel Day at the State Capitol and a delegation led by Mayor Joe E. Vega and City Commissioner Memo Torres were recognized in both the House and the Senate for the occasion for House Resolution 646, authored by Representative Oliveira and Senate Resolution 242 authored by Senator Lucio declaring March 3, 2015, Port Isabel Day at the State Capitol. Following, the group met with the General Land Office, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affiars, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Texas Historical Commission, Texas Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Office: Tourism and Economic Development. The event served to create and strengthen partnerships with Port Isabel’s representation in Austin.
Welcome Spring Breakers!
Port Isabel has a long history with the spring break tradition of the Spring Breaker! We hope you will enjoy your stay in the Laguna Madre area as the weather will allow. Port Isabel offers great dining, shopping, museums, activities, attractions and accommodations! Our home is your home away from home!
Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center to host NOCHES de BAILE
Sunday, March 15 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call (956)543-6595 for more information. $15 per person.