Museums of Port Isabel Fundraiser l A fun-filled evening, an empty safe!


Friday 13th Annual Museum Fundraiser featured lots of great entertainment, lots of great food and drink and yes, a live safe opening… an empty safe, as it turned out… but the evening was filled with fun!

The Museums of Port Isabel and staff would like to express their appreciation to Steve Hathcock and Monty Cantu of Always Open Safe & Lock and the event sponsors, restaurants and silent auction donors (see list below).

Pictured above: Los Fresnos High School Ballet Folklorico Dancers performed a variety of traditional regional dances. Video below: opening of the Yale 1920s safe. Photo below: Mariachi Sol Azteca also performed during the evening festivities.

Safe Opening, courtesy of Steve Hathcock & Monty Cantu of Always Open Safe & Lock.


Museums Fundraiser Sponsors: South Padre Bank, N.A. ~ Museums of Port Isabel ~ Laguna Madre Museum Foundation ~ City of Port Isabel ~ Port Isabel Historical Preservation Board ~ Anonymous ~ First National Bank of South Padre Island ~ Coleman Hall & Heinze Insurance ~ L & F Distributors ~ Ben Liquor Warehouse ~ H. E. B. ~ Reyes Seafood.

Restaurants: Reyes Seafood Market, Manuel Restaurant, Marcello Restaurant, Pirates Landing, White Sands Restaurant, H. E. B., Maria Isabel Cruz.

Silent Auction Donors: Ben’s Liquor, T. Leeman Co., Sea & Sun Hair Fashion, Bettie Lane Bragg, Sea Life Center, Southwind Inn, Welcome Aboard, Lighthouse Lighting Center, Osprey Fishing Center, Sea Life Safari, Black Dragon Cruises, Designer Consigner, Vida’s Barber Shop & Beauty Salon, Dazzles, Seagull Imports, Coastal Winds, Anna’s Hair Fashion, Gulf Seafood Market & Joe’s Oyster Bar, Sandi’s Cafe & Coffee Shop, Cactus Flower Gifts & Interiors, Isla Grand Beach Resort, Silver Breeze, Rusty Pelican Antiques, Carola Art, Island Equestrian Center, Fast & Fair Car Care, Voncille Zama, Bridgeview Flowers & Gifts, ESM Fine Interiors, Bayside Furniture, Salon Samuels, Island Cinema North, Captain Murphy’s Charter Services, Isla Granite & Marble Company, Wal-Mart, Andrea Hollman Jewelry, Rio Bravo Gallery, Museums of Port Isabel, Coastal Mail, Purple Parrot Gallery, Jesse Olvera, Art Sea Gallery & Goods, Mary Ann Brown, Lost Galleon Restaurant, Schlitterbahn and Laguna Madre Museum Foundation.

Thanks for your help in preserving the history of the Laguna Madre area!
Museums of Port Isabel ~ 317 E. Railroad Ave. ~ Port Isabel, Texas 78578
Phone: 956/943-7602 ~ Fax: 943/943-4346 ~ ~