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The Santa Mobile Is Coming To Your Neighborhood!

On Wednesday, December 15, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. the City of Port Isabel will be sending a group of judges in a decorated, caroling Santa-Mobile throughout Port Isabel looking for the best ten lighted and decorated properties (commercial or residential). Property owners with the best lights and decorations will be given a winning ticket which they can redeem for their prize package at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 317 E. Railroad Ave. beginning on Tuesday, December 22. Look for the decorated, caroling Santa-Mobile in your neighborhood after 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15th!

If you have a property you would like to nominate, please contact the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682 by December 14th, 5:00 p.m.

City of Port Isabel l Christmas Lighting and Decorating Contest l Prizes! 12/18

\” alt=\”decorating-contest\” width=\”274\” height=\”321\” />On Friday, December 18, at 9:00 p.m. the City of Port Isabel will be sending a group of judges in a decorated, caroling Santa-Mobile throughout Port Isabel looking for the best ten lighted and decorated properties (commercial or residential). Property owners with the best lights and decorations will be given a winning ticket which they can redeem for their prize package at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 317 E. Railroad Ave. beginning on Tuesday, December 22. Look for the decorated, caroling Santa-Mobile in your neighborhood after 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18th!

If you have a property you would like to nominate, please contact the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682 by December 17th, 5:00 p.m.

LAST YEAR\’S WINNERS:
Residential-
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Holland Sr. (202 Longoria St.)
Mrs. Olga Vega (607 Tarnava St.)
Mr. and Mrs. Melchor Salinas (106 E. Jefferson St.)
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Hinojosa (110 E. Adams St.)
Ms. Angela Perez (305 Manautou St.)
Fernando and Nena Vigil (1837 Michigan St.)
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Sagnes (1809 Oklahoma St.)
Ms. Rosa Montes and Family (113 Railroad Ave.)
Commercial-
Doubleday Sports Bar (402 W. Highway 100)
South Padre Carpet, Tile and Paint (114 Highway 100)

For more information, call the Port Isabel City Hall at 943-2682.

Beautiful Lighted Christmas Boat Parade Winners and Photos!

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23rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade finished up in style as participants made their way from the judging area at White Sands Restaurant and Marina in Port Isabel to bayside on South Padre Island at Louie Backyard. Great weather and clear skies made the perfect back drop for the fourteen vessels ranging from a kayak to 30 ft. and over commercial vessels decorated with all the holiday trimmings.
Pictured above, \”Abby\” won in both the Overall and First Place in Power Boat 30 ft. and over categories.
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Boats gathered at Louies Backyard for the Awards Ceremony following the parade. (see event photos here: www.portisabel-texas.com/20091205_boatparade).
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23rd Annual Boat Parade Winners pictured above are:

Commercial: 1st—“Xcape”, Breakaway Cruises; 2nd—“Isabella”, Breakaway Cruises; 3rd—“Kelley Rhae I”, Daniel Bryant, Morgan Taylor and Brad Burrows. Place Power 30’ & Over: 1st—“Abby”, Jason White; 2nd—US Coast Guard. Power 19-29’: 1st— “Wave Seeker’, Jose Casas; 2nd—“Hope It Floats”, Bill Gagan; 3rd—“Panga”, Leif Woolverton & Alana Simon. Place Power 18’ & Under: 1st—“Dugout”, David Woolverton. Best Overall—“Abby”, Jason White.

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Donors to the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce Annual Lighted Boat Parade included: Seabreeze Beach Resort,
Ramada Limited,
White Sands Motor Lodge, Super 8 Motel, La Quinta, Southwind Inn, Budget Host, Flamingo Motel, Casa de Siesta, Harbor Cottages, La Copa Inn, Sandi Café & Coffee Shop, Lost Galleon, Benny By the Bay, Cece Restaurant, Pirate Landing, Manuel, Ted, White Sands, Louie Backyard, Gabriella, Isla Grand Beach Resort, The Big Donkey, Palm Street Pier, Costa Del Mar, Marcello, Lavina Natural Nail Care, Alex Avalos Printing, BayMaster, Blue Marlin Supermarket, Coleman, Hall & Heinze Insurance, Ron Hoover RV & Marine, White Lumber & Supply, Breakaway Cruises, Unum Day Spa,American Diving, Towboat U.S.,  Blue Bamboo, Purple Parrot, Quik Stop, Capt. Murphy, Southern Wave, Walgreen, Osprey Fishing Trips, Black Dragon, H.E.B., ArtSea, Ben Liquors, Breakaway Cruises and Radio Shack.
Event photos: www.portisabel-texas.com/20091205_boatparade.
Sponsors: The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation and the Port Isabel South Padre Press & Parade.
Special Thanks to the Port Isabel Lighted Boat Parade Committee members!

2nd Annual Community Tree Lighting! 12/10

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Community Christmas Tree Lighting
 at Railroad Park
(in front of Champion Building)
Thursday, December 10 ~ 6:00pm.
(Caroling starts at 5:00pm)

 COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING (see poster here)

The community and its visitors are invited to attend this 2nd Annual Community Tree Lighting and Caroling event. Join us for a schedule packed with family and holiday fun. For more information contact the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682. No admission.

 

 SCHEDULE of EVENTS (subject to change)
5:00pm ………… Caroling – from Lighthouse to Railroad Park
6:00pm ………… Welcome ~ Mayor Joe E. Vega

6:15pm ………… Lighting of the Tree (Sing “O Christmas Tree”
6:30pm ………… Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus

Performances by: Boys & Girls Club Cheerleaders • Boys & Girls Club Choir
• Mrs. MJ Garza’s Kindergarten Class singing “Twelve Day of Christmas • Silver Belles

Children’s Activities: • Christmas Craft Corner – GS Troop 377 • Christmas Tattoos – GS Troop 323 • Games (Sack Races, Tug-of-War & Horse Shoes) – Maria Garcia & Family

Food Booths & Vendors: Pictures with Santa, Tamales, Soft Drinks & Water, Mexican Corn & Chalupas, Hot Chocolate & Bunelos, Nachos & Hot Dogs, Cup Cakes & Christmas Toys, Tacos de Bistek y Barbacoa, Tamales Veracruzanos, Corn on the Cob

Museums of Port Isabel Open House: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. No admission charge. Sale at the Gift Shop!

Schedule subject to change. No admission charge to any of the events.
For more information call:956/943-2682.

Port Isabel Holiday Season Events Announced

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Come to Port Isabel and enjoy Christmas at the Coast! Events are planned for the month of December include Community Caroling & Christmas Tree Lighting, Exhibits at the Museums, a Lighted Boat Parade & more…

See 2008 photos> portisabel-texas.com/200812_pichristmas

November 30 – January 4
The Museums of Port Isabel will be hosting a variety of Christmas and Holiday events beginning with a \”Christmases of the Past\” postcard display. On loan from the Brownsville Historical Association, “Christmases of the Past” will present popular images and scenes of the holiday season through antique postcards collected from members of the Rio Grande Valley community over the years. The display will be hung along the stairwell leading to the first and second floor of the Champion Building beginning on November 30th through January 4, 2009.

November 17 – January 2
Carola Art
Local artist Carol Plumb will be exhibiting some of her newest work during the holiday season. Carol’s work will consist of slightly abstract landscape paintings of South Padre Island, Boca Chica Beach, Mesquital Mexico, and the Bahia Grande region near Brownsville. Her depictions of the scenic beauty of the Rio Grande Valley area have been shown at Galleria 409 in Brownsville, Texas, and the International Show at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts.
(http://portisabel-texas.blogspot.com/2009/11/carol-plumb-scenic-beauty-on-display-at.html)

November 30 – December 19
Take advantage of the Museums Gift Shop Holiday Sale from November 30th through December 19th. Visit gift shops at both the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historic Museum to find something for that history or collectible buff.

December 1
Customer Appreciation Drawing. See participating businesses. Drawing will take place February 10, 2010 at the Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil. For more information contact the Merchants Committee. Glenda Stafford- 943-5095 or 433-9675.

December 2
The museums of Port Isabel will host an open house so all visitors and art enthusiasts will be able to meet the artist of the Carola Art exhibition, Carol Plumb. The open house will run from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Open to the public. Wine and hors d’oeuvres. No admission.

December 4
Join the community for our Annual City of Port Isabel Tree Lighting and Christmas Celebration
on Friday, December 4th at at 7:00 p.m. The City of Port Isabel will host its annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Celebration in front of the Historic Champion Building. Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Chorus will perform traditional Christmas music and members of the community are invited to participate in Christmas caroling and Christmas karaoke. Children are invited to meet with Santa Claus, and youth of all ages can create their own unique Christmas cards. Both the Port Isabel Historical Museum and Treasures of the Gulf Museum will be decorated in holiday trimmings and open to the public for viewing. No admission.

December 4 – 19
\”Shop the Stores, Live the History\”.
Merchants are encouraged to stay open late (8:00pm) on Friday and Saturday starting December4 through December 19, 2009. For more information contact the Merchants Committee. Glenda Stafford- 956/943-5095 or 956/433-9675.

December 5
The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will host the 23rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Starting at White Sands Restaurant at 6:00 p.m., decorated boats of all types make their way across the Laguna Madre Bay to South Padre Island. www.portisabel.org/boat-parade or call the Chamber at 956/943-2262 for more information.

December 11
The Port Isabel Historical Museum and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum will be festively decorated for the holiday season on Friday, December 11th, for the Annual Museums of Port Isabel Christmas Open House. During normal operating hours, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the public is encouraged to view the Christmas displays. No admission.

For more information about the Museums of Port Isabel Holiday Season Celebration call 956/943-7602 or email: museumdirector@copitx.com. http://www.portisabelmuseums.com/.

For more information about the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade call 956/943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org, www.portisabel.org/boat-parade.

For City Christmas Events contact the City Secretary at 956/943-2682 or email citysecretary@yahoo.com.