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Port Isabel Celebrates Halloween & Day of the Dead! Costume Contest, Dance, Exhibits, Plays, Vendors, Food, Movie…

This weekend was jam packed with lots of activities to celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muerto!


Beginning on Friday, the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema closed out their 2010 season with a showing of \”Coraline\” under a blanket of stars and perfect weather!

Saturday afternoon, the grounds of the Port Isabel Museums hosted a variety of attractions! Vendors, live music by La Mision Ensamble, great food, hands-on activities like sugar skull decorating and altars in a cigar box, a special play presented by Gloria Bates, and lots of altar exhibits in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum Gallery. When the sun set, it was time for a Halloween costume contest and more live music for the first ever Halloween Street Dance with Risueno!
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For more information, call the Port Isabel Museums at 956/943-7602 or email Museum Administrator, Jeannie Marie Aby at jrivera@copitx.com. The Museums of Port Isabel would like to thank the following people, organizations or groups for making this event possible: the Museum Staff, City of Port Isabel Public Works, Laguna Madre Art League, Laguna Madre Museum Foundation, Gloria Bates & Cast and Volunteers who came and decorated an altar in the Museum Gallery.

Port Isabel Christmas Decorating Contest l Winners & Photos!

December 18, 2009–
As the fog was rolling across the bay, the Santa Mobile was rolling through the streets of Port Isabel looking for the most decorated houses and businesses. On board were City Manager, Edward Meza; Library Director and Interim Economic Development Corporation Administrator, Carolyn Bogardus; Commissioner M J Garza; Commissioner Memo Torres and Hanna Torres. Goodie bags were given to ten decorated houses and businesses and candy given to neighborhood children. (more photos here: http://portisabel-texas.com/20091218_cmasdecorating/)

Winners:\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-2\” width=\”400\” height=\”159\” />Ms. Rosa Montes and Family (110 E. Railroad Ave.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-3\” width=\”400\” height=\”266\” />Mr. & Mrs. Traya (101 Hickman St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-6\” width=\”400\” height=\”192\” />Calvin & Sandra Byrd (Adams St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-7\” width=\”400\” height=\”179\” />Manuel & Maria Hinojosa (110 Adams St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-8\” width=\”400\” height=\”161\” />Terry & Mimi Coen (121 Madison St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-9\” width=\”400\” height=\”134\” />Grambaile Bar (205 South Shore Drive)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-10\” width=\”400\” height=\”254\” />Omar Perea (1706 North Shore Drive)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-11\” width=\”400\” height=\”266\” />Doubleday Sports Bar (Highway 100)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-12\” width=\”400\” height=\”266\” />Port Isabel Police Station (Hickman St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-13\” width=\”400\” height=\”266\” />For more information, contact City Hall at 956/943-2682.

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!

PICC World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off Event Wrap Up!~

Chamber of Commerce weather and perfectly prepared fresh Gulf shrimp kept thousands happily sated. Sunday World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off featured over two dozen contestants in both professional and amateur categories offering a wide variety of shrimp dishes from fried to Orange Citrus Shrimp. But the order of the day was boiled shrimp for the eating contest held at 3p.m. won by Mark Buchan of Scotland.

Event photos: http://www.portisabel-texas.com/20091101_shrimpcookoff

Palm St. Pier, South Padre Island

3rd place: Cuevas Trawlers
2nd place: Beatriz Zapata
1st place: Re/Max First Choice

3rd place: Cap\’N Roys, South Padre Island
2nd place: Parrot Eyes, South Padre Island
1st place: Las Olas, South Padre Island

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

World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off ~ Sunday!

16th Annual! Old Wal-Mart parking lot at the intersection of Highway 100 & 48.

Entertainment: Live music by The Agency!

Contestants: Amberjack Restaurant, Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, Pirates Landing Restaurant, Yacht Club, City of Port Isabel, Stone Court Cafe, Re/Max Realtors, Blue Marlin Supermarket, Cuevas Trawlers, Dirty Al, Daddy, The Big Donkey, Palm Street Pier, Cap\’N Roys, La Jaiba Restaurant, Delicias Express, The Brew Crew, Doubleday Bar of Champions, Gabriella Restaurant, Beatriz Zapata, Las Olas Restaurant, Costa del Mar, The Wild Bunch, Team Lopez, Mexicoon Cookers Parrot Eyes.

Food Booths: RC Concessions, Jamber Twisted Fruit, Loco Gabacho, Pancho Mexican Stand, The Masonic Lodge #33, Port Isabel Fire Department, Dolce Roma Cafe, Tasty Foods, CMB Concessions, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholick Church, H.E.B., Sweet Dellites and more…, Sandi Cafe & Coffee Shop, Pete Etterman, Quiznos, Chuck Wagon.

Vendors: Jewelry by Victoria, Port Isabel Rotary Club, L & F Distributors, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel Health Clinic, Port Isabel-South Padre Press, Texas Department of Agriculture, Ola, Mesquite Coastal Carvings, Thomas B. Leeman, Gulf of Mexico Foundation, Sweetwater Home Services, Carmen Banda, Friendly Songs, Silver Breeze, Heritage Silverwear.

Event Info: http://www.portisabel.org/shrimp-cookoff
Contact Info: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, 956/943-2262 or director@portisabel.org

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off Scheduled for November 1st

When: 11/1/09 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Old Wal-Mart parking lot on Highway 100 in Port Isabel

Admission: $4 ($2 under 10)

Dozens of contestants and thousands of attendees will be treated to world famous shrimp recipes and a wide variety of family entertainment at the 16th Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off, scheduled to be held in Port Isabel, Sunday, November 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The annual festival is a favorite among area residents and visitors and tests the skills of amateurs and professional chefs from throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Contestants are judged on appearance, aroma and taste of their specialty dishes and samples are available to the general public at a modest fee.

In addition, attendees will enjoy live music by “The Agency”, games and activities for kids of all ages, and vendors offering everything from funnel cakes to original artwork, gifts and collectibles.

For more information on this must attend event, contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-527-6102 or email: director@portisabel.org. www.portisabel.org/shrimp-cook-off.

Sponsored by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, The City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Tarantino Properties, Inc., Coleman Hall & Heinze Insurance, Port Isabel Press-South Padre Parade, Coastal Current / Island Breeze, L & F Distributors / Budweiser, IBC, Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, AEP, H. E. B.