Library to host Winter Arts “Kamp for Kids”

The Port Isabel Public Library is proud to present the Winter Arts “Kamp for Kids” program at the library. In partnership with the El Paseo Arts Foundation an arts program will be held in December when the local public school is closed for the holiday season. Children will be able to explore their creative juices under the tutelage of art director Loretta Ponder. All art materials will be provided free; children need only bring a smock.

Due to space limitations the library can only accommodate 20 children per session, and enrollment will be done on a first come, first serve basis once registration begins.

Registration: Mon., Dec. 13 – Fri., Dec. 17 (register at the library or reading room)

Program Dates: Sat., Dec. 18, & Mon., Dec. 20 – Wed., Dec. 22 from 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M., for children under 11 years old.

Tues., Dec. 28 – Thurs., Dec. 30 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. for children 11 and older.

Location: Port Isabel Public Library, 213 N. Yturria St., Port Isabel.

For more information about the program, directions to the library and library hours, contact Marilyn Ponder at 956-943-0778 or email:

This free program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library and the El Paseo Arts Foundation.

AWSO Friday Night Concert in Port Isabel!

The American Wind Symphony Orchestra performed at Sea Ranch Marina in Port Isabel this Friday night to an enthusiastic audience of thousands under perfect skies. (See slideshow below.)

The El Paseo Arts Foundation event was sponsored by the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, the City of Port Isabel, Terry & Laurie Ray, Sea Ranch Marina at Southpoint, Donald Adams, Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, Gateway Planning Group Inc., H.E.B., Hilton Garden Inn, Bud & Margaret Inhofe, Isla Grand Beach Resort, Best Western La Copa, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Bob & Maria Pinkerton, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce, Dave & Linda Swain, The Palms Resort & Cafe on the Beach, Wells Fargo Advisors-Brownsville, Harlingen & McAllen.

For more information about the American Wind Symphony Orchestra performance visit:


American Wind Symphony Orchestra comes to Port Isabel

El Paseo Arts Foundation presents a performance by The American Wind Symphony Orchestra

WHEN: Friday May 21, 2010
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sea Ranch Marina at Southpoint, Port Isabel, Texas (see directions below)

COST: $5 per person (children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult)

Tickets available at the gate or in advance at the following locations:  SPI Visitors Center, Paragraphs Book Store, PI Library, Designer Consigner,  the McAllen Visitors Center, and Border Capital Bank on South McColl in McAllen.  Purchase tickets online at .

Audience members are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the fabulous music on the waterfront, under the South Texas stars.  There is limited bleacher seating but plenty of space for blankets and lawn chairs.

Directions to Sea Ranch Marina at Southpoint: Take the Navigation District turn off from Hwy. 100 onto Port Road, and the left fork when you reach the Industrial Park in the Port Isabel harbor area. Watch for signs telling where to park with free shuttle service. Handicap parking will be available at the marina.

Open Rehearsals for the Orchestra at the Marina:  May 18 – 21:  8:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Port Isabel EDC will host a free mini-concert featuring one of the orchestra’s premiere ensemble groups on Saturday, May 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at The Garden in Lighthouse Square on Maxan St.

For more information: