Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk Breaks Participation Records!

The 27th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk, held on Saturday, January 8th, was a great start to the New Year for nearly 4,000 participants with a backdrop of gentle bay breezes, mild temperatures and partly cloudy skies.

20110108_awards-1651) Benjamin Meto (32:13.3) Zapata
2) Shadrack Songok (32:43.3) Corpus Christi
20110108_awards-1623) David Rodriguez (33:06.1) Corpus Christi

20110108_awards-1591) Lucy Kurgat (35:17.2) Zapata
20110108_awards-1582) Claudia Camango-Nero (38:55.0) Hopewell
20110108_awards-1573) Debbie Arzola (39:07.4) Junction Allen

Complete winners list: 20110108_winners
Photos: Awards, Bridge, Finish Line, Start Line

Sponsored by: PORT ISABEL CHAMBER of COMMERCE, CITY of PORT ISABEL, PORT ISABEL ECONOMIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. Port Isabel / South Padre Press & Parade, First National Bank of South Padre Island, Favorite Brands/Nestle Waters/180/XYIENCE. Awards Ceremony Venue provided by: Louie’s Backyard.

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

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.

3rd Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting 12/3 6pm

Mayor Joe E. Vega and the Port Isabel City Commission invite you to attend City the City of Port Isabel 3rd Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting. Friday, December 3, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us in Beulah Lee Park, 213 N. Yturria St. (next to the Port Isabel Public Library). Special appearances by Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, Music Performances, Crafts for Children, Christmas Caroling, Food Booths and Goody Bags!

For more information, please call 956/943-2682. >half-pg-fc-cc

Look what’s cooking at the Shrimp Cook-Off until 6pm today!

Nearly three dozen cooks are preparing fresh wild caught Gulf shrimp until 6 p.m. today at the old Wal-Mart parking lot (future home of Sutherland). Take a look at some of the tasty dishes below! And, of course, a World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off tradition, The Agency will be on stage all day! Games, Vendors, Entertainment! Free parking. Admission: $4.00, under 10 years- $2.00.

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Sponsored by: City of Port Isabel ~ Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation ~ Sutherlands Express, LLC ~
Coleman Hall & Heinze Insurance ~ Port Isabel South Padre Press & Parade ~ Coastal Current Weekly ~ H. E. B. ~ AEP Texas ~  L & F Distributors / Budweiser ~ Texas Department of Agriculture ~ Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

Museums’ Lighthouse Market Day 10/9~ Big Family Fun!


On Saturday, October 9, 2010, the City of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Museums will be hosting their annual Lighthouse Market Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Lighthouse grounds.

Vendors on the Lighthouse Square will be offering a variety of food, antiques, arts & crafts, art and more. For vendor information, click here.

Special admission prices to museums and lighthouse! The Port Isabel Historical Museum and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will have a special admission price of $1.00 for each site. The Lighthouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. also with a special admission price of $1.00. Come join in the fun, enjoy historic Port Isabel during Lighthouse Market Day.

Event Info: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/lighthouse-market-day-2nd-sat-oct/
Vendor Space Map: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/lighthouse-market-day-2nd-sat-oct/lhmd-vendor-map/
Poster: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/lighthouse-market-day-2nd-sat-oct/lhmd-poster/
Vendor Form: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/lighthouse-market-day-2nd-sat-oct/vendor-form/

For more information contact the Museums at (956) 943-7602 or email Jeannie Marie Aby at jrivera@copitx.com.

The Lighthouse Market Day is an extension of the Museums of Port Isabel mission to collect, preserve, and interpret the art, history, and culture of the Laguna Madre area through preservation, educational programs, tours, exhibits, and workshops. Held annually on the second Saturday of October, Lighthouse Market Day celebrates our historic roots, our community and the beauty of the Port Isabel Lighthouse.

Live music by MEZA! Originally started as a side project for the Woodsboro High School Band in 2008, MEZA is now a versatile trio playing a variety of music such as rock, oldies and even country music. David Meza Jr., a 17 year old and a junior at Woodsboro High School is the lead guitar and vocals. Edward Meza, 15, a freshman at Woodsboro High School plays bass and David Meza, Sr. (Dad) on drums. MEZA has played many venues in the Corpus Christi area, such as The House of Rock and Disc-Go-Round, and local clubs in Woodsboro. Additionally, MEZA has won second place in the Battle of The Bands in Corpus Christi in 2009. They also have played for local benefits such as Back to School Bash, Christmas on the Square and local Church Festivals.

Senior Splash~ Saturday 8/28 9a-2p

The City of Port Isabel, Mayor Joe E. Vega, the City Commission and the LRGVDC/Area Agency on Aging presents SENIOR SPLASH
Saturday, August 28 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Port Isabel Community Center on  213 Yturria Street.

• Blood Pressure
• Vision
• Diabetic Foot Screenings
• Glucose Screenings
• Osteoporosis Screenings
• Health Care Information
• Extra Help w/Prescription Costs

• Area Agency on Aging
• Health & Human Services
• Dept. of Aging & Disability
• Nutrition & Healthy Living
• Community Resources
• Kidney Disease & Diabetes

The Area Agency on Aging is a program of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council. Funded by the Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services. Serving Cameron, Hidalgo & Willacy County.