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Museums Fundraiser l Friday, Feb. 12th 7p

The MUSEUMS of PORT ISABEL will be hosting its 13th Annual “Essence of the Laguna Madre” with a “!Viva La Revolution!” theme Friday, February 12th at 7pm in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.

There will be traditional Mexican  performances from the UTB Mariachi Band and  the Los Fresnos Folklorico  dancers;  great food and drinks; a Mexican Revolution exhibit on display in the Champion Building (exhibit will be up through 2010);  a silent auction and an exhibition of Mexican Revolution era photos will be on display in the Treasures of the Gulf art gallery.

Ben 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 Barber Shop & Beauty Salon, Dazzles, Seagull Imports, Coastal Winds, Anna Hair Fashion, Gulf Seafood Market & Joe Oyster Bar, Sandi 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 Charter Services.

There will be a live opening of a Mexican Revolution era safe during the Fundraiser! Guess the contents and win a prize! Register at local merchants and the Museums\’ Gift Shops. Deadline: February 11th… REGISTER YOUR GUESS of the CONTENTS of the SAFE at these LOCATIONS:
Art Sea Gallery & Goods: 423 E. Maxan St. Port Isabel TX, 78578 (956)-943-3200
Designer Consigner: 407 E. Maxan St. Port Isabel TX, 78578 (956)-943-5095
Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce: 421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd. Port Isabel TX, 78578 (956)-943-2262
Port Isabel Public Library: 213 N. Yturria St. Port Isabel TX, 78578 (956)-943-1822
Treasures of the Gulf Museum: 317 E. Railroad Ave. Port Isabel TX, 78578 (956)-943-7602
Historical Museum: 317 E. Railroad Ave. Port Isabel TX, 78578 (956)-943-7602
Port Isabel Lighthouse: 421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd. Port Isabel TX, 78578
Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center: 110 N. Garcia St. Port Isabel TX, 78578  (956)-943-6626
Purple Parrot: 407 E. Maxan St. Port Isabel TX, 78578 (956)-943-2004

SPONSORED BY: 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

For more information call 956/943-7602.
Museums of Port Isabel317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel

Port Isabel Library ~ Book & Bake Sale 2/13-14

For Immediate Release–
Port Isabel Public Library
213 N. Yturria St.

The Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library’s Annual Book and Bake Sale is Saturday, February 13th, from 9am until 3pm and Sunday, February 14th from 1pm until 3pm.

The FOL members have been working hard to make this the best sale yet.  Also, don’t forget that you can purchase your raffle tickets in advance at the Circulation Desk of the Main Library. Some wonderful prizes have been donated by local merchants and will be raffled off on the 13th. Stop back in to check the winners’ board on Sunday afternoon from 1pm-3pm.  In addition, there will be a bake sale on Saturday so join us at the Port Isabel Community Center behind the library for coffee, goodies, and many books on sale for $.50 and $.25.

The Friends of the Library raise funds for library improvements and have made donations for major remodeling including new bookshelves and work stations and interior painting and other projects.  The library is a great asset to the Laguna Madre area and all support of the efforts of the Friends is appreciated.  The library also has a reading room at 5800 Padre Blvd. on South Padre Island where patrons can check out books including current best sellers, audio tapes, and movie dvds.

For more information call the Port Isabel Public Library at 956/943-2265.

Port Isabel Longest Causeway Run Walk still on schedule

Though tomorrow morning weather forecast calls from some brisk cold temperatures, Port Isabel Chamber President Betty Wells reports that the Chamber Longest Causeway Run & Fitness walk will be held as scheduled. Late registration will continue from 5:00 to 7:00 pm this evening at the Port Isabel Community Center at 213 Yturria St. and then Saturday morning from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Runners leave the starting line in Port Isabel on Yturria St. at 10:00 am and walkers at 10:15 am, Saturday morning.

\”It will be an invigorating event,\” Wells says of the morning predicted temperatures. Runners and walkers are looking forward to the annual trek over the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge between Port Isabel and South Padre Island as registration approaches record numbers.

For more information and links, click here: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/2009/12/08/longest-causeway-run-fitness-walk-l-queen-isabella-memorial-bridge-1910/.

For roadway conditions, call: 1-800-452-9292.

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.

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.)
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.

Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk l Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge 1/9/10

Register NOW through January 7~ ONLINE or in person at the Port Isabel Chamber (421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.) to SAVE $5.00!


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26th Annual Chamber of Commerce Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk~ 1/9/10


START: Causeway Run starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Fitness Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. sharp.

COST: Causeway Run $15.00. Fitness Walk $10.00. Students: $5.00 with school ID.

EARLY REGISTRATION: Before December 31, 2009, mail to Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, 421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel, TX 78578 or register in person until 5 pm Thursday, Jan. 7th, 2010 at the Chamber office.

LATE REGISTRATION IN PERSON: Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, 5-7 pm., Port Isabel Community Center, 213 Yturria St.. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, 7-9 a.m., Port Isabel Community Center, 213 Yturria St. Cutoff time is 9 a.m. SHARP. LATE FEE: Add $5.00 per registrant. No credit card use during late registration.

For more information check the Q&A page: http://portisabel.org/causeway_run/q%26a.html
Run/Walk Route: http://portisabel.org/causeway_run/run-route.html
Print Application: http://www.portisabel.org/causeway_run/causeway-run-application.pdf

Ready to register online, click here: http://www.active.com/running/port-isabel-tx/port-isabel-longest-causeway-run-and-fitness-walk-2010
Email: director@portisabel.org
Event site: www.portisabel.org/causeway_run
Or call the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at: 956/943-2262
421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel, Texas 78578