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Spiderman 2 at the Lighthouse Movies ~ Thursday Night Fireworks ~ Telling Our Stories ~ TIFT & More!

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SPIDERMAN 2 at the Lighthouse!

Season 11 of the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema continues Friday, July 17th at 9:30 p.m., with “The Amazing SPIDER-MAN 2” (http://on.fb.me/1dKt49g). Got a SPIDER-MAN costume? Wear it to the movie for ONE FREE POPCORN! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and make a summertime memory with your family at the Port Isabel Lighthouse! For more information call the Port Isabel Visitors Center at 956/943-0755. 2015 schedule, EVERY Friday in June & July at 9:30 p.m.

The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema is sponsored by: Quik Stop, Texas Pack, Inc., City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation & Museums of Port Isabel.

Movies will be projected on the side of the lighthouse every Friday in June and July at 9:30 p.m. This a FREE, family friendly event. Concessions available.

DSC_4409THURSDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS OVER THE BAY!

Thursdays through September 3rd at 9:15 p.m. Lots of viewing areas in Port Isabel! Port Isabel Historic Lighthouse Park, the longest lighted pier in Texas at Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier, the Black Dragon CruisesPelican Station! Sponsored in part by Black Dragon Cruises.

MUSEUMS TELLING OUR STORIES. Thursday, July 23 at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, July 23, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 7pm. (317 E. Railroad Ave.)

Topic: A Video Presentation on the History of T.I.F.T. by Ms. Barbara (Bobbie) Wells.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By:  Port Isabel Merchants Association

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-0755 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

COMING IN AUGUST

tift-logo-20076th Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) starts July 29th and runs through August 2nd. Register and fish from a pier or a beach or a jetski or a boat, just grab a pole and join the fun! For more information visit http://bit.ly/1HceBdQ.

Proudly sponsored in part by the City of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation.

Sunday, August 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798.

A LOOK AT OUR HISTORY…

1960s-spipavilion-dusk(pc)ISLA BLANCA PARK CIVIC CENTER

The Pavilion on South Padre Island! A look back at the Pavilion or Civic Center, the Island’s first civic center, which was site to so many memories from movies to concerts, dances, art shows and parties! Join in the conversation on Facebook:  http://on.fb.me/1JMIxnP. A 1950s brochure says: “A new Recreation Pavilion provides a place for conventions, meetings, parties, dances, movies or any gathering that requires enclosed space.”

PORT ISABEL VISITORS CENTER

The Port Isabel Visitor Center (in the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage) is now open. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 956/943-0755.

Port Isabel Lighthouse Summer Hours start on Monday, June 1.

  • Sunday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Regular hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.): will resume September 1.
  • Tickets can be purchased on site.
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Maleficent at the Lighthouse! Thursday night Fireworks! & Up Coming Events!

MALEFICENT at the Lighthouse!

Season 11 of the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema continues Friday, July 10th at 9:30 p.m., with “MALEFICENT” (http://on.fb.me/1dKt49g). Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and make a summertime memory with your family at the Port Isabel Lighthouse! For more information call the Port Isabel Visitors Center at 956/943-0755. 2015 schedule, EVERY Friday in June & July at 9:30 p.m.

JUNE 5: FROZEN
JUNE 12: BIG HERO 6
JUNE 19: LEGO MOVIE
JUNE 26: GODZILLA
JULY 3: SMURFS II
JULY 10: MALEFICENT
JULY 17: SPIDER MAN II
JULY 24: PLANES (FIRE & RESCUE)
JULY 31: ANNIE

The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema is sponsored by: Quik Stop, Texas Pack, Inc., City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation & Museums of Port Isabel.

Movies will be projected on the side of the lighthouse every Friday in June and July at 9:30 p.m. This a FREE, family friendly event. Concessions available.

ATTRACTIONS: Plan a visit to the Museums of Port Isabel at the Port Isabel Historical Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, the Port Isabel Lighthouse or Keepers Cottage!SHOPPING: Browse any of our unique shops with new arrivals for that special trinket or souvenir or collectible, have a great meal in our restaurants or cafes, fish from the pier or take a charter and take in the view of the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay. ACCOMMODATIONS: Then extend your visit! See our accommodations here> http://bit.ly/1FnUt7B.

Pictured right: The fish painting by local artist Angel Hernandez on the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Its design was created to compliment the fish mural over 110 years old on the Champion Building (Port Isabel Historical Museum).

THURSDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS OVER THE BAY!

Thursdays through September 3rd at 9:15 p.m. Lots of viewing areas in Port Isabel! Port Isabel Historic Lighthouse Park, the longest lighted pier in Texas at Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier, the Black Dragon CruisesPelican Station!Sponsored in part by Black Dragon Cruises.

MUSEUMS TELLING OUR STORIES. Thursday, July 23 at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, July 23, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 7pm. (317 E. Railroad Ave.)

Topic: A Video Presentation on the History of T.I.F.T. by Ms. Barbara (Bobbie) Wells.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By:  Port Isabel Merchants Association

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-0755 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

COMING IN AUGUST…

76th Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) starts July 29th and runs through August 2nd. Register and fish from a pier or a beach or a jetski or a boat, just grab a pole and join the fun! For more information visithttp://bit.ly/1HceBdQ.

Proudly sponsored in part by the City of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation.

Sunday, August 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798.

A LOOK AT OUR HISTORY… SEA ISLAND on SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

Sea Island on South Padre Island! A look back at the brand new hotel on the Gulf of Mexico with the newly oiled entrance road. The completion of the first Queen Isabella Causeway in 1954 brought a construction boom on South Padre Island!  http://on.fb.me/1JMIxnP

Thursday Fireworks! Smurfs 2! Patriotic Spirit Celebration! Antique & Flea Market!

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Take a long weekend in Port Isabel starting with the THURSDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS, then Season 11 of the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema continues Friday, July 3rd with “THE SMURFS 2”, Patriotic Spirit Celebraton & Parade on July 4th and Sunday brings the Antique & Flea Market! Plan a visit the Museums of Port Isabel, or our unique shops with new arrivals for that special trinket or souvenir or collectible, have a great meal in our restaurants or cafes, fish from the pier or take a charter and take in the view of the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay. Then extend your visit! See our accommodations here> http://bit.ly/1FnUt7B.

fb_thursday-fireworksTHURSDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS OVER THE BAY!

Thursdays through September 3rd at 9:15 p.m. Lots of viewing areas in Port Isabel! Port Isabel Historic Lighthouse Park, the longest lighted pier in Texas at Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier, the Black Dragon CruisesPelican Station! Sponsored in part by Black Dragon Cruises.

insta_20150703_event2015 LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT CINEMA: “THE SMURFS 2”

Season 11 continues on July 3rd at 9:30 p.m. at the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse. This is a free event and open to the public. Conessions are available. For more information call the Port Isabel Visitors Center at 956/943-0755. 2015 schedule, EVERY Friday in June & July at 9:30 p.m. Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1GLT3p3.

JUNE 5: FROZEN
JUNE 12: BIG HERO 6
JUNE 19: LEGO MOVIE
JUNE 26: GODZILLA
JULY 3: SMURFS II
JULY 10: MALEFICENT
JULY 17: SPIDER MAN II
JULY 24: PLANES (FIRE & RESCUE)
JULY 31: ANNIE

The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema is sponsored by: Quik Stop, Texas Pack, Inc., City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation & Museums of Port Isabel.

Movies will be projected on the side of the lighthouse every Friday in June and July at 9:30 p.m. This a FREE, family friendly event. Concessions available.

july4th-fb-event(2015)2015 PORT ISABEL PATRIOTIC SPIRIT CELEBRATION.

Saturday, July 4th from 10 a.m. to 1 pm. in Washington Park.

GAMES ~ VENDORS ~ FOOD ~ Free Hotdogs ~ MUSIC ~ CONTESTS ~ (Costume~Sack Race~Hotdog Eating~Best Float~Watermelon Seed Spitting). PARADE ~ Start: Garriga Elementary. To South Shore Drive. End: Washington Park.

Sponsored by: The City of Port Isabel, Beautification Committee, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Museums of Port Isabel.

The 2nd Annual Port Isabel Patriotic Spirit Celebration PARADE will feature: Port Isabel Little Lakers Basketball Team, Long Island Village Golf Club Carts, Daniella Murchison, Port Isabel Fire Dept., Port Isabel Police Dept., Port Isabel Beautification Committee Mobile, Funshine Daycare, Port Isabel Underdogs Basketball Team and more!

PARADE ENTRY: Robert Salinas 956/943-0705 or edcadministrator@copitx.com.
VENDOR INFO: Jeannie Flores 956/943-0755 or museumdirector@copitx.com.

SPONSORS: H. E. B., BLUE MARLIN, City of Port Isabel Beautification Committee, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation & City of Port Isabel.

Sunday, July 5th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798.

11012618_10153453873694752_6021743729013280591_n copyBILLY BOOMERANG

This week on Facebook our look at the past featured Billy Boomerang. Here, pictured in December 1977, Billy Boomerang was a fixture on the beach near the Jetties Restaurant where he demonstrated and sold his handcrafted boomerangs. Locals knew him from the church he attended or shops he frequented around Lighthouse Square or thumbing a ride to South Padre Island or fishing for sharks from the jetties… Join in the conversation and trip down memory lane on our Facebook post: http://on.fb.me/1R11Uxs.

Port Isabel: Summer is ON! Lighthouse Movie Friday & Thursday Fireworks!

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Suggested TO-DO! Season 11 of the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema continues Friday, June 12th with “BIG HERO 6” or take in the THURSDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS,
visit the Museums of Port Isabel, or our unique shops with new arrivals for that special trinket or souvenir or collectible, have a great meal in our restaurants or cafes, fish from the pier or take a charter and take in the view of the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay. Then extend your visit! See our accommodations here> http://bit.ly/1FnUt7B.

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THURSDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS OVER THE BAY!

Thursdays through September 3rd at 9:15 p.m. Lots of viewing areas in Port Isabel! Port Isabel Historic Lighthouse Park, the longest lighted pier in Texas at Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier, the Black Dragon Cruises, Pelican Station! Sponsored in part by Black Dragon Cruises.

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2015 LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT CINEMA, June 12 “BIG HERO 6”

Season 11 continues on June 12th at 9:30 p.m. at the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse. This is a free event and open to the public. Conessions are available. For more information call the Port Isabel Visitors Center at 956/943-0755. 2015 schedule, EVERY Friday in June & July at 9:30 p.m.

Thanks to all who participated in our movie survey! Here’s the Season 11 movie line up:

JUNE 5: FROZEN
JUNE 6: HOME
JUNE 12: BIG HERO 6
JUNE 19: LEGO MOVIE
JUNE 26: GODZILLA
JULY 3: SMURFS II
JULY 10: MALEFICENT
JULY 17: SPIDER MAN II
JULY 24: PLANES (FIRE & RESCUE)
JULY 31: ANNIE

The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema is sponsored by: Quik Stop, Texas Pack, Inc., City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation & Museums of Port Isabel.

Movies will be projected on the side of the lighthouse every Friday in June and July at 9:30 p.m. This a FREE, family friendly event. Concessions available.

MUSEUMS TELLING OUR STORIES. Thursday, June 25 at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, June 25, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 7pm. (317 E. Railroad Ave.)

Topic & Speaker: To Be Announced.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By:  Laguna Madre Museum Foundation

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

PORT ISABEL VISITOR CENTER.

The Port Isabel Visitor Center (in the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage) is now open. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 956/943-0755.

Port Isabel Lighthouse Summer Hours start on Monday, June 1.
Sunday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Regular hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.): will resume September 1. Tickets for the lighthouse and museums can be purchased on site.

2015 SUMMER CAUSEWAY RUN Set for June 6th.

Congratulations to ALL the participants, both runners and walkers! Over 1,100 took the challenging adventure in the first Summer Causeway Run & Fitness walk on Saturday! Plans are underway for the 2016 event scheduled for June 4th.
Run results: http://bit.ly/1eV8y76
Facebook event page: http://on.fb.me/1eV8xQL
Finish line video: http://bit.ly/1MBTUwT. Runners: to find your finish line video clip, click on the above Run Results link, find your name and click on “Finish Video”.
Brownsville Herald article: http://bit.ly/1Miqcwa
Event photos: http://bit.ly/1GskPft

For more information on the Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at (956) 943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org.

Come to the Coast for Independence Day!

Come visit the Laguna Madre area to celebrate Independence Day weekend!

MUSEUMS: The Port Isabel Lighthouse, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historical Museum are all open. Combination tickets can be purchased at any of the above locations.

SHOPPING: Many local merchants will be having special July 4th sales and events.

DINING: Port Isabel has fresh seafood, fresh wild caught Gulf Shrimp, Mexican, Tex-Mex, Italian, hot and cold sandwiches, all-you-can-eat specials, waterfront dining, SOMETHING for everybody!

FISHING: Fish from the longest lighted pier in Texas on the Pirates Landing Fishing Pier, charter a boat at White Sands Marina, Pirates Landing or the Dolphin Docks. Rent a boat at White Sands Marina. Buy your tackle at Quik Stop, White Sands Bait Shop or Pirates Landing Fishing Pier… you can also purchase a fishing license at these locations. http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/directory-2/fishing-guides/.

SIGHTSEEING: See the largest fly fishing rod in the world at Pirates Landing Fishing Pier. Visit the historic City Cemetery. See all our historic markers (find a list starting on page 4 in our visitor guide http://www.portisabel-texas.com/visitorsguide/pi-guidebook.pdf). Walk the Lighthouse Square. Watch South Padre Island Fireworks over the Laguna Madre on Friday night at 9:15 p.m. and Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday night at 9:15 p.m.

STAY: For a list of our accommodations click here http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/directory-2/accommodations/

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND: All the beaches are open! Fireworks Friday, Saturday and Sunday night! Isla Blanca Park and Andy Bowie Park are open!

Happy Independence Day Weekend! We thank everybody for supporting this community and the Laguna Madre area. If we can make your visit or stay more enjoyable, please let us know. E-mail: info@portisabel-texas.com. For more information, visit the Port Isabel Information Center at the Lighthouse Keepers Cottage on Highway 100.