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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

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.

Day of the Dead Celebration, Movie at the Lighthouse & Street Dance!

Lighthouse info updated, see below.

Port Isabel has big plans for the Halloween and Day of the Dead Weekend!

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29th, the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema will be hosting the last show of the season featuring \”Coraline\”. Free, family fun at the Port Isabel Lighthouse! Concessions are available.

On Saturday, October 30th, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Port Isabel celebrates Day of the Dead! There will be special exhibits in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, hands-on activities, sugar skull making classes, special presentations, live entertainment, over two dozen vendors offering food and day of the dead crafts and more! For a preview watch Rick Diaz Con MI Gente on Thursday morning at 5:30 a.m. and again at 6:20 p.m. on KRGV Channel 5. For a complete schedule of day events, click here: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/2010/10/day-dead-los-colores-muerto/

Then join us for the City of Port Isabel HALLOWEEN STREET DANCE! Beginning at 8:00 p.m., Risueno will provide live music until 11:00 p.m. Vendors will offer all kinds of great food, there will be Door Prizes and a Costume Contest!

LOCATION: Museums of Port Isabel, 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602. Free admission to the Museums throughout the day. Museums hours will be extended until 6:00 p.m. The Lighthouse will be closed until further notice as repairs are made to some of the steps.

RISUENO: About the band…

risueño, -ña adj.

1 Que muestra un gesto de risa en el semblante: entró risueño y le preguntamos por qué estaba tan contento.

2 Que se ríe con facilidad.

3 Que tiene un aspecto agradable.

4 Que es favorable o prometedor: parecía que el porvenir sería muy risueño.

Translation: happy

Risueño started 12 yrs ago in Brownsville tx. Some of the music performed by Risueño is original lyrics together with plenty of cover songs by other major artists but with a risueño style.

The Style of music Risueño performs is targeted towards a family atmosphere. Lots of rapid, move your hips Cumbia’s, and Huapango’s which in most part intended to have the crowd forget; unwind and loosen up on what comes with a hard days worth of work and stress.

Risueño’s band members consist of Dad (Sabas Lopez Sr) who plays the squeeze box Accordion and (Sabas Lopez Jr) who is the lead singer and stums the 12 string Guitar together with the runt son of the family in the drums (Daryl Lopez) together with fill in precussions.

Risueño has recorded 5 music cd’s and has given out 1000’s of cds in concerts and private events over the past 12 yrs.

Get Ready for the World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off! 11/7

cookoff-logo(800)Gates open at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, November 7th
for the 17th Annual World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off. Located in the the parking lot of the old Wal-Mart (site of Sutherland Express, LLC) on Highway 100, this culinary tradition is expected to be even bigger and better!

Dozens of professional and amateur will expertly prepare over one ton of fresh wild caught Gulf shrimp in a wide variety of ways from boiled to coconut to cocktails to fried and scampi. While munching on tasty shrimp you can shop for jewelry, collectibles, art and more from the vendors set up on the grounds. There will be a mini-carnival for the kids, balloon animals, face painting and games. See flyer here: picc-cookoff-fp-fc(20100906).

20091101_shrimpcookoff-82Another World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off tradition,
The Agency will be performing all day under the big tent!

For more information about this event contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-2265. For sponsorship information, click here.

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

Queen Isabella Market Day 4/10

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The Port Isabel Lighthouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission just $1.00 during Market Day. And plan to visit the Port Isabel Historical Museum and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, just a short walk across Highway 100 where admission is also just $1.00 to each site.

If you are interested in a vendor booth, please call the Museums of Port Isabel, Jeannie Marie Aby at 956/943-7602 or email jrivera@copitx.com. For more information, click here: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/queen-isabella-market-day/.