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September’s Super Moon and Super Viewing from Port Isabel!

SDSC_5716eptember brings with it the end of summer and this year brought the last of the three Super Moons of 2014. Pictured here rising over the U. S. Coast Guard Station on South Padre Island, across the waters of the Laguna Madre Bay from Port Isabel, the Super Moon rises into a darkening sky. 6:46 p.m., September 8, 2014.

Then, just moments later, 7:04 p.m., the moon continues its ascent and the character of the surface become more pronounced including Tycho Crater and its rays.


Port Isabel! Our view is your view!

Photos by: Valerie D. Bates


Beautiful Lighted Christmas Boat Parade Winners and Photos!

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23rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade finished up in style as participants made their way from the judging area at White Sands Restaurant and Marina in Port Isabel to bayside on South Padre Island at Louie Backyard. Great weather and clear skies made the perfect back drop for the fourteen vessels ranging from a kayak to 30 ft. and over commercial vessels decorated with all the holiday trimmings.
Pictured above, \”Abby\” won in both the Overall and First Place in Power Boat 30 ft. and over categories.
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Boats gathered at Louies Backyard for the Awards Ceremony following the parade. (see event photos here: www.portisabel-texas.com/20091205_boatparade).
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23rd Annual Boat Parade Winners pictured above are:

Commercial: 1st—“Xcape”, Breakaway Cruises; 2nd—“Isabella”, Breakaway Cruises; 3rd—“Kelley Rhae I”, Daniel Bryant, Morgan Taylor and Brad Burrows. Place Power 30’ & Over: 1st—“Abby”, Jason White; 2nd—US Coast Guard. Power 19-29’: 1st— “Wave Seeker’, Jose Casas; 2nd—“Hope It Floats”, Bill Gagan; 3rd—“Panga”, Leif Woolverton & Alana Simon. Place Power 18’ & Under: 1st—“Dugout”, David Woolverton. Best Overall—“Abby”, Jason White.

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Donors to the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce Annual Lighted Boat Parade included: Seabreeze Beach Resort,
Ramada Limited,
White Sands Motor Lodge, Super 8 Motel, La Quinta, Southwind Inn, Budget Host, Flamingo Motel, Casa de Siesta, Harbor Cottages, La Copa Inn, Sandi Café & Coffee Shop, Lost Galleon, Benny By the Bay, Cece Restaurant, Pirate Landing, Manuel, Ted, White Sands, Louie Backyard, Gabriella, Isla Grand Beach Resort, The Big Donkey, Palm Street Pier, Costa Del Mar, Marcello, Lavina Natural Nail Care, Alex Avalos Printing, BayMaster, Blue Marlin Supermarket, Coleman, Hall & Heinze Insurance, Ron Hoover RV & Marine, White Lumber & Supply, Breakaway Cruises, Unum Day Spa,American Diving, Towboat U.S.,  Blue Bamboo, Purple Parrot, Quik Stop, Capt. Murphy, Southern Wave, Walgreen, Osprey Fishing Trips, Black Dragon, H.E.B., ArtSea, Ben Liquors, Breakaway Cruises and Radio Shack.
Event photos: www.portisabel-texas.com/20091205_boatparade.
Sponsors: The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation and the Port Isabel South Padre Press & Parade.
Special Thanks to the Port Isabel Lighted Boat Parade Committee members!