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H.E.B. Awards $35,000 Grant to the City of Port Isabel

April 12, 2010–

H.E.B. presented a check to the City of Port Isabel on Monday, as a continued investment in the quality of life in the Laguna Madre area. The funds were accepted by Mayor Joe E. Vega who stated that the $35,000 would be used as seed money to increase funding for improvements for Washington Park and Laguna Madre Park. On hand with Mayor Joe E. Vega to accept the check from Virginia Perez, H.E.B. representative, were City Commissioner Memo Torres, Port Isabel City Manager Edward Meza and Park Advisers Mark Guillot and Raul Loera. Store Director Bea Lopez, Virginia Lopez and Mayor Joe E. Vega all stressed the importance of this partnership in furthering the efforts to make Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre a better place to live, work and play.

Pictured from left to right: Espi Hernandez, Arnold Galvan, Belinda Garza, Mayor Joe Vega, Mark Guillot, Store Director Bea Lopez; City Manager Ed Meza, Virginia Perez, Raul Loera, Emmanuel Chavez, Commissioner Memo Torres, Rey Ysaguirre, Alma Ceballos.
Photo credit: Valerie D. Bates

City of Port Isabel Employees Recognized l Years of Service

City of Port Isabel employees were recognized on December 23rd for their years of service. Among those pictured below are:

20 or more years: Eddie Holland 12/31/81 (28 years); Cayetano Gonzalez 10/1/79 (30 years); Diodoro Diaz 12/3/87 (22 years); Raul Fernandez 3/19/84 (25 years); Esteban Nava 7/9/74 (35 years); Joe Salinas 11/3/88 (21 years); Ida Tellez 12/4/847 (25 years); Charlie Wood 1/24/89 (20 years).

15 or more years: Joe Delgadillo 3/18/93 (16 years); and Daniel Marchan 3/1/94 (15 years).

10 or more years: Jose Angel Martinez 12/1/99 (10 years); Edward Meza 12/6/96 (13 years); Lourdes Nunez 1/8/99 (10 years); Baldemar Alaniz 3/30/98 (11 years); Omar Olguin 6/12/95 (14 years); and Geraldo Saldivar 10/21/96 (13 years).

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Also pictured are Commissioners M.J. Garza and Memo Torres and Mayor Joe E. Vega.

Port Isabel Celebrates Veterans Day

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Event photos: www.portisabel-texas.com/20091111_veteransday

Indalecio Lopez, American Legion Post 498 together with Port Isabel VFW Post 8791 presented a Veterans Day Program this morning at the Veterans\’ Park Walls of Honor.
Located on South Shore Drive, the new Veterans Park and great weather made for a perfect backdrop to the ceremony. The Port Isabel High School Band under the direction of Mr. Heartfield punctuated the presentation with several well executed patriotic songs. Kimberly Valdez sang \”The Star Spangled Banner\” and a POW poem written by Rudy H. Garcia was recited by the author.
Speakers included: Mayor Joe E. Vega, Port Isabel; Mayor Robert N. Pinkerton, South Padre Island; VFW Post 8791 Senior Vice Rafael Hinojosa and VFW Post 2035 Member Al Senteno. A presentation of one year membership with VFW Post 8791 by Commander Robert Vela recognized those new members including WWII veteran Cristin Martinez.
At 11:00 a.m. the flag was raised from half mast in honor of the live lost and sacrifices made at Ft. Hood last week. The program also featured a welcome address by Commander John Seymour, American Legion Pos\”>\” border=\”0\” alt=\”\” width=\”213\” height=\”320\” />t 498 and Commander Robert Vela VFW Post 8791, an invocation by Isaac Camacho, Post 498, the Pledge of Allegiance by Commander Robert Vela, Post 8791 and a P.O.W. and M.I.A. presentation by Kay MacMath and Rosa Chavez, American Legion Post 498 Ladies Auxiliary.
A 21 gun salute by the Port Isabel Police Department and an introduction of all those in attendance who served their country, the benediction by Isaac Camacho and a lunch invitation by Commander John Seymour, American Legion Post 498 closed out the ceremony.
Special Thanks:
Mayor Joe E. Vega
Commissioner Juan Jose \”JJ\” Zamora
Commissioner Maria de Jesus \”MJ\” Garza
Commissioner Martin C. Cantu
Commissioner Guillermo \”Memo\” Torres
City Manager Edward P. Meza
City Secretary Susie Alcocer
Assistant City Secretary Janie Villarreal
Veterans\’ Memorial Committee
Port Isabel Volunteer Fire Department
Baldemar Alaniz, Public Works Director and Public Works Crew
Danny Delgado, Whites Lumber
For more information, contact the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682 or email citysecretaryofpi@yahoo.com.