Museums’ Telling Our Stories “Growing Up In Old Port Isabel” 2/27 7p

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2020 on Thursday, February 27th, at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 East Railroad Ave. @ 7pm. This month’s topic will be on “Growing up in Old Port Isabel” a presentation by Mr. Inocente Zurita.
 
Mr. Zurita, a lifetime resident, born on December 28, 1954 in the Mexiquito area, the oldest section of Port Isabel. His father started working in the shrimping associated business in 1971 for 48 years which he join his father at a later date. Mr. Zurita & his wife, Frances got married in 1973 & reside in Port Isabel, Texas.
 
Please join us for “Growing up in Old Port Isabel”. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
 
‘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:
Museums of Port Isabel & 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 museumdirector@copitx.com.

Lighthouse, Visitors Center & Museums Announce Holiday Schedule

The Treasures of the Gulf Museum, Port Isabel Historical Museum, Port Isabel Lighthouse and the Visitors Center in the Keeper’s Cottage announce their holiday schedules.

Port Isabel Historical LighthouseLIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUMS:
Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED. Open Friday & Saturday.
VISITORS CENTER in the KEEPERS COTTAGE
Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED. Open Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

MUSEUMS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Saturday December 14th
10am-4pm
Free Admission
25% Off ALL Merchandise & 50% Off Selected Merchandise in the Gift Shop.

LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUMS:
Christmas Day – CLOSED
VISITORS CENTER in the KEEPERS COTTAGE
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – CLOSED

Museums of PI & PI Lighthouse
New Year’s Day – CLOSED
VISITORS CENTER in the KEEPERS COTTAGE
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day – CLOSED

The historic Port Isabel Lighthouse is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, call the Visitors Center at 956-943-2262.

 

 

 

Port Isabel Welcomes December! Tree Lighting & Boat Parade & More…

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PORT ISABEL invites you to SHOP SMALL all through the season!

Port Isabel’s downtown is uniquely located on the shoreline of the Laguna Madre Bay and has a historic lighthouse in the center of it! There are dozens of specialty shops, an art gallery, food and drink, museums, a fishing pier, a pirate ship, fishing charters, dolphin watches, fish markets, and, yes, you can stroll to the top of the Lighthouse! Park & Play All Day!

Shop keepers and restaurateurs are friendly and take great pride in creating a memorable experience for you! From great service to an unimaginable variety of collectibles, souvenirs and gifts! See our video on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1llBcBo

Shop Small EVERYDAY and all through the season in downtown Port Isabel!

We’re gearing up for an exciting fall & winter in Port Isabel!  December brings some great traditions! The Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market, Market by the Bay! And January! Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk and The Taste & Art Show! Time to mark your calendars! See more info below…

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Mayor Joe E. Vega & The Port Isabel City Commission invite you to attend City of Port Isabel’s 8th Annual Community Tree Lighting Thursday, DECEMBER 3 at 6 p.m., Beulah Lee Park. Public is invited! 213 N. Yturria St. Next to the 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. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

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Celebrate Christmas coastal style with our 28th Annual Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6 @ 6 p.m. Viewing areas on the shores of the Laguna Madre Bay! Hosted by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored in part by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce • Port Isabel / South Padre Press & Parade • Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation.

Thanks to: Awards Ceremony (LOUIES BACKYARD) & Judging Venue (SOUTHPOINT MARINA) Towing courtesy of: TowBoat U.S.

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. 956/943-2262. http://portisabelchamber.com/Events/ChristmasLightedBoatParade.aspx

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketSunday, December 6, 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.

20151212fb-bannerDecember 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museums of Port Isabel hosts their Annual Open House. 305 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel. Both the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historical Museum will offer discounts in their gift shops from 10 – 50%, free admission and refreshments.
fb-event_marketbythebayMARKET by the BAY. Arts, Crafts, Antique & Jewelry Show at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. THREE dates: December 16 – 17, January 13 – 14 & February 17 – 18. A Gloria Bates Production. Call 956/455-6798 for vendor information.

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FOLKLORICO PERFORMANCES

December 19: TWO SHOWS! 1:30 & 6:30 p.m. Tickets online (ballet-folklorico.eventbrite.com) or at the Port Isabel Visitors Center, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Lighthouse, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce & Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center.

Folklorico Performance by Ballet Folklorico South Texas College y Son Luna y Jovenes Zapateadores presentan Unidad, Sones Y Tarimas: Dos Elencos, Un Escenario. Cast of nearly 4 dozen dancers from Veracuz Mexico!

COMING IN JANUARY…

fb_event-bannerLONGEST CAUSEWAY RUN & FITNESS WALK. Run or walk from Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island, Texas. 10K Causeway Run starts at 10:00 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 3 Mile Fitness Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 1-800-527-6102 or 956/943-2262.

For more information call (956)943-2262. Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. REGISTER ONLINE! http://bit.ly/1kiZMml

eventbrite_coverTHE TASTE & ART SHOW. Wine Tasting & Art Show to support the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter’s quarantine kennel project. January 21, 2016. Hundreds of bottles of wine and unlimited tasting will ensure you get to try the wine you want! For more information call 956/433-9675. TICKETS ONLINE:  http://bit.ly/1QHUihj

Telling Our Stories on Thursday. Queen Isabella Market Day, Earth & Arbor Day Coming Soon.

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 “Charro Days in Brownsville presented by Dr. Knopp at the Museums Telling Our Stories on Thursday at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 7 p.m.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, March 26th, at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 East Railroad Avenue at 7pm. This month’s topic will be on “Charro Days in Brownsville” by Dr. Anthony Knopp.

Dr. Knopp is an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Texas at Brownsville, where he has served since 1976.  A native of St. Paul, MN, he obtained a doctorate in History from Texas Tech University.  Dr. Knopp is a past President of the Brownsville Historical Association and presently serves on the BHA Board of Directors.  Dr. Knopp is the author of several books on local and border history and co-authored the book entitled “Charro Days in Brownsville”.

Please join us for an entertaining evening with Dr. Knopp presenting history of “Charro Days in Brownsville”. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

“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.

COMING IN APRIL…

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April 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 Bates956/455-6798.

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Queen Isabella Market Day to be held on Saturday, April 11. The City of Port Isabel hosts an annual Market Day at the lighthouse in April! Vendors, music, food and family fun! Admission to the lighthouse and the museums is just $1.00 each all day Saturday! For more information call Jeannie Flores at 956/943-7602 or email museumdirector@copitx.com.
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Earth & Arbor Day Celebration. Saturday, April 25. Mayor Joe E. Vega & The Port Isabel City Commission & Beautification Committee present 7th Annual Earth/Arbor Day Celebration. Saturday Apil 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Beulah Lee Park in Port Isabel on Highway 100. FREE! PUBLIC INVITED! FREE Hotdogs & Drinks! Hands-On Activities! Educational Booths! 75 Oak Trees Given Away. Call 956/943-2682 for more information.

Museums of Port Isabel FUNdraiser! Pelican West! 2/13 7p

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The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 18th Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring SHRIMP & FISH & FARE & PELICAN WEST!

The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 13, 2015, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Seafood, prepared by local restaurants will be top of the fare and includes side dishes, desserts and beverages.

Live music by PELICAN WEST, door prizes, a silent auction and a Port Isabel Adventure Package raffle are all part of the $25 ticket price. This IS the Museums of Port Isabel’s major fundraiser. Donations will be used to upgrade Museum’s exhibits and support programs.

Info: 956/943-7602 or museumdirector@copitx.com. Tickets can be purchased at the door, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce or at the Museums of Port Isabel. Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1FXNqc4.

Thanks to our sponsors! PADRE ELITE TEAM, TEXAS INTERNATIONAL FISHING TOURNAMENT, PORT ISABEL – SAN BENITO NAVIGATION DISTRICT, 1st NATIONAL BANK of SOUTH PADRE ISLAND ~ QUIK STOP!

Thanks to our RESTAURANT, FOOD & BEVERAGE donors! Pirate’s Landing Restaurant ~ Rincon Veracruzano Restaurant ~ Whitesands Restaurant ~ Gulf Seafood Market & Joe’s Oyster Bar ~ El Papa’s Restaurant ~ Manuel’s Restaurant ~ Reyes Seafood Market ~ Doubleday Bar of Champions ~ L & F Distributors ~ Mary Gorball ~ Quik Stop ~ El Buen Pescador Restaurant ~ Kiki’s Restaurant ~ Los Tortugas

Online ticket sales: https://2015-mopi-fundraiser.eventbrite.com

Thanks to our SILENT AUCTION donors!

  • Déjà vu Consignment Apparel – Beaded W/Shells beige w/Dust Cover Purse (Mary Frances)
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts – Socket Set
  • Tip to Toe – (1) $25 Gift Certificate
  • Holiday Inn Express, SPI – (1) Gift Certificate / One Night Stay
  • Art Sea gallery & Goods – (2) Port Isabel Lighthouse Stoneware Mugs
  • Welcome Aboard – South Padre Island Tote Bag
  • The Inn @ South Padre – (1) Gift Certificate / 2- Night Stay & Hot Breakfast
  • Coastal Winds – Dot Painting
  • Bridgeview Flowers & Gifts – Red Orchid Flowers / Black Ceramic Vase
  • Kool Kuts Barber Shop / Beauty Salon – (1) Gift Certificate $60 Value Short Hair / Perm & Cut
  • Sea Ranch Restaurant & Bar –  (1) $50 Gift Certificate
  • SouthWind Inn – (1) $100 Gift Certificate
  • Laguna Madre Art Gallery – Marge Ford Print “American Bold Eagle”
  • Veronica’s Beauty & Barber Salon – (1) $30 Gift Certificate
  • Schlitterbahn Waterparks – (4) 2015 All-day Admission Tickets
  • T. Leeman Company – Painted Print – PI Lighthouse Framed
  • Rusty Pelican Nautical Gifts & Home Décor – Wood Handle Holder / Glass Hurricane w/Candle
  • The Light House Lighting Center – 52’ White PRO Builder Ceiling Fan
  • Vida’s Barber Shop & Beauty Salon – Free Hair Cut
  • Parrot Eyes Watersports  – (2) Gift Certificates / (1) One Free Kayak Ride
  • Pearl South Padre – (1) Gift Certificate / 2 Night Stay
  • Osprey Cruises – (1) Gift Certificate for 2 persons / Thriller, (1) Gift Certificate for 2 / Pirate Adventure Cruise, (1) Gift Certificate for 2 / Bay Fishing & (1) Gift Certificate for 2 / Sea-Life Safari
  • Subway Sandwiches & Salads – (2) Gift Certificates / Free Ticket – 6” Sandwich & Coffee
  • Pelican Station @ Dirty Al’s – Dirty Al Bayou Grill & Senor Donkey T-Shirts
  • Coral Reef – Coral Reef T-Shirt & Cap
  • South Padre Island Adventures – (1) Gift Certificate for  2 Persons / 1 Hour Horseback Ride
  • Causey’s Liquor – $50 Gift Certificate
  • Carola Art – Canvas on Oil Painting / Feathered Serpent Head Sculpture, Mexican Pyramid, Teotihuacan
  • Tesori – (1) $25 Gift Certificate
  • Tesori – Computerized Image of a Doberman / Oil on Canvas Painting
  • Gloria Bates – 24 x 36 Acrylic Painting / (2) Two Mexican Brothers
  • Edward Meza
  • Anglers Marine Mart
  • Isla Marble & Granite
  • Captain Murphy Charter Services – (4) Gift Certificates / Isla Tours Dolphin Watch & (4) Gift Certificates / All Day Deep Sea Fishing

Museum Fundraiser to feature Pelican West!

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The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 18th Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring SHRIMP & FISH & FARE & PELICAN WEST!

The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 13, 2015, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Seafood, prepared by local restaurants will be top of the fare and includes side dishes, desserts and beverages.

Live music by PELICAN WEST, door prizes, a silent auction and a Port Isabel Adventure Package raffle are all part of the $25 ticket price. This IS the Museums of Port Isabel’s major fundraiser. Donations will be used to upgrade Museum’s exhibits and support programs.

Info: 956/943-7602 or museumdirector@copitx.com. Tickets can be purchased at the door, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce or at the Museums of Port Isabel. Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1FXNqc4.

Online ticket sales: https://2015-mopi-fundraiser.eventbrite.com