Port Isabel Remembers 9/15 & Friends and Neighbors Lost 11a


Port Isabel Mayor Joe E. Vega and Commissioners invite the public to join together at the base of the Port Isabel Lighthouse, on Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:00 a.m., for a moment of silence on the 13th anniversary of the Queen Isabella Causeway collapse.

The Public is Invited to Attend.

We will never forget the lives that were lost, the heroes that saved lives and brought comfort and neighbors that became friends.

In memory of~Robert “Bob” Harris, Hector Martinez Jr., Harpoon Barry Welch and Chelsea Welch, all of Port Isabel; Julio Mireles of Los Fresnos; Robin Leavell of Mercedes; Stvan Francisco Rivas of Humble, Texas; and Gaspar S. Hinojosa of Kingsville. And the survivors~Rene Mata, Gustavo Morales and Bridgett Goza.

For more on this historic event, click here: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/?p=1731.

Port Isabel Longest Causeway Run l Walk- Results and Photos

\"\"The 26th Annual Longest Causeway Run and Fitness Walk weather turned out to be perfect running weather and a great day for a walk over the longest bridge in Texas.

Over 2,500 runners and walkers enjoyed cooler temperatures and crystal clear skies on the 6.2 mile, 10 kilometer route that starts in Port Isabel at the Community Center, winds through town before taking to the causeway and over the Laguna Madre Bay to South Padre Island. The Awards Ceremony was held immediately following at Louie Backyard on South Padre Island.

Top Male
Keating, Westly: (time 29:42.0) Edinburg TX
Kipserem Cherop, Alfred: (time 30:05.1) Kenya
Soncook, Shadrack: (time 31:54.3)

Top Female
Ngetich, Hyvon: (time 35:06.4) Kenya
Rono, Janet: (time 35:44.7) Kenya
Arzola, Debbie: (time 37:15.6) Allen, TX

Complete results can be found here:

Photos here:

Next year date: January 8, 2011

For more information, contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. 956/943-2262 or director@portisabel.org

Port Isabel Longest Causeway Run Walk still on schedule

Though tomorrow morning weather forecast calls from some brisk cold temperatures, Port Isabel Chamber President Betty Wells reports that the Chamber Longest Causeway Run & Fitness walk will be held as scheduled. Late registration will continue from 5:00 to 7:00 pm this evening at the Port Isabel Community Center at 213 Yturria St. and then Saturday morning from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Runners leave the starting line in Port Isabel on Yturria St. at 10:00 am and walkers at 10:15 am, Saturday morning.

\”It will be an invigorating event,\” Wells says of the morning predicted temperatures. Runners and walkers are looking forward to the annual trek over the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge between Port Isabel and South Padre Island as registration approaches record numbers.

For more information and links, click here: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/2009/12/08/longest-causeway-run-fitness-walk-l-queen-isabella-memorial-bridge-1910/.

For roadway conditions, call: 1-800-452-9292.

Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk l Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge 1/9/10

Register NOW through January 7~ ONLINE or in person at the Port Isabel Chamber (421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.) to SAVE $5.00!



26th Annual Chamber of Commerce Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk~ 1/9/10


START: Causeway Run starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Fitness Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. sharp.

COST: Causeway Run $15.00. Fitness Walk $10.00. Students: $5.00 with school ID.

EARLY REGISTRATION: Before December 31, 2009, mail to Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, 421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel, TX 78578 or register in person until 5 pm Thursday, Jan. 7th, 2010 at the Chamber office.

LATE REGISTRATION IN PERSON: Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, 5-7 pm., Port Isabel Community Center, 213 Yturria St.. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, 7-9 a.m., Port Isabel Community Center, 213 Yturria St. Cutoff time is 9 a.m. SHARP. LATE FEE: Add $5.00 per registrant. No credit card use during late registration.

For more information check the Q&A page: http://portisabel.org/causeway_run/q%26a.html
Run/Walk Route: http://portisabel.org/causeway_run/run-route.html
Print Application: http://www.portisabel.org/causeway_run/causeway-run-application.pdf

Ready to register online, click here: http://www.active.com/running/port-isabel-tx/port-isabel-longest-causeway-run-and-fitness-walk-2010
Email: director@portisabel.org
Event site: www.portisabel.org/causeway_run
Or call the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at: 956/943-2262
421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel, Texas 78578