Holiday Season Kick-Off in Buelah Lee Park!

Mayor Joe E. Vega and the Port Isabel City Commissioners present the City of Port Isabel 3rd Annual Community Tree Lighting! Over 600 visitors and residents enjoyed perfect weather, Christmas caroling, performances, vendors and a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. Master of Ceremonies, Edward P. Meza (City Manager) introduced Mayor Joe E. Vega and the countdown for the lighting of the Community Christmas tree kicked off the evening schedule.

Performances that followed were: Port Isabel High School Band, Port Isabel Junior High Band, Garriaga Elementary Choir, Derry Elementary Choir, Derry Elementary Dolls, Derry Elementary Cheerleaders, Port Isabel Jr. High School Cheerleaders and the Port Isabel High School Silver Belles.


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, Edward P. Meza (City Manager), Susie Alcocer (City Secretary), Anabel Guillen (Assistant City Secretary), Janie Villarreal (EDC Administrator), Alonzo Echavarria (Finance Director & Staff), Larry Ellis (Building Inspector & Staff), Jeannie Marie Aby (Museum Director & Staff), Carolyn Bogardus (Library Director & Staff), Baldemar Alaniz (Public Works Director & Staff), Port Isabel Municipal Courts, Port Isabel Police Department, Port Isabel Volunteer Fire Department, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus & Elves, H.E.B., Subway, Walgreens, Ben Liquor, Sherwin Williams, Laguna Madre Rehab, Art Sea Gallery & Goods

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!

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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.
Boats gathered at Louies Backyard for the Awards Ceremony following the parade. (see event photos here:
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.

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:
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!

2nd Annual Community Tree Lighting! 12/10

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Community Christmas Tree Lighting
 at Railroad Park
(in front of Champion Building)
Thursday, December 10 ~ 6:00pm.
(Caroling starts at 5:00pm)

 COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING (see poster here)

The community and its visitors are invited to attend this 2nd Annual Community Tree Lighting and Caroling event. Join us for a schedule packed with family and holiday fun. For more information contact the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682. No admission.


 SCHEDULE of EVENTS (subject to change)
5:00pm ………… Caroling – from Lighthouse to Railroad Park
6:00pm ………… Welcome ~ Mayor Joe E. Vega

6:15pm ………… Lighting of the Tree (Sing “O Christmas Tree”
6:30pm ………… Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus

Performances by: Boys & Girls Club Cheerleaders • Boys & Girls Club Choir
• Mrs. MJ Garza’s Kindergarten Class singing “Twelve Day of Christmas • Silver Belles

Children’s Activities: • Christmas Craft Corner – GS Troop 377 • Christmas Tattoos – GS Troop 323 • Games (Sack Races, Tug-of-War & Horse Shoes) – Maria Garcia & Family

Food Booths & Vendors: Pictures with Santa, Tamales, Soft Drinks & Water, Mexican Corn & Chalupas, Hot Chocolate & Bunelos, Nachos & Hot Dogs, Cup Cakes & Christmas Toys, Tacos de Bistek y Barbacoa, Tamales Veracruzanos, Corn on the Cob

Museums of Port Isabel Open House: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. No admission charge. Sale at the Gift Shop!

Schedule subject to change. No admission charge to any of the events.
For more information call:956/943-2682.