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The Santa Mobile Is Coming To Your Neighborhood!

On Wednesday, December 15, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. the City of Port Isabel will be sending a group of judges in a decorated, caroling Santa-Mobile throughout Port Isabel looking for the best ten lighted and decorated properties (commercial or residential). Property owners with the best lights and decorations will be given a winning ticket which they can redeem for their prize package at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 317 E. Railroad Ave. beginning on Tuesday, December 22. Look for the decorated, caroling Santa-Mobile in your neighborhood after 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15th!

If you have a property you would like to nominate, please contact the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682 by December 14th, 5:00 p.m.

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:
http://www.portisabel.org/causeway_run/01_09_2010.htm

Photos here:
http://riobravogallery.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=12902

Next year date: January 8, 2011

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

City of Port Isabel l Christmas Lighting and Decorating Contest l Prizes! 12/18

\” alt=\”decorating-contest\” width=\”274\” height=\”321\” />On Friday, December 18, at 9:00 p.m. the City of Port Isabel will be sending a group of judges in a decorated, caroling Santa-Mobile throughout Port Isabel looking for the best ten lighted and decorated properties (commercial or residential). Property owners with the best lights and decorations will be given a winning ticket which they can redeem for their prize package at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 317 E. Railroad Ave. beginning on Tuesday, December 22. Look for the decorated, caroling Santa-Mobile in your neighborhood after 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18th!

If you have a property you would like to nominate, please contact the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682 by December 17th, 5:00 p.m.

LAST YEAR\’S WINNERS:
Residential-
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Holland Sr. (202 Longoria St.)
Mrs. Olga Vega (607 Tarnava St.)
Mr. and Mrs. Melchor Salinas (106 E. Jefferson St.)
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Hinojosa (110 E. Adams St.)
Ms. Angela Perez (305 Manautou St.)
Fernando and Nena Vigil (1837 Michigan St.)
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Sagnes (1809 Oklahoma St.)
Ms. Rosa Montes and Family (113 Railroad Ave.)
Commercial-
Doubleday Sports Bar (402 W. Highway 100)
South Padre Carpet, Tile and Paint (114 Highway 100)

For more information, call the Port Isabel City Hall at 943-2682.

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!

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade {Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce}

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce To Host
23rd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTED BOAT PARADE!
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Saturday, December 5, 2009 ~ 6-8 p.m.
PARTICIPANTS WANTED!

Parade Application
Decorating your boat info
Parade Route

–For Immediate Release–
The 23rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. and promises to be the biggest and best yet.

The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce invites boat owners, personal watercraft owners and kayakers or anything that floats to be a part of this special event. The parade will begin at the Port Isabel City Docks and vessels will be judged beginning at 6:00 p.m. The judging criteria will include: first impression; theme; and special effects. Winners will receive a variety of prizes donated by area merchants, including gift certificates, marine items, and much more. There is no charge to enter the parade.

Boats will be competing in six overall divisions: commercial; large power boats 23 feet and over; medium power boats 18 – 22 feet and under; small power boats 17 feet and under; large sailboats 26 feet and over; and small sailboats 25 feet and under. The U.S. Coast Guard will serve as lead vessel with Towboat U.S. bringing up the rear. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony scheduled to be held Saturday, December 5.

The parade will begin immediately following judging at the White Sands Marina. It will continue to Anchor Marina and around to Pirate’s Landing and then circling to Sea Ranch II at Southpoint and Long Island Village. Weather permitting, the parade will continue to South Padre Island with optimum viewing at locations that include Louie’s, Amberjack’s, Wahoo and Fisherman’s Wharf. Ten bonus points will be awarded to vessels completing the route to Louie Backyard on South Padre Island.

Boat captains or their designated representatives are required to attend a meeting at the White Sands Restaurant at 4:00 pm on the day of the event. Boat numbers and last minute instructions will be given at that time. Boats will then rendezvous at the Port Isabel City Docks and surrounding areas by 5:30 p.m.

More information regarding the 23rd Annual Lighted Christmas Boat Parade may be obtained by contacting the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 943-2262. www.portisabel.org/boat-parade. The event is sponsored by the Chamber and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel / South Padre Press & Parade, White Sands Motel, Restaurant and Marina.