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Port Isabel Washington Park Pavilion Unveiling 5/14

For immediate release–

PORT ISABEL’S Washington Park Pavilion Unveiling

Friday May 14,   10 a.m. Washington Park – Port Isabel, Texas

Port Isabel Mayor Joe E. Vega and City Commissioners would like to invite the public to attend an unveiling of the Community Development Block Grant Fund Project at Washington Park on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 10 a.m. The City of Port Isabel received funding   from the CDBG for a 25’ x  32’ pavilion to be used for family gatherings and events at the park.

As part of the unveiling, raising of the flag will be presented by Port Isabel Veterans Committee and members of the American Legion Post 498 and VFW Post 8791 and Commissioner Maria de Jesus Garza’s kindergarten class from Garriga Elementary School will present the Pledge of Allegiance and present a special “Thanks’ presentation.  Mayor Vega stated, “The addition of the pavilion will make the park even more enjoyable for residents to have parties and events…  This project is one of many that will enhance the quality of life in Port Isabel.”  City officials and dignitaries involved with this project will be present.  Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the City Secretary at (956) 943-2682.

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