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Celebrate the Shrimp & Winter Texans & Ballet Folklorico & Lipan Apaches!

February in Port Isabel!

SHRIMP is big at the Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil & Expo! See Expo booths by Zimco Shrimp Tours, Texas Shrimp Association, The WAVE, Welcome Home RGV, SegValley Tours, Harlingen Travel Information Center, South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, Museums of Port Isabel, Black Dragon & Osprey Cruises! Or how about the Balley Folklorico? Valley Voices? The Lipan Apache story at the Museums Telling Our Stories?  See all event details below…

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Ballet Folklorico South Texas College Accompanied by Conjunto Jaguar presents Tradiciones 2015. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center (309 E. Railroad St.) General Admission $10.00. Tickets available now at the following locations:

  • Port Isabel City Hall 305 E. Maxan St. 956/943-2682
  • Port Isabel Museums 317 E. Railroad Ave. 956/943-7602
  • Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center 309 E. Railroad Ave. 956/943-0719
  • Port Isabel Public Library 213 Yturria St. 956/943-1822
  • Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce 301 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Ste. C 956/943-2262

For more information contact the City of Port Isabel at 956/943-2682 or Victor Gomez at vgomez@southtexascollege.edu or 956/872-2070. Join our event on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/events/756862974369583/

20150121_valley-voices-fbValley Voices Chorale presents Broadway Rhythm. Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave.

Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 Advance or $15 At the Door. Call Paul Cardile (210) 592-3500 for ticket information.

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Port Isabel Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil & Expo! February 26, 4 – 7 p.m.
Live music by Doug Perser, Shrimp & Sides & Vendors at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Live music by Doug Perser. Vendors include Harlingen Travel Information Center, Welcome Home RGVPort Isabel Museums,Segvalley ToursBlack Dragon Cruises & Osprey Cruises, Texas Shrimp Association, Texas Gulf Trawling LLC, South Padre Island CVB and The WAVE. Sponsored in part by: City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel EDC, Mexiquito Restaurant, Texas Gulf Trawling LLC & Quik Stop.

Buy your tickets ONLINE: https://shrimp-boil.eventbrite.com. $12.00 per person. Buy your tickets at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, Port Isabel Historical Museum, Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel City Hall.

Join your friends and neighbors and celebrate winter in south Texas! Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/449887048495083/. For more information call the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center at 956/943-0719. Location: Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave.

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February 26, 7p.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, February 26, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7:00 pm. Call 956/943-7602 for more information. Free and open to the public.

Special presentation by Dr. Tom Britten on the Lipan Apaches. The Lipan Apaches were a Plains Indian people who resided in south-central Texas during the 18th and 19th centuries. They were fierce enemies of the Comanches, allies of the Texans, and played a very significant role in the history of this region. Dr. Britten is a history professor and department chair at UT-Brownsville. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and a specialist in Native American History. His book The Lipan Apaches: People of Wind and Lightning was published in 2009.

EVENT CALENDAR: http://bit.ly/1BGHzSe

Visit historic Port Isabel and enjoy visiting the Museums of Port Isabel, explore our unique shops with new arrivals, restaurants, cafes and other businesses around Historic Lighthouse Square all within walking distance of the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center where you can also take in the view of the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay. Then extend your visit! See our accommodations here> http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/accommodations/

FUNdraiser ~ Flea Market ~ Circus ~ Ballet Folklorico ~ Valley Voices ~ Shrimp Boil!

Festive February in Port Isabel!

Concerts, fundraisers of all sorts, Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil & Expo and lots more during the month of February! Make a plan for some Port Isabel fun! See all event details below…

Visit historic Port Isabel and enjoy visiting the Museums of Port Isabel, explore our uniqueshops with new arrivals, restaurants, cafes and other businesses around Historic Lighthouse Square all within walking distance of the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center where you can also take in the view of the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay. Then extend your visit! See our accommodations here> http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/accommodations/

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! Tickets can be purchased online!

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

Location: Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave.

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

February 15. Celebrando el dia de San Valentin! Tropical Panama, DJ Checo In The Mix, Los Cadetes de Linares de Chuy Briseno, Grupo Carino! Tickets available at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-0719. Join our Facebook event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/643348819126325/


February 15th, 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.


20150217_kellymillerKelly Miller Circus. February 17 6:30 & 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce and South Padre Islnad Chamber of Commerce. $12 General Admission (before Circus Day); $16 General Admission (on Circus Day). A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Museums of Port Isabel. Call 956/943-7602 for more information.

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Ballet Folklorico South Texas College Accompanied by Conjunto Jaguar presents Tradiciones 2015. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center (309 E. Railroad St.) General Admission $10.00. Tickets available now at the following locations:

• Port Isabel City Hall 305 E. Maxan St. 956/943-2682

• Port Isabel Museums 317 E. Railroad Ave. 956/943-7602

• Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center 309 E. Railroad Ave. 956/943-0719

• Port Isabel Public Library 213 Yturria St. 956/943-1822

• Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce 301 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Ste. C 956/943-2262

For more information contact the City of Port Isabel at 956/943-2682 or Victor Gomez at vgomez@southtexascollege.edu or 956/872-2070. Join our event on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/events/756862974369583/


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Valley Voices Corale presents Broadway Rhythm. Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave.

Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 Advance or $15 At the Door.

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Port Isabel Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil & Expo! February 26, 4 – 7 p.m. LIve music by Doug Perser, Shrimp & Sides & Vendors at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Live music by Doug Perser. Vendors include Harlingen Travel Information Center, Welcome Home RGVPort Isabel Museums,Segvalley ToursBlack Dragon Cruises & Osprey Cruises and The WAVE.

Buy your tickets ONLINE: https://shrimp-boil.eventbrite.com. $12.00 per person.

Join your friends and neighbors and celebrate winter in south Texas! Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/449887048495083/. For more information call the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center at 956/943-0719. Location: Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave.


tos_fb-headerFebruary 26, 7p.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, February 26, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7:00 pm. Call 956/943-7602 for more information. Free and open to the public.

Special presentation by Tom Britten on the Lipan Apaches. The Lipan Apaches were a Plains Indian people who resided in south-central Texas during the 18th and 19th centuries. They were fierce enemies of the Comanches, allies of the Texans, and played a very significant role in the history of this region. Dr. Britten is a history professor and department chair at UT-Brownsville. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and a specialist in Native American History. His book The Lipan Apaches: People of Wind and Lightning was published in 2009.

Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil & Expo 2/26 4-7p

Port Isabel Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil & Expo! February 26, 4 – 7 p.m. LIve music by Doug Perser, Shrimp & Sides & Vendors at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Live music by Doug Perser. Vendors include Harlingen Travel Information Center, Welcome Home RGVPort Isabel Museums,Segvalley ToursBlack Dragon Cruises & Osprey Cruises and The WAVE.

Port Isabel has a long history with Winter Texans! For nearly a century, winter visitors have made the annual trip from the mid-west to south Texas and the Rio Grande Valley to enjoy warmer temperatures and Texas hospitality. Port Isabel’s business community depends on our winter visitors and many local organizations benefit from generous volunteerism. Port Isabel appreciates our Winter Texans!

Join your friends and neighbors and celebrate winter in south Texas! Buy your tickets ONLINE: https://shrimp-boil.eventbrite.com. $12.00 per person. Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/449887048495083/. For more information call the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center at 956/943-0719. Location: Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave.

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Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk Breaks Participation Records!

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The 27th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk, held on Saturday, January 8th, was a great start to the New Year for nearly 4,000 participants with a backdrop of gentle bay breezes, mild temperatures and partly cloudy skies.

TOP THREE MALE & FEMALE WINNERS:
Male
20110108_awards-1651) Benjamin Meto (32:13.3) Zapata
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2) Shadrack Songok (32:43.3) Corpus Christi
20110108_awards-1623) David Rodriguez (33:06.1) Corpus Christi

Female
20110108_awards-1591) Lucy Kurgat (35:17.2) Zapata
20110108_awards-1582) Claudia Camango-Nero (38:55.0) Hopewell
20110108_awards-1573) Debbie Arzola (39:07.4) Junction Allen

Complete winners list: 20110108_winners
Photos: Awards, Bridge, Finish Line, Start Line
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Sponsored by: PORT ISABEL CHAMBER of COMMERCE, CITY of PORT ISABEL, PORT ISABEL ECONOMIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. Port Isabel / South Padre Press & Parade, First National Bank of South Padre Island, Favorite Brands/Nestle Waters/180/XYIENCE. Awards Ceremony Venue provided by: Louie’s Backyard.

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

Chamber to Host Winter Texan Shrimp Boil

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The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will host a Winter Texan Shrimp Boil on Wednesday, Feb. 24th from 3-5 pm.

The event is designed to show our appreciation for our Winter Texans and will be limited to the first 200 tickets sold. Tickets are priced at $5 per person and are available at the Chamber office.

The event will be held in The Garden at the Lighthouse—the new patio area just opened next to Designer Consigner and operated by Glenda Stafford. “We really appreciate Glenda allowing us to have this event at her new facility,” said Chamber President Betty Wells. “It is a perfect venue for this type of activity.”

The shrimp boil will feature a Cajun shrimp boil meal, refreshments and live entertainment by Tom Wayne. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 943-2262.