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Looking for Things to Do. Here is the Community Calendar for South Padre Area

Date: Oct. 20 and 21 Time: 6:30 p.m. Event: Auditions for Melodrama with Music: El Paseo Arts Foundation’s “The M.T. Inn” Where: Paragraphs Book Store, South Padre Island More Info: (956) 572-5730 Date: Oct. 23 Time: 9 a.m. Event: Coffee … Continue reading

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Port Isabel Job Growth

  Thanks to the Port Isabel San Benito Navigation District (PISBND), jobs are increasing in Port Isabel. SubSea 7 and PISBND business has increased at the port. Steve Bearden, port director, has been instrumental in making all of this happen. … Continue reading

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$200k grant awarded for Park Trail in Port Isabel

City of Port Isabel has been awarded a Texas Recreational Trail Grant for $200,000 through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department TPWD. The funding will fund the construction of phase one of the 1.4 mile Galvan-Bejarano McFarland Hike and Bike … Continue reading

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Kids grab your poles and head to Port Isabel!

Kid’s Gone Fish’n and Port Isabel Mayor Joe Vega are sponsoring the Second Annual Kids Fishing Classic.  The free tournament will be held April 12 at Pirates Landing.  Registration is 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. with the first 400 kids in … Continue reading

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LAGUNA MADRE ART GALLERY Upcoming Classes

  There are workshops scheduled at the Laguna Madre Art Gallery in Port Isabel at the Lighthouse Square at the times and dates indicated below: Mar 11, 18, & 25 – Evening Water Color Class Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm Artist: Beth … Continue reading

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CIRCUS Coming to Port Isabel Feb. 11-12!

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Local Legend Leslie Blasing to Perform at Museums’ Fundraiser Feb. 7th

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PBS to Feature Port Isabel on Feb 20th

The Texas PBS series, One Square Mile: Texas, has begun airing on PBS. Port Isabel is set to be featured on the Feb. 20 episode. A sneak preview will be available for viewing on Feb.12 at http://www.osmtx.com/southwest and http://www.osmtx.com/pickle.  For the One Square Mile: Texas series, husband-and-wife filmmakers … Continue reading

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The New Event Center in Port Isabel is Now Accepting Reservations!!

BOOKING HAS STARTED! The construction phase of the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center is closing in on the last 15% of completion and staff has been busy implementing reservation and booking software and is NOW BOOKING RESERVATIONS. Those interested can … Continue reading

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Want to Voice Your Opinion About Changes to the Current Flounder and Spotted Seatrout Regulations?

On January 9th, you can attend a meeting at the Port Isabel Community Center (behind the Library on Yturria) from 6-8:00 PM to voice you opinion concerning changes to the flounder and spotted seatrout regulations. Check out this article:

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Want to Go to the Boot Scootin’ Dance and Chili Supper?

Check out the Boot Scootin’ Dance and Chili Supper on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 4-7 pm at the Port Isabel Firemen’s Hall at Houston St. and Longoria. It is only $10 per person  and includes a bowl of chili, cornbread … Continue reading

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Want Free Mulch From Recycled Christmas Trees?

Do you live in South Padre, Port Isabel, Laguna Vista or Bayview and need mulch for your landscaping? Pick up your free mulch in The City of Port Isabel Public Works Dept. located at 217 West Hickman starting now from 7:30 … Continue reading

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Local Artist, Beth Fedigan, to Hold Painting Demonstration in Port Isabel

There will be a “Paint Over Workshop” with Beth Fedigan, on Jan. 6th, at 10 am to 4 pm. The cost is $50. Students must bring several photos of a person, brushes and paints. The class will be held at … Continue reading

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Want to Know Where to Take That Old Christmas Tree in South Padre or Port Isabel?

Christmas Compost 2014 If you are in the Port Isabel area, you can take your old Christmas tree to the corner of South Shore & Hickman/Railroad St., South of the E. Dock. For more information, call 956-943-6631. If you are in … Continue reading

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Looking for Volunteers to Help Provide Free Tax Assistance

The Boys and Girls Club of the Laguna Madre and United Way of Southern Cameron County are looking for volunteers to help provide free tax assistance for qualified residents of Port Isabel and South Padre Island this tax season! The … Continue reading

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Port Isabel Set to Celebrate the Holidays!

Port Isabel knows how to celebrate the holidays coastal-style! The season kicks off with the 6th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and continues right through the New Year with the 30th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk. See full story … Continue reading

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City of Port Isabel Wins Support from National Park Service

The National Park Service is teaming with the City of Port Isabel to pursue recreation and natural resource conservation opportunities for an approximate 2-acre property in Port Isabel, Texas. The proposed project aims to enhance the property to provide a waterfront … Continue reading

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Museums of Port Isabel Upcoming Activities

For something interesting to do, check out the events below: Nov. 21—Thanksgiving Wreath Craft, 5-6:30 pm Exhibition 2013—Mid November at Treasures of the Gulf Dec. 5—Community Christmas Lighting Ceremony at Beulah Lee Park, 6 pm Dec. 11—Christmas Poetry/Literary, 6-8 pm … Continue reading

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Port Isabel’s Day of the Dead Celebration!

The Museums of Port Isabel Celebrates their Annual Los Colores del Muerto! October 25: Lighthouse Establishment Cinema “Monster House” 8:30 p.m. October 26: Day of the Dead Celebration 4-11 p.m. The Museums of Port Isabel, in collaboration with the City of Port Isabel, the … Continue reading

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Laguna Madre Art Gallery Artists to Hold Painting Demonstrations

        On Wednesday, October 23 the public will be treated to two demonstrations by Laguna Madre Artists of the Month, Tina Poucher and Judee Koester Soendker. Tina will demonstrate how to paint palm trees. Tina will help you get rid of … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter Ay Chihuahua Fundraiser

       

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UT System proposes research partnership with SpaceX in Brownsville

  SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, left, and University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa McALLEN — The University of Texas System proposed Brownsville as the site of the “first designated research unit” for the Valley’s new university in partnership with … Continue reading

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Pet Blessing and Donation, Saturday, October 5th at 10AM

 

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Pachanga in the Park Rescheduled for Oct. 5th

 

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Animal Shelter BBQ Fundraiser to be Inspite of Tropical Storm Ingrid!

The Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter BBQ Fundraiser will be held today, Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1-6 pm, rain or shine. Scheduled to be held in conjunction with the Pachanga in the Park, which has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. … Continue reading

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Port Isabel New Event Center Director Speaks to P I Chamber Members

The new Port Isabel Event Center director, Mari Galvan, spoke to the Chamber members recently. She updated us on the schedule of completion and what the center will be able to accommodate. You may be able to start booking events … Continue reading

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Port Isabel’s 3rd Annual Pachanga in the Park on Sept 14th

Mayor Joe E. Vega & the Port Isabel City Commissioners are proud to invite you to the 3rd Annual “Pachanga in the Park” celebration scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 4 to 11 p.m. in Washington Park. Check it out at http://portisabel-texas.com/phplist/lt.php?id=ZkQHVgoBB1ZTSAANDEUEXlIPContinue reading

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Port Isabel EDC Offer Revolving Loans to Area Businesses

The Port Isabel Economic Development Corp (EDC) has provided local businesses with $476,537. since 2009. It is funded by a grant from the USDA Rural Development Business Grant Program. The Olympian Fitness Gym received a loan to expand their gym … Continue reading

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Have You Been Wondering Who Won TIFT?

Below is a list of the winners from the 74th Annual Texas International Fishing Tournament from August 2-3, 2013. Check it out to see if you know them! Junior Bay, 7 years and under: (first place) Wyatt Bode, Laguna Vista … Continue reading

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Port Isabel Beautification Mixer, Friday, 8/9 at 6:30pm

The Port Isabel Beautification Committee will be hosting a Mixer on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Port Isabel Fire Hall. Tickets can be purchased at the PIEDC office located at City Hall, 305 E. Maxan Street … Continue reading

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RE/MAX 1st Choice Supports the Port Isabel Tarpons!

   

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South Padre and Port Isabel host TIFT July 31 to Aug. 4

Port Isabel and South Padre Island host Texas’ largest saltwater fishing tournament—the Texas International Fishing Tournament. Founded by Doc J.A. Hockaday in 1933, the tournament was designed to tell the story of phenomenal fishing in the Rio Grande Valley to … Continue reading

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Bus Service Between South Padre Island, Brownsville, and McAllen

The City of Brownsville will receive a $1.4 million award from the Texas Department of Transportation to provide a new intercity express bus service between Brownsville, South Padre Island, McAllen and other cities with buses expected to roll out later … Continue reading

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Coastal insurance group expects surplus ​in TWIA!!!!!

Below is an article from Associated Press. This would be great for coastal area properties such as South Padre Island, Port Isabel, and Laguna Vista! By URIEL J. GARCIA, Associated Press 06/17/2013 5:39 PM AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The nonprofit, … Continue reading

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Museums of Port Isabel Summer Camp 2013

Looking for something fun for the kids this summer? The Port Isabel Museums have a camp and below are some of the fun things they will experience:   Real acting parts in a pirate play. Discover the big world of … Continue reading

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2013 Port Isabel Lighthouse Friday Night Movie Schedule

Season 8 started on June 7, 2013. Eight showings were scheduled for the summer. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel … Continue reading

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Flood Insurance Subsidies Phasing Out-Your Rates Are Going UP in South Padre!

Flood insurance is going up in South Padre and the surrounding areas! It will be big news this year. Check out the video in this link. You will be hearing a lot about this in the near future. Flood Insurance … Continue reading

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Tips for Buying Homeowner’s Insurance are Important for South Padre, Port Isabel, and Laguna Vista

You will be hearing a lot about increasing insurance premiums in the next year. Check out your policies now or when you renew to figure out ways to save on insurance. Here are seven ways to cut the cost of … Continue reading

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Museums of Port Isabel Summer Camp

The Museums of Port Isabel announce “SUMMER CAMP 2013”. The Museums of Port Isabel will be conducting a SUMMER CAMP complete with a wide variety of activities sure to keep the campers entertained and interested and in the process they … Continue reading

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The South Padre Island WAVE Extends Route

The City of South Padre Island’s free transit service, the WAVE, is extending its Padre Boulevard route to Gulf Boulevard starting June 1 to accommodate beachgoers. The route will travel north on Padre Boulevard then south on Gulf Boulevard where … Continue reading

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Ever Wonder How a “777” Casino Can Be Legal?

Port Isabel has “777” Casinos or should I say “Sweepstakes” establishments. Ever wonder how this could be legal? Check out the “8 Liner Ordinance” below that Port Isabel is passing. 8 liner ordinance.docx.

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Port Isabel Chamber to Host Event Planning Workshop

Ever wanted to plan an event but didn’t quite know how? The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce has just the answer for you. The Chamber will be hosting its Event Planning Workshop at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, inside … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events in Port Isabel

Museums of Port Isabel May Events: Art Gallery Exhibition featuring the works of Minerva Ritchie’s “Tropical Birds and Flowers”. Reception Thursday, May 9, 4-7 pm. Telling Our Stories with Inocente Zurita and Mike Cateora, “ Shrimping and Fishing”. Thursday, May … Continue reading

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Watch for SPI Causeway Traffic on Sunday from 11:30AM to 1:30PM

Local officials are advising the public to prepare for possible traffic delays during the Pedal to Padre Cycling Event to be held on May 5. Motorists may encounter traffic delays this Sunday during the Pedal to Padre 2013 cycling event … Continue reading

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Pirate Days are Back in Port Isabel this Weekend!

Whether you are young or old you will love that Port Isabel Pirate Days are back. If you want something to do this weekend, check out the schedule below: Saturday, May 4, 11 am to 10 pm. Visit the information … Continue reading

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We Love Our Winter Texans in South Padre Island

We love when our Winter Texans are here. They fun, plan lots of events, and they boost our economy. A recent publication from the City of South Padre Island said: “The Finance Department received notice that February sales tax collected … Continue reading

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Looking for Something to do with the Kids this Weekend?

Port Isabel mayor, Joe Vega, is holding a free fishing tournament for the kids Saturday. Our RE/MAX 1st Choice office is proud to be one of the sponsors. Check out the link below from our PI-SPI Press for details: Kid … Continue reading

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South Padre Island Causeway Lane Closures

The city of South Padre posted a blog with the new schedule for Causeway lane closures. Check out this link for updated information: City of South Padre Island, Texas – Document Center – Causeway Lane Closures.

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Are You Over 50 and Want to Go to a Senior Prom in Port Isabel?

Here is your chance to go to a Senior Prom again! The Junior Leadership Laguna Madre is sponsoring the prom on March 27th from 5:00 to 8:00PM at the Port Isabel High School Cafeteria. This is open to all residents … Continue reading

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Bill filed for Port Isabel to limit strip annexation by Brownsville

Brownsville is trying to annex parts of the Laguna Madre area around Port Isabel. Eddie Lucio, Jr. file legislation that would limit that annexation. For more information, check out this article from the Port Isabel-South Padre Press. If you want … Continue reading

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