Tag Archives: Port Isabel

Port Isabel Runs Early Special For Causeway Run

Port Isabel’s sixth annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk is back Sept. 18 with an early-bird registration special. Runners and walkers alike can look forward to crossing the 2.6-mile Queen Isabella Causeway on foot. Early registration is $35 for the individual 10K run. Registration for the walking 5K is $30 general public. A special rates of $20 for students and military, with ID, is also available. The early-bird fee deadline…

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Port Isabel Lighthouse Reopens

The historic Port Isabel Lighthouse is now reopen to the public, as well as the park and Keeper’s Cottage Visitors Center. Weather permitting, hours of operation for the lighthouse are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with the last tickets selling at 3:30 p.m. Patrons may only purchase tickets through at the Keeper’s Cottage Visitors Center with a credit or debit card. Ticket prices are $5 for adults,…

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Boat Tours Offer Eye-Opening Look At Port

Shrimp boats make up a formidable fleet in the channel leading to Port of Brownsville.

Want to learn about the history of one of the Rio Grande Valley’s best-known enterprises and the geography of the Laguna Madre? If the answer is yes, hop on one of several charter boat companies based in the South Padre Island-Port Isabel area for a tour of the Port of Brownsville and the surrounding Laguna. The deep-water facility can be seen off State Highway 48, but an up close look…

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Causeway Run Sets New Date

Causeway Run 2019

Update: As of May 20, 2020, the Causeway Run and Fitness Walk has been cancelled for this year. Port Isabel’s sixth annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk has a new date. Runners and walkers alike can look forward to Aug. 22 to cross the 2.6-mile Queen Isabella Causeway on foot. The annual event was originally scheduled for June 6, yet was postponed by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce due…

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Classic Rock Radio Premiers in RGV

105.5 Rocket

A new classic rock station, KRIX-FM, 105.5 Rocket, is now up and on the local airwaves. Dubbed “The Valley’s Classic Rock Station,” 105.5 Rocket broadcasts classic rock music from the ‘70s, ‘80s and early ‘90s. According to owner Eduardo Gallegos, 105.5 Rocket is the only classic rock station in the region. “Classic rock is very popular in metro markets,” Gallegos said, “and it’s actually a perfect format for the Rio…

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Some Of The Freshest Seafood in the U.S.

A variety of seafood is available at the Quik Stop in Port Isabel.

Seafood consumption has been on the rise locally and nationally and even more so this time of year during Lent. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that the average American consumes 16 pounds of seafood a year. Consumers in the Rio Grande Valley have excellent options when buying fish and shrimp. Many local businesses sell seafood caught in the Gulf of Mexico and take pride in having fresh products.…

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