Tag Archives: Port Isabel

38th Annual Causeway Run Registration Open

Causeway Run 2019

The 38th annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk is rescheduled for April 9, 2022, and registration is now open. The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce hosts the 5K walk and 10k run for thousands of participants starting in Port Isabel and crossing the causeway. Walkers will end at the Padre Balli statue on the Island while runners will continue to the finish line at Louie’s Backyard. The run will…

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Causeway Run Rescheduled

Causeway Run (photo Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce)

The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce’s is rescheduling its Jan. 8 Longest Causeway Run and Fitness Walk to April 9, 2022. “Unfortunately, an ongoing five month maintenance project on the causeway has forced us to change our dates,” said Chamber President Betty Wells. “We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause for our participants and hope to return to our normal schedule in 2023.” Online registration is still available on…

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Port Isabel Shrimp Cook-Off & Seafood Festival

Join the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce for its annual Shrimp Cook-Off & Seafood Festival in the Sutherland’s parking lot Nov. 6. Dozens of professional and amateur chefs prepare their favorite recipes for thousands of festival attendees at a modest fee. Each contestant’s recipe will be judged on appearance, aroma and taste by a select panel of judges. Winner announcements take place at 4 p.m. The Shrimp Cook-Off & Seafood Festival…

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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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