Tag Archives: Port Isabel

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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Port Isabel Shrimp Cookoff & Seafood Festival

Port Isabel Shrimp Cookoff & Seafood Festival

The Port Isabel Shrimp Cookoff & Seafood Festival features professional and amateur chefs preparing fresh Gulf shrimp and seafood recipes. Collectibles and art vendors are also on hand, as well as the Port Isabel Antique and Flea Market. Live entertainment all day is by Leslie Blasing & Danica. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under receive free admission. Kids activities include clowns and face painting. For more information on merchant…

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TIFT Volunteers Reel In Scholarships

TIFT volunteers wait for fishing boats to arrive at the dock at the Port Isabel Marina.

The 80th Texas International Fishing Tournament is now in the books. This annual event is much more than going after shallow or deep-water fish. In fact, it’s a family event in which everyone from toddlers to grandparents in their 90s get together for a weekend of fun. Rewarding volunteers TIFT gives out tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to students from throughout the Rio Grande Valley and the state as well. This…

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CAF Air Show Flies In This Weekend

David Hughston, chairman of the CAF board, stands by a PT-17 scheduled to fly.

The 2019 Commemorative Air Force Air Show will happen this weekend at the Port Isabel/Cameron County Airport. Locals and tourists alike can head out to enjoy aerobatic flybys and war-like aerobatic displays above the wide skies of this part of South Texas. Some 20 vintage aircraft will participate in the two-day event on June 22-23 at the airport located between the Towns of Bayview and Laguna Vista on West FM…

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