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All You Can Eat Fish & Shrimp & SO much more! Museum Fundraiser 2/7 7pm

The Museums of Port Isabel announces a special location for their 2014 17th Annual Taste of the Laguna Madre Fundraiser! Scheduled for Friday, February 7th, the fundraiser will be held at the Plains Capital Bank, 115 Queen Isabella Blvd. The Museums of Port Isabel is proud to partner with Plains Capital Bank on this festive occasion.

Tickets on sale at Plains Capital Bank, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce and the Laguna Madre Art Gallery. $25. All you can eat fish & shrimp & more!

The 17th Annual TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE will feature the best of what the Laguna Madre has to offer! Fresh FISH and fresh wild caught Gulf SHRIMP! Local restaurants will participate with their best fare! There will be a Sweet Shoppe! Silent Auction! Live Music! Door Prizes and a Raffle for a Grand Prize Basket! To participate as a donor or to reserve your tickets, please contact Museum Director, Jeannie Marie Flores at 956/943-7602 or email: museumdirector@copitx.com.

SPONSORS: Port Isabel–San Benito Navigation District ~ Quik Stop ~ City of Port Isabel ~ Plains Capital Bank ~ Museums of Port Isabel ~ Texas International Fishing Tournament ~ H. E. B. ~ L & F Distributors

RESTAURANTS: El Papa’s Restaurant~ Pirate’s Landing Restaurant ~ Los Tortugo’s Seafood Market ~ Rincon Veracruzano ~ Feldman’s Liquor Store ~  Marcello’s Restaurant ~ Pelican Station @ Dirty Al’s ~ Kiki’s Restaurant El Original  ~  Joe’s Oyster Bar & Restaurant ~ PadreRita Ville ~ Manuel’s Restaurant ~ Reyes Seafood

posterSILENT AUCTION DONORS:

  • “Vida’s Barber Shop & Beauty Salon” – $10 Gift Certificate
  • “Andrea’s Jewelry Designs” – SeaWater Jewelry Set (Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings)
  • “Laguna Madre Art League” – Water Color Pastel Collage
  • Anonymous – Colorful Beaded Belt
  • Anonymous – Light-Up Skull
  • “Sea Ranch Restaurant” – $50 Gift Certificate
  • “O’Reiley’s Auto Parts” – 45 piece Stubby Socket Set
  • “T. Leeman Company” – 11 x 20 Printed Frame “The Great Race”
  • “Parrot Eyes” – 1 -30 Minute Wave Runner Gift Certificate
  • “Déjà vu” – Pelican
  • “Pearl South Padre” – Two (2) Night Stay  Gift Certificate
  • “Ramada Limited” – Two (2) Night Stay Gift Certificate
  • “Tom & Jerry’s” – $25 Gift Certificate
  • “Domino’s Pizza” – $35 Family Meal Deal Gift Certificate
  • “SouthWind Inn” – Two (2) Night Stay Gift Certificate
  • “Anglers Marine Center” – Rod & Reel Combo plus Bucket of Fishing Goodies
  • “Laguna Madre Art League” – Ring Neck Kingfisher Watercolor Painting
  • “The Light House Lighting Center” –  Retro Style Table Fan (Rubbed Oil Bronze Finish)
  • “Coral Reef Lounge” – Polo White Shirt & White Logo Cap
  • “Osprey Fishing Charter & Black Dragon Cruises” – 1 – Buccaneer Gift Certificate, 1 – Thriller Gift Certificate, 1 – Sea-Life Safari
  • Certificate & 1 – Black Dragon Cruise Gift Certificate
  • “Veronica’s Beauty Salon” – $30 Gift Certificate
  • “Betti Land Bragg” – DvD “Under the Street Lamp” & Bottle of Wine  “Rockwood”
  • “Fast & Fair Car Care” – $25 Gift Certificate (Wash & Vacuum)
  • “P. I. Nails” – $40 Gift Certificate (Manicure / Pedicure)
  • “Tesori”  - Sterling Siler Lady Bug Ring & Sterling Silver Earrings
  • “Sea & Sun Hair Salon” – $25 Gift Certificate
  • “Captain Murphy Charter Service” – 1 – Dolphin Watch Gift Certificate, 1- Deep Sea Fishing Gift Certificate & 1 – Bay Fishing Gift Certificate
  • “Anna’s Beauty Salon” – $40 Gift Certificate
  • “Karen Dawn” – Blown Glass Candleholder
  • “Jesse Olvera” – Bennington Pottery
  • “Museums of Port Isabel” –Hand Carved Stone Bead, Blue Encased Glass Jade Wine Pot, Dragon Head Carving, Ivory Resin Snuff Bottle, Antique Carved Head, Fish Silk Stitch Fish & Bronze Kwantin Seal
  • “Hilton Garden Inn” – $25 Gift Certificate
  • “The Inn South Padre” – 2 Gift Certificates of 1 Night Stay
  • “Isla Grande Beach Resort” – Gift Certificate for 2 / Italian Buffet
  • “Marcello’s, Pier 19 or Pirate’s Landing Restaurants” – $25 Gift Certificate
  • “Gloria Bates” – Acrylic on Canvas Painting “ Ridley Turtle”
  • “Causey’s Liquor Store & Circle Drive Inn” – $50 Gift Certificate
  • “Duve Wellness Center & the Natural Living Shoppe” – 3 Gift Certificates of Nutritional Consultation w/Dr. Duve
  • “Isla Marble & Granite Company” – 2 Oval Granite Marble Polished Centerpiece
  • “Dee-Dee’s Boutique” – Earrings, Southern Shine HandBag & 100% Red Acrylic Shana K
  • “South Padre Island Adventures” – Gift Certificate for 2 / One Hour Ride
  • “Victoria’s Kool Kuts” – Shampoo & Hair Gift Certificate
  • ‘Virgina’s Salon & Spa” – Free Hair Cut Gift Certificate & One Hour Massage Gift Certificate
  • “Bridgeview Flowers & Gifts” –  Silk Flower Arrangement
  • “Feldman’s” – Wine Basket
  • “Island Cinema North” – 4 Movie Passes
  • “La Quinta Inn & Suites” – 2 Night Stay Gift Certificate
  • “La Copa Inn” – 2 Night Stay Gift Certificate
  • “Anonymous” – Tournament Dartboard
  • “Anonymous” – Folding Cooler Chair
  • “Carola Art” – 8 Postcards of Sunset View
  • “Salon Samuel’s – Basic Facial Gift Certificate

Kelly Miller Circus is Coming to Town! 2/11-12

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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. See our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/642508702476217/.

Local Legend Leslie Blasing to Perform at Museum Fundraiser

Leslie Blasing.

LESLIE BLASING will be performing at the 17th Annual Taste of the Laguna Madre on February 7, 7 p.m. Scheduled to include food, fun and festivities, the Museums’ Annual Fundraiser will be highlighted by Blasing’s appearance. Known for her varied reportiore and themed shows, Blasing has been recognized for her charity work throughout the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.

Tickets on sale at Plains Capital Bank, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce and the Laguna Madre Art Gallery. $25. All you can eat fish & shrimp & more!

The 17th Annual Taste of the Laguna Madre Fundraiser will be held at the Plains Capital Bank, 115 Queen Isabella Blvd. The Museums of Port Isabel is proud to partner with Plains Capital Bank on this festive occasion.

The 17th Annual TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE will feature the best of what the Laguna Madre has to offer! Fresh FISH and fresh wild caught Gulf SHRIMP! Local restaurants will participate with their best fare! There will be a Sweet Shoppe! Silent Auction! Live Music! Door Prizes and a Raffle for a Grand Prize Basket! To participate as a donor or to reserve your tickets, please contact Museum Director, Jeannie Marie Flores at 956/943-7602 or email: museumdirector@copitx.com. Website: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/2014/01/museums-17th-annual-taste-laguna-madre-celebrates-coastal-culinary-traditions/ See our event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/187392741467606.

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Museums’ 17th Annual Taste of the Laguna Madre Celebrates Coastal Culinary Traditions

Since the earliest times when Port Isabel was visited by wintering Karanqua Indians, fishing has been an important part of the Laguna Madre area lifestyle. A 1930s newspaper article listed the wide variety of fish caught including redfish, trout, pike, sheepshead, croaker, pompano and red snapper. Port Isabel was the first location in Texas to ship gutted and gilled fish.

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This 1911 photo of the Champion building façade shows the fish painting for which the structure is widely known. The mural features dozens of species of locally found marine life.

In 1929, a cannery was constructed on the channel for the processing of locally caught shrimp. Big schooners hauled their catches to the dock where workers prepared the shrimp for shipment to other parts of the country. By the 1950s Port Isabel was known as the Shrimping Capitol of the World.

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This picture postcard from the 1940s illustrates the abundance of shrimp caught in the waters off Port Isabel. In 1958, Port Isabel had 10 processing plants and 173 shrimp boats operating from local docks. During its heyday, Port Isabel’s shrimping industry was responsible for most of the local employment.

Local oysters were in such demand. They seldom made it beyond San Benito and Brownsville. The Port Isabel oyster was small but delicious and could be eaten year round.

On February 7, at 7:00 p.m., the Museums of Port Isabel will be celebrating all things coastal and culinary during their 17th Annual Taste of the Laguna Madre. The evening will feature all you can eat fish and shrimp and sides. Participating local restaurants will bring their best seafood dishes and sweets. This year’s event location will be the Plains Capital Bank, 115 Queen Isabella Blvd. Live music and silent auction will also be part of the evening’s festivities.

Tickets on sale at Plains Capital Bank, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce and the Laguna Madre Art Gallery or by calling Museum Director Jeannie Flores at 956/943-7602. Tickets are $25 per person and include a combination ticket to the Museums of Port Isabel, a raffle ticket for the Grand Prize Basket, all you can eat and drink, live music, silent auction and sweet shoppe. See facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/
187392741467606/
. Museum website:  www.portisabelmuseums.com.

 

 

 

 

Save the DATE! MoPI’s 17th Annual Taste of the Laguna Madre Fundraiser 2/7/14

posterThe 17th Annual TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE features the best of what the Laguna Madre has to offer! Fresh FISH and fresh wild caught Gulf SHRIMP! Local restaurants will participate with their best fare! There will be a Sweet Shoppe! Silent Auction! Live Music! Door Prizes and a Raffle for a Grand Prize Basket! To participate as a donor or to reserve your tickets, please contact Museum Director, Jeannie Marie Flores at 956/943-7602 or email: museumdirector@copitx.com.

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