30th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

The 30th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk attracted nearly 4,800 participants!  The morning started rather foggy, but as runners crossed the finish line skies began to clear making for great run and walk weather. The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce is already planning for the 31st Annual scheduled for the 10th of January 2015.

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See race results: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/01_11_14.htm

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Runners at the starting line in Port Isabel!
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On your mark, get set, GO!
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Runners and walkers on the longest bridge in Texas, the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge… 2.6 miles long.
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Runners crossed the finish line at Louies on South Padre Island.
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3rd place male: Tirop Kessio; 2nd place male: Christopher Kipyego; 1st place male: George Towett. 1st place female: Leah Kigen; 2nd place female: Cynthia Jerop; 3rd place female: Hyvon Ngetich.

 


Hilltop Gardens~ Historical Home of Aloe

Palm lined drive to Hilltop Gardens, Historical Home of Aloe. Lyford, Texas. (Willacy County)

Palm lined drive to Hilltop Gardens, Historical Home of Aloe. Lyford, Texas.
(Willacy County)

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Hilltop Gardens is believed to be the first business using Aloe Vera Gel as an ingredient in cosmetics.

Hilltop Gardens is believed to be the first business using Aloe Vera Gel as an ingredient in cosmetics.

Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus).

Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus).


74th TIFT Awards

The 74th Texas International Fishing Tournament is in the bag! 1,188 anglers participated in this year’s TIFT along with a total of 493 boats, an increase of 93 over last year. http://tift.org/621/74th-tift-results-wrap-up/

See all results here: 2013-winners-list.

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Randy Pierce of Port Mansfield aboard the Bad Fish II is the 74th Texas International Fishing Tournament’s Grand Champion Bay Fisherman with a total weight of 33.75#. The Grand Champion Bay Fisherman is awarded to the angler with the highest point totals of all three eligible species (trout, redfish and flounder) for two days of fishing.

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Michael Douglas Smith on the Happy Hour was declared the Texas Grand Champion with a point total of 839.9.

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Friday Weigh-In photo sales: http://backprint.com/view_event.asp?PID=bp%1BsBu&EVENTID=118086

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