By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
The sound of mariachi music filled the air as mariachis from Port Isabel High School performed atop a stage set up on a concrete basketball court at Washington Park Saturday.
Dozens of people gathered to watch the teens perform while hundreds more stood in line to buy street food, play games and shop for novelties during the City of Port Isabel’s 5th Annual Pachanga in the Park.
By all appearances, the event was as successful as City officials hoped it would be. “It’s a good event for the local people, and for tourists, and for anybody else that wants to come because it brings in a good atmosphere,” said City Commissioner Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora as he paused among the crowd.
Asked what his favorite part of the event was, he replied: “Just to see people around being happy.”
That was a common refrain among the vendors who had set up shop at the park which bisects Musina Street in the residential part of town.
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