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Bishop Chamber banquet features birding talk, civic awards

Written by Patti Trujillo,

The 67th annual Bishop Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held Thursday, 27 February, in the Bishop High School cafeteria, 100 Badger Lane. High school students served the 128 attendees at the table. Matthew Ulmer was Master of Ceremonies.
“I think the dinner was a great success. I have to give credit to the hard-working volunteers who helped us put this together and to our generous individual and business sponsors,” said Judy Gonzalez, Bishop Chamber executive director.
Tom Langschied, a birding expert and Nature Tour Coordinator with the King Ranch®, presented the keynote program on the area’s avian and natural resources. He pointed out that there are many specialty South Texas bird species that attract birders from around the world to this area; and that birding can bring a boost to the local economy, with proper management.

He focused on the bird species that can be found at the Bishop City Park, with its walking paths through natural habitat and a 9.1-acre lake. Among the many possible species are: scissor-tailed flycatcher (Bishop’s City Bird); green jay (Kingsville’s City Bird); kiskadee flycatcher; vermillion flycatcher; roseate spoonbill; Harris hawk; white-tailed hawk; black-bellied whistling duck; and groove-billed ani.
After the program, the Bishop annual civic awards were presented: Lifetime Service Award to Walter Cookie La Cour; Outstanding Citizen to City Council member Janie Dominguez; Outstanding Business Professional to Bishop Police Chief Larry Lawrence; Outstanding Business Woman to Bishop City Secretary of 29 years, Cynthia Contreras; and Junior Citizen of the Year, high school senior Cassidy Hoyle.

March 7th, 2014|banquet|0 Comments

Wild Horse Desert Round-Up: 2013

Wild Horse Desert Round-Up: April 26-27, 2013

Wild Horse Desert Round-Up is quickly approaching! The event is hosted by the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, and it will be held on April 26-27, 2013 at the Bishop City Park.

If you would like to have a booth at the Round-Up, there are two forms below that you need to fill out and return to the Bishop Chamber of Commerce Office. If you have any questions about this, please ask! There is a contact form the right that you may fill out for additional questions.

This is a very successful and exciting tradition for our community, and we would love for you to be a part of it!



April 1st, 2013|Fair|2 Comments

66th Annual Banquet Dinner

​Bishop High School Cafeteria

Thursday, February 28, 2013

100 Badger Lane

6:30pm Social

7:00pm Dinner and Program

Keynote Speaker

​Greg Lee

Livestrong CFO

RSVP by February 22, 2013


or via email:

$25 Individual Ticket

$250 LIVESTRONG table (8 tickets)

​(1 table, recognition as sponsor at event)


February 1st, 2013|banquet|0 Comments

Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park occurs at the Bishop City Park on the first Friday every December. Everyone gathers to watch the lighting of the Christmas tree, enjoy a visit from Santa Claus, and sing Christmas carols to celebrate the season.

Santa Clause is coming to town tonight (December 7) at Bishop City Park. Christmas in the Park begins at 6pm.  Bishop Cheerleaders, band, choir, theater department, and St. Paul will be there to help spread some holiday cheer. See you there!

December 7th, 2012|Christmas|0 Comments