• Priscilla Rice

2019 Portugal Day/Portuguese Kids (English Version)

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

June 8th was a momentous day for the Portuguese community in Texas as we celebrated Día de Portugal de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas.

We witnessed history in the making as over 200 members of the Portuguese community in Texas gathered for the first time ever. 

The vibe in the Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson was electric, as the place

overflowed with unity, pride, culture, and camaraderie. After the many months of

planning by TXPALC President Isabel Pires and the committee members, seeing the

happiness in everyone’s faces, made it all worth the effort. It was truly inspiring to see

both, youth and adults, wearing the beautiful flag colors of verde e vermelho. It was

evident that Portuguese roots were present and well-represented in everyone.

Support for TXPALC extended all the way to Portugal, as Sr. José Ivo, The Honorary

Cônsul of Portugal in Houston, read a letter from President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa,

who sent his best regards from Portugal. Cônsul Ivo was also presented with an award

for his support and dedication.

Honorary Consul Portugal Houston, Jose Ivo

It was wonderful to witness TXPALC founder Isabel Pires

receive a well-deserved recognition for being an outstanding Portuguese leader in Texas.

TXPALC President - Isabel Pires

TXPALC Committee Members were also presented with an award of excellence for their service to the Portuguese community.

Part of our civic duties is to make sure that everyone is counted in the Census, and the

PALCUS “Make Portuguese Count” video was shown, along with brochures and pins,

promoting the initiative. All of our voices count, because as President Isabel Pires says,

"There is power in numbers".


It wasn’t all serious business at the event, as we were entertained by the hilarious and

talented Portuguese Kids. Their parodies, anecdotes about Portuguese culture in the

U.S., and interaction keep the audience engaged and energy flowing.  

This beautiful event couldn’t have taken place without the TXPALC committee

members, under the leadership of Isabel Pires, who worked diligently to make this a

smooth and successful event. Their passion and dedication are to be commended.  The

generosity of Portuguese-owned businesses and individuals were instrumental in

making this such a meaningful and historic occasion.

A great big thank you to all the sponsors.

Tinsley Realty

Tour Azores

Shop Portuguese

Shelli Nobre Gomes of Turtle Creek Financial & Mobius Financial Advisors

Aveleda Wines

Esporao Wines

Olive Emotion


Helia’s Portuguese Art

As the organization grows, TXPALC will continue to unite the Portuguese community in

Texas through social, civic and cultural engagement activities. Please continue to look

for updates. Um abraço para todos.