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Apr 12 2011

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Power not a problem

BY JOE R. BOWLING, JR.

The Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS took the show on the road Thurs­day morning thanks to the power being out in the area. According to Port Isabel Police Chief Gualberto Gonzales, a power line went down on Garcia Street in the early morning hours, taking out power for a large area of the city that included City Hall.

“We had crews out working traffic lights by 6:30 p.m.,” said Gonza­les, “and they could be there until after lunch.”

City manager Ed Meza moved his staff to another facility in or­der to continue working while power is being re­stored.

“We are doing what we can,” said Meza, “as are a lot of people this morn­ing.”

Meanwhile the PRESS set up a makeshift office at Burger King, thus keep­ing the presses running as scheduled.

“We are happy to help,” said Burger King Manag­er Maria Mendietta, “we have people use out in­ternet all of the time, but this is a first for us.”

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Apr. 11 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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