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.”
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