By SCARLET O’ROURKE
The summer has wound down, and families are busy preparing for back to school shopping, registration and sports practices; in all the hub-bub, parents need to be aware of some safety concerns for their little ones as they head back to school.
Port Isabel Police Chief Gualberto “Wally” Gonzalez cautions parents and other motorists to be cautious in and around school zones next week.
His prime concern is Washington St. near Garriga Elementary School.
“I know parents often want to walk their kids to the first class, so they park along the side of the road,” Chief Gonzalez said. This presents a problem as Washington St. and the surrounding roads get full of cars and lend less room to maneuver the street, though this is the safest way to bring children across the road.
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