School district begins work on old Exxon station

HARLINGEN — People are finally paying attention to an old Exxon station.

The gas station has sat dormant and ignored for many years at Harrison Avenue and 77 Sunshine Strip.

But no more.

Not since the Harlingen school district purchased the property several months ago for $220,000.

Heavy equipment has arrived and piles of concrete reveal the locations of holes being dug to remove old gas tanks from the station.

School district administrators currently are discussing whether to create parking space, office space or to find some other use for the property.

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