First gas station reopens on Galveston Island

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- Another sign of normal life returning to Galveston, Texas, appeared early Friday in the form of a reopened gas station.

One pump is back on at the gas kiosk in front of a Randall's supermarket about two blocks behind the Galveston seawall. That's six days after Hurricane Ike devastated the island city.

This is clerk Elma James' first day back at work at the gas kiosk. She says she believes the pump is the first one back in service in Galveston.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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