PORT O’CONNOR – The sleepy fishing village of Port O’Connor became abuzz Thursday, evolving into a multiagency oil-response headquarters.
Throughout the day, response crews dropped more booms into the Gulf of Mexico designed to protect environmentally sensitive Matagorda Island and its endangered species.
Aerial observations in the morning detected patchy, washed-up oil globs spread over a 12-mile stretch of the Gulf-side beach of the island, south of the state park.
“I know a lot of people in town are a little upset because they feel like they should tell us what’s going on,” said Mary Jo Walker, the Port O’Connor Chamber of Commerce president.
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