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      Power failure affects three schools in Los Fresnos

      Power failure at Resaca Middle School // Viewer Photo

      The lights and air conditioning are back on at three schools following a brief power failure in Los Fresnos.

      AEP Texas officials reported a "line equipment failure" temporarily knocked out power in an area near Highway 100 and FM 1575 around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

      The power failure knocked out electricity to Los Fresnos Elementary School, Los Cuates Middle School and Resaca Middle School.

      AEP Texas work crews restored power to the area by 9 a.m. Tuesday.

      Los Fresnos CISD officials confirmed that the power failure was temporary and that students were not sent home.

      School district spokesman Ronnie Zamora said it took longer to restore the air conditioning to Resaca Middle School but it was fully operational by 11 a.m. Tuesday.