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Lady Liberty gets a nose job (and a lot of other repairs)

September 21, 2011

Baldamor Cortez and Terry Kessler work on Lady Liberty’s nose as part of the repair process. At this point, her arm has been straightened, her base fixed and the tablet also repaired. (HERALD photo/Amanda Moreno)

It may be tedious work, but someone has to do it. And someone is.

Terry Kessler — owner of Hester's Mechanical Contractors Inc. — undertook the task of repairing Lady Liberty about a month ago as a way to bring his company together.

“The main goal was to get these guys working together,” Kessler said. “As you can tell, by the way they are working on her … it worked.”

Lady Liberty was damaged by a West Texas wind storm last spring and was removed from her post in front of the Municipal Auditorium and warehoused until repairs could be made.

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