Barbecue stop gives SA woman audience with President Obama

AUSTIN -- What would you say if you met the President of the United States? Well one Harlandale ISD worker got an impromptu shot at figuring out what she would say when she recently crossed paths with the President of the United States in an Austin restaurant.

Maggie Trevino, A records clerk at Rayburn Elementary affectionately referred to as "Ms. Maggie" by those across Harlandale ISD, was surprised when President Obama walked into the popular Austin barbecue restaurant she was dining in on July 10, albeit with a security entourage that made sure the patron's knew not to bombard the president.

"It was a very good surprise, but we were told not to rush him," said Trevino.

Trevino said President Obama took the time to individually address each patron, and shook hands with all of them.

Trevino said that when it was her turn to meet the president, the first words she uttered were, 'thank you for taking my mayor.' President Obama's reply: 'you must be from San Antonio.'

And like the true Spurs fan she is, Trevino then pointed out to the president that she was from the home of the NBA champs, the San Antonio Spurs. She asked President Obama when they would be paying him a visit, to which he replied, 'pretty soon, pretty soon.'

Since the meeting, Trevino said she has relived their short encounter to family, friends and coworkers on numerous occasions. "I was just at the right place at the right time," said Trevino


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