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Cleanup of tar balls on Texas beaches almost done

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP)   Cleanup of tar balls on South Texas beaches is nearly done and the muck is believed to have come from the same unknown source.

Texas General Land Office spokesman Jim Suydam (SOO'-dam) says the last of the cleanup on a portion of the Padre Island National Seashore should be completed Friday.

Gooey oil blobs as big as basketballs were first reported washing up more than a week ago.

He says that more weathered blobs were washing up as late as Thursday.

Suydam told The Associated Press officials are still trying to determine where the oil came from, but it appears the same source is responsible.

He said one bird was killed by the oil.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.



Laura Bush to take part in submarine ceremony

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Officials at the Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut say former first lady Laura Bush will take part in a change of command ceremony for the USS Texas this week.

Father of SMU WR Willis fatally shot in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Family members say the father of SMU record-setting quarterback Justin Willis was fatally shot while in Dallas.

Army: No indication Texas soldier was kidnapped

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Army said little Thursday about a soldier who disappeared for more than a week and was reported as a possible kidnap victim before being apprehended in an upscale neighborhood in the border city of Laredo.

Squad car burns in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a busy freeway on the western edge of the city was closed after a police squad car containing ammunition caught fire.

The car was on Loop 12 at Jefferson Boulevard just before 2 p.m. Thursday when it ignited.

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