Tar Balls From Gulf Oil Spill Wash Onto Texas Beach

The Associated Press reports that a “bucket’s worth of tar balls” hit the beach, measuring about five gallons. The tar washed ashore on the Bolivar Peninsula and on Galveston Island, though officials do not know where the oil originated. Five gallons is a minuscule amount compared to neighboring states, but Texas officials still insisted that BP will pay for any cleanup. Officials are looking into Hurricane Alex, local weather and Gulf ships as possible sources for the tar balls. [U][B]Read Full Story[/B]