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Star athletes and prominent Houstonians fill church to celebrate President George HW Bush


December 6, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — President George H.W. Bush once wondered who would come his funeral. But if the people who arrived for his final ceremony Thursday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church are any indication, the late president had nothing to worry about. Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, J.J. Watt, Chuck Norris, longtime ABC13 anchor Dave Ward, Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Houston Astros Jeff …

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LIVE: Family and friends say final goodbye to President George HW Bush today


December 6, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas — George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, will be laid to rest Thursday in College Station, alongside wife Barbara and daughter Robin. Before he is taken to his final resting place, an invite-only funeral service with about 1,200 guests was held …

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Memorial City to transform into ‘Thousand Points of Light’ tonight for President George HW Bush


December 5, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Memorial City will transform into a “Thousand Points of Light” tonight in honor of President George H.W. Bush’s legacy. The “Thousand Points of Light” is a nod to the phrase coined by Bush in 1988. When he accepted the presidential nomination that year, he compared America’s clubs and volunteer organizations to “a brilliant diversity spread like …

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George HW Bush funeral speakers: George W Bush to give eulogy for father


December 5, 2018

WASHINGTON — Former President George W. Bush will deliver one of the eulogies at the state funeral of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, according to the Associated Press. The elder Bush’s final words were in a conversation with his son, the forty-third president. George W. Bush told his father that he had been a “wonderful dad” and that he loved him, …

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George HW Bush funeral: World leaders scheduled to attend state funeral at National Cathedral


December 5, 2018

WASHINGTON — Former President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral encompasses four days of events, from his arrival in Washington to his burial in Texas on Thursday. Former President George W. Bush will deliver one of the eulogies for his father. The invitation-only funeral service is set for Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral. President Trump and first lady Melania will be in attendance. Aside …

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WATCH LIVE: World bids farewell to President George HW Bush in state funeral today


December 5, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation will bid a final farewell to late President George H.W. Bush in a ceremony Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral, the nexus of state funerals The ceremony at 11 a.m. EST will cap three days of remembrance by dignitaries and ordinary citizens as they honored the Republican president who oversaw the post-Cold War transition and led …

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Body found in Costa Rica in search for missing Florida woman


December 4, 2018

TAMPA, Florida — Authorities in Costa Rica have located a body in their search for an American woman who went missing while on vacation. A spokesperson for Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Department confirmed to ABC News that remains were found. The body was found in a wooded area Monday as investigators combed through the area where Carla Stefaniak spent what was supposed …

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Member of ‘Texas 7’ prison-break gang set for execution


December 4, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Attorneys for a death row inmate who is scheduled to die Tuesday say he should be spared because he wasn’t the one who killed a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christmas Eve robbery 18 years ago, it was other escaped inmates he was with. Joseph Garcia, 47, is slated to die by lethal injection after 6 …

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