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AP-TX--Texas News Digest 12 am, TX

November 13, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Texas at this hour. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Dallas AP at 972-991-2100, or, in Texas, 800-442-7189. Email: aptexas@ap.org. Ken Miller is at the desk after 5:30 a.m.

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

MIGRANT CARAVAN

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Several thousand Central American migrants heading for the U.S. border have arrived in the western Mexico city of Guadalajara with help from truckers and other motorists, marking a month since their trek began. Many of the migrants boarded waiting buses at the Jalisco state line that carried them to a shelter prepared for them in the city’s Benito Juarez Auditorium. Guadalajara municipal police shuttled others in patrol vehicles. The migrants are mostly families from Honduras. Most appear intent on taking the Pacific coast route northward to the border city of Tijuana, which is still about 1,550 miles (2,500 kilometers) away. The migrants have come about 1,200 miles (1,900 kilometers) since they started out in Honduras around Oct. 13. By Maria Verza. SENT: 800 words, photos.

TEXAS GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

CONGRESS

WASHINGTON — Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Senators will also select their leaders, but few surprises are expected. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to again lead Republicans, but term limits are pushing GOP Whip John Cornyn of Texas out of the No. 2 spot, making way for South Dakota Sen. John Thune to move up. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso and Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri will round out the team, and Cornyn will still have a seat at McConnell’s table of counselors. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1000 words, photos. Moved on national political news services.

IN BRIEF:

— DEER BLIND-DEPUTY SHOT — A North Texas sheriff’s deputy has been shot in the leg while investigating a report of an illegal deer blind. SENT: 100 words.

— TEXAS SCHOOL-FUMES — Authorities say at least 19 students and staff reported feeling sick from apparent chemical-related fumes during maintenance at a Central Texas school. SENT: 100 words.

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