AP-TX--Texas News Digest 1 pm, TX
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ELECTION 2018-BLACK WOMEN JUDGES
HOUSTON — The Houston area’s courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their “magic.” The women, who were part of an effort dubbed the “Black Girl Magic” campaign, all won races Tuesday to be judges in various Harris County courts in an election that featured more black women on the county’s ballot than any other. By Juan Lozano. SENT: 695 words, photos.
AROUND THE STATE & NATION:
MEXICO CITY — Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move Saturday, as dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked members of a caravan headed to the U.S. border to the last stop on a line in the northern part of the capital. The first subway train pulled out before 5 a.m. local time, with police, metro workers and human rights officials guiding the bulk of migrants through the city’s empty stations. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 750 words, photos.
MIAMI, Okla.— A Miami High School 1966 Wardog class ring with a sparkling blue stone tucked away in a safe deposit box for 52 years was returned to the Wardog who wore it proudly for a brief time. The ring was placed back in the hands of Robert O. Choate, now of Nacogdoches, Texas, through the efforts of many including Miami Public Library’s Barbara Becker. By Melinda Stotts, The Miami News-Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 810 words.
— TRUMP-MEDAL OF FREEDOM — President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth. SENT: 120 words.
— TEXAS PASTOR-SEX ABUSE — A church pastor in West Texas has blamed the devil for allegations that he sexually abused a child. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says Jean Jacob Jeudy was arrested Thursday. SENT: 133 words.
UC IRVINE-TEXAS A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Before the UC Irvine men’s basketball team headed across the street to attend Texas A&M’s Midnight Yell Practice, the Anteaters made their own noise with a second-half rally that beat the Aggies 74-73 on Friday night. SENT: 825 words.
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