AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX
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WASHINGTON — With a partial government shutdown possible on Dec. 7, President Donald Trump has met with Republican leaders to hash out a spending plan that includes money for Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico. Trump is seeking $5 billion for the wall, which he made a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign and said Mexico would pay for, and he is stepping up pressure on Congress to provide it. Trump said he would “totally be willing” to shut down the government if he doesn’t receive the wall money he wants. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 670 words, with photos.
ROUTE 66-HISTORIC TRAIL
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new proposal would designate Route 66, the Mother Road that connected Chicago to Los Angeles, through Texas, as a National Historic Trail. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Jim Inhofe recently introduced a bill that would amend the National Trails System Act in an effort to help revitalize cities and small towns that sit along the historic Route 66 corridor. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, with photos. Will be updated Wednesday afternoon.
— FUGITIVE ARREST — Authorities in Florida say they’ve captured a man wanted for a homicide in Texas and a kidnapping in New Mexico.
SPOT MEMBER EXCHANGE:
ABILENE, Texas — Meet Dave Young. He used to be David, but thanks to a lifestyle change, he’s a slimmer, fitter version. The Abilene Reporter-News reports the “i″ and “d″ in his name just slid off his svelte waistline during a recent 10-mile jog on his treadmill. Thanks to a little bit of motivation, Young — Abilene Independent School District superintendent — is 100 pounds lighter than at the start of 2018. Young now tips the scales at 216 pounds, compared to 320 in February. In the aftermath of an acquaintance’s cardiac episode, Young and a few other AISD central office employees banded together to make a few general changes around the office — such as making sure heart-healthy foods were available. By Timothy Chipp. SENT: 1,190 words, pursuing photos.
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