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AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

August 9, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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

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UPCOMING:

IMMIGRATION-SERVICE DISCHARGES

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately. By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke. SENT: 700 words, photos.

CONTROLLING GROWTH-AUSTIN

DALLAS — A years-long effort that included spending more than $8 million and formulating a blueprint of some 1,500 pages for how Austin uses its coveted land has ground to a halt. The City Council on Thursday is expected to stop the sweeping rewrite of Austin’s land-use code, known as CodeNext. Mayor Steve Adler says “the process has been misunderstood and poisoned,” in part by misinformation and fabrication. By David Warren. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

OIL LEAK-ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — State and federal officials are asking Exxon Mobil to pay more than $1.8 million in compensation for a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the state Game and Fish Commission proposed the settlement Tuesday. The funds would pay for wildlife restoration and compensate the government for damage caused when the 70-year-old Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower near Lake Conway. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

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