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

February 15, 2019

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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WASHINGTON _ Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions of dollars from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary. By Alan Fram, Catherine Lucey and Andrew Taylor. SENT: 1,300 words, with photos, video.


_ BORDER WALL-FUNDING SOURCES. By Lolita Baldor and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 690 words, with photo.


MADISON, Wis. _ Former West Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke on Friday visits the University of Madison in Wisconsin to do a meet-and-greet with students. O’Rourke has been mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate for president. By Scott Bauer. Developing from 5 p.m. CST event.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says the state is in what he describes as a “historic fistfight” with Texas and the U.S. government over management of one of North America’s longest rivers. Balderas made the comments during a presentation this week to members of a key legislative committee as he provided an update of the legal battle that has been simmering before the U.S. Supreme Court since 2013. By Susan Montoya Brown. SENT: 130 words, with photo. Will be updated.


_ TEENAGE-FATAL STABBING _ A Texas jury has convicted a 14-year-old girl in the fatal stabbing of her friend.

_ LOAN OFFICER-FRAUD _ An ex-loan officer in North Texas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and must repay nearly $2.2 million in a fake documents and bogus borrowers scam.




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