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BC-TX--Texas News Digest 1 pm, TX

May 26, 2019

Good afternoon! 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. Jamie Stengle is at the desk.

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HOUSTON _ Housing sales in Texas would drop, gasoline prices would increase and the state would lose hundreds of billions of dollars in economic output if another major storm struck an unprotected coastline, according to a new study. The joint economic impact study by Texas A&M University at Galveston and the Texas General Land Office, evaluated storm surge impacts on the three counties along Galveston Bay — Galveston, Harris and Chambers, the Houston Chronicle reported. SENT: 400 words, photos.


FORT WORTH, Texas _ Between them, the Schieffer brothers of Fort Worth have moderated presidential debates, anchored network newscasts for 35 years, built a pro baseball stadium and team, and served America as one of our leading diplomats. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports from their upbringing 10 years apart in River Oaks and Benbrook, Bob and Tom Schieffer became Fort Worth’s emissaries to Washington, D.C., and the world. Bob Schieffer, now 82, was the calm voice delivering even-handed CBS News reports as an anchor and host from 1975 until as recently as a “Face the Nation” appearance April 21. Former Ambassador Tom Schieffer, 71, was a one-time Texas House Democrat who ran the Texas Rangers. By Bud Kennedy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 850 words, pursuing photos.


AUSTIN, Texas _ Millions knew him as Jonathan Bower in the popular 1980s and 1990s TV series “Who’s the Boss,” in which he starred alongside Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano. Photographers snapped him on red carpets. He was even interviewed by Oprah. The Austin American-Statesman reports but as glamorous as it all might sound, former child actor Danny Pintauro, now 43, said he’s only now living out his true dream job _ as a vet tech and cat care attendant at Austin Pets Alive. By Kristin Finan, Austin American-Statesman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,170 words, with photos.


OKLAHOMA CITY _ Stevie “Dr. View” Johnson wants to elevate the lives of young people of color, one beat, one rhyme and one doctorate degree at a time. A 29-year-old music producer from Longview, Texas, who put roots down in Oklahoma City with his wife and young son, Johnson recently earned his doctorate in adult and higher education administration from the University of Oklahoma. Listening is a key principle in Johnson’s work. His 250-page dissertation explores black experiences at historically white colleges. By Josh Dulaney, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 630 words, with photos.



FORT WORTH, Texas _ Kevin Na takes the lead into the final round at Colonial, two shots ahead of a group that includes local favorite Jordan Spieth, winless since the 2017 British Open, and 2003 U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk, without a victory since 2015. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


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