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

February 8, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. All times are Central.

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

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UPCOMING:

INCAPACITATED WOMAN-SAFE TECHNOLOGY

PHOENIX _ Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states, including Texas and Oklahoma, with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman who later gave birth. Cameras are most commonly used, but they pose privacy issues, and advocates and experts disagree about their effectiveness. By Terry Tang. SENT: 940 words, with photos.

CLERY ABUSE-EL PASO

EL PASO, Texas _ A judge has delayed the trial of a former El Paso priest accused of sexually abusing an altar server for years. UPCOMING 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ TEXAS GRANDMOTHER-SCOOTER DEFENSE _ Police say a Texas woman used her granddaughter’s scooter to defend herself against a pair of machete-wielding men wearing clown masks who attempted to rob the woman and her husband.

SPOT MEMBER EXCHANGE:

Pending

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