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

August 3, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




AUSTIN, Texas — An Austin woman has pleaded guilty in the 2014 death of her 2-year-old son, Colton Turner, whose remains were found in a shallow grave. Upcoming: 250 words.


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA on Friday announces astronaut assignments for the first test flights of crew capsules being developed by Boeing and SpaceX. Mission Control is at Johnson Space Center in Houston, where astronauts train. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.


BOSTON — Some of the most iconic items associated with the late President John F. Kennedy are going on the auction block. Eldred’s auction gallery in East Dennis, on Cape Cod, is taking bids Friday on a rocking chair that JFK used in the Oval Office, a tie clip in the shape of the PT-109 torpedo boat Kennedy commanded during World War II, and pens he used to establish the Peace Corps and sign a landmark nuclear arms treaty. JFK was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. By William J. Kole. SENT: 460 words, with photos.


— SMUGGLED IMMIGRANTS-TRAILER — A Mexican trucker must serve 2½ years in a U.S. prison for trying to smuggle 53 immigrants in a refrigerated trailer through a South Texas border checkpoint.

— BROOKLYN DELI-STABBING — Police say a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old woman at a New York deli has been arrested in Texas.

— UP LODGE — A lodge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that was built during the Great Depression is going to a different Texas buyer after being auctioned off for nearly $1.3 million.



WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Wichita Falls officials and staff are finding their way around a frustrating problem with new signage around town. John Burrus, director of aviation, traffic and transportation, said they are dealing with numerous wayfinding signs created by an outsourced company that are misspelled or the wrong name. The Wichita Falls Times Record News reports the wayfinding signage project began in 2011, as part of the Pride in the Falls campaign. By Claire Kowalick, Wichita Falls Times Record News. SENT: 450 words, pursuing photos.


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