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

August 11, 2018

Good morning! 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

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. 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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TOP STORY:

TARIFFS-CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Add this to the challenges facing California wildfire victims: Tariffs. The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. That especially squeezes homeowners who seek to rebuild quickly after losing their houses to natural disasters, such as the wildfires scorching parts of California. By Geoff Mulvihill and Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 974 words, photos.

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WEEKEND MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-WOMEN-MILITARY

SAN ANTONIO — Maj. Bri Peterson and her husband, Grant, awaken before dawn on work days to care for their young son before they head off in different directions from their New Braunfels home. The San Antonio Express-News reports Bri, a T-1 instructor pilot, commutes to Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, where she is the 12th Training Squadron’s staff director. Grant drives to a camera exchange store on San Pedro Avenue in San Antonio. Bri brings their toddler, 18-month-old Gavin, to an on-base day care center. By Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2,610 words, with photos.

EXCHANGE-BEACHES-SAVING STRANDED

CRYSTAL BEACH, Texas — Bolivar Peninsula beaches have been like sugar this summer, people who watch that sort of thing report. The Galveston County Daily News reports dry weather has left the sand especially loose. For front-wheel-drive cars, it’s a trap. Fortunately, someone is watching out for beachgoers who get stuck. Peninsula residents have organized an ad hoc group with Jeeps, trucks, golf carts and other vehicles to help drivers get out of the ruts they’re stuck in — at no charge. By John Wayne Ferguson, The Galveston County Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 780 words, with photos.

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IN SPORTS:

BC-BBA--Mariners-Astros

HOUSTON — Seattle’s Wade LeBlanc opposes Houston’s Charlie Morton as the Mariners look for their third straight win over the Astros in the third game of a four-game series. By Kristie Rieken. Starts at 6:10 p.m.

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