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

June 13, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DALLAS — Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday addresses the Southern Baptist Convention annual national meeting in Dallas. Developing. Story on merits.


NEW YORK — Comcast will likely bid for Fox’s entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared Dallas-based AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. f Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, a major cable distributor would control even more channels on its lineup and those of its rivals. There are fears that it could lead to higher cable bills or hinder online alternatives. But U.S. District Judge Richard Leon cleared the AT&T deal Tuesday despite similar concerns. The ruling signaled that federal regulators might have a hard time stopping companies from getting bigger by gobbling up rivals and the content they own. By Mae Anderson. SENT: 750 words, with photos. Could develop.


— TRACTOR-TRAILER-PEOPLE TRANSPORTED — More than 50 people, including some children, have been discovered in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio.

— MEAT RECALL — A Texas company is recalling more than 205 tons of beef smoked sausage due to an ingredient issue.



AUSTIN, Texas — KLRU, the public TV station that’s operated from the University of Texas since it went on the air in 1962, will move to Austin Community College’s Highland campus in 2020, where it will have more space as well as an expanded role in community initiatives and workforce development. “This is going to be a great collaboration,” Richard Rhodes, ACC’s president and CEO, told the Austin American-Statesman. Studio 6A was for 36 years the home of “Austin City Limits,” the longest-running music performance show in TV history, until the show moved downtown to the Moody Theater. By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz, Austin American-Statesman. SENT: 950 words, pursuing photos.


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