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

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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




HOUSTON — The Houston City Council on Wednesday was expected to change a city ordinance in a move that could prevent a so-called robot brothel from opening. By Juan A. Lozano. UPCOMING: 400 words.


DALLAS — The video of O’Shae Terry being shot to death by a Texas police officer seemed poised to go viral. But just hours after it was released, attention was already turning to the killing of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old black man shot in his Dallas apartment by a white off-duty police officer who was his neighbor. Now, the attorney for both men say the dynamic led to Terry’s killing being overshadowed by Jean’s. By Ryan Tarinelli. UPCOMING: 900 words, with photos.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Communities starting the long recovery from Hurricane Florence will need to pay close attention to federal deadlines as they document the billions of dollars of damage it caused. An Associated Press analysis of records from the Federal Emergency Management Agency shows missed deadlines have been one of the most common reasons why FEMA’s top officials have denied appeals for public aid. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 950 words, with photos.


— KING MACKEREL-GULF OF MEXICO — Federal authorities say the commercial king mackerel season in the Gulf of Mexico will end at noon local time Friday.




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