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

August 10, 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.

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DILLEY, Texas — A little boy with closely cropped hair was sitting quietly and grinning when he suddenly sprang to his feet and tried to swipe a brownie off a nearby tray. He couldn’t quite reach it, though, instead sending crumbs and napkins in all directions and eliciting happy squeals from two children nearby. It’s a scene that could play out in elementary school cafeterias nationwide as youngsters prepare to head back to class. But inside the Dilley immigration lockup, it’s a glimpse of the epicenter of family immigration detention policies that the Trump administration has sought to tighten. By Will Weissert. SENT: 850 words, with photos.


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — On a glorious, late-spring day, Maya Little strode across the poplar-lined University of North Carolina quadrangle, past protesters and a uniformed officer. She stepped onto the base of the Confederate soldier statue that has stood there since 1913, and splashed it with a mixture of red ink and her own blood. The 25-year-old doctoral candidate was sending a message to Chancellor Carol Folt that the monument — nicknamed “Silent Sam” — was an affront to black students like her. But Little was also speaking to the group responsible for erecting this memorial to “the Lost Cause” — the United Daughters of the Confederacy. By Allen G. Breed. SENT: 1,870 words, with photos, video.


— MONUMENTS’ MOTHERS-ABRIDGED. By Allen G. Breed. SENT: 860 words, with photos, video.


AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin City Council has put off until next week a vote on a stadium proposal that could trigger Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew to move from Ohio to Texas as early as the 2019 season. The council met for several hours Thursday night to vote on a plan to let Crew owner Anthony Precourt build a 20,000-seat, $200 million privately-funding stadium on city land. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 570 words, with photo. Also moved on sports lines Thursday night.


— SHARK BITE-TEXAS — Authorities say a 42-year-old man has been bitten by a shark while swimming off Texas and he’s being treated for numerous puncture wounds to his right leg.

— PONZI SCHEME CONVICTION — A former Massachusetts man, now living in West Texas, and convicted of running what prosecutors called a Ponzi-style scheme that defrauded 15 investors out of more than $6 million has been sentenced to five years in prison.

— RARE HAWK — Bird lovers are driving from hundreds of miles away for a rare chance to see a species of non-native hawk in southern Maine, a type of bird also seen earlier this year in Texas.




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