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

August 5, 2018

Good afternoon! 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. Jamie Stengle is at the desk.

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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that left eight students and two teachers dead. Among the steps that Texas apparently won’t be taking anytime soon is tightening restrictions on gun access for people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 970 words, photos.



HOUSTON — In a stuffy conference room, tucked deep in the Texas Medical Center, dozens of well-heeled future doctors nervously await the start of poverty. The Houston Chronicle reports in truth they will face only make-believe hardship, a few hours of stress as they play-act the life and hard choices that flow from never having quite enough money to make ends meet. But the hope behind this mandatory exercise is to make it feel real enough for the third-year medical students that one day they will think twice before criticizing poor patients for not heeding advice, refilling prescriptions or putting health care last on the priority list. By Jenny Deam, Houston Chronicle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,420 words, with photos.


SAN ANTONIO — The ruins of an early 1900s bathhouse, where sulfur-laden hot water lured the rich and famous in search of its curative powers, will soon rise from the dead. The San Antonio Express-News reports crews have been stabilizing the walls of the abandoned bathhouse at the former Hot Wells resort and hotel. It will become the centerpiece of a county park that will open in the fall and pay tribute to San Antonio’ s little-known historic ties to the early film industry. By Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 730 words, with photos.


— CHURCH CAMP-RAPE-LAWSUIT — The operators of a Baptist church camp in south-central Oklahoma have agreed to improve the safety of campers to settle a lawsuit over the rape of a 13-year-old Texas girl at the camp.

— CHILDREN SLAIN-HOUSTON — Authorities say a man suspected of fatally stabbing his two children in Houston has been hospitalized after police found him with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his car. Pursuing photos.

— MISSING BOATER — Searchers say the body of a 40-year-old man who fell off a boat southeast of Houston has been recovered.



OXNARD, Calif. — Tavon Austin never blossomed as the eighth overall pick by the Rams five years ago. A trade to the Dallas Cowboys, and the accompanying health, is giving the hybrid receiver/runner another chance in a revamped group of targets for Dak Prescott. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.


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