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

December 7, 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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COLLEGE STATION, Texas _ Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 _ for the 41st president _ carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in an emotional home state farewell. Some people laid coins along the tracks that wound through small town Texas so a 420,000-pound locomotive pulling the nation’s first funeral train in nearly half a century could crunch them into souvenirs. Others snapped pictures or crowded for views. By Nomaan Merchant, Juan A. Lozano and Will Weissert. SENT: 1,260 words, with photos, audio, video.




ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Some of the largest oil companies in the U.S. have already invested billions of dollars on claims up and down the Texas-New Mexico state lines, tapping one of the nation’s richest oil and gas regions. Now the stakes just got higher, as the U.S. Geological Survey announced Thursday that portions of the Permian Basin could potentially hold more than 46 billion barrels of oil and some 280 trillion cubic feet of gas. The agency says that’s the largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever assessed. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


_ MAIL CARRIER-SHOT _ A San Antonio man must serve seven years in federal prison for his role in the 2017 shooting and robbery of a South Texas mail carrier.

_ DRUG ARREST _ Authorities say a 25-year-old woman from Laredo, Texas, has been sentenced to 32 years in prison after police found nearly $7 million in heroin in a hidden compartment under her child’s seat after a South Carolina traffic stop.



HOUSTON _ Never-before published personal correspondence from George H.W. Bush in the archives of Houston law firm Baker Botts capture a period in the late president’s life that is often overshadowed by his political accomplishments: his career as a risk-taking entrepreneur who helped revolutionize the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. The Houston Chronicle reports Baker Botts represented Bush and his company from his days as a young wildcattter in West Texas through their expansion into offshore drilling to Bush’s entry into public life. By John Roper, Houston Chronicle. SENT: 1,270 words, pursuing photos. Moving on news, business & entertainment lines.


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