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

August 6, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




A growing number of companies are rolling out products and services that allow employees to receive a portion of their pay when they need it. This can help workers, especially those making hourly wages or working irregular schedules, to avoid unpleasant and potentially costly options such as borrowing from loved ones, running up credit card debt, selling possessions or taking out payday or other high-interest loans when bills come due or emergencies arise before the next paycheck. Could this be the future of payday? By Sarah Skidmore Sell and Alexandra Olson. SENT: 1,030 words, with photos.


— SALES TAX HOLIDAY — Texas shoppers will get a tax break later this week as children prepare to return to school.



SANTA FE, Texas — Substitute teacher Flo Rice was watching over a gym class at Santa Fe High School on May 18 when a fire alarm sounded. The Galveston County Daily News reports she walked from the gym into a hallway near an art classroom and into a killing zone. Rice was shot in both legs. Her left femur was broken. She managed to get outside the school building, where police were exchanging fire with a gunman who ultimately would kill 10 people and wound 13 before being apprehended. By John Wayne Ferguson, The Galveston County Daily News. SENT: 1,100 words, pursuing photos.


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