Assignment Desks, Editors: The following events are for planning purposes. Listing does not indicate AP coverage. Scheduled events are subject to change. All times are Central. Contact numbers are not for publication.
Thursday, Dec. 18:
DALLAS — News conference with Baylor Scott & White Health and Cleveland Clinic leaders. 11 a.m. Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, 3410 Worth St. Contacts: Julie Smith, 214-820-7135 office, 940-765-7560 cell, email@example.com; Tora Vinci, 216-339-4277, firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLEGE STATION — Gov. Rick Perry will help announce the acquisition of Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC by FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A. Inc. 2 p.m. George Bush Presidential Library, Theatre/Rotunda, 1000 George Bush Drive W. Contact: Lucy Nashed, 512-463-1826, email@example.com.
COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents hold special meeting to vote on naming the Academic Building on the A&M campus the “Governor Rick Perry ’72 Building.” 3:30 p.m. Board of Regents meeting room, Texas A&M University, Board of Regents Annex, Memorial Student Center, Gene Stallings Boulevard. Contact: Terry McDevitt, 979-458-6018 office, 210-232-5759 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TYLER — Gov.-elect Greg Abbott hosts a roundtable with legislators from the Tyler-area to discuss legislative priorities for the upcoming Legislature. 4:25 p.m. Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Genecov Room, 315 N. Broadway Ave. Contact: email@example.com.
COLLEGE STATION — Gov. Rick Perry delivers commencement address at Texas A&M University. 5:30 p.m. Rudder Auditorium, 275 Joe Routt Blvd. Contact: Lucy Nashed, 512-463-1826, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Dec. 19:
HOUSTON — Members of the Urban Land Institute release preliminary recommendations from a study of the Houston Astrodome. Question-and-answer session to follow. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. NRG Center, NRG Park, 8400 Kirby Drive. Contact: Joe Stinebaker, 713-755-4027 office, 713-503-2610 cell, email@example.com.
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick delivers keynote address at Texas Department of Public Safety trooper academy graduation ceremony. 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Trooper cadets available to the media. 10 a.m. Graduation ceremony. Great Hills Baptist Church, 10500 Jollyville Road. Contact: 512-424-2080.
HOUSTON — The Houston Public Library system breaks ground on a $10.6 million Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library. 2 p.m. Site of the future library, 5107 Griggs Road. Contact: Blanca Quezada, 832-393-1382 office, 713-435-9596 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAN ANTONIO — Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of the San Antonio Roman Catholic archdiocese celebrates Christmas Mass with Bexar County jail inmates. 1:50 p.m. Bexar County Adult Detention Center, 200 N. Comal St, The event will be in a secure area, so any media representatives must be pre-cleared no later than 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18. Contact: James Keith, 210-335-5106, email@example.com.
Saturday, Dec. 20:
IRVING — The nonprofit organization Purple Hearts Reunited will be conducting a return ceremony to present the family of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Carter Stephens with his lost military medals. Stephens was a Vietnam veteran who served as a medic after the war and was tragically killed in a vehicle accident in 1980. 2 p.m. Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport hotel, 4545 W. John Carpenter Fwy. Contact: Zachariah Fike, 315-523-3609, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Dec. 21:
COLLEGE STATION — Demolition crews will implode the western stands of Kyle Field during the early morning hours. Brief remarks by Phil Adams, Texas A&M System Board of Regents chairman, and John Sharp, Texas A&M System chancellor. 7:30 a.m. Texas A&M University, West Campus Garage, Level 6 (roof), 201 John Kimbrough Blvd. (Several roads around the stadium will close at 5 a.m. and reopen by 12 p.m.) RSVP Sherylon Carroll, 979-862-2369, email@example.com, for media credentials. KBTX-TV will provide official online stream and feed of the Kyle Field implosion via www.12thMan.com, www.KBTX.com and its linear channel available in the Bryan-College Station area. B-roll with camera angles from within the stadium will be available for credentialed media.