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

November 19, 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

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SAN ANTONIO — Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones has conceded her Texas congressional race against Republican incumbent Will Hurd, nearly two weeks after the midterm elections. Jones made the announcement Monday. She had been trailing Hurd by more than 1,000 votes in Texas’ sprawling 23rd congressional district that stretches from San Antonio to El Paso. SENT: 120 words, with photo. A longer version is not planned.


HOUSTON — A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday will hear arguments on whether to immediately halt President Donald Trump’s policy change denying asylum to anyone crossing the U.S.-Mexico border between established ports of entry. By Nomaan Merchant. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — A privately-owned vintage World War II Mustang fighter airplane was being piloted by a man who gave complimentary flights to veterans when the plane crashed into the parking lot of a Texas apartment complex, killing the pilot and his passenger. SENT: 310 words, with photos.



TIJUANA, Mexico — The United States closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers on Monday, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested against the presence of thousands of Central American migrants. The U.S. also closed one of two pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro crossing in a move apparently aimed at preventing any mass rush of migrants across the border. By Yesica Fisch. SENT: 840 words, with photos.


— TEXAS-THANKSGIVING TRAVEL — Texas troopers will be out in force over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend in an extended effort to keep all travelers safe.

— TODDLER DEATH INVESTIGATED — Police in the Fort Worth area say a 2-year-old girl died after a caregiver hit her with a belt and burned her buttocks for discipline.

— SHOOTING-TWO KILLED — A Texas police officer has made an appearance in a town court in upstate New York where he’s among three people charged in connection with a double homicide.

— TROUBLED SCHOOL DISTRICT — A recently hired interim superintendent of a troubled New Mexico school district once was arrested in Texas for public intoxication and accused of leaving two preschool-age children alone while she went to a nightclub.

— DIOCESE-NEW BISHOP — The Episcopal Diocese of Maine says it had a record number of applications for its next bishop with one of the five finalists being a woman from Texas.



GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston County charity organizations one year ago were bracing for larger-than-normal crowds at community Thanksgiving meals because many residents were still displaced by Hurricane Harvey, said Holly McDonald, with The Salvation Army of Galveston County. The Galveston County Daily News reports this year, it’s much harder to know what to expect, she said. Despite the uncertainty about turnout, volunteers for charity organizations throughout the county spent the weekend cooking turkeys, collecting food donations and gathering large amounts of other supplies expecting large numbers of people to visit. By Matt DeGrood, The Galveston County Daily News. SENT: 410 words, with photos.



NEW YORK — The Dallas Stars on Monday night visit the New York Rangers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CST.


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