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

January 4, 2019

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TEXAS CITY, Texas _ Authorities in Texas have taken into custody a 27-year-old man after three young children were found dead Thursday in an apartment. Police in Texas City went to Pointe Ann Apartments on Thursday evening on a welfare check and discovered the children along with a woman with a gunshot wound to the head. One of the children was an infant, another was 2 years old and the third was 5 years old, police said in a statement. The woman was listed in stable condition at a Galveston hospital. Her relationship to the children was not immediately clear. SENT: 200 words, with video. Developing.




HOUSTON _ LaPorsha Washington and her four daughters drove early Sunday morning to a grocery store on the eastern outskirts of Houston. Each daughter was in their assigned seat in the family car, with 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes sitting behind her mother in the back seat. The family didn’t give the truck a second thought until it swung around from behind to the driver’s side of the vehicle and opened fired. Washington was shot in the arm. Her daughter Jazmine was shot in the head and died at the scene. Authorities on Friday continued searching for the man accused of killing Jazmine. By Juan A. Lozano. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


BISMARCK, N.D. _ An American Indian activist named in a federal racketeering lawsuit filed by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline against opponents denies fostering any illegal activity through an allegedly militant protest faction. Krystal Two Bulls also denies evading service of the lawsuit _ a tactic Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners says is preventing it from serving three other people it added as defendants five months ago. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words.


_ TEXAS SHIP CHANNEL-EXPANSION _ An Illinois company has won a $92 million contract to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to accommodate larger oil tankers.




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