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

May 22, 2019

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UPCOMING:

SEVERE WEATHER

ST. LOUIS _ A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but sparing St. Louis. Two deaths, both in Missouri, were blamed on the severe weather that started in the Southern Plains Monday night. Missouri and parts of Illinois and Arkansas were in the crosshairs Tuesday. By Wednesday, the storm will move into Great Lakes region, where it will weaken. But another system was gathering steam for later this week, potentially from Texas to Chicago, according to the National Weather Service. By Jim Salter and Ken Miller. SENT: 760 words, with photos, video. Developing.

IMMIGRATION-MIGRANT DEATHS-CENTER CLOSES

HOUSTON _ U.S. border agents have temporarily closed their primary facility for processing migrants in South Texas one day after authorities say a 16-year-old died after being diagnosed with the flu at the facility. In a statement released late Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it would stop detaining migrants at its processing center in McAllen, Texas. CBP says “a large number” of people in custody were found Tuesday to have high fevers. The agency says it is working to provide medical treatment to all those with fevers. SENT: 200 words.

GARDENING GRAVES

The cemeteries of yore existed as much for the living as for the dead. People would picnic and relax there as they would in a park today. Now, a handful of 19th century graveyards are restoring the bygone tradition of cemetery gardening. Amy Lambert, for instance, volunteers at The Woodlands, a cemetery near her apartment in Philadelphia. She had been looking for a way to garden after she moved out of an Austin, Texas, house with a lush backyard. “This was an opportunity to get my hands dirty,” said Lambert, a 52-year-old architect. She’s one of about 150 “Grave Gardeners” tending cradle graves at The Woodlands, a 54-acre cemetery where 30,000 people are buried. By Tracee M. Herbaugh. SENT: 790 words, with photos.

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EXCHANGE-AMAZON-WAREHOUSE WORKS

SAN MARCOS, Texas _ Inside Amazon’s 855,000-square-foot warehouse on East McCarty Lane in San Marcos, man and machine work together daily to fulfill the millions of customer orders they’re responsible for each year. The Austin American-Statesman reports beyond secured doors and metal detectors, employees assemble packages using ever-evolving machinery and sorting technology. Amazon has built itself into a $900 billion company, largely through this flagship service: fast delivery. Now, it’s aiming to fulfill orders at an even speedier pace. By Sebastian Herrera, Austin American-Statesman. SENT: 930 words, pursuing photos.

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