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

December 3, 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.

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HOUSTON — George H.W. Bush on Monday was set to embark on his final tour of Washington, the capital city that is remembering the 41st president’s lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with one term as president and was characterized throughout by what admirers say was his innate decency, generosity and kindness. In Texas, students, staff and visitors have been flocking to Bush’s presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University, with thousands of mourners paying their respects at a weekend candlelight vigil at a nearby pond. By Juan Lozano and Darlene Superville. SENT: 1,010 words, with photos. Will be updated.


— GEORGE HW BUSH-THE LATEST. With photos, audio.

— GEORGE HW BUSH-SERVICE DOG — President George H.W. Bush’s service dog is honoring the late president with his own tribute in front of Bush’s flag-draped casket. Pursuing photo


DALLAS — Teaming up with the rival who ousted him from the White House to help victims of natural disasters. Creating a program that has honored thousands of American volunteers. Sending U.S. troops to help starving people in Somalia. It was all part of President George H.W. Bush’s vision for creating a “kinder, gentler nation” during his political and personal life. Here’s a look at some of Bush’s better known volunteer and humanitarian work. By Jamie Stengle. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Their presidencies separated by a single generation, the nation’s 41st and 45th presidents shared little in personality or worldview. President Donald Trump’s brand is defined by material success, unrestrained aggression toward his rivals and disdain for traditional coalitions at home and abroad. President H.W. Bush worked to lead with humility, moral principle and a spirit of unity. A veteran GOP operative says the former president’s death marks “the end of a culture — a culture of civility.” By Steve Peoples. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.


BENTON, Ark. — A charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee crashed and overturned early Monday in central Arkansas, killing one child and leaving more than 20 people hospitalized, according to authorities. Arkansas State Police said the wreck happened along Interstate 30 near Benton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock, as the bus carried the team from Texas to Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis TV station WMC reports that the football team was from the Orange Mound Youth Association in Tennessee and had played in a tournament in Dallas over the weekend. SENT: 250 words. Developing. Pursuing photos.




AUSTIN, Texas — More than 40 doctors have signed up to offer related prescriptions in the nearly year since the first legally grown marijuana plants were harvested in Texas for their medicinal oils. The San Antonio Express-News reports since then, fewer than 600 patients have seen any benefit out of the estimated 150,000 who suffer uncontrollable epileptic seizures that the medicine is meant to help. UPCOMING: 250 words, pursuing photos.


— MUSIC-QUEEN TOUR — Queen and Adam Lambert are launching a six-week North American tour following the release of the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” with planned stops including Dallas. With photo.

— CHRISTMAS DISPLAY-PANIC — A holiday display in Austin meant to re-create a scene from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” looked a little too real and caused a veteran to spring into action.




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