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

April 3, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. All times are Central.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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UPCOMING:

CHEMICAL PLANT FIRE

CROSBY, Texas _ Environmental and regulatory concerns have been raised following a deadly chemical plant fire in a community northeast of Houston. A tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire Tuesday at a plant in Crosby, killing one worker, critically injuring two others and sending panicked employees fleeing over a fence to safety. UPDATE with Wednesday’s developments.

AIR FORCE MAJOR-MISSING WIFE

SAN ANTONIO _ An Air Force major in South Texas who was arrested after the disappearance of his wife last month has been released from jail on bond. The officer was freed late Tuesday from jail in San Antonio. UPCOMING: 250 words, pursuing photos.

CHICANO GROUP-NAME CHANGE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ MEChA (MEH’-cha), a Mexican American student group founded 50 years ago, is considering a name change, highlighting the divisions between older and younger activists. Student leaders voted Sunday in Los Angeles to drop the reference to “Chicano” and “Aztlan” from the group Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan over concerns the words are “homophobic” and “anti-black.” By Russell Contreras. SENT: 130 words, with photos. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT _ A judge has delayed the trial for a white former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own apartment.

SPOT MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-SENIORS-AUDITING CLASSES

TYLER, Texas _ Thirsty for learning and inspired by a love of history and geography, Karen Morgan, 66, a Tyler stay-at-home wife, mother and grandmother, began auditing courses in her favorite subjects for free at Tyler Junior College. Betty Knight, 75, a Tyler potter and artist, wanted to be with other potters and felt lonely after the passing of her sister with whom she had been in business. Auditing art classes at TJC for free was the answer for her as well. A state law that went into effect Jan. 1, 2012, allows people ages 65 or older to audit courses for free at public colleges and universities in Texas. By Betty Waters, Tyler Morning Telegraph. SENT: 1,190 words, pursuing photos.

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