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

November 25, 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. Jamie Stengle is at the desk.

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. 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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AROUND THE STATE AND NATION:

HARVEY-MURAL RESTORATION

HOUSTON — Restoration work on a Houston mural that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey have been put on hold because the building’s roof needs repairs. John Biggers’ “Contribution of Negro Women To American Life and Education” mural won’t be able to undergo a full professional restoration job until enough funds are secured to repair the building’s roof, the Houston Chronicle reported. SENT: 280 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-TIME OUT SITTERS

SAN ANTONIO — Tiffany Murgo and Katie Rakowitz met in an English class at Bradley Middle School and became fast friends. The San Antonio Express-News reports they remained close through high school and college, were in each other’s weddings and have raised their kids together. In 2011, after Rakowitz had her first child, she started looking for work she could do from home. She ended up acquiring a small baby-sitting business a year later from a woman she met through a moms’ group. Today, Time Out Sitters has about 250 babysitters and handle about 1,000 jobs a month. The partners also have added pet and house-sitting services. By Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 750 words, with photos.

EXCHANGE-BEAUMONT-BEES

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont is on its way to becoming a more friendly place for bees with the City Council’s recent decision to become a Bee City USA. The Beaumont Enterprise reports Chris Jarmon of the City Manager’s Office, said the city was approached less than a year ago by a few members of the Magnolia Garden Club who asked if the city would consider adopting the designation and paying the required $500. By Kaitlin Bain, Beaumont Enterprise. SENT IN ADVANCE: 770 words, with photos.

IN BRIEF:

— MEXICO-MIGRANT CARAVAN — Several hundred Central American migrants have marched toward the international border crossing between Tijuana and California to pressure the U.S to hear their asylum claims. WITH photos.

SPORTS REFER:

TEXAS TECH-KINGSBURY

LUBBOCK, Texas — Kliff Kingsbury has been fired at Texas Tech after the former record-setting Red Raiders quarterback had a losing overall record in his six seasons as their head coach. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the move in a news release Sunday, a day after the Red Raiders finished their third consecutive losing season with a 35-24 loss to Baylor when they had a chance to get bowl eligible. That was their fifth straight loss after a 5-2 start this year. SENT: 150 words, photos. Will be updated.

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