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

November 14, 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.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TEXAS EXECUTION

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Roberto Moreno Ramos is scheduled to die Wednesday evening for the 1992 South Texas slayings of his family members, whose bodies were found buried underneath the bathroom floor of their home. UPCOMING: 400 words.

SOUTHWEST FATAL ACCIDENT-NTSB

Federal safety officials plan to question representatives from engine maker CFM International and Boeing about the fatal accident on a Dallas-based Southwest Airlines jet this year. The National Transportation Safety Board hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C., is expected to last several hours. The board is still investigating the April 17 accident, in which an engine fan blade broke and debris hit the plane, killing a woman who was blown partly out a broken window. Pilots landed the crippled plane safely in Philadelphia. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated, 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

— AIR FORCE JET CRASH — A pilot is dead and another was injured after a training jet crashed at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas.

SPOT MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-WACO-VETERANS OFFICE

WACO, Texas — Craig Colton looks like an NFL linebacker. But his friendly, gregarious nature quickly puts the people he meets at ease. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports he is the kind of guy most people would want to have a beer with. That’s what makes Colton good at his job and why he so easily earns the trust of those he is trying to help. Colton, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, is one of 822 employees who work for the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, the 123,000-square-foot, box-like structure at 701 Clay Ave. in Waco. By Tommy Witherspoon, Waco Tribune-Herald. SENT: 2,600 words, pursuing photos.

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