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

November 19, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — A privately-owned vintage World War II Mustang fighter airplane was being piloted by a man who gave complimentary flights to veterans when the plane crashed into the parking lot of a Texas apartment complex, killing the pilot and his passenger. UPCOMING: 250 words.


TIJUANA, Mexico — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road, and with many more months ahead of them while they seek asylum. The federal government estimates the number of migrants could soon swell to 10,000. By Yesica Fisch and Amy Guthrie. SENT: 940 words, with photos.


— TODDLER DEATH INVESTIGATED — Police in the Fort Worth area say a 2-year-old girl died after a caregiver hit her with a belt and burned her buttocks for discipline.

— TROUBLED SCHOOL DISTRICT — A recently hired interim superintendent of a troubled New Mexico school district once was arrested in Texas for public intoxication and accused of leaving two preschool-age children alone while she went to a nightclub.



GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston County charity organizations one year ago were bracing for larger-than-normal crowds at community Thanksgiving meals because many residents were still displaced by 2017′s Hurricane Harvey, said Holly McDonald, with The Salvation Army of Galveston County. The Galveston County Daily News reports this year, it’s much harder to know what to expect, she said. Despite the uncertainty about turnout, volunteers for charity organizations throughout the county spent the weekend cooking turkeys, collecting food donations and gathering large amounts of other supplies expecting large numbers of people to visit. By Matt DeGrood, The Galveston County Daily News. SENT: 410 words, pursuing photos.


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