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

January 9, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




DALLAS — The Coast Guard is no longer searching for an Oklahoma pilot who went missing over the Gulf of Mexico while flying a dog-rescue mission to Texas. The agency said in a statement Monday that Coast Guard air and seacraft and two Mexican naval ships searched for 55-year-old Dr. Bill Kinsinger for five days, covering over 18,000 square miles. Kinsinger, of Edmond, Oklahoma, was flying his Cirrus SR22T to Georgetown, Texas, on Jan. 3 to collect a disabled Husky to deliver to a foster home in Oklahoma. SENT: 130 words, with photos. UPCOMING 250 words.


AUSTIN, Texas — New facilities planned for Austin and Houston are part of a $300 million effort to revamp the state’s crumbling psychiatric hospital system. The Texas Legislature approved the money last year to improve the 10 state hospitals in the system, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. UPCOMING: 300-400 words.


— DEAD BABY-GAS STATION — Police say a baby has been found dead at a North Texas gas station and officers later arrested two women on an evidence tampering charge.

— BORDER TOWN BOOM-INVESTMENT — An El Paso businessman and developer is investing in a booming New Mexico industrial area along the U.S.-Mexico border.



LONGVIEW, Texas — In 1958, a group of Longview women decided the city needed some culture. The Longview News-Journal reports the only problem was that none of them had the art, location or money needed to start the museum they envisioned. Sixty years later, the Longview Museum of Fine Arts has amassed a collection of more than 700 pieces, hosts prestigious traveling collections and, in October, had its largest fundraiser to date. By Megan Hix, Longview News-Journal. SENT: 990 words, pursuing photos. Note opening reception set for Saturday.


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