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

August 8, 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.

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HOUSTON — Opponents of a President Barack Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation will go before a federal judge in Houston who they hope will rule that the program cannot continue. Three federal judges have ruled against President Donald Trump’s administration’s efforts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. But a new lawsuit was filed in Texas before Judge Andrew Hanen, the same judge who ended another Obama effort to expand protections for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Hanen will hear arguments on the case Wednesday. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated, 500 words, with photos. Hearing scheduled to begin 10 a.m. CDT.


HOUSTON — Two women say they will appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit against the city of Houston and various officials over failure to test rape kits. The city says it has eliminated the backlog of untested rape kits after hiring private laboratories in 2013 and 2014. UPCOMING: 250 words.


— FAKE EMERGENCY VEHICLE-IMMIGRANTS — Officers have caught a driver and three immigrants who fled through a South Texas border checkpoint in an SUV falsely decked out as an emergency response vehicle.



WACO, Texas — Lynnette Geary initially teaches students to play the carillon on a modified electric keyboard. But there is no way to replicate the real thing, manipulating wooden levers with both hands and feet to bring 22 tons of bronze bells at the top of Pat Neff Hall into a melody descending over Baylor University. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Geary is an unsung hero who brings an ethereal beauty to Baylor. By Cassie L. Smith, Waco Tribune-Herald. SENT: 760 words, pursuing photos.


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