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

June 8, 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

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former President George H.W. Bush of Houston is remembering his late wife, Barbara Bush, on what would have been her 93rd birthday. He tweeted Friday from Kennebunkport, Maine, about how she enjoyed helping others and thanked those who are paying it forward. He said knowing others share her passion “puts joy in our hearts.” Her daughter-in-law, Margaret Bush, marked the occasion by doing something Barbara Bush enjoyed: She read a book aloud to young patients at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. In Kennebunkport, the Bush family planned a quiet dinner on Friday. SENT: 120 words, with photo. Further updates expected.


PLANO, Texas — A lawsuit is accusing a Texas bar of negligence for serving alcohol to a man who later killed his estranged wife and seven other people at a Dallas-area home during a football watch party. Attorneys for several of the victims’ relatives filed the lawsuit Thursday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.




ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. government has awarded a team of two universities and a research firm with offices around the world a $2.5 billion-a-year contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory I nNew Mexico. The National Nuclear Security Administration said Friday the winning bidder is Triad National Security LLC, made up of Battelle Memorial Institute, Texas A&M University and the University of California. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.


JASPER, Texas — It’s been 20 years since a black man was dragged to death in East Texas by three white men and relatives of the victim gathered in Jasper to remember James Byrd Jr. UPCOMING: 300 words, with photos.


— BARBARA BUSH — Former President George H.W. Bush of Houston is remembering his wife, Barbara Bush, on what would’ve been her 93rd birthday. With photos.

— HARVEY-HOUSTON RECOVERY — The city of Houston has released a Hurricane Harvey recovery draft proposal on how to spend more than $1.1 billion in government funds meant for housing. With photos.

— ALAMO-REDEVELOPMENT PLAN — Officials overseeing the $450 million facelift of the Alamo want to triple the size of the historic plaza in downtown San Antonio, close streets, raze up to four buildings and move a 60-foot monument.

— HOUSTON-DEMOCRAT CONVENTION — Houston has joined at least seven other cities seeking the 2020 Democratic National Convention with the City Council overwhelmingly backing a resolution that offers logistic services like office space and parking to the Democrats if the city is selected for the event.

— DEADLY FIGHT-TEXAS — Jury selection has started in the murder trial of a former Texas sheriff’s deputy’s husband charged in the death of a man he and his wife confronted a year ago outside a Houston-area restaurant.

— DEADLY WRECK-AFFLUENZA — The mother of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck is back in jail, accused of taking drugs in violation of the conditions of her release on bond. With photos.

— DEPUTY-CHILD PORNOGRAPHY — A former Harris County sheriff’s deputy must serve 27 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in a Texas child pornography case with ties to Wisconsin.

— FREE FISHING WEEKEND — This weekend will be the only time this year that it’s OK to fish without a license in Louisiana waters. Moving on news & sports lines.



SAN MARCOS, Texas — It was a morning for firsts on Wednesday as about 80 people gathered in San Marcos to mark the 74th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. The San Antonio Express-News reports the sole surviving crewman of the Doolittle Raid, the first U.S. offensive action in the Pacific war, flew in a restored C-47 Skytrain — the British called them Dakotas — that led 13,000 paratroopers over Normandy on the morning of June 6, 1944. Dick Cole, the only man left of the 80 who flew the famous Doolittle Raid over Tokyo in 1942, slowly climbed into the cargo hold of the aircraft named “That’s All Brother,” which the Commemorative Air Force had spent around $3.5 million to buy and renovate. It carried the first American paratroopers into France. By Sig Christenson. SENT: 900 words, pursuing photos.



FORT WORTH, Texas — Tony Kanaan knows he wasn’t very popular among his fellow IndyCar drivers at the end of last year’s race at Texas. He was blamed and penalized for a big wreck on the reconfigured track. And he was the runner-up after only nine of 22 cars were still running at the end. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words.


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