Assignment Desks, Editors: The following events are for planning purposes. Listing does not indicate AP coverage. Scheduled events are subject to change. All times are CDT. Contact numbers are not for publication.
Thursday, Aug. 28:
HOUSTON — Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, addresses the topic “Pakistan’s Vision for Peace and Prosperity in South Asia” at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St. RSVP: Jeff Falk, 713-348-6775, email@example.com.
Friday, Aug. 29:
HOUSTON — Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson and Sheriff Adrian Garcia hold news conference to discuss “no refusal” initiative planned for the Labor Day weekend. 10 a.m. Harris County Criminal Justice Complex, 1201 Franklin St., 6th floor. Contact: Camille Hepola or Jeff McShan (English) or Will Mejia or Maritza Antu (Spanish), 713-755-0122.
DESOTO — State Sen. Wendy Davis, Democratic nominee for governor, addresses Thursday’s court ruling that the Texas public education funding system is unconstitutional. 11 a.m. Academy Court Room, DeSoto High School, 600 Eagle Drive. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: Hector Nieto, 956-251-2902.
HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Annise Parker will speak at the UNCF Mayor’s Luncheon. 12 p.m. Hyatt Regency, 1200 Louisiana St. Contact: Janice Evans-Davis, 832-393-0800 office, 713-376-0525 cell, email@example.com; Darian Ward, 832-393-0804 office, 713-834-7127 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 2:
FORT WORTH — Officials of General Electric and the Norfolk Southern and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads hold media briefing to discuss the aims of a Railroad Sustainability Symposium and best sustainability practices in the railroad industry. The briefing will be followed by a media tour of a GE locomotive plant. 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. GE Manufacturing Solutions, Locomotive, 16201 Three Wide Drive. Contact: Jessica Taylor, 202-412-3924, email@example.com.