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

November 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.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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UPCOMING:

CHURCH BUS CRASH-TEXAS

UVALDE, Texas — A driver convicted in a church bus crash in South Texas that left 13 people dead will soon learn his punishment. Twenty-one-year-old Jack Dillon Young , of Leakey, faces up to 270 years in prison after pleading no contest in June to 13 counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault. Prosecutors say Young was driving under the influence of a prescription antidepressant and had smoked marijuana before the March 2017 collision on U.S Highway 83 near Uvalde, about 75 miles west of San Antonio. His sentencing hearing begins Wednesday in Uvalde and officials expect the proceedings could last several days. SENT: 130 words. Could develop. With photo.

TEXAS EXECUTION-APPEAL

HOUSTON — The Texas attorney general’s office is asking to take over the case of a death row inmate after Harris County prosecutors agreed that the man is too intellectually disabled to be put to death. UPCOMING: 250 words.

MIGRANT CARAVAN

MEXICO CITY — Central American migrants resting in Mexico City debated which route they should take to the border and what options were available to them in Mexico and the U.S. ahead of a vote on what their caravan’s next step should be. Members of the thousands-strong caravan meeting in an assembly in a sports stadium late Wednesday emphasized the need to be careful in choosing their route north because any path will inevitably take them through areas where drug cartels and gangs are active. A vote on the caravan’s next step could take place late Thursday. “California is the longest route but is the best border, while Texas is the closest but the worst” border, said Jose Luis Fuentes of the National Lawyers Guild to gathered migrants. By Maria Verza and Christopher Sherman. SENT: 630 words, with photos.

POLAND-US-GAS

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s main gas company signed a long-term contract Thursday to receive deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the United States as part of a larger effort to reduce its energy dependence on Russia. The state company PGNiG signed the 24-year deal with American supplier Cheniere during a ceremony in Warsaw attended by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Polish President Andrzej Duda. The gas will be delivered by ship from terminals in Louisiana and Texas. By Monika Scislowska. SENT: 430 words, with photos.

IN BRIEF:

— KIDS PARTIES-ATTACK — Authorities say a North Texas man charged with molesting children attending parties at a miniature-train complex he built in his yard has died after being attacked while in custody.

SPOT MEMBER EXCHANGE:

Pending.

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