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

July 29, 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. Michael L. Graczyk is at the desk.

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. By Darlene Superville. SENT: 930 words. Photos.


GOSHEN, Indiana — The sermon had been preached, the last prayers offered. Now, Mike Yoder decided, the time had come to share unsettling news. As congregants at Silverwood Mennonite Church chatted around a Sunday potluck spread, Yoder, a county commissioner for 13 years and a dairy farmer for much longer, huddled with Pastor Jeremy Shue at the edge of the hall. There was a very good chance, Yoder confided, that the nation’s newest immigration detention center would soon rise from a soybean field north of an Indiana town. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has long sought to consolidate immigrants held in scattered Midwest jails. Local governments in Texas and California recently canceled agreements to hold detainees for ICE even as other communities seek the jobs and dollars that doing so can generate. By Adam Geller. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2,740 words, with photos.



CLEVELAND, Texas — Murals located around the Cleveland Correctional Center help to brighten the atmosphere and provide a more positive outlook thanks to former inmate Anthony Rose. The Houston Chronicle reports Rose is a graphic designer by trade and a mural artist by hobby. He is a Houston resident where he paints murals professionally for different clients. Prior to Rose’s current employment, his life took a tragic turn in Nov. 2013. A night of fun with friends ended as Rose says he was driving drunk and became involved in a vehicular accident. Although Rose survived the accident, his passenger was killed. By Jacob McAdams, Houston Chronicle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 700 words, with photo.


ANGLETON, Texas — Marching out of the Discovery Center at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge on a recent Tuesday, a dozen young people in bright blue shirts set to work shoveling dirt, maneuvering wheelbarrows, unraveling hoses and hefting 5-gallon pots. The Facts reports they were members of the Student Conservation Association, and their efforts were directed toward building a garden to sustain monarch butterflies. The association is a nonprofit organization based in Houston that connects youth to environmental service projects throughout the region. By Codi Kozacek, The Facts. SENT IN ADVANCE: 510 words, pursuing photos.


—LEAK INVESTIGATION-ARRESTS — The 36-year-old boyfriend of the executive secretary of a small South Texas city has been arrested for impeding an investigation where she’s charged with leaking city information to drug dealers.

—PRISONER DEATH — East Texas authorities say a 55-year-old man jailed on a charge of capital murder after two people were fatally shot last week has taken his own life.

—ABANDONED CHILD— Suburban Austin authorities have detained a man suspected of fleeing the scene of a car crash and leaving behind his child at a swimming pool.

—BOX TRUCK-IMMIGRANTS — A truck driver has been arrested and Homeland Security authorities are investigating after 14 people in the country without legal permission were found hiding in a box truck at a South Texas Border Patrol checkpoint.



HOUSTON — AL West-Division-leading Houston tries to avoid a rare series sweep against division cellar-dwelling Texas. Mike Minor (6-6, 4.83 ERA) gets the ball against the Astros on Sunday seeking his first win since June 27. Lance McCullers (10-5, 4.01 ERA) starts the Astros’ final regular season game against the Rangers. He’s lost his last two starts giving up a combined 11 runs in those losses. UPCOMING: 700 words. Photos. Game starts 1:10 p.m.


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