AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX
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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NEW YORK — J.C. Penney cut its outlook for the year as it trims costs to help offset declining revenue. The Plano-based company on Thursday reported the first-quarter loss is along the lines of what analysts had expected, and revenue topped expectations. But its outlook for the year is short of most projections. The quarterly loss narrowed to $78 million, or 25 cents per share. SENT: 250 words, with photos.
— GAS PRICES — Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices are up this week.
— MARIJUANA PLANTS-DESTROYED — Authorities have destroyed more than 3,100 marijuana plants after an East Texas landowner reported finding an illegal campsite with trees cleared and an irrigated pot-growing operation.
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HOUSTON — Some neighbors in Houston recently watched as a remote-controlled hydraulic mover called a platypus carried a structure the size of a mobile home onto a lot in the Heights where it joined two others like it. Three more were on their way. The Houston Chronicle reports in about four months, these so-called modules — framed concrete slabs made in a warehouse in Navasota — will have been transformed into a 3,000-square-foot, architect-designed house clad in glass, siding and masonry blocks centered around a courtyard. The house is a project of Evolution Building Systems, a Houston company recently formed by husband and wife architects. By Nancy Sarnoff. SENT: 550 words, pursuing photos. Moving on news & business lines.
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