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August 18, 2014

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 Contact numbers are not for publication.

Monday, Aug. 18:

AUSTIN — Legal team for Gov. Rick Perry, indicted Friday on two felony counts of abuse of power, to deliver a statement/news conference. Time: 3 p.m. Location: InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, 701 Congress Ave., Capitol Ballroom A. Contact: 512-463-1826, Lucy Nashed lucy.nashed@gov.texas.gov or Travis Considine travis.considine@gov.texas.gov NOTE: Media must present credentials in order to attend.

DALLAS — Dallas police news conference regarding deadly shootings early Monday at two apartment complexes in the same neighborhood. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Police headquarters, 1400 S. Lamar St. Contact: 214-671-4065.

LUBBOCK — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful State Sen. Wendy Davis to discuss supporting sexual assault victims/campaign phone bank. Time: 8:30 p.m. Location: Home of a Davis supporter, 2514 57th St. Contact: Hector Nieto: 956-251-2902, or reply to: press@wendydavistexas.com

Tuesday, Aug. 19:

HOUSTON — News conference to announce Rain-X donation/commitment to helping make sure bus drivers get children safely to/from school with help from glass treatment for windows. Time: 9 a.m. Location: Spring ISD Transportation Center, 341 East Richey Road, Building B. Contact: Karen Garrison 281-891-6009.

HOUSTON — U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will meet with business/community leaders at the Houston branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. 1801 Allen Parkway. Noon remarks and Q&A followed by 1:15 p.m. CT media availability. He’ll discuss President Obama’s economic agenda. Contact: Juan Rodriguez, 817-994-0822, rodriguez.juan@dol.gov; Xochitl Hinojosa, 202-617-4645, hinojosa.xochitl@dol.gov.

SAN ANTONIO — Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter will host a panel discussion on natural gas engine-fuel markets at the commission’s annual Oil and Gas Regulatory Conference. The event marks the first time that a Conference panel has focused on the potential market for natural gas to fuel vehicles, drilling rigs and pressure-pumping equipment. 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Marriot San Antonio River Center, 101 Bowie St. Contact: Mary Bell, 512-463-9057. Website: http://bit.ly/1oO844u.

ODESSA — Democratic gubernatorial candidate St. Sen. Wendy Davis to discuss supporting sexual assault victims. Time: 11 a.m. Location: Odessa Crisis Center, 910-B South Grant Ave. Contact: Hector Nieto 956-251-2902.

DALLAS — U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling speaks to East Dallas Chamber of Commerce meeting. Time: Noon. Location: Lakewood Country Club, 6430 Gaston Ave. Contact: Sarah Rozier, 202--225-3484, or sarah.rozier@mail.house.gov

McALLEN — U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and Honduran Foreign Minister, Mireya Aguero de Corrales, Honduran Ambassador to the United States, Jorge Milla, and representatives from the United States State Department for an update on the border crisis. Time: 2 p.m. Location: City of McAllen lobby (city hall), 1300 Houston Ave. Contact: Miranda Margowsky 202-225-1640 or cell 202-340-9148, or Rafael Benavides 956-725-0639 or cell 956-286-6007.

Wednesday, Aug. 19:

ARLINGTON — Ribbon cutting for American Red Cross facility, the assistance group’s largest U.S. disaster supplies warehouse at 174,000 square feet, capable to support up to 100,000 people. Time: 10 a.m. Location: 4925 New York Ave. (NOTE: Media tours available 9:30 a.m. to noon). Contact: Anita Foster, 817-296-0612 or anita.foster@redcross.org

Thursday, Aug. 21:

HOUSTON — A multi-partner coalition will announce the purchase of a spectacular piece of property that is one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled coastal prairie along the Gulf Coast. 12 p.m. Houston Museum of Natural Science, Morian Overlook, 5555 Hermann Park Drive. Contact: Laurey Peat, 214-871-8787. lpeat@lpapr.com

Saturday, Aug. 23:

DALLAS — A free neighborhood block party to kick off development of a new citywide housing plan. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., 3301 Swiss Ave. Contact: Robyn Gerard, 214-671-5090.

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