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

May 17, 2019

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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UPCOMING:

XGR--TEXAS-SCHOOL SHOOTING

AUSTIN, Texas _ A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history, with 10 people killed, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun restrictions, or even tougher firearm storage laws that Gov. Greg Abbott backed after the tragedy. A Republican governor pushing even a small restriction on firearms kept at home in gun-friendly Texas was a landmark shift after two decades of loosening weapons regulations. The anniversary of the shooting at Santa Fe High School is Saturday. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 900 words, with photos.

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_ TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING-VIGIL _ Santa Fe High School will observe a Day of Remembrance and Resilience on Friday, May 17, in commemoration of the May 18, 2018 mass shooting on campus. A candlelight vigil at Galveston County Fairgrounds will close the day. Separate story on merits.

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SPOT MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-DREAM-NEW LIFE CHAPEL

ODESSA, Texas _ The Rev. Ralph Sheraton Emerson’s assumption of the pastorate at New Life Chapel in Odessa is literally a dream come true. The Odessa American reports based on a dream his wife Chanesia had in February 2018, Emerson said, “I know I’m in the right place.” The dream became real when the couple visited New Life Chapel last December at 914 N. Texas Ave., and Deinah Gallegos, wife of church board member Adrian Gallegos, met them at the door. By Bob Campbell, Odessa American. SENT: 560 words, pursuing photos.

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