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

April 1, 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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NEW YORK _ A technical glitch at an outside aviation company led to delays at major U.S. airlines Monday. The issue has been resolved, but it may cause some a disruption in travel plans. There are delays early Monday at airports in Chicago, New York, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami and Detroit and Washington, D.C. The Federal Aviation Administration said the technical issue hit a number of airlines and advised travelers to contact airlines directly for flight information and updates. Airlines say travelers should check online for the latest updates on flights. Fort Worth-based American Airlines said the technical issue was related to AeroData, a company that makes aircraft location technology. SENT: 210 words, with photos. Developing.


WASHINGTON _ Barbara Bush didn’t bite her tongue in recent years when it came to Donald Trump: She just didn’t like him. But a new biography of the former first lady, who died last year in Houston, finds that her disdain for the Republican president, who transformed the party her own family had embodied for generations into his likeness, dates as least as far back as a 1990s diary entry. She referred to Trump in the entry as “the real symbol of greed in the 80s.” By Darlene Superville. SENT: 490 words, with photos.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Arizona Native American tribes on the hunt for animal hides, antlers, teeth and other parts for cultural and religious use have a unique new resource: the state’s wildlife agency. A new program allows Arizona’s nearly two dozen tribes to make requests to the state Game and Fish Department for animals that have died from poaching or natural causes, or after being hit by a vehicle. Agency game managers, researchers and other employees then keep an eye out for the carcasses. The plan is to allow tribes in a broader area _ including Southern California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and parts of Texas and Oklahoma _ to draw from the repository if Arizona tribes don’t need what’s there. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 740 words, with photos.


_ DOMESTIC SLAYING _ A man convicted in a double homicide in Texas is now accused of killing his wife in Tennessee.

_ GALVESTON-LAGOON DEVELOPMENT _ City leaders in Galveston have approved funding to develop the East End Lagoon in an effort to attract more visitors to the nature area.

_ THEATER-JOHN LEGUIZAMO _ John Leguizamo is taking his irreverent one-man comedy show about Latin history on the road, including Texas.

_ JUDSON UNIVERSITY-MARK CUBAN _ Dallas billionaire businessman Mark Cuban will speak at a suburban Chicago college this spring as part of a speaker series that also raises money for scholarships.



BELTON, Texas _ Nearly a decade ago, nature took back the Leon Valley Golf Course in Belton when it shuttered. The Temple Daily Telegram reports brush hid maintenance trails used by course employees. Concrete golf cart trails were covered by dirt. Grass was tall and unkempt. Now that brush is gone. The trails are being dusted off. And the grass has been cut. This is no longer the Leon Valley Golf Course. It is now Heritage Park. By Jacob Sanchez, Temple Daily Telegram. SENT: 1,200 words, pursuing photos. Moving on news & sports lines.


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