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

May 8, 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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HOUSTON _ Emergency responders in Texas rescued numerous people from rising floodwaters Tuesday as a strong storm battered the Houston area with heavy rain, inundating homes and leaving motorists stranded less than two years since Hurricane Harvey devastated the area. As much as 10 inches of rain had fallen on some areas around the nation’s fourth largest city by Tuesday night. SENT: 350 words, with photos.


_ SPRING FLOODING _ As the Mississippi River continues to surge, flash flooding along Kansas creeks and streams is forcing people from their homes, closing roads and prompting schools to call off classes. Near the Oklahoma border, flooding closed a stretch of the Kansas Turnpike. Flash flood watches also are in effect in Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as flood warnings along the Mississippi River. SENT: 130 words, developing.


WASHINGTON _ Hastily written executive orders. Declarations by tweet. President Donald Trump’s White House hasn’t been known for its careful crafting of policy. But Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has spent months drawing up a long-awaited immigration overhaul plan that the White House began to roll out Tuesday. Some Republicans question Kushner’s broad-ranging approach. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas says Kushner had been “vetting ideas with the president, making progress there, and also with members of the Senate. I’ve been encouraging him to do that.” But he suggested more narrowly tailored bills might more successful. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 920 words, with photo.


_ MISSING COLLEGE STUDENT-VERDICT _ A jury has found a 28-year-old man guilty of murder in the 2016 death of a West Texas college student he was dating _ Zuzu Verk _ who was missing for months before her body was found in a shallow grave.

_ INMATE-ESCAPE ATTEMPT _ Investigators in San Antonio say a man originally arrested on a trespassing count tried to escape through the ceiling of his cell but was caught after setting off some sprinklers. Pursuing booking photo.




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