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BC-TX--Texas News Digest 1 pm, TX

May 27, 2019

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Texas at this hour. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Dallas AP at 972-991-2100, or, in Texas, 800-442-7189. Email: aptexas@ap.org. Jamie Stengle is at the desk.

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TEXAS GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

XGR-TEXAS-GUN STORAGE FIGHT

AUSTIN _ Texas has a potential new pressure point brewing between the National Rifle Association, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and gun control advocates: whether to spend $1 million on a public safety campaign on how to safely store guns at home. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 650 words.

TEXAS LEGISLATURE

AUSTIN _ Texas’ embattled elections chief faced being forced out of office Monday over wrongly questioning the U.S. citizenship of thousands of voters. By Paul J. Weber. UPCOMING: 600 words.

AROUND THE STATE & NATION:

FLOOD BUYOUTS

MOSBY, Mo. _ The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture. Elmer Sullivan has replaced his couch, bed and television. He’s torn up water-buckled floorboards. And he put a picket fence against the front of his house to cover up a gap left when waters washed out part of the stone foundation. “I just don’t want to mess with it anymore. I’m 83 years old and I’m tired of it, and I just want to get out of it,” Sullivan said. Finally fed up, Sullivan and nearly half of the homeowners in Mosby signed up in 2016 for a program in which the government would buy and then demolish their properties rather than paying to rebuild them over and over. They’re still waiting for offers, joining thousands of others across the country in a slow-moving line to escape from flood-prone homes. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,400 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ MEMORIAL DAY-GEORGE HW BUSH _ Maine’s Memorial Day celebrations are absent a prominent veteran who died last year. Moving on national lines.

SPORTS REFER:

BBA--Rangers-Mariners--SEATTLE _ The Seattle Mariners return home after an 0-6 road trip to host the Texas Rangers on Monday night. The Rangers swept the Mariners in Texas a week ago. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game at 9:10 p.m.

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