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

April 4, 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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AUSTIN, Texas _ In the growing Democratic presidential field, they seem like a study in opposites _ Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke. One’s 77, a democratic socialist from the U.S.-Canada border state of Vermont, who exudes a curmudgeonly grumpiness and bursts with detailed policy proposals. The other’s a boyish 46-year-old native of the U.S.-Mexico border city of El Paso, Texas, who livestreams his skateboarding prowess and offers hopeful but vague paeans to tolerance and cooperation. By Will Weissert. SENT: 1,000 words, with photos.


BEIJING _ Chinese diplomats in Texas have been informed of the arrest of a Chinese woman at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club over the weekend and are providing her with consular services, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters that the Chinese Consulate General in Houston had been notified of the March 30 arrest, had gotten in touch with the person involved and was providing her with consular assistance. Geng gave no details. Yujing Zhang is being held on charges of illegal entering and lying to U.S. agents. By Christopher Bodeen and Yanan Wang. SENT: 610 words, with photo.


_ SAN ANTONIO-CHILDREN SHOT _ Police say two sleeping children were shot and wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting at a home in San Antonio.

_ 2002 MICHIGAN SLAYING _ Authorities say three people, including two from the Houston-area, have been charged in the 2002 slaying of a mid-Michigan man whose remains were dumped in west Michigan and weren’t identified until 2015.

_ TEXAS IMMIGRATION ARRESTS _ Immigration agents have arrested nearly 300 people at a North Texas technology company in what authorities say is one of the largest enforcement actions of its kind in a decade.

_ INVESTMENT FRAUD-TEXAS _ Prosecutors say two Texas men have been convicted in a $22 million scheme using investment funds on fancy personal items including a Rolls-Royce.

_ TIGER-POT SMOKERS _ A judge in Texas says a wildlife refuge can keep a tiger seized from a home in Houston. UPCOMING: 130 words, photo.



LONGVIEW, Texas _ Chalk one up for art on a sunny East Texas day. The Longview News-Journal reports that was artist Joshua “Lakey” Hinson’s mission Tuesday as he accepted an invitation from Keep Longview Beautiful to bring some color to The Green. Hinson now lives in Austin and makes a living making curious, colorful, sometimes complex shapes he also reproduces on sidewalks when he gets a notion. Visiting family, he said he is on his annual pilgrimage to cooler country with the approach of the hotter months. By Glenn Evans, Longview News-Journal. SENT: 380 words, pursuing photos.


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