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

May 19, 2019 GMT

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

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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas _ A South Texas church begins a new chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveils a new sanctuary a year and half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history, then took his own life. Worshippers, elected leaders and relatives of those killed or injured at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs are expected to gather at the new sanctuary for a dedication ceremony on Sunday. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott will also attend the opening and deliver remarks at the new facility. By Clarice Silber. SENT: 340 words, with photo. Will be updated.


_ TEXAS-GIRL ABDUCTED _ A man has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother. Pursuing booking photo.

_ CITY HALL-POOL-DEATH _ Police say a man who rode a scooter to Dallas City Hall has died after jumping into the exterior reflecting pool and not resurfacing.

_ BOEING-PLANES-SAN ANTONIO _ Some grounded Boeing 737 Max jets are being stored at a San Antonio maintenance facility amid the investigation into two fatal crashes overseas. Pursuing photos.



WACO, Texas _ Rain gardens are becoming better known across the country for their downstream benefits of reducing flooding and river pollution. But the teenagers who built one at Live Oak Classical School have found it can also be a cure for senioritis. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports since February, a dozen seniors have been working on a stormwater mitigation project at the private school, which sprawls over several downtown blocks. Using a $5,000 grant, they are creating a crushed granite walkway leading to the cafeteria building on North Fourth Street and diverting stormwater from the roof that has long made for a soggy walk to lunch. By J.B. Smith, Waco Tribune-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 730 words, with photos.



KERRVILLE, Texas _ Jason Scull fell into the art scene by accident. The Kerrville Daily Times reports a friend was in town, so Scull took him to the Cowboy Artists of America Museum, which is now the Museum of Western Art. While perusing the library, Scull got into a conversation with one of the workers about adult art programs. A few months later, he found himself in an introduction to sculpting class, hosted by the museum. By Jenna Carpenter, The Kerrville Daily Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 640 words, with photo.



BOSTON _ The Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon face Boston at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos.


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