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The Legislative Reference Library produces a Daily Newspaper Clipping Service for members of the Legislative community. Each morning, Library staff members select and compile articles of interest to the legislature from over 30 national and regional newspapers.

Headline Newspaper Columnist Date Related Links
Pilot, political veteran, wrestler: Who’s best to replace Ron Wright in Congress? Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 04/16/21 1 doc(s)
Fix ERCOT, yes, but don’t throw out the competitive electricity market Dallas Morning News  Anderson, K. 04/16/21  
Berkshire Hathaway executive: Our proposal will help prevent future catastrophic blackouts Dallas Morning News  Brown, C. 04/16/21  
'The bill should be called common sense carry': Texas House backs no-permit gun carry legislation Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 04/16/21 3 TX bill(s)
Senate OKs bill allowing Lake Austin property owners to secede from city Austin American Statesman  Jankowski, P. 04/16/21 2 TX bill(s) 1 doc(s)
Texas Senate approves limits on transgender student athletes Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 04/16/21 1 TX bill
In historic vote, Texas House gives initial sign-off on bill letting people carry handguns without a license Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 04/16/21 1 TX bill
Texas Senate passes transgender sports bill that critics decry as another bathroom bill Dallas Morning News  Briseno, A. 04/16/21 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Deadline to renew driver's licenses, vehicle registrations leads to long lines at some DPS centers Houston Chronicle  Begley, D. 04/16/21 2 doc(s)
'Constitutional carry' bill approved by state House would allow unlicensed Texans to carry handguns Houston Chronicle  Harris, C. 04/16/21 1 TX bill
Updated Alamo plan moving full speed ahead as San Antonio City Council gives 10-1 OK San Antonio Express News  Huddleston, S. 04/16/21 2 doc(s)
16 states back Alabama's challenge to Census privacy tool Austin American Statesman  Schneider, M. 04/16/21 2 doc(s)
Texas’ longest serving death row inmate has sentence tossed Austin American Statesman  Lozano, J. 04/16/21 3 doc(s)
'An ideal location': Las Vegas Bitcoin mining company Blockcap moves HQ to Austin Austin American Statesman  Carlson, K. 04/16/21 4 TX bill(s) 1 doc(s)
Dallas County reports 21 coronavirus deaths, 202 cases; Tarrant County adds 4 deaths, 282 cases Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 04/16/21 3 doc(s)
Grieving parents say the (p)UC needs to be a regulator, not an enabler of electric utilities Dallas Morning News  Lieber, D. 04/16/21 1 TX bill
Texas’ top electricity regulator nominee says he’d plan for the worst to avoid another storm debacle Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 04/16/21 2 doc(s)
Texas Southern's radio station to lead national HBCU campaign to engage communities affected by COVID-19 Houston Chronicle  Britto, B. 04/16/21  
Punishment to be re-considered for Texas' longest-serving death row inmate Houston Chronicle  Gill, J. 04/16/21 3 doc(s)
Dallas Fed: Weatherization of Texas power plants could cost hundreds of millions, but price tag is 'justifiable' San Antonio Express News  Mendoza-Moyers, D. 04/16/21 2 doc(s)
Four new COVID deaths reported in San Antonio as case numbers tick back up San Antonio Express News  Picon, A. 04/16/21 4 doc(s)
Imelda housing assistance headed to SE Texas Beaumont Enterprise  Bain, K. 04/15/21 1 doc(s)
Voting rights are under attack; We must invest in long-term organizing efforts before 2022 Rio Grande Guardian  Wu, L. 04/16/21  
Dollar Votes Rio Grande Guardian  Perryman, M. 04/16/21  
Race for Texas AG already on Longview News-Journal  McNeely, D. 04/15/21  
Why should Texas educators and parents watch world oil prices Lufkin Daily News  Spellings, M. 04/15/21 1 doc(s)
Numbers that punch you right in the gut Lufkin Daily News  Oaks, R. 04/15/21 1 doc(s)
Senate approves bill for Gulf Coast protection taxing district Galveston Daily News  Ferguson, J. 04/16/21  
Legislation advances to set higher bar for TWIA to seek rate increases Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 04/15/21 1 TX bill 2 doc(s)
Political Buzz: Ferry faker crackdown bill passes out of House Galveston Daily News  Ferguson, J. 04/15/21 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
Chamber gets a legislative update from state senator Texarkana Gazette  Stone, J. 04/15/21 2 TX bill(s)
Property owners must wait to learn what their tax bite will be Wichita Falls Record News  Walker, L. 04/15/21 1 TX bill
States Struggle With Vaccine Pause as Federal Officials Reassure Public New York Times  Stolberg, S. 04/16/21  
Census Data to Reveal Which States Lose, Gain U.S. House Seats Wall Street Journal  Peterson, K. 04/16/21  

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