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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.

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The shame of Texas — Ted Cruz, Ken Paxton and the Seditious Sixteen. Houston Chronicle  Editorial 01/11/21  
Thumbs up, thumbs down Houston Chronicle  Editorial 01/09/21  
These Dallas-Fort Worth providers are among Texas’ 28 vaccination hubs Dallas Morning News  Branham, D. 01/11/21 5 doc(s)
Trump’s farewell tour includes border wall stop in Alamo, Texas, on Tuesday Dallas Morning News  Gillman, T. 01/11/21  
Dan Patrick, provocateur, calls for toned-down political rhetoric Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 01/11/21  
Dallas County reports 2,246 coronavirus cases, 7 deaths Dallas Morning News  Branham, D. 01/11/21 4 doc(s)
Texas health officials announce vaccination hubs as state nears 30,000 COVID deaths Houston Chronicle  Gill, J. 01/11/21 4 doc(s)
Trump plans Texas border trip with just days left in his presidency San Antonio Express News  Wallace, J. 01/11/21  
San Antonio shatters COVID-19 records, but more vaccines coming this week San Antonio Express News  Picon, A. 01/11/21 4 doc(s)
GOP leaders gave life to a dangerous lie Austin American Statesman  Editorial 01/10/21 3 doc(s)
Our legislative agenda for the 87th Texas Legislature Dallas Morning News  Editorial 01/10/21 1 TX bill 7 doc(s)
Don’t let Patrick change rule for Texas Senate that encourages bipartisanship among legislators Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Ratliff, B. 01/10/21 1 doc(s)
Resign, Senator Cruz. Your lies cost lives. Houston Chronicle  Editorial 01/10/21  
Impeachment for Trump; expulsion for enabler Cruz San Antonio Express News  Editorial 01/10/11  
Electric vehicles are the future. Texas lawmakers must act. Austin American Statesman  Smith, T. 01/10/21 2 doc(s)
COVID-19 could be the moment we turn to school choice as a road to equal opportunity Dallas Morning News  Peterson, P. 01/10/21 4 doc(s)
Texas comptroller: Legislators face a tough budget this year. They still must invest in the long term Dallas Morning News  Hegar, G. 01/10/21 2 doc(s)
Smart legislation can help Texans move up from public assistance Dallas Morning News  Simmons, R. 01/10/21 1 TX bill
As Texas legislators consider expanding Medicaid, they should also consider the supply of care Dallas Morning News  Graboyes, R. 01/10/21 4 doc(s)
Essay: A vaccine for Leon Hale Houston Chronicle  SoRelle, R. 01/10/21 5 doc(s)
How prosecutor Devon Anderson embraced drug court — and her own sobriety Houston Chronicle  Anderson, D. 01/10/21 2 doc(s)
Why would anyone oppose letting Arlington voters alter City Council term limits? Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Greene, R. 01/10/11  
Expand cite-and-release to end backlog, strengthen justice San Antonio Express News  Minjarez, I. 01/10/11 1 TX bill
Legislature returns to Austin for subdued opening gavel Tuesday Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 01/10/21 2 doc(s)
A week of vaccine distribution in Texas: sleeping in cars in Mercedes, a jammed call center in Houston and no line at a San Angelo H-E-B Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 01/10/21 2 doc(s)
Pandemic. Recession. Political strife: The Texas Legislature’s toughest 2021 challenges Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 01/10/21 5 TX bill(s) 5 doc(s)
Even after COVID-19, North Texas districts expect a demand for some virtual learning options Dallas Morning News  Richman, T. 01/10/21 4 doc(s)
Tarrant County’s chances of snow accumulation increase moving into Sunday Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Hartley, J. 01/10/21  
Deficit of up to $20 billion points to no-frills 2021 Texas legislative session Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 01/10/21 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
How do you get a COVID-19 vaccine? In Texas’ rollout, it’s a game of luck and chance Houston Chronicle  Root, J. 01/10/21 4 doc(s)
‘There’s just not enough vaccine’: Delays and confusion plague vaccine rollout San Antonio Express News  Chasnoff, B. 01/10/21 1 doc(s)
Austin not saying where $6 million in coronavirus aid went Austin American Statesman  Autullo, R. 01/09/21 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
Concerned over DNA evidence, judge recommends new trial to Austin man on death row for 2009 slaying Austin American Statesman  Hall, K. 01/09/21 2 doc(s)
How Fair Park in South Dallas was chosen as mega site for COVID-19 vaccine Dallas Morning News  Bailey Jr., E. 01/09/21 3 doc(s)
Outgoing Texas House speaker Dennis Bonnen leaves legacy of political ambition, talent and scandal Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 01/09/21 3 TX bill(s) 3 doc(s)
Texas governor to visit Arlington for tour of COVID-19 vaccination site Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 01/09/21 5 doc(s)
HISD principals can now stop online classes for struggling students. But will they? Houston Chronicle  Carpenter, J. 01/09/21 2 doc(s)
Sen. Ted Cruz criticizes Trump for inciting Capitol violence Houston Chronicle  Wermund, B. 01/09/21  
Alamodome to be converted into no-cost vaccination site, San Antonio announces San Antonio Express News  Chasnoff, B. 01/09/21 6 doc(s)
Our No. 3 issue of the legislative session: Austin police spending cuts Austin American Statesman  Autullo, R. 01/10/21 1 doc(s)
Amid COVID-19 spike, UT to go virtually all virtual through January Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 01/10/21 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus vaccines start for 2,000 Williamson County seniors in nursing homes, long-term care Austin American Statesman  Osborn, C. 01/10/21 4 doc(s)
Austin Convention Center being prepared as COVID-19 care site as hospitals fill Austin American Statesman  Carlson, K. 01/10/21 2 doc(s)
Unprecedented restrictions on journalists for an unprecedented legislative session Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 01/10/21 3 doc(s)
Fact-check: Did antifa storm Capitol Hill? Austin American Statesman  Mulder, B. 01/10/21  
2021 Texas Legislature: What's on the line for Abbott, Patrick and Phelan? Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 01/10/21 3 doc(s)
Austin is winning recruits among the tech elite, but that's not Seattle's biggest danger Austin American Statesman  Talton, J. 01/10/21 1 doc(s)
UT-Austin keeping most classes virtual through January as coronavirus infections soar in Travis County Dallas Morning News  McGee, K. 01/10/21 1 doc(s)
Dallas high schoolers empowered their communities to vote in the presidential election, but that’s just the beginning Dallas Morning News  Thompson, E. 01/10/21  
Dallas County tops 3,000 daily cases for 1st time; state opens therapeutic centers in North Texas Dallas Morning News  Marfin, C. 01/10/21 1 doc(s)
Texas Chief Justice Hecht: If Texas doesn’t reform its bail system, federal courts likely will Dallas Morning News  Hecht, N. 01/10/21 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
California dreamin’: Irving-based Vistra launches largest energy storage project on an old site overlooking the ocean Dallas Morning News  Schnurman, M. 01/10/21  
Don’t blame Jones for celebrating Dallas Cowboys’ attendance record. It’s a Texas thing Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Engel, M. 01/10/21  
Tarrant County public heath officials report 3,110 additional novel coronavirus cases Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Clarridge, E. 01/10/21 1 doc(s)
Mega vaccine site launches at Minute Maid Park Houston Chronicle  Britto, B. 01/10/21 2 doc(s)
Texas public school pre-K enrollment tumbles 22 percent Houston Chronicle  Carpenter, J. 01/10/21 1 TX bill 2 doc(s)
What you need to know about 6 key issues before the Texas Legislature Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 01/10/21  
Texas GOP hold rally near State Capitol just days after Capitol Hill violence Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 01/10/21  
Americans deserve answers, accountability after deadly Capitol riot Houston Chronicle  Grieder, E. 01/10/21  
COVID expert Peter Hotez worried Texas down to its 'last arrow' with vaccine Houston Chronicle  Gray, L. 01/10/21 5 doc(s)
Construction workers claim wage theft at Sheldon ISD project Houston Chronicle  Carballo, R. 01/10/21 4 doc(s)
‘Our hospitals are stressed’ — 1,163 coronavirus patients in San Antonio hospitals San Antonio Express News  Hardaway, L. 01/10/21 2 doc(s)
San Antonio’s University Health vaccine program aims to keep community healthy San Antonio Express News  Huddleston, S. 01/10/21 2 doc(s)
‘The South Side will not be left behind’ — Free COVID vaccines coming to South and West sides San Antonio Express News  Hardaway, L. 01/10/21 2 doc(s)
Vaccine rollout hits snag as health workers balk at shots Austin American Statesman  Johnson, C. 01/09/21  
GOP megadonor couple from Hill Country launch PAC for 2022 Texas elections Austin American Statesman  Svitek, P. 01/09/21  
Bastrop County first responders begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine, schools readying plans Austin American Statesman  Drummond, C. 01/09/21 4 doc(s)
Court upholds ban against states refusing refugees Austin American Statesman  A.P. Wire 01/09/21 4 doc(s)
Texas abortion opponents vow a major push in 2021. It's our No. 4 issue of the legislative session. Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 01/09/21  
Austin-area businesses could cut occupancy to 50% as coronavirus cases rise, officials say Austin American Statesman  Osborn, C. 01/09/21 4 doc(s)
Dallas County reports 2,387 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths; hospitalizations again set records Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 01/09/21 1 doc(s)
Why Tarrant County added 127 previously unreported COVID-19 deaths on Friday Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Stevenson, S. 01/09/21 4 doc(s)
HISD trustees approve COVID-19 paid leave extension for staff Houston Chronicle  Carpenter, J. 01/09/21  
FDA warns of false negatives with COVID-19 test used at Minute Maid Park, other sites Houston Chronicle  McGuinness, D. 01/09/21 2 doc(s)
Pfizer vaccine found to be effective against new COVID-19 strain, UTMB researchers say Houston Chronicle  Powell, N. 01/09/21 3 doc(s)
Rice, UT to start spring semester online after surge in COVID-19 cases Houston Chronicle  Britto, B. 01/09/21  
San Antonio has 5 new COVID deaths, daily average of new caseload near record San Antonio Express News  Selcraig, B. 01/09/21 3 doc(s)
FDA warns of false negative results with COVID-19 tests used by San Antonio testing sites San Antonio Express News  Dunphy, M. 01/09/21 6 doc(s)
Relax no one is jumping ahead of you for vaccines, at least not many San Antonio Express News  Ayala, E. 01/09/21 5 doc(s)
Dallas County DA Creuzot flexes new crime-fighting muscle in cases involving mental illness Dallas Morning News  Grigsby, S. 01/10/11  
Pressure Grows for States to Open Vaccines to More Groups of People New York Times  Goodnough, A. 01/10/21  

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