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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
Fair Park vaccination mega site provides access for the most vulnerable Dallas Morning News  Editorial 01/12/21 4 doc(s)
Don’t bring your mess to Texas, President Trump Houston Chronicle  Editorial 01/12/21  
Trump’s wall (what little there is) built on lies San Antonio Express News  Editorial 01/12/21  
School districts can recover from the pandemic by borrowing management ideas from the business world Dallas Morning News  Wicks, A. 01/12/21 2 doc(s)
Abbott defends vaccine rollout as state surpasses 30,000 coronavirus deaths Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 01/12/21 7 doc(s)
Texas budget outlook better than expected amid pandemic, per comptroller forecast Austin American Statesman  Mekelburg, M. 01/12/21 3 doc(s)
Consumer spending helps Texas deficit shrink, easing budget pressures, Comptroller Glenn Hegar says Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 01/12/21 5 doc(s)
How will more Texans receive COVID vaccines? Look to Arlington, Gov. Abbott says Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Broussard, K. 01/12/21 2 doc(s)
Texas becomes the second state to surpass 30,000 COVID-19 deaths Houston Chronicle  Rubio, J. 01/12/21 4 doc(s)
Federal aid, rebounding economy soften COVID's impact on Texas state budget Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 01/12/21 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
‘It’s heartbreaking’ — Many without appointments turned away at South Side COVID vaccination hub San Antonio Express News  Chasnoff, B. 01/12/21 3 doc(s)
Austin school district urges families to choose remote learning options this week amid COVID surge Austin American Statesman  Choi, H. 01/12/21 5 doc(s)
The coronavirus will permeate the 140-day legislative session. It's our No. 1 issue of the 2021 Texas Legislature. Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 01/12/21 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Oil and gas group to Texas lawmakers: New taxes will hurt rebound Austin American Statesman  Sechler, B. 01/12/21 1 doc(s)
COVID-19, Medicaid, economic recovery: Presumptive Texas House Speaker talks upcoming session Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 01/12/21 1 TX bill 6 doc(s)
UNT Dallas program looks past low undergrad GPAs to offer a chance for graduate degree Dallas Morning News  Smith, C. 01/12/21  
Dallas County reports 1,867 new coronavirus cases, 4 more deaths; Tarrant County adds 21 deaths Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 01/12/21 4 doc(s)
2M first, second COVID-19 doses have been distributed to Texans with more on the way, Gov. Abbott says Dallas Morning News  Keomoungkhoun, N. 01/12/21 3 doc(s)
COVID-19 clouds Texas revenue forecast as lawmakers begin legislative session Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 01/12/21 3 doc(s)
State capitols step up security amid new safety concerns Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Lieb, D. 01/12/21  
Two Texas lawmakers boycott 'superspreader' Opening Day ceremony Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 01/12/21  
Going big: US dispensing shots at sta-diums and fairgrounds Houston Chronicle  Pane, L. 01/12/21 2 doc(s)
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says ‘enough’ blaming antifa for Capitol attack Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 01/12/21  
'Symbol of his defiance': President Trump visiting Alamo, Texas - not the Alamo - on Tuesday San Antonio Express News  Dunphy, M. 01/12/21  
Gov. Greg Abbott touts 28 coronavirus vaccine hubs in Texas San Antonio Express News  Blackman, J. 01/12/21 5 doc(s)
‘Extremely dangerous’: San Antonio’s COVID-19 hospitalizations continue frightening upward trajectory as officials report 1,585 new cases San Antonio Express News  Caruba, L. 01/12/21 3 doc(s)
State lawmakers must consider all budget options Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Editorial 01/09/21 2 TX bill(s) 2 doc(s)
Analysis: A frustrating vaccine rollout in Texas that should’ve been smoother Victoria Advocate  Ramsey, R. 01/11/21 4 doc(s)
Preparing to start a new legislative session on Tuesday Lufkin Daily News  Nichols, R. 01/11/21  
New year, new session for Texas Legislature Abilene Reporter-News  Lambert, S. 01/10/21  
Reflections and Perspectives on the 87th Legislature Rio Grande Guardian  Rodriguez, J. 01/10/21 2 TX bill(s) 1 doc(s)
Vaccine distribution ramping up Lufkin Daily News  Ashby, T. 01/09/21  
State lawmakers outline legislative hopes Bryan Eagle  Wiley, K. 01/11/21 2 TX bill(s)
Vaccine rollout issues not unique to Laredo, but city faces extra hurdles to reach herd immunity Laredo Morning Times  Staff 01/11/21 1 doc(s)
Retiring Speaker Dennis Bonnen says 'extremists' do not represent Texas Republicans Wichita Falls Record News  Moritz, J. 01/11/21  
Phelan Q&A: COVID will color everything this Legislative session Beaumont Enterprise  Bain, K. 01/10/21  
Valley lawmakers hopeful for Medicaid expansion McAllen Monitor  Garcia, B. 01/10/21 1 doc(s)
UTRGV halts vaccine registration due to overwhelming requests McAllen Monitor  Staff 01/10/21 4 doc(s)
Morrison files bill about wages for public projects Victoria Advocate  Sloan, G. 01/10/21 1 TX bill
Regulators reject Texas windstorm rate increase Beaumont Enterprise  Dick, J. 01/09/21  
Texas lawmakers return to Austin to face twin challenges of COVID-19, economic uncertainty Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 01/09/21 5 doc(s)
State insurance regulators reject TWIA's planned 5% rate hike Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 01/09/21 4 doc(s)
As vaccine net widened, UTMB rushed to find recipients Galveston Daily News  Ferguson, J. 01/09/21 3 doc(s)
Insurance department rejects windstorm insurance rate hikes Galveston Daily News  Ferguson, J. 01/09/21 4 doc(s)
Zaffirini denounces ‘shameful attempt at mob rule’ Laredo Morning Times  Staff 01/09/21  
Abbott mobilizes resources as winter storm threatens Lubbock area with heavy snow Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Young, A. 01/09/21  
Valley MPO to push for state funding for several projects McAllen Monitor  Jimenez, F. 01/09/21 1 doc(s)
Chances of Trump, Cruz, delivering on second causeway project have likely vanished Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 01/09/21 1 doc(s)
Nichols, Ashby ready for legislative session Lufkin Daily News  Huff, J. 01/09/21 1 doc(s)
UTEP President Heather Wilson urges peaceful transfer of power after US Capitol seized El Paso Times  Staff 01/08/21  
Texas House must impeach seditious AG Ken Paxton Galveston Daily News  Jaworski, J. 01/08/21 1 doc(s)
Pfluger, Darby talk about events at U.S. Capitol San Angelo Standard Times  Tufts, J. 01/08/21  
Local officials, representatives react to Capitol riot Texarkana Gazette  Richter, K. 01/08/21  
State Capitols ‘on High Alert,’ Fearing More Violence New York Times  Baker, M. 01/12/21  
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     01/12/21  

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