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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
Better breast cancer screening at no extra cost — ask for it Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 01/03/18 1 TX bill
A New Years Day resolution list for a do-almost-nothing Congress Houston Chronicle  Editorial 01/01/18 5 doc(s)
TWO VIEWS: Texas GOP should take a page from the Congress playbook Austin American Statesman  Quintero, J. 01/01/18 2 doc(s)
TWO VIEWS: Let’s make 2018 the year we make Texas friendly again Austin American Statesman  Smith, G. 01/01/18  
We have the means to end child hunger in Texas San Antonio Express News  Sanborn, B. 01/01/18 2 doc(s)
Uresti plans to lay blame for alleged fraud on co-defendant, Bates argues San Antonio Express News  Danner, P. 01/03/18 2 doc(s)
These 13 American-Statesman investigations had an impact in 2017 Austin American Statesman  Schwartz, J. 01/01/18  
Will Texas turn over your voter information to Trump's fraud commission? Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 01/01/18  
State sends just 4 killers to death row as Texans lose taste for eye-for-an-eye justice Dallas Morning News  Tsiaperas, T. 01/01/18  
Yep, new Texas laws take effect Monday. Here’s what you need to know Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 01/01/18 6 TX bill(s)
The Year Ahead: What can Houstonians expect in 2018? Houston Chronicle  Hixenbaugh, M. 01/01/18  
Health care costs soaring for retired teachers San Antonio Express News  Morris, A. 01/01/18 2 TX bill(s) 1 doc(s)
Julián Castro looks to help young candidates surf 2018 Democratic wave Austin American Statesman  Tilove, J. 01/03/18  
Willett leaves Texas Supreme Court for federal bench Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 01/03/18  
Appeals Judge Willett to take colleagues’ ‘Twitter temperature’ Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 01/03/18  
Julián Castro launches new PAC supporting Democratic Party, has already backed one Dallas candidate Dallas Morning News  Wang, J. 01/03/18  
Jimmy Blacklock joins Texas Supreme Court as latest justice mentored by Gov. Greg Abbott Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 01/03/18  
The rats, cold water and court order that continue to plague troubled South Dallas apartments Dallas Morning News  Wilonsky, R. 01/03/18  
New MLK parade in Arlington features big names, unites six counties Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 01/03/18  
Castro publicly launches PAC to support Dem candidates Houston Chronicle  Ward, M. 01/03/18  
Willett takes oath for 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Houston Chronicle  Zelinski, A. 01/03/18  
Women struggle to break through 'glass ceiling' in Texas judiciary Houston Chronicle  Morris, A. 01/03/18  
Negley is GOP dark horse to watch in TX-21 San Antonio Express News  Garcia, G. 01/03/18  
PolitiFact: Checking Jerry Patterson on homes repaired after Harvey Austin American Statesman  Selby, W. 01/01/18 2 doc(s)
The Statesman’s 10 most-read stories of the year Austin American Statesman  Webb, E. 01/01/18 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Questions continue over canceled special education contract Houston Chronicle  Matos, A. 01/01/18 4 doc(s)
Report: Bexar County juries don’t like the death penalty San Antonio Express News  Eaton, E. 01/01/18 1 doc(s)
Harvey expenses continue to rise for Texas prison system San Antonio Express News  Blakinger, K. 01/01/18  
TEA trust: A troubled state agency now faces a contracting scandal Houston Chronicle  Editorial 01/02/18 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Texan of the Year: Joe Straus took a principled stand to protect Texas Dallas Morning News  Editorial 12/31/17 8 TX bill(s) 2 doc(s)
Hypocrisy over Hurricane Harvey aid is denying help to victims who need it Dallas Morning News  Editorial 12/31/17 2 doc(s)
What happens in 2018 begins with this Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 12/31/17  
A 2017 call to action on flooding in Houston Houston Chronicle  Editorial 12/31/17  
Sexual harassment policy changes necessary San Antonio Express News  Editorial 12/31/17 1 doc(s)
Weakening standards for who can carry a loaded gun is a dangerous idea Austin American Statesman  Halff, D. 12/31/17 2 TX bill(s) 2 doc(s)
Lifting the curtain on this year's roller-coaster Texan of the Year selection process Dallas Morning News  Willey, K. 12/31/17  
Throw out useless 100-year flood maps to get to the true risk Houston Chronicle  Blackburn, J. 12/31/17 1 doc(s)
Will Trump be toxic for GOP incumbents? San Antonio Express News  Pimentel, O. 12/31/17  
How rising anger over tolls brings change Austin American Statesman  Oppel, R. 12/30/17 1 TX bill
Only half of Latino college students graduate. What are Texas schools doing to help? Dallas Morning News  Ayala, E. 01/02/18  
'Movement conservative' seeks to replace Montgomery County judge Houston Chronicle  Snyder, M. 01/02/18  
Computer chief, chemistry prof quit UT amid sexual misconduct inquiries Austin American Statesman  Haurwitz, R. 12/31/17  
As Texas special education overhaul stalls, TEA answers don’t add up Austin American Statesman  Ball, A. 12/31/17 3 doc(s)
In post-Harvey Houston, insurance has created a new gap between the haves and have nots Dallas Morning News  Martin, N. 12/31/17 2 doc(s)
Beto O'Rourke carries Texas Democrats' hopes in 2018 run against Ted Cruz Houston Chronicle  Diaz, K. 12/31/17  
New businesses lagging on the East Side San Antonio Express News  Stoeltje, M. 12/31/17  
After 30 years in business, locksmith loses his license — for 1980 crime Austin American Statesman  Dexheimer, E. 12/30/17 2 TX bill(s)
Austin's role in the rise of autonomous vehicles Austin American Statesman  Herrera, S. 12/30/17 1 TX bill 4 doc(s)
Universities face #MeToo movement over sexual harassment Houston Chronicle  Danilova, M. 12/30/17 2 doc(s)
SAISD tops list of large school food programs in Texas San Antonio Express News  Malik, A. 12/30/17 1 doc(s)
PolitiFact: Unauthorized residents do few crimes; how few hard to say Austin American Statesman  Selby, W. 01/02/18 1 TX bill 5 doc(s)
Banks have a new tool to stop scammers who target the elderly Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Baker, M. 01/02/18  
State's pushback on toll roads rankles Houston-area leaders Houston Chronicle  Begley, D. 01/02/18 1 doc(s)
How we covered the biggest storylines of the year Austin American Statesman  Staff 12/31/17 4 TX bill(s) 1 doc(s)
AISD’s chief financial officer appointed to school funding reform panel Austin American Statesman  Taboada, M. 12/31/17 1 TX bill
Top 10 PolitiFact Texas fact-checks of 2017 Austin American Statesman  Selby, W. 12/31/17  
Lunker program gets a boost to benefit bass fishing Austin American Statesman  Leggett, M. 12/31/17  
2018, odder than 2017? Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 12/31/17  
Ecologist Challenges the Myths About Cedar, Texas’ Most Hated Tree Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 12/31/17 1 TX bill
Consumer wins and losses in 2017 — plus 3 new tools that will make you stronger Dallas Morning News  Lieber, D. 12/31/17 2 TX bill(s)
Smart way to start 2018: Check the state’s website for unclaimed money Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 12/31/17  
Houston district attorney proud of first year in office Houston Chronicle  Rogers, B. 12/31/17 1 TX bill
Villager Q & A: Local state lawmaker Cecil Bell Jr. Houston Chronicle  Marshall, J. 12/31/17 1 TX bill
Top stories of 2017 San Antonio Express News  MacCormack, J. 12/31/17 1 TX bill 7 doc(s)
Politics punctuates Texas business in 2017 San Antonio Express News  Staff 12/31/17 1 TX bill 9 doc(s)
State environmental agency gives OK to waste station in Cedar Creek Austin American Statesman  Huber, M. 12/30/17 1 doc(s)
Attorney General Ken Paxton's securities fraud trials on hold for now Dallas Morning News  McGaughy, L. 12/30/17 3 doc(s)
Texas man forced New York teen into prostitution in Dallas, police say Dallas Morning News  Tsiaperas, T. 12/30/17 1 doc(s)
Critics Say Questions About Citizenship Could Wreck Chances for an Accurate Census New York Times  Wines, M. 01/03/18  
Capital Punishment Deserves a Quick Death New York Times  Editorial 01/01/18  

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