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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
Republicans are going futile and stupid in placating Trump. It needs to stop. Houston Chronicle  Editorial 01/05/21  
Texas health officials continue to see wide gap in number of vaccines delivered and administered Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 01/05/21 2 doc(s)
Here's what you need to know about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Central Texas Austin American Statesman  Osbourne, H. 01/05/21 3 doc(s)
High aspirations: Marijuana bills look to push Texas toward decriminalization, legalization in 2021 Dallas Morning News  Briseno, A. 01/05/21 7 TX bill(s) 1 doc(s)
Here’s how much Texas spent trying to overturn presidential election results Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 01/05/21 1 doc(s)
Everything you need to know about Houston's COVID-19 vaccine rollout Houston Chronicle  Wu, G. 01/05/21 5 doc(s)
Texans in Congress stick with Trump to final election-defying vote Houston Chronicle  Wermund, B. 01/05/21  
San Antonio’s coronavirus positivity rate spikes to 23.2 percent as COVID-19 hospitalizations near summer peak San Antonio Express News  Caruba, L. 01/05/21 2 doc(s)
‘Glimmer of hope’: Hundreds of San Antonians line up for COVID-19 vaccine San Antonio Express News  Chasnoff, B. 01/05/21 4 doc(s)
New bill for upcoming legislative session would allow athletes in Texas to profit off name, image, likeness Austin American Statesman  Davis, B. 01/05/21 1 TX bill
Texas Capitol reopens after coronavirus forced shutdown to the public in March Austin American Statesman  Moritz, J. 01/05/21 1 doc(s)
On the first day of session, Texas senators will be tested for COVID-19 Dallas Morning News  Morris, A. 01/05/21 4 doc(s)
Nearly 50,000 sign up on Dallas County vaccine registry in two days Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 01/05/21 3 doc(s)
Dallas County reports 1,570 coronavirus cases, 17 deaths as Texas hospitalizations reach a new high Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 01/05/21 4 doc(s)
Statehouses face threat of virus Dallas Morning News  Hanson, A. 01/05/21 1 doc(s)
Dallas-area lawmaker scolds Texas AG Ken Paxton over $12k of state funds on ‘bogus’ suit over election Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 01/05/21 1 doc(s)
Houston halts COVID-19 vaccine appointments after slots fill quickly Houston Chronicle  McGuinness, D. 01/05/21 5 doc(s)
Attorney: Congressional seat data not ready until February Houston Chronicle  Schneider, M. 01/05/21 4 doc(s)
Second-trimester abortions increased 61% after Texas lifted temporary ban, study shows Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 01/05/21 2 doc(s)
Harris County's January foreclosure auction canceled Houston Chronicle  Schuetz, R. 01/05/21 1 doc(s)
Tilman Fertitta, taking stock of 2020, is ready to flex his buying muscle Houston Chronicle  Drane, A. 01/05/21  
Texas Capitol, closed for 10 months, reopens to the public with new safety precautions Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 01/05/21 4 doc(s)
Bexar DA investigator in San Antonio appointed to state mental health panel San Antonio Express News  Zavala, E. 01/05/21  
‘They’re trying to snuff it out’: San Antonio Water System wants judge to declare reform drive null and void San Antonio Express News  Fechter, J. 01/05/21 2 doc(s)
San Antonio police chief, union leader try to discredit police reform effort San Antonio Express News  Eaton, E. 01/05/21 1 doc(s)
Vaccine rollout needs faster pace in Texas, nation Beaumont Enterprise  Editorial 01/04/21 3 doc(s)
Pot in Texas: Twenty bills to loosen laws filed as Legislature prepares to meet Texarkana Gazette  Editorial 01/02/21  
Local governments deserve to have a say in Austin Victoria Advocate  Editorial 12/31/20 3 TX bill(s)
Looking ahead to the start of the state legislative session Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Landry, D. 01/03/21 1 TX bill 4 doc(s)
Texas still hasn’t accepted federal money to expand Medicaid Corpus Christi Caller Times  Bernard, J. 12/31/20 3 doc(s)
Heads-up in new year 2021 Longview News-Journal  McNeely, D. 12/31/20 1 TX bill
Rep. Matt Schaefer shares plans for the upcoming state legislative session Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 01/03/21  
Texas Legislature to consider additional controls on flaring, methane emissions from oil and gas Victoria Advocate  Venable, K. 01/03/21 2 TX bill(s) 3 doc(s)
Looking ahead: Legislative session, school’s new name on the 2021 calendar Midland Reporter Telegram  Doreen, S. 01/03/21  
State Rep. Chris Paddie says budget, redistricting highlight upcoming Texas Legislature challenges Longview News-Journal  Shamburger, M. 01/03/21 1 doc(s)
Medicaid expansion a top priority for Texas health advocates in 2021 Victoria Advocate  McCarthy, C. 01/02/21 5 doc(s)
RRC exceeds legislative mandates despite challenges of 2020 Midland Reporter Telegram  McEwen, M. 01/02/21 1 doc(s)
RGVP: We’re ready to help Gov. Abbott bring ‘economic powerhouses’ to Valley Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 01/02/21  
Bars to close; restaurants to reduce capacity under state order Victoria Advocate  Rogers, C. 01/01/21 1 doc(s)
Victoria DA responds to bills filed regarding self-defense, marijuana Victoria Advocate  Rogers, C. 01/01/21 3 TX bill(s)
Local control, lobbying are top legislative concerns for rural counties Victoria Advocate  Rosenberg, M. 12/31/20 5 TX bill(s)
Nearly 100 higher education bills already filed ahead of 87th Lege Victoria Advocate  Douty, S. 12/30/20  
State says Texans 65 and older or with medical conditions can begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine Victoria Advocate  McCarthy, C. 12/30/20 4 doc(s)

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