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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
We Recommend in the Democratic Primary Dallas Morning News  Editorial 02/20/18  
We Recommend in the Republican Primary Dallas Morning News  Editorial 02/20/18  
Who deserves your vote? Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 02/20/18  
We should strengthen SNAP, not add new restrictions Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Hough, C. 02/20/18 3 doc(s)
Early voting starts Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know. Austin American Statesman  Staff 02/20/18  
In crowded race to replace Lamar Smith, Cruz makes his pick plain Austin American Statesman  Tilove, J. 02/20/18  
A small drop in Texas’ infrastructure bucket Dallas Morning News  Benning, T. 02/20/18 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
O’Rourke tackles the name game Dallas Morning News  Leslie, K. 02/20/18  
Caraway urges NRA to relocate Dallas convention Dallas Morning News  Hallman, T. 02/20/18  
Harvey looms over Texas primary, but effect may be minimal Houston Chronicle  Elliott, R. 02/20/18 1 doc(s)
New life for Cornyn’s bill to improve background checks San Antonio Express News  Zelinski, A. 02/20/18 1 doc(s)
Minnesota restricts political wear at the polls. But the Supreme Court could change that Austin American Statesman  Gresko, J. 02/20/18 2 doc(s)
Poll: George P. Bush and Sid Miller ahead but could face runoffs Austin American Statesman  Tilove, J. 02/20/18 1 doc(s)
Democratic candidates compete to run against U.S. Rep. Bill Flores Austin American Statesman  Gibson, L. 02/20/18  
UT alum earns place in Longhorn Band history with $12 million donation Austin American Statesman  Wilson, M. 02/20/18  
Contenders take shots at young Bush Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 02/20/18  
Valdez hires campaign manager Dallas Morning News  Jeffers Jr., G. 02/20/18  
Houston voting essentials: When, where to vote and what's on the primary election ballot Houston Chronicle  Staff 02/20/18  
New poll: Abbott, Patrick far ahead on GOP primary race Houston Chronicle  Ward, M. 02/20/18 1 doc(s)
Texas prisons begin effort to move inmates back to overheated unit at center of lawsuit Houston Chronicle  Banks, G. 02/20/18 3 doc(s)
Pelosi, Castro tear into GOP tax bill, Trump’s budget proposal San Antonio Express News  Scherer, J. 02/20/18 2 doc(s)
Early voting at 38 Bexar County locations starts Tuesday San Antonio Express News  Scherer, J. 02/20/18  
Why it makes sense, and cents, to invest in the Astrodome Houston Chronicle  Falkenberg, L. 02/18/18  
We Recommend Creuzot in Dem race for Dallas County DA Dallas Morning News  Editorial 02/19/18  
For lieutenant governor: Scott Milder and Mike Collier Houston Chronicle  Editorial 02/19/18  
For land commissioner: Patterson as the Republican candidate Houston Chronicle  Editorial 02/19/18 2 doc(s)
Retirement system failing our teachers San Antonio Express News  Menendez, J. 02/19/18 2 TX bill(s)
We Recommend De Stefano in GOP primary for U.S. Senate Dallas Morning News  Editorial 02/18/18 2 doc(s)
We Recommend Abbott in the GOP primary for Texas governor Dallas Morning News  Editorial 02/18/18 3 TX bill(s) 1 doc(s)
GOP independent could be a standout in Congress Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 02/18/18  
This Dem candidate would take your call Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 02/18/18  
A child of God Houston Chronicle  Editorial 02/18/18 4 doc(s)
For State Representative, District 126: E. Sam Harless Houston Chronicle  Editorial 02/18/18  
In governor races, White and Abbott San Antonio Express News  Editorial 02/18/18 1 TX bill
Milder, Collier for lieutenant governor San Antonio Express News  Editorial 02/18/18 1 TX bill
Thumbs up, down Houston Chronicle  Editorial 02/17/18 3 doc(s)
For Senate District 17: Joan Huffman and Rita Lucido Houston Chronicle  Editorial 02/17/18 3 TX bill(s)
Land office recommendations San Antonio Express News  Editorial 02/17/18 2 doc(s)
Ortiz Jones, Hurd in 23rd District San Antonio Express News  Editorial 02/17/18 1 doc(s)
Railroad panel picks San Antonio Express News  Editorial 02/17/18  
In Senate contests, O’Rourke and Cruz San Antonio Express News  Editorial 02/17/18 1 doc(s)
Two Views: Why are Texas jails so crowded? Austin American Statesman  Smith, G. 02/19/18 1 doc(s)
Two Views: Give judges tools to decide who needs to remain in jail Austin American Statesman  Quintero, J. 02/19/18 2 doc(s)
A new hope Dallas Morning News  Parker, R. 02/18/18  
Cleaner and cheaper in Texas Dallas Morning News  Smitherman, B. 02/18/18 2 doc(s)
School property taxes: Analysis: On Texas’ high property taxes, both sides are to blame Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Ramsey, R. 02/18/18 1 doc(s)
School property taxes: A strong local leader sounds the alarm Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Greene, R. 02/18/18  
School property taxes: Texas senators respond to property tax claims Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Nelson, J. 02/18/18  
Traffic fixes hobbled by limit on tolls Houston Chronicle  Poole, R. 02/18/18 2 TX bill(s) 1 doc(s)
Texas’ alcoholic beverage laws are complex for good reason Austin American Statesman  Donley, R. 02/17/18 6 TX bill(s) 3 doc(s)
Protecting bad judges is bad public policy San Antonio Express News  Padilla, G. 02/17/18 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
Business group bulks up for races Austin American Statesman  Sechler, B. 02/19/18 8 TX bill(s)
Many in Austin are ‘meh’ about city’s bid for HQ2 Austin American Statesman  Dinges, G. 02/19/18 1 TX bill
Rivals now running buddies Dallas Morning News  Gillman, T. 02/19/18  
Local legal custom’ has cost cities millions Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Baker, S. 02/19/18 2 doc(s)
Barton’s departure may aid Democrats in District 6 Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 02/19/18  
Local exhibit carries on Sandra Bland’s legacy Houston Chronicle  Lewis, B. 02/19/18 3 doc(s)
For Patrick, criticism is affirmation Austin American Statesman  Walsh, S. 02/18/18  
Aiming to follow in dad’s footsteps Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 02/18/18  
Valdez relishes her role as underdog Dallas Morning News  Jeffers Jr., G. 02/18/18  
Psych safety woes shared Dallas Morning News  Ambrose, S. 02/18/18 1 TX bill 2 doc(s)
Could President Trump be the best thing that ever happened to political activism? Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 02/18/18  
Progress vs. preservation Houston Chronicle  Begley, D. 02/18/18 2 doc(s)
Jurors will get Uresti case on Tuesday San Antonio Express News  Contreras, G. 02/18/18 2 doc(s)
Austin ordinance on paid sick leave a first for Texas Austin American Statesman  Jankowski, P. 02/17/18 1 doc(s)
Legislators expected to intervene on sick policy Austin American Statesman  Sechler, B. 02/17/18 1 doc(s)
Eleven GOP candidates vying for Barton’s post Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 02/17/18  
Bush did not disclose home, loan San Antonio Express News  Matos, A. 02/17/18  
Hemisfair design features hotel, office tower, market San Antonio Express News  Webner, R. 02/17/18 2 doc(s)
Tollway scofflaws to catch a break Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 02/19/18 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
10 vying for Farenthold seat Austin American Statesman  Gibson, L. 02/19/18  
Bush’s career in Navy Reserve too short to say he’s ‘retired’ Austin American Statesman  Selby, W. 02/19/18  
GOP field of 8 vies for Hensarling’s seat Dallas Morning News  Leszcynski, R. 02/19/18  
16 in running to replace retiring veteran Barton Dallas Morning News  Hallman, T. 02/19/18  
Dems vying to take on Sessions demand gun control Dallas Morning News  Jeffers Jr., G. 02/19/18  
Fields crowded for suburban seats Dallas Morning News  Wigglesworth, V. 02/19/18  
Time to make history: Head to polls when early voting starts Tuesday Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 02/19/18  
Anti-vaccine political action group focuses efforts on medical district Houston Chronicle  Zelinski, A. 02/19/18 4 TX bill(s)
Possible mumps outbreak at 2 prisons San Antonio Express News  Blakinger, K. 02/19/18  
These 7 other Democrats aspire to be governor, too San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 02/19/18  
Trooper, suspect in shootout San Antonio Express News  Quinn, C. 02/19/18  
Abbott taking a risk in trying to oust fellow Republicans San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 02/19/18  
School district might ask voters for a TRE San Antonio Express News  Caruba, L. 02/19/18 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
Brooks turnaround San Antonio Express News  Webner, R. 02/19/18  
5 Democrats vie to unseat Williams in District 25 race Austin American Statesman  Chang, J. 02/18/18 6 doc(s)
State’s share of funding for education has fallen Austin American Statesman  Selby, W. 02/18/18 1 TX bill 5 doc(s)
4-way GOP contest for Williamson County seat Austin American Statesman  Osborn, C. 02/18/18  
Women describe permissive culture at Austin Opera Austin American Statesman  Ball, A. 02/18/18  
Senate hopefuls in full attack mode Dallas Morning News  Wigglesworth, V. 02/18/18  
Giddings’ seat could be decided March 6 Dallas Morning News  Leszcynski, R. 02/18/18  
‘America is back,’ Pence exults Dallas Morning News  Benning, T. 02/18/18 2 doc(s)
Challengers in way, she’s eager to finish what she started Dallas Morning News  McGaughy, L. 02/18/18 2 doc(s)
Want a mail-in ballot for the primary election? Better hurry and ask for one Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 02/18/18 1 TX bill
More extreme than the NRA: Some Texans align with ‘a little nutjob group’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Kennedy, B. 02/18/18  
Misreading Republican voters is a big mistake for GOP leaders Houston Chronicle  Grieder, E. 02/18/18  
Mail-in ballot confusion frustrates local retirees San Antonio Express News  Garcia, G. 02/18/18 1 doc(s)
Why they want to be governor: Valdez, child of migrants, spreads message of opportunity San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 02/18/18 2 doc(s)
Why they want to be governor White says leaders should ‘do right and risk the consequences’ San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 02/18/18  
Feds: Texas group helped Russians meddle Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 02/17/18 1 doc(s)
2 challenge Miller in GOP agriculture commissioner race Austin American Statesman  Silver, J. 02/17/18  
Number of Texas schools skipping sex education is hard to pin down Austin American Statesman  Selby, W. 02/17/18 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Bill would promote restraining orders Austin American Statesman  McPherson, L. 02/17/18 1 doc(s)
911 bill named for Texan becomes law Dallas Morning News  Cobler, N. 02/17/18 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
O’Rourke starts year with bang, banking $2.2M Dallas Morning News  Leslie, K. 02/17/18  
Communication key issue in race Dallas Morning News  Leszcynski, R. 02/17/18  
Huffines’ cash funded effort Dallas Morning News  Ayala, E. 02/17/18 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
Oncor got a break — pass it on Dallas Morning News  Mosier, J. 02/17/18 2 doc(s)
Race is grass roots vs. polish Dallas Morning News  Tsiaperas, T. 02/17/18  
911 bill honors woman it might have saved Houston Chronicle  Diaz, K. 02/17/18 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
Prosecutors: Russians tried disruption in Texas Houston Chronicle  Carpenter, J. 02/17/18 1 doc(s)
Man allegedly used DA’s name in scam Houston Chronicle  Rogers, B. 02/17/18 1 doc(s)
Pelosi rallies Dems on 'Dramer' issue at downtown fundraiser Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 02/17/18 3 doc(s)
Flu activity is beginning to level off, state report says Houston Chronicle  Ackerman, T. 02/17/18 1 doc(s)
Uresti bought ads on Google before trial San Antonio Express News  Chasnoff, B. 02/17/18 1 doc(s)
Labor endorses O’Rourke for Senate after all San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 02/17/18  
Judge calls FourWinds ‘a scam’ San Antonio Express News  Contreras, G. 02/17/18 2 doc(s)
School safety to be top priority San Antonio Express News  Scherer, J. 02/17/18  
The Lone Star Long Shot Who Wants to Topple Ted Cruz New York Times  Tackett, M. 02/20/18  

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