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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
Candidates in the Spotlight Dallas Morning News  Editorial 02/21/18  
Schoolyard rumble over getting out the vote Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 02/21/18 4 doc(s)
Past time to raise the gas tax San Antonio Express News  Editorial 02/21/18 1 doc(s)
Best use of VW funds for Texas: Heavy-duty natural-gas vehicles Austin American Statesman  Pickens, T. 02/21/18 1 doc(s)
Texas unprepared for changes in transportation Austin American Statesman  Israel, C. 02/21/18 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
Death penalty: Use reason, not emotion Dallas Morning News  Herndon-De La Rosa, D. 02/21/18  
Help families get firearms removed from troubled people Dallas Morning News  French, D. 02/21/18  
What is the Texas attorney general afraid of? Young voters, that’s what Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Barron, K. 02/21/18 1 TX bill 5 doc(s)
Chupacabra, the Marfa lights and the granny tax - all Texas myths Houston Chronicle  Braddock, S. 02/21/18 1 TX bill
Panel votes to move inmate off death row Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 02/21/18 1 doc(s)
Foster care rejection sparks suit Dallas Morning News  McGaughy, L. 02/21/18 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
Assault weapons debate grows Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 02/21/18 1 TX bill
Texas parole board recommends clemency for Sugar Land man slated to die for murder-for-hire plot Houston Chronicle  Blakinger, K. 02/21/18 1 doc(s)
Texas' summer electricity prices expected to jump Houston Chronicle  Handy, R. 02/21/18 2 doc(s)
Uresti’s fate in jury’s hands as deliberations in criminal fraud trial begin San Antonio Express News  Contreras, G. 02/21/18 3 doc(s)
Abbott won’t say how he voted, but he’s happy to tell you how to Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 02/21/18  
Abbott mum on changing gun laws Austin American Statesman  Chang, J. 02/21/18 1 doc(s)
Texas State to institute new rules for Greek life Austin American Statesman  Haurwitz, R. 02/21/18  
Ex-San Angelo mayor chosen for committee Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 02/21/18 1 doc(s)
Dawnna Dukes says desk fell on her the night of forum Austin American Statesman  Wilson, M. 02/21/18  
Abbott: Fix background checks database Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 02/21/18 3 doc(s)
Patrick carries clout, cash Dallas Morning News  McGaughy, L. 02/21/18 1 doc(s)
A rare vote for clemency Dallas Morning News  McCullough, J. 02/21/18 1 doc(s)
Miller, opponent battle over conservative cred Dallas Morning News  Wang, J. 02/21/18  
$13M in funds to be repaid Dallas Morning News  Sarder, S. 02/21/18  
Philly trip is a jab to Iowa Dallas Morning News  Gillman, T. 02/21/18  
Texas comptroller highlights toolmaker, manufacturing Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Sakelaris, N. 02/21/18 1 doc(s)
Thousands vote in Harris County as nation's first primary election kicks off Houston Chronicle  Banks, G. 02/21/18  
Kulkarni's teen drug arrest puts Fort Bend Democrats on edge Houston Chronicle  Diaz, K. 02/21/18  
Fog feud lingers over Galveston's cruise business Houston Chronicle  Rumbaugh, A. 02/21/18 2 doc(s)
Suburbs not exempt from human trafficking, officials say Houston Chronicle  Glenn, M. 02/21/18 1 doc(s)
Abbott ad targets Larson’s voting record San Antonio Express News  Scherer, J. 02/21/18  
Gov. Abbott: Shootings show need to address background checks, mental illness San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 02/21/18 1 doc(s)
Gov. Abbott won’t say if he voted for Paxton, Miller or Bush San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 02/21/18 6 TX bill(s)
Recommendations in GOP statewide contested races Bryan Eagle  Editorial 02/20/18  
Eagle picks in contested Democratic state primary races Bryan Eagle  Editorial 02/20/18  
Texas Primary Election 2018: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Endorsements Corpus Christi Caller Times  Editorial 02/20/18  
AGN Endorsement: Price is right - again Amarillo Globe-News  Editorial 02/19/18 4 TX bill(s)
Recommendations in Texas Senate. House races Bryan Eagle  Editorial 02/19/18  
Choices in statewide Court of Criminal Appeals races Bryan Eagle  Editorial 02/19/18  
AGN Endorsement: Seliger is best for Amarillo-area Amarillo Globe-News  Editorial 02/18/18  
Study up before heading to polls Waco Tribune Herald  Editorial 02/18/18  
TEA must fix special education in Texas quickly McAllen Monitor  Editorial 02/16/18 3 doc(s)
Devil's in the details of Middleton's campaign talk Galveston Daily News  Rosen, L. 02/19/18  
One way or another, taxpayers pay the price Amarillo Globe-News  Henry, D. 02/18/18 1 TX bill
Texas has a duty to protect its citizens Amarillo Globe-News  Abbott, G. 02/18/18 1 doc(s)
Vote Faircloth if you want to keep a voice in Austin Galveston Daily News  Kinnear, J. 02/18/18 2 TX bill(s)
Wharves board should move fog delay talks to Austin Galveston Daily News  Smith, M. 02/18/18 2 doc(s)
Join me in voting for Mayes Middleton Galveston Daily News  McLeod, D. 02/16/18  
Candidate is businessman, not part of political establishment Victoria Advocate  Grunwald, J. 02/16/18  
Here's who's on the local primary ballot Beaumont Enterprise  Teitz, L. 02/20/18  
Early voting for March 6 primary starts Tuesday with high-stake races on ballot El Paso Times  Ramirez, C. 02/20/18  
State Rep. Mary Gonzalez defends record over challenger MarySue Femath in District 75 race El Paso Times  Borunda, D. 02/20/18  
Early voting begins today McAllen Monitor  Lopez-Puente, N. 02/20/18  
Are we safe at the wheel? Valley Morning Star  Kelley, R. 02/20/18 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
State Senate race turning ugly Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 02/20/18  
Early voting opens today in Texas primaries Longview News-Journal  Staff 02/20/18  
Millican forum lets Brazos Valley residents hear from, question candidates for local races Bryan Eagle  Lyons, K. 02/19/18  
Three-way West Texas State Senate race has larger implications for Republican Party Amarillo Globe-News  Stein, R. 02/18/18  
Empower Texans — It’s like a season of ‘House of Cards’ Amarillo Globe-News  Beilue, J. 02/18/18 1 TX bill
Rep. John Raney faces three GOP challengers for District 14 House seat; One Democrat running Bryan Eagle  Clark, C. 02/18/18 1 TX bill
Democracy at work in candidate session hosted by EPISO, Border Interfaith El Paso Times  Burge, D. 02/18/18  
Election 2018: Primaries early voting begins Tuesday Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Dotray, M. 02/18/18  
State rep will be a voice for Tyler, Smith County Tyler Morning Telegraph  Mansfield, E. 02/18/18  
Texas House candidate draws ire of police group Waco Tribune Herald  Copeland, M. 02/18/18  
Early voting begins Tuesday Wichita Falls Record News  Kowalick, C. 02/18/18  
O’Rourke holds town hall at MSU Wichita Falls Record News  Roberts, L. 02/18/18  
Democratic primary ballot propositions Longview News-Journal  Staff 02/18/18  
Republican primary ballot propositions Longview News-Journal  Staff 02/18/18  
Early voting begins Tuesday in state, county races Longview News-Journal  Staff 02/18/18  
Hopeful for appeals court touts seasoning Longview News-Journal  Evans, G. 02/18/18  
Incumbent Schwertner faces challenger in Texas District 5 seat primary; three vie for Democratic spot on ballot Bryan Eagle  Kuhlmann, S. 02/17/18 3 TX bill(s) 6 doc(s)
District 17 to see 1st Dem primary in decades Waco Tribune Herald  Ericksen, P. 02/17/18  
Democratic candidates talk priorities for Texas House District 12 Waco Tribune Herald  Conlon, S. 02/17/18  
Rodriguez: 102-mile Hidalgo County Loop will be a toll road Rio Grande Guardian  Capucion, E. 02/17/18 1 TX bill
Judge election process for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Texas Supreme Court could change Corpus Christi Caller Times  Dearman, E. 02/16/18 2 doc(s)
Texas Republicans are concentrating fire on each other as primaries near Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 02/16/18  
Beto O'Rourke raises $2.2 million for Senate race in 1st weeks of 2018 El Paso Times  Mekelburg, M. 02/16/18  
Part of Galveston Bay will close to oystering Monday Galveston Daily News  Ferguson, J. 02/16/18 2 doc(s)
Public Utility Commission asks for Final Order in LP&L’s bid to join ERCOT Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Dotray, M. 02/16/18 2 doc(s)
UT regents approve partnership with Ardent Tyler Morning Telegraph  McCoy, C. 02/16/18 2 doc(s)
Paxton: Holliday ISD violates law Wichita Falls Record News  Johnston, P. 02/16/18 3 doc(s)
Charles named chief justice of new 10th Judicial District Longview News-Journal  Evans, G. 02/16/18  
Harrison County party effort to censure Paddie fails Longview News-Journal  Richardson, R. 02/16/18 2 doc(s)
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     02/20/18  

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