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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
Take care of your own during coronavirus crisis — and remember children, inmates, elderly and others who can’t Houston Chronicle  Editorial 03/16/20 3 doc(s)
Two Views: A pandemic reveals our interdependence Austin American Statesman  Smith, G. 03/16/20 3 doc(s)
Two Views: Here’s why expanding Medicaid isn’t the answer Austin American Statesman  Balat, D. 03/16/20 5 doc(s)
Sun starting to shine on Texas government Houston Chronicle  Shannon, K. 03/16/20 1 TX bill 2 doc(s)
Coronavirus cases in Austin climb to 5 Austin American Statesman  Mulder, B. 03/16/20 4 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: Prison population at risk of outbreak Austin American Statesman  Priest, J. 03/16/20 4 doc(s)
Austin doctor becoming city’s face of coronavirus response Austin American Statesman  Plohetski, T. 03/16/20 6 doc(s)
Parkland to begin limited drive-through coronavirus testing today Dallas Morning News  Smith, L. 03/16/20 3 doc(s)
For the uninsured, including many immigrants, concerns about coronavirus testing costs running high Dallas Morning News  Keomoungkhoun, N. 03/16/20 4 doc(s)
‘Complete confusion’ at DFW Airport as coronavirus screenings lead to massive crowds Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Johnson, K. 03/16/20 4 doc(s)
Texas grocery stores cutting hours and limiting purchases because of coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Ranker, L. 03/16/20 3 doc(s)
‘Large numbers’ of Texas kids could miss rest of school year, education commissioner warns Houston Chronicle  Carpenter, J. 03/16/20 3 doc(s)
Census outreach efforts changing amid coronavirus concerns Austin American Statesman  Flores, N. 03/16/20 2 doc(s)
Is it too late to stop the coronavirus? Dallas Morning News  Kuchment, A. 03/16/20 4 doc(s)
DFW Airport running smoothly a day after coronavirus checks stalled travelers Dallas Morning News  Scudder, C. 03/16/20 1 doc(s)
Grocery retailers not only scrambling to fill shelves but also shifts Dallas Morning News  Halkias, M. 03/16/20 1 doc(s)
Public tours canceled at Texas Capitol in response to coronavirus Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 03/16/20 4 doc(s)
How long will school be canceled because of COVID-19? ‘It’s not looking good.’ Dallas Morning News  Ayala, E. 03/16/20 4 doc(s)
Texas officials pass new requirements for nursing homes to limit spread of coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Johnson, K. 03/16/20  
Abbott fast-tracks licensing for out-of-state medical professionals to combat coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/16/20 1 doc(s)
For-profit cadaver business Science Care comes to Texas over official objections Houston Chronicle  Dexheimer, E. 03/16/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus could spur more one-on-one meetings, boost digital ads as politicians grapple with reaching voters Houston Chronicle  Zelinski, A. 03/16/20  
A Plano mom crusades for video after a day care worker abused her baby. But is it the right fight? Dallas Morning News  Grigsby, S. 03/15/20 1 TX bill
How do you find a good nursing home? Curious Texas investigates Dallas Morning News  Hacker, H. 03/15/20 4 doc(s)
As coronavirus looms, we’re in this together Austin American Statesman  Editorial 03/15/20 2 doc(s)
Texans, don’t cower over coronavirus. Be patient and generous, and help the vulnerable Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 03/15/20 1 doc(s)
Hurricane Harvey led to stronger policies. Chemical fires — ITC, KMCO, Exxon Mobil, TPC, Watson — should too Houston Chronicle  West, A. 03/15/20 2 doc(s)
More than 80% of Texas nursing homes cited recently for infection control problems Austin American Statesman  Chang, J. 03/15/20 1 doc(s)
CORONAVIRUS IN AUSTIN: Mayor bans events with 250 people or more Austin American Statesman  Jankowski, P. 03/15/20 2 doc(s)
Water, toilet paper, hand soap and ramen: North Texas residents scramble to buy in bulk Dallas Morning News  Arnold, K. 03/15/20 1 doc(s)
Bullying, threats, confusion. Employees describe culture under UTA president Karbhari. Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dent, M. 03/15/20 2 doc(s)
These Dallas-Fort Worth residents had coronavirus symptoms, but couldn’t get tested Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dent, M. 03/15/20  
‘We can’t test everyone’: San Antonians grow frustrated as they run up against limited coronavirus testing San Antonio Express News  Caruba, L. 03/15/20 2 doc(s)
Second San Antonio resident, one evacuee test positive for coronavirus San Antonio Express News  Caruba, L. 03/15/20 1 doc(s)
Gov. Abbott issues disaster declaration in Texas over coronavirus concerns Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 03/14/20  
UT president’s wife tests positive for coronavirus Austin American Statesman  Korte, L. 03/14/20  
Coronavirus in Austin: 3 test positive, including UT president’s wife Austin American Statesman  Plohetski, T. 03/14/20  
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declares ‘state of disaster’ over coronavirus, says drive-through testing to start in San Antonio Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/14/20  
The day when the coronavirus’ effects hit Fort Worth and Texas Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dent, M. 03/14/20  
Education leaders planning for schools to remain closed beyond March because of virus Houston Chronicle  Webb, S. 03/14/20  
Spring Break just got extended for a second week San Antonio Express News  Torralva, K. 03/14/20  
Gov. Abbott declares state of disaster over coronavirus; San Antonio gets first drive-thru testing site San Antonio Express News  Goldenstein, T. 03/14/20 3 doc(s)
As coronavirus spreads, Texas is fighting cities that want paid sick leave Austin American Statesman  Dent, M. 03/15/20 2 TX bill(s) 8 doc(s)
Giving City: Funds created to help fill SXSW void Austin American Statesman    03/15/20  
Dallas County coronavirus cases hit 11; Collin County at 7, and Tarrant at 4; UTA student tests positive Dallas Morning News  Marfin, C. 03/15/20  
Why close down? Do the math: Tarrant County has 2.1 million people — and 362 ICU beds Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Kennedy, B. 03/15/20 3 doc(s)
What’s next for the boys basketball season after UIL suspends state tournament play Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Gosset, B. 03/15/20  
Coronavirus concerns alter UIL, TAPPS, SPC athletics. Here’s what you need to know. Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Gosset, B. 03/15/20  
University of Texas at Arlington student confirmed to have COVID-19 Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/15/20 3 doc(s)
Harris Health switching to private firm for coronavirus testing Houston Chronicle  Ackerman, T. 03/15/20 2 doc(s)
Hundreds turned out Saturday at HISD’s food distribution site. Effort will ramp up next week San Antonio Express News  Scherer, J. 03/15/20  
Texas runoff candidates curbing direct voter contact amid coronavirus concerns Austin American Statesman  Tilove, J. 03/14/20 1 doc(s)
Zimmerman won’t seek recount of one-vote loss Austin American Statesman  Tilove, J. 03/14/20  
UIL suspends athletics across the state Austin American Statesman  Jones, T. 03/14/20 1 doc(s)
Dallas County has tested 59 people for coronavirus Dallas Morning News  Morris, A. 03/14/20  
Members of UT President Gregory Fenves’ family test positive for novel coronavirus Dallas Morning News  Mendez, M. 03/14/20 1 doc(s)
Doctors in Texas struggle to get masks to protect themselves from coronavirus Dallas Morning News  Morris, A. 03/14/20  
Coronavirus upends politics as voters `hunker down,' avoiding rallies and snubbing door-to-door canvassers Dallas Morning News  Gillman, T. 03/14/20  
Governor Greg Abbott declares state of disaster for Texas as coronavirus cases increase Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/14/20 3 doc(s)
Tarrant County College extending spring break; status of future classes not announced Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Howland, J. 03/14/20  
‘No need to panic:’ Tarrant County, Fort Worth declare local disaster after 3 coronavirus cases Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Ranker, L. 03/14/20 1 doc(s)
UT confirms its first case of COVID-19 — the president’s wife Houston Chronicle  Britto, B. 03/14/20 2 doc(s)
Galveston County confirms first presumptive coronavirus case Houston Chronicle  Powell, N. 03/14/20  
Harris County GOP chair-elect Nielsen seeks unity as he prepares to take reins from Simpson Houston Chronicle  Scherer, J. 03/14/20  
Officials shut down access to Texas prisons and Harris County jail, detention center in response to coronavirus Houston Chronicle  Barned-Smith, S. 03/14/20 1 doc(s)
UIL, TAPPS suspending sports seasons due to coronavirus San Antonio Express News  Hinojosa, D. 03/14/20 2 doc(s)
Parents scramble as schools extend Spring Break as a coronavirus precaution San Antonio Express News  Malik, A. 03/14/20  
We need good principals to stay longer in rural school districts   DeMatthews, D. 03/14/20  
Few Virus Cases, but Austin Is Reeling ‘As If a Tornado Came Through’ New York Times  Fernandez, M. 03/14/20  
House Passes Coronavirus Relief After Democrats Strike Deal With White House New York Times  Tankersley, J. 03/14/20  
Trump Declares National Emergency to Confront Coronavirus Wall Street Journal  Lazo, A. 03/14/20  

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