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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.

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Get over it: Cancel your St. Patrick’s Day plans to protect others from coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 03/17/20  
Expand coronavirus testing now. Lack of information puts public at risk Houston Chronicle  Editorial 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
Tighter gun control would reduce gun deaths Dallas Morning News  Moreno, J. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
‘Uncharted territory’: Austin-area schools shutter amid coronavirus fears Austin American Statesman  Chang, J. 03/17/20 4 doc(s)
Some Austin restaurants temporarily close, others limit to take-out and delivery Austin American Statesman  Odam, M. 03/17/20  
Expect rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Texas, Abbott warns Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 03/17/20 4 doc(s)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Expect ‘exponential increase’ of confirmed coronavirus cases soon Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/17/20 3 doc(s)
Dallas hospitals prepare for the coronavirus surge Dallas Morning News  Schnurman, M. 03/17/20  
As coronavirus keeps Texans home, restaurant association urges to-go, delivery orders Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Manna, N. 03/17/20 3 doc(s)
Hidalgo orders bars to close, restricts restaurants to takeout for 15 days Houston Chronicle  Morris, M. 03/17/20 3 doc(s)
Coronavirus response: Gov. Abbott ensures funding for college work-study programs Austin American Statesman  Korte, L. 03/17/20 2 doc(s)
Texas GOP delays state convention until July Austin American Statesman  Tilove, J. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
Texas biotech community joins coronavirus fight Austin American Statesman  Choi, H. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
CORONAVIRUS IN TEXAS: STAAR testing canceled for 2019-20 school year Austin American Statesman  Moreno-Lozano, L. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
Texas hemp farmers begin applying for licenses Austin American Statesman  Sechler, B. 03/17/20 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Williamson County bans gatherings of 50 or more people Austin American Statesman  Osborn, C. 03/17/20  
Texas state agencies uneven on allowing working from home Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
Travis County judges releasing inmates to limit coronavirus spread Austin American Statesman  Autullo, R. 03/17/20 2 doc(s)
Virus-related price gouging can bring stiff fines in Texas Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 03/17/20 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Abbott suspends Open Meetings Act over coronavirus pandemic Austin American Statesman  Jankowski, P. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
Texas cancels high-stakes STAAR tests amid COVID-19 closures. Dallas, Richardson schools closed indefinitely. Dallas Morning News  Ayala, E. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
Allen, McKinney restrict gatherings as cities, Collin County issue coronavirus disaster declarations Dallas Morning News  Branham, D. 03/17/20  
Texas Governor Greg Abbott suspends vehicle registration and title rules Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/17/20 3 doc(s)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott waives STAAR test requirements amid COVID-19 school closures Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/17/20 2 doc(s)
With more testing, Texas to see ‘exponential increase’ in COVID-19 cases, Abbott says Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/17/20 5 doc(s)
Texas extends driver’s license expiration dates over coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/17/20 2 doc(s)
Texas implements new requirements for child care centers to prevent spread of coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Johnson, K. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
Dallas County closes bars, theaters, gyms and other businesses due to coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Johnson, K. 03/17/20  
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott suspends STAAR testing requirements over coronavirus Houston Chronicle  Webb, S. 03/17/20 2 doc(s)
Texas exploring all vote-by-mail ballots for May runoff Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 03/17/20  
TSU investigation still ongoing, board says as new initiatives announced Houston Chronicle  Britto, B. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
San Antonio’s lunch counters integrated 60 years ago San Antonio Express News  Huddleston, S. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
Texas banking commissioner gives OK for state banks to temporarily close San Antonio Express News  Danner, P. 03/17/20 3 doc(s)
Coronavirus has some state agencies curtailing public services San Antonio Express News  Dexheimer, E. 03/17/20 6 doc(s)
San Antonio confirms fourth COVID-19 case while mayor restricts gatherings to 50, says 10 is better San Antonio Express News  Fechter, J. 03/17/20 4 doc(s)
Do your duty, help our community, fill out census forms Waco Tribune Herald  Editorial 03/15/20 1 doc(s)
Good and bad news about Texas' fiscal watchdog Corpus Christi Caller Times  Editorial 03/13/20  
Criticism of McLennan County vote centers neglects many variables, advantages Waco Tribune Herald  Whitaker, B. 03/15/20 2 TX bill(s) 4 doc(s)
Campaigning in the era of coronavirus: The elbow bump replaces the handshake Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/16/20  
Texas Coronavirus Updates: How the state is handling the outbreak Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/16/20 6 doc(s)
Texas Tech HSC announces changes to classes, closings due to COVID-19 Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Staff 03/16/20  
State panel seeks to move JP's lawsuit over discipline for refusing same-sex weddings Waco Tribune Herald  Witherspoon, T. 03/16/20 2 doc(s)
Women and democracy in Texas: Winning the right to vote was only half the battle Corpus Christi Caller Times  Crow, K. 03/15/20  
Starr County working with state, local health officials for testing McAllen Monitor  Garcia, B. 03/15/20 1 doc(s)
Craddick: State leaders keeping an eye on falling oil prices Midland Reporter Telegram  Doreen, S. 03/15/20  
Texas side, Bowie County to open emergency operations center Texarkana Gazette  Richter, K. 03/14/20  
Prep talk: Treviño gives update on county efforts Valley Morning Star  Clark, S. 03/14/20 1 doc(s)
Area school districts extend spring break to limit coronavirus spread Waco Tribune Herald  Hoppa, K. 03/14/20 1 doc(s)
Emergency declaration for El Paso County, but not Hidalgo Rio Grande Guardian  Montoya, L. 03/14/20 2 doc(s)
Guerra: Coronavirus: We’re going to get through this Rio Grande Guardian  Muñoz, M. 03/14/20 2 doc(s)
Texas A&M, Blinn, Sam Houston State cancel classes for next week Bryan Eagle  Rodriguez, M. 03/13/20  
Texas coronavirus: Another case in Montgomery County; Cruz ending self-imposed quarantine Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/13/20 3 doc(s)
Texas Tech cancels week of classes after spring break, online only after that Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Young, A. 03/13/20  
SAU, A&M-Texarkana go online only in wake of coronavirus Texarkana Gazette  Staff 03/13/20  
East Texas colleges, private schools taking coronavirus precautions Tyler Morning Telegraph  Staff 03/13/20  
UTRGV extends Spring Break, switches to online only Valley Morning Star  Long, G. 03/13/20  
Classes canceled at UHV campuses; VC continues as scheduled Victoria Advocate  Douty, S. 03/13/20  
Waco, Midway ISDs to resume class Monday despite coronavirus concerns Waco Tribune Herald  Crum, B. 03/13/20 1 doc(s)
MSU extends spring break, to transition to online education amid coronavirus pandemic Wichita Falls Record News  Watson, D. 03/13/20  
UTPB to extend spring break because of coronavirus Midland Reporter Telegram  Staff 03/13/20  
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     03/16/20  

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