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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
Coronavirus puts our community to the test Austin American Statesman  Editorial 03/18/20  
Distracted driving can be deadly. Put down the phone Houston Chronicle  Editorial 03/18/20 1 doc(s)
To save lives, let campus labs test for coronavirus now Houston Chronicle  Richards-Kortum, R. 03/18/20  
Texas Triangle is our present and future San Antonio Express News  Cisneros, H. 03/18/20  
Commentary: Rural school districts struggle to keep principals San Antonio Express News  DeMatthews, D. 03/18/20  
Coronavirus has exposed our fault lines San Antonio Express News  Mayes, T. 03/18/20 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
At Austin-area supermarkets, the run on goods continues Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 03/18/20 1 doc(s)
UT asks students not to return to campus amid coronavirus pandemic Austin American Statesman  Korte, L. 03/18/20 1 doc(s)
In Texas, only some eateries go dark as Gov. Abbott defers to local officials on coronavirus response Dallas Morning News  Gillman, T. 03/18/20 1 TX bill 5 doc(s)
As the coronavirus moves across boundaries, some look to Abbott for uniform restrictions Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/18/20 2 doc(s)
San Antonio’s school districts extend campus closures two weeks, A&M S.A. out for semester San Antonio Express News  Torralva, K. 03/18/20 4 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Austin: DFPS, foster care groups brace for impact Austin American Statesman  Finan, K. 03/18/20  
Advocates understand need to relax open meetings law, vow to monitor Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 03/18/20 3 doc(s)
Sen. Cornyn suspends campaign events amid coronavirus pandemic Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 03/18/20 2 doc(s)
Abbott weighing options for runoff amid pandemic Austin American Statesman  Tilove, J. 03/18/20 2 doc(s)
Gun control group endorses MJ Hegar for Texas senator, blasts both Cornyn, West Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/18/20 1 TX bill
Texas acts to stop day care centers from closing as coronavirus menaces workers’ paychecks Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/18/20 2 doc(s)
Texas Republicans will delay state convention as nation guards against spread of coronavirus Dallas Morning News  Jeffers Jr., G. 03/18/20  
As Texas college students head home unexpectedly, there’s unease about those who must remain Dallas Morning News  Ayala, E. 03/18/20  
Texas elections for U.S. Senate runoff, local races in flux amid coronavirus spread Dallas Morning News  Morris, A. 03/18/20 1 doc(s)
Grand Prairie to get drive-thru COVID-19 testing, Tarrant County looking at options Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/18/20 1 doc(s)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott activates National Guard to be ready for coronavirus response Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/18/20 6 doc(s)
Warning to Texans: Don’t price gouge. If you do, it will cost you Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 03/18/20 2 doc(s)
In-person UTA classes won’t resume this semester; commencement postponed due to coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Clarridge, E. 03/18/20  
Texas’ first coronavirus-related death was a 97-year-old Bay City funeral home director Houston Chronicle  Barned-Smith, S. 03/18/20  
Suburban counties split over restricting bars, restaurants due to coronavirus Houston Chronicle  Powell, N. 03/18/20 2 doc(s)
Texas Southern board chair resigns, appointed to another state board Houston Chronicle  Britto, B. 03/18/20 2 doc(s)
Gov. Abbott may expand vote-by-mail for May 26 runoff elections Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 03/18/20 2 doc(s)
Mike Bloomberg still trying to help flip Texas House to Democrats Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 03/18/20  
Long Election Day lines prompt Commissioners Court to review county-wide voting Houston Chronicle  Despart, Z. 03/18/20 2 doc(s)
Coronavirus muddles plans for Harris County Dem, GOP conventions Houston Chronicle  Scherer, J. 03/18/20  
Gov. Abbott activates Texas National Guard for coronavirus response Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 03/18/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus testing costs in Texas: What patients need to know Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 03/18/20 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
In Houston, fighting a public health crisis will mean economic hardships for many Houston Chronicle  Grieder, E. 03/18/20 1 doc(s)
San Antonio universities accelerate closures; UT System to postpone graduation ceremonies San Antonio Express News  Torralva, K. 03/18/20  
Weighing San Antonio impact of nearly $1 trillion relief bill that’s in the works for workers, corporations San Antonio Express News  Mendoza-Moyers, D. 03/18/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott takes right step to protect Texans Amarillo Globe-News  Editorial 03/17/20 3 doc(s)
Government transparency is a basic taxpayer right Galveston Daily News  Middleton, M. 03/17/20 5 TX bill(s)
The importance of open government Lufkin Daily News  Nichols, R. 03/17/20 2 doc(s)
Coronavirus testing ramping up in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott says Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/17/20 2 doc(s)
STAAR test cancelled? Texas governor waived testing requirements due to coronavirus San Angelo Standard Times  Moritz, J. 03/17/20 2 doc(s)
Governor Abbott waives STAAR testing for 2019-20 school year Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 03/17/20 2 doc(s)
VISD, other area schools prepare as COVID-19 spreads Victoria Advocate  Douty, S. 03/17/20 3 doc(s)
Crossroads courts on hold amid COVID-19 threat Victoria Advocate  Wilcox, J. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
Counties, city issue disaster declarations over COVID-19 pandemic Victoria Advocate  Staff 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
STAAR tests unlikely for Waco ISD; lost days won't be made up Waco Tribune Herald  Crum, B. 03/17/20 1 TX bill 2 doc(s)
Activities curtailed at Wichita County Courthouse as precaution against COVID-19 Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
COVID-19 update: Abbott declares disaster, zero cases in Wichita County Wichita Falls Record News  Kowalick, C. 03/17/20 1 doc(s)
Gregg County judge, Longview mayor issue disaster declarations Longview News-Journal  Staff 03/17/20  
Gov. Greg Abbott waives STAAR testing; East Texas superintendents applaud move Longview News-Journal  Barton, K. 03/17/20 2 doc(s)
Governor waives state STAAR testing requirements Lufkin Daily News  Juarez, G. 03/17/20 2 doc(s)
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     03/17/20  

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