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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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The coronavirus has ground life to a halt, but educating our kids must go on Dallas Morning News  Editorial 03/19/20 1 doc(s)
Do your part to slow COVID-19, protect system San Antonio Express News  Editorial 03/19/20 3 doc(s)
Austin appears behind some cities in virus spread, but why? Austin American Statesman  Plohetski, T. 03/19/20  
St. David’s HealthCare doctor tests positive for coronavirus Austin American Statesman  Tilove, J. 03/19/20 1 doc(s)
How ready are Dallas-Fort Worth hospitals for the coming surge? Dallas Morning News  Schnurman, M. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
Texas governor may announce statewide restrictions to curb coronavirus spread Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 03/19/20 1 doc(s)
Residents of Arlington center where man died of coronavirus to be tested, Abbott says Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Mitchell, M. 03/19/20  
Houston-area hospitals lack beds for widespread coronavirus outbreak, Harvard researchers say Houston Chronicle  Ackerman, T. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
Texas’ confirmed COVID-19 cases jump as testing ramps up Houston Chronicle  McGuinness, D. 03/19/20 1 doc(s)
VIA might cut San Antonio area bus service by 25 percent for driver safety San Antonio Express News  Selcraig, B. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Austin: Doctors limit visitors, use telemedicine Austin American Statesman  Villalpando, N. 03/19/20 1 doc(s)
Expiration dates on Texas driver’s licenses canceled for now Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 03/19/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott presses for local May 2 elections to be delayed Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 03/19/20 3 doc(s)
Lubbock family under quarantine after Texas Tech student ignored requirement to self-isolate Dallas Morning News  Marfin, C. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
First coronavirus death in Collin County; Tarrant County issues tighter restrictions Dallas Morning News  Jeffers Jr., G. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
Texas loosens rules on unemployment benefits after a spike in jobless claims Dallas Morning News  Arnold, K. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
Texas cities, school districts can postpone local elections from May to November over coronavirus concerns Dallas Morning News  Morris, A. 03/19/20 1 doc(s)
Cornyn defends Trump’s use of term ‘Chinese virus,’ citing markets that sell bats and dogs as meat Dallas Morning News  Gillman, T. 03/19/20  
With STAAR tests waived due to COVID-19, districts to decide promotions, graduations Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/19/20 3 doc(s)
Gov. Greg Abbott allows local officials to postpone May 2 elections due to COVID-19 Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/19/20 6 doc(s)
How Fort Worth restaurant workers are coping with coronavirus closures Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dent, M. 03/19/20 3 doc(s)
More than 1 in 10 catch coronavirus from someone not showing symptoms, UT study finds Houston Chronicle  Ackerman, T. 03/19/20 1 doc(s)
'The shock is very different': Texas unemployment claims jump as economic turmoil from virus hits Houston Chronicle  Douglas, E. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
Several Texas Park and Wildlife issues put on backburner due to coronavirus Houston Chronicle  Wyatt, M. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
Texas colleges postpone graduations amid COVID-19 concerns Houston Chronicle  Brittain, J. 03/19/20  
Texas coronavirus testing capacity to rise to 20K kits per week, Abbott says Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 03/19/20 4 doc(s)
Sen. Cornyn blames Chinese ‘cultural practices’ for coronavirus Houston Chronicle  Wermund, B. 03/19/20  
Abbott allows local governments to postpone May 2 elections til November Houston Chronicle  Scherer, J. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
Harris County officials settle lawsuit, agreeing to disclose records of foreign nationals who tried to vote in Texas Houston Chronicle  Banks, G. 03/19/20  
San Antonio area’s May elections could be postponed, including renewal of tax that funds Pre-K 4 SA San Antonio Express News  Torralva, K. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
UT San Antonio dormitory shutdown now underway San Antonio Express News  Malik, A. 03/19/20  
Can our society pass bigger tests in viral challenge? Waco Tribune Herald  Editorial 03/18/20 2 doc(s)
Fixed-rate Tuition: SFA plan will allow students, families to better calculate their college expenses Lufkin Daily News  Editorial 03/18/20  
Let's continue to keep the sun shining in Texas Galveston Daily News  Baggett, D. 03/18/20 2 TX bill(s) 4 doc(s)
Texas A&M postpones spring graduation ceremonies, moves finals online Bryan Eagle  Staff 03/18/20  
Coronavirus in Texas: Gov. Abbott activates Texas National Guard amid coronavirus outbreak Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/18/20 2 doc(s)
Governor activates Texas National Guard McAllen Monitor  Arevalo, D. 03/18/20 4 doc(s)
UT Tyler moves to online only classes for spring semester, delays commencement Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 03/18/20  
Victoria College, UHV to halt in-person classes Victoria Advocate  McCarthy, C. 03/18/20  
Texas waiving some rules for vehicle registration, titles and disabled parking placards Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/18/20 2 doc(s)
Wichita County declares disaster due to COVID-19 Wichita Falls Record News  Kowalick, C. 03/18/20 1 doc(s)
MC cancels graduation ceremony, other events Midland Reporter Telegram  Doreen, S. 03/18/20  
LeTourneau, UT Tyler to finish semester online only, postpone commencement Longview News-Journal  Staff 03/18/20  
Lucio: With schools closing, we need to address ‘homework gap’ Rio Grande Guardian  Martinez, P. 03/18/20  
Perryman: Significant census undercount would be very costly to Texas Rio Grande Guardian  Montoya, L. 03/18/20 1 doc(s)
The ‘Voter Suppression’ Smear Is Back Wall Street Journal  Rove, K. 03/19/20  
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     03/18/20  

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