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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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Texas’ county leaders haven’t stepped up strongly enough against coronavirus. That has to change Dallas Morning News  Editorial 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
As coronavirus impact spreads, oil price slide to bite Texas economy Austin American Statesman  Sechler, B. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
How are Austin-area jails handling coronavirus testing? Austin American Statesman  Bradshaw, K. 03/20/20  
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces temporary statewide school, restaurant, gym closures Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 03/20/20 4 doc(s)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott closes schools, restricts restaurants and bars amid coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/20/20 3 doc(s)
Some rural Texas counties act like they’re immune from the coronavirus. They’re not. Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Hernandez, K. 03/20/20 2 doc(s)
What’s available, what’s planned to help Fort Worth businesses survive coronavirus? Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Ranker, L. 03/20/20 6 doc(s)
Thursday’s coronavirus update: The region’s first death, a new testing center, and Texas’ public health disaster Houston Chronicle  Despart, Z. 03/20/20 2 doc(s)
Sheriff Gonzalez is seeking compassionate release of some inmates at the Harris County Jail Houston Chronicle  Banks, G. 03/20/20  
Gov. Abbott shuts Texas schools, restricts bars and restaurants through April 3 San Antonio Express News  Goldenstein, T. 03/20/20 6 doc(s)
Elections office grapples with uncertainty over COVID-19 San Antonio Express News  Garcia, G. 03/20/20 5 doc(s)
Texas prisons ramp up coronavirus protection measures Austin American Statesman  Priest, J. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
Texas beaches mostly bare of spring breakers after new crowd ban Austin American Statesman  Osbourne, H. 03/20/20 2 doc(s)
Houston pleads for more tests, gear as cars pack hospital Austin American Statesman  Weber, P. 03/20/20  
All Texas driver’s license offices closed down Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
UTA president steps down after details of investigation into questionable dealings with a university vendor released Dallas Morning News  Ayala, E. 03/20/20 4 doc(s)
UIL extends suspension of all sanctioned activities until May 4, at the earliest, because of coronavirus Dallas Morning News  Riddle, G. 03/20/20 3 doc(s)
Dallas County announces 20 new coronavirus cases, including first death; Tarrant County adds 10 Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 03/20/20 2 doc(s)
Need a drink? Abbott waives regulations to allow delivery of alcohol from restaurants Dallas Morning News  Jimenez, J. 03/20/20 2 doc(s)
Audit: UT Arlington officials violated Texas administrative code with online program Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dent, M. 03/20/20 4 doc(s)
Some Fort Worth parents struggle to pay for daycare after coronavirus school closures Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Johnson, K. 03/20/20 2 doc(s)
Texas beaches remain a refuge as coronavirus forces people inside Houston Chronicle  Powell, N. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
Texas A&M student tests positive for coronavirus Houston Chronicle  Britto, B. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
Texas Railroad Commission eyes production cuts Houston Chronicle  Chapa, S. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus relief bill could open up $2.5 billion in funding for Texas Houston Chronicle  Wu, G. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
Texas State, Our Lady of the Lake, A&M-San Antonio join UTSA in postponing graduation ceremonies San Antonio Express News  Torralva, K. 03/20/20  
Texas football (revenue) stronger than ever San Antonio Express News  Moyle, N. 03/20/20  
‘Taking a bath in virus soup’: Texas drivers license centers drew crowds Wednesday San Antonio Express News  Barned-Smith, S. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
UIL extends suspension of all activities because of coronavirus concerns San Antonio Express News  Hinojosa, D. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
Texas state parks close facilities to tamp down coronavirus spread San Antonio Express News  Dunning, S. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus shock hits San Antonio businesses, workers San Antonio Express News  Mendoza-Moyers, D. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
Local officials must reassess plans for May 2 elections Beaumont Enterprise  Editorial 03/19/20 3 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: 'Patchwork quilt' of virus prevention works better than expected Corpus Christi Caller Times  Editorial 03/19/20 1 TX bill 2 doc(s)
Transparency, governance go hand in hand Victoria Advocate  Kolkhorst, L. 03/19/20 2 TX bill(s)
Remaining committed to fighting for government transparency Victoria Advocate  Morrison, G. 03/19/20 1 TX bill
Cascading coronavirus reactions Longview News-Journal  McNeely, D. 03/19/20 5 doc(s)
Local, state officials ratchet up coronavirus response Corpus Christi Caller Times  Crow, K. 03/19/20  
Abbott found good compromise on transparency, health Galveston Daily News  Mintz, Y. 03/19/20 3 doc(s)
Lubbock’s May elections could get postponed Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Dotray, M. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
Governor suspends some Open Meetings Act provisions amid statewide emergency McAllen Monitor  Arevalo, D. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
With proclamation, Abbott urges local election delay McAllen Monitor  Arevalo, D. 03/19/20 1 doc(s)
Congressmen implore Gov. Abbott to provide more virus testing at hospitals, drive-thrus McAllen Monitor  Staff 03/19/20 3 doc(s)
Governor Abbott issues proclamation allowing local May elections to be postponed to November Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 03/19/20 3 doc(s)
Gov. Abbott to make decision on restaurants and bars; three deaths and 83 cases in Texas Tyler Morning Telegraph  Anderson, J. 03/19/20 1 doc(s)
Virus status ‘changing daily’ Valley Morning Star  Kelley, R. 03/19/20 3 doc(s)
First case of COVID-19 confirmed in DeWitt County Victoria Advocate  McCarthy, C. 03/19/20  
Coronavirus could postpone city, school elections Waco Tribune Herald  Witherspoon, T. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
6 COVID-19 cases confirmed in McLennan County, including 2 Baylor professors Waco Tribune Herald  Crum, B. 03/19/20  
Jail looks to release nonviolent inmates, police to limit misdemeanor arrests as COVID-19 precautions Waco Tribune Herald  Hoppa, K. 03/19/20  
Wichita County announces first case of COVID-19 Wichita Falls Record News  Watson, D. 03/19/20  
Texas DPS, Gov. Abbott temporarily waive expiration dates for driver's licenses Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/19/20 1 doc(s)
The Texas DMV is closing the Wichita Falls Regional Service Center to the public Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/19/20 2 doc(s)
Coronavirus Layoff Surge Overwhelms Unemployment Offices New York Times  Bernard, T. 03/20/20  
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     03/19/20  

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