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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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Dallas issues shelter-in-place orders, other jurisdictions need to follow our lead Dallas Morning News  Editorial 03/24/20 3 doc(s)
Texas needs a shelter-in-place order. Now Houston Chronicle  Editorial 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott’s coronavirus approach draws praise in rural Texas Austin American Statesman  Tilove, J. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus shelter-in-place order will be issued Tuesday for Travis, Williamson counties Austin American Statesman  Plohetski, T. 03/24/20 4 doc(s)
Paxton issues abortion warning Dallas Morning News  Mendez, M. 03/24/20 4 doc(s)
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick spurns shelter in place, urges return to work, says grandparents should sacrifice Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/24/20 2 doc(s)
Collin County cities intend to issue shelter-in-place orders, McKinney mayor says Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Fort Worth residents will be told to stay at home to cut coronavirus transmissions Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Ranker, L. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Hidalgo to order ‘stay-at-home,’ not ‘shelter-in-place,’ for Harris County on Tuesday morning Houston Chronicle  Morris, M. 03/24/20 2 doc(s)
San Antonio, Bexar County residents ordered to stay home as local coronavirus cases climb San Antonio Express News  Fechter, J. 03/24/20 2 doc(s)
Emergency order blocks most abortions in Texas, Paxton says Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Texas prison worker tests positive for coronavirus Austin American Statesman  Priest, J. 03/24/20  
As Central Texas schools shutter, educators grapple with teaching students remotely Austin American Statesman  Washington, A. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott asks Trump to declare Texas a major disaster Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 03/24/20 3 doc(s)
Eckhardt to stay past resignation to help with Travis County’s coronavirus response Austin American Statesman  Autullo, R. 03/24/20 2 doc(s)
Consumer advocates pressure Texas to halt utility shutoffs during COVID-19 outbreak Dallas Morning News  Arnold, K. 03/24/20 2 doc(s)
Dallas County reports 24 new cases, 2 deaths Dallas Morning News  Nix, M. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Texas Hospital Association urges communities statewide to order sheltering in place Dallas Morning News  Morris, A. 03/24/20 4 doc(s)
Tarrant County confirms 10 new coronavirus cases, including four more in Fort Worth Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Stevenson, S. 03/24/20  
Abortions not essential to mother’s health must be halted under order, Texas AG says Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/24/20 2 doc(s)
High hospitalization rate among Houston-area COVID-19 cases indicator of early testing woes: officials Houston Chronicle  Hensley, N. 03/24/20 2 doc(s)
More than 1,750 tested for coronavirus in Harris County Houston Chronicle  Ketterer, S. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott to Trump: Coronavirus response ‘beyond the capabilities of the state’ Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Gov. Abbott’s order prohibits abortions during coronavirus disaster San Antonio Express News  Goldenstein, T. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Bexar’s criminal courts go to one judge during COVID-19 outbreak San Antonio Express News  Zavala, E. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
San Antonio funeral homes offering virtual services, drive-thru visitation during coronavirus pandemic San Antonio Express News  O'Hare, P. 03/24/20 3 doc(s)
San Antonio to see plunge in sales and hotel tax revenue from coronavirus, but cutbacks unclear San Antonio Express News  Mendoza-Moyers, D. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
‘I have to triage requests’: SA volunteers are flooded with requests for face masks San Antonio Express News  Garcia, L. 03/24/20 2 doc(s)
Governments must remain transparent during this crisis Beaumont Enterprise  Editorial 03/23/20 2 doc(s)
Abbott’s dramatic step provides statewide consistency Amarillo Globe-News  Editorial 03/22/20 3 doc(s)
Better Late than Never: Abbott’s executive order one that East Texas school administrators have been hoping for Lufkin Daily News  Editorial 03/21/20 2 doc(s)
SBA Now Ready to Assist Texas Small Businesses Rio Grande Guardian  Crossie, J. 03/22/20 2 doc(s)
Never before has Sunshine been so clearly important Galveston Daily News  Taylor, L. 03/21/20 2 doc(s)
Access limited at historic sites and state parks Bryan Eagle  Miller, A. 03/23/20 2 doc(s)
Texas Coronavirus Updates: How the state is handling the outbreak Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/23/20 8 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: Gov. Abbott gives update on effort to contain COVID-19 Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/23/20 4 doc(s)
Coronavirus won't delay property tax payments Galveston Daily News  DeGrood, M. 03/23/20  
UTRGV loosens tuition financial cap in response to pandemic McAllen Monitor  Wilson, M. 03/23/20  
Gov. Abbott bringing back retired nurses; students will not have to test and more beds now available for patients Tyler Morning Telegraph  Anderson, J. 03/23/20 4 doc(s)
Planning vs. panic? How Texas hospital, health officials are scrambling to defeat COVID-19 El Paso Times  Moritz, J. 03/22/20 5 doc(s)
Texas parks make changes amid coronavirus outbreak Texarkana Gazette  Tyl, B. 03/22/20 1 doc(s)
Local judge on call for cases involving virus Texarkana Gazette  LaRowe, L. 03/22/20 2 doc(s)
Local health officials urge patience with coronavirus testing Waco Tribune Herald  Witherspoon, T. 03/22/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott waives prison health care fees to encourage reporting of COVID-19 symptoms Wichita Falls Record News  Staff 03/22/20  
Gonzalez calls on Abbott to issue shelter-in-place order Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 03/22/20 2 doc(s)
Hidalgo County has its first positive case of COVID-19 Rio Grande Guardian  Montoya, L. 03/22/20 4 doc(s)
Hospitals continue to reduce visitation, implement strict policies Lufkin Daily News  Huff, J. 03/22/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus could delay local elections Beaumont Enterprise  Bain, K. 03/21/20 2 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: Here's how to file for unemployment if you lose your income Corpus Christi Caller Times  Dearman, E. 03/21/20 1 doc(s)
Texas restaurants seeking tax deferral as coronavirus batters industry Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/21/20 4 doc(s)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department changes some operations due to coronavirus threat El Paso Times  Chavez, F. 03/21/20 1 doc(s)
Landlords, lenders adjust expectations on rent, mortgages Galveston Daily News  Eastburn, K. 03/21/20 2 doc(s)
Valley physicians stress need for protective equipment in petition McAllen Monitor  Jimenez, F. 03/21/20  
Court orders 60-day postponement of Whitehouse man's execution due to coronavirus Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 03/21/20  
Workforce commission responds to coronavirus impact Valley Morning Star  Clark, S. 03/21/20 1 doc(s)
Don’t let virus spread keep you from 2020 Census count Waco Tribune Herald  Perryman, M. 03/21/20 1 doc(s)
What you should know about Gov. Abbott's executive orders Midland Reporter Telegram  Staff 03/21/20 5 doc(s)
Gov. Greg Abbott issues executive order closing restaurants, bars, schools, gyms Lufkin Daily News  Huff, J. 03/21/20 4 doc(s)
Texas Parks & Wildlife issues limitations on public access and park programming Lufkin Daily News  Huff, J. 03/21/20 1 doc(s)
Abilenians react grumpily to governor's stricter bans on businesses Abilene Reporter-News  Staff 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: Gov. Abbott orders closings of bars, restaurants and schools Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/20/20 3 doc(s)
State public health disaster declared Valley Morning Star  Arevalo, D. 03/20/20 2 doc(s)
Abbott requires school closures, Crossroads schools adjust Victoria Advocate  Douty, S. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
Governor closes driver license offices at DPS to rein in spread of COVID-19 Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
State, local Republicans plan for postponed political conventions amid COVID-19 concerns Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
State, local Democratic party officials look to avoid crowded conventions because of COVID-19 Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/20/20  
Gonzalez tells Trump about access to Internet problems in RGV Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 03/20/20 1 doc(s)
Texas and Ohio Include Abortion as Medical Procedures That Must Be Delayed New York Times  Tavernise, S. 03/24/20  
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     03/23/20  

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