Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Current Issues - Clips

Daily Legislative Clipping Service for March 25, 2020 Select another date

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
Patrick calls for wrong kind of sacrifice Austin American Statesman  Editorial 03/25/20 2 doc(s)
If only we had more voting by mail in Texas Austin American Statesman  Editorial 03/25/20 1 TX bill 6 doc(s)
Dan Patrick’s ’get back to living’ plan is a path to an America we don’t want to be Dallas Morning News  Editorial 03/25/20  
What about younger sick people, Dan Patrick? Fox comments on coronavirus were morbid. Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 03/25/20  
Houston hospitals may soon be overrun with coronavirus patients. They need help now. Houston Chronicle  Editorial 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Harris County stay-at-home order was the right move — and will save lives Houston Chronicle  Editorial 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Heed local restrictions to limit spread of COVID-19 San Antonio Express News  Editorial 03/25/20 3 doc(s)
Restaurant community asks Houston, mayor for relief during pandemic Houston Chronicle  Ho. 03/25/20  
Why Abbott’s coronavirus logic might be flawed Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 03/25/20 3 doc(s)
On virus regulations, Abbott plots course between conservatives, Democrats Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 03/25/20 2 doc(s)
Coronavirus shelter-in-place orders issued for Travis, Williamson counties Austin American Statesman  Jankowski, P. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
‘All workers are essential’: Collin County orders residents to stay home, but businesses can remain open Dallas Morning News  Brumfield, L. 03/25/20 5 doc(s)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott orders daily reports from hospitals on bed availability, coronavirus tests Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 03/25/20 2 doc(s)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County issue stay-at-home order in response to coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Ranker, L. 03/25/20 2 doc(s)
Tarrant County judge changed course on stay-at-home order in one day. Here’s why. Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 03/25/20 2 doc(s)
Abbott requires health care providers to report bed capacity, coronavirus tests daily Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/25/20 5 doc(s)
Hidalgo orders stay-at-home for Harris County, a fundamental change to daily life for Houston area Houston Chronicle  Scherer, J. 03/25/20 2 doc(s)
Texas coronavirus deaths rise to 11 Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 03/25/20 2 doc(s)
Dan Patrick is willing to die. Are you? Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 03/25/20  
Coronavirus in Texas: UT students pack up, head home Austin American Statesman  Korte, L. 03/25/20 3 doc(s)
In fight against coronavirus, ACC, UT donate surplus medical supplies to healthcare workers Austin American Statesman  Korte, L. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Travis County grants automatic personal bonds in many felony cases during outbreak Austin American Statesman  Autullo, R. 03/25/20 2 doc(s)
Dallas County logs 14 new coronavirus infections, 5th death; both mobile test sites reach daily limit Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Texas abortion providers heed attorney general warning and halt abortions amid coronavirus Dallas Morning News  Mendez, M. 03/25/20 3 doc(s)
Texas’ unemployment claims system is being overwhelmed by ‘significant’ surge in layoffs Dallas Morning News  Editorial 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Two more confirmed with COVID-19 at Denton facility; officials ask Abbott for hospital Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Stevenson, S. 03/25/20  
Denton County orders residents to stay at home, closes non-essential businesses Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Howland, J. 03/25/20 4 doc(s)
Lake Houston area business owners try to stay afloat amid coronavirus containment Houston Chronicle  Mehrtens, S. 03/25/20 5 doc(s)
Conservative opposition grows as stay-at-home orders are enacted in Texas Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 03/25/20 3 doc(s)
Northwest Houston business community seeks footing in ‘uncharted territory’ Houston Chronicle  Feuk, M. 03/25/20 3 doc(s)
UIL extends suspension of all activities Houston Chronicle  Coleman, A. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Texas to receive $80M in medical supplies to fight coronavirus Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott issues orders to expand Texas hospital capacity San Antonio Express News  Goldenstein, T. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Governor has reaffirmed the virtue of local control Galveston Daily News  Smith, M. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Officials at all levels must mobilize to make more testing available Longview News-Journal  Editorial 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Bridging the Gap: COVID-19 pandemic illustrates how many East Texans are caught on the wrong side of the digital divide Lufkin Daily News  Editorial 03/24/20 3 doc(s)
Order Texans to stay home, or risk impeding the fight against COVID-19? Longview News-Journal  Ramsey, R. 03/24/20 2 doc(s)
Please take health threat seriously Lufkin Daily News  Brown, B. 03/24/20  
Officials with State Parks speak on COVID-19, how it affects visitors, staff Amarillo Globe-News  Gay, D. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: Abbott ask Trump to designate the state as a 'major disaster' Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/24/20 4 doc(s)
UTMB adds beds, triage centers, braces for virus cases Galveston Daily News  Eastburn, K. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
NET Health says Smith County coronavirus cases still at 10 Tyler Morning Telegraph  McCoy, C. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Smith County judge has no intention of issuing shelter in place order Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 03/24/20 3 doc(s)
Gov. Abbott postpones May runoff election to July Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Tighter measures: County orders ‘Shelter-in-place’ rule Valley Morning Star  Clark, S. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
State disaster declaration green-lights small-business loans Valley Morning Star  Kelley, R. 03/24/20 4 doc(s)
County closes courthouse to public, plans to move meetings online Victoria Advocate  Venable, K. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Victoria College board approves tuition increase Victoria Advocate  Douty, S. 03/24/20  
Drive-thru site for COVID-19 samples to open in Victoria Victoria Advocate  McCarthy, C. 03/24/20 2 doc(s)
Waco, McLennan County issue shelter-in-place order; county cases rise to 20 Waco Tribune Herald  Crum, B. 03/24/20 4 doc(s)
Mayor issues statement about shelter-in-place Wichita Falls Record News  Kowalick, C. 03/24/20  
Gov. Abbott clears way for telephone consults with pharmacists during COVID-19 response Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Gregg County judge: Lack of needed supplies limits coronavirus testing Longview News-Journal  Barton, K. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Lucio: Let’s look at closing the Texas-Louisiana border Rio Grande Guardian  Whitlock, R. 03/24/20 1 doc(s)
Terrence McNally, Tony-Winning Playwright of Gay Life, Dies at 81 New York Times  Green, J. 03/25/20  
Virus Brings States to a Standstill: Sessions Halt, Budgets Crater, Plans Wait New York Times  Eligon, J. 03/25/20  
Trump Considers Reopening Economy, Over Health Experts’ Objections New York Times  Rabin, R. 03/25/20  
Texas Tries to Balance Local Control With the Threat of a Pandemic New York Times  Montgomery, D. 03/25/20  
Terrence McNally (1938-2020): Both Serious and Satirical Wall Street Journal  Teachout, T. 03/25/20  
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     03/24/20  

The Legislative Reference Library is located on the second floor of the State Capitol building in Room 2N.3. For more information, please call the Library at 512 463-1252.