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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
Cities and school districts, move your elections – and November ballots will matter more than ever Dallas Morning News  Editorial 03/26/20 1 doc(s)
Ascension Providence expands Waco drive-thru testing site; both hospitals ban visitors Waco Tribune Herald  Crum, B. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Hey Dan Patrick, my parents aren’t willing to die from coronavirus to save Starbucks Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Engel, M. 03/26/20  
Coronavirus will hit Houston jails hard unless we release low-risk inmates and suspend arrests of nonviolent offenders San Antonio Express News  Dettlaff, A. 03/26/20 1 doc(s)
Guns, ammunition fly off Austin’s shelves as coronavirus pandemic deepens Austin American Statesman  Wilson, M. 03/26/20 3 doc(s)
Austin’s coronavirus stay-home order could swell utility bills Austin American Statesman  Osbourne, H. 03/26/20 2 doc(s)
More than 800,000 Texans are trying to apply for unemployment benefits as state pleads for patience Dallas Morning News  DiFurio, D. 03/26/20 1 doc(s)
Officials fear coronavirus spread at Denton state home could overrun county’s medical facilities Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 03/26/20 1 doc(s)
Are you trying to apply for unemployment in Texas? Coronavirus has swamped the system. Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 03/26/20 2 doc(s)
Their doctors think they have coronavirus. But without tests, they’re in a ‘no man’s land’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dent, M. 03/26/20 4 doc(s)
Saving lives vs. saving the economy. Texas fuels the coronavirus divide. Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dent, M. 03/26/20 2 doc(s)
Virus spread could burn out by mid-May under stay-at-home order Houston Chronicle  Ackerman, T. 03/26/20 5 doc(s)
‘Exponential’ increase in Texas unemployment benefit apps overwhelming state’s capacity to process claims Houston Chronicle  Douglas, E. 03/26/20 1 doc(s)
As protective supplies dwindle, health care workers in Houston begin a scrounge for safety Houston Chronicle  Deam, J. 03/26/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: State agency struggles with deluge of newly jobless Austin American Statesman  Sechler, B. 03/26/20 3 doc(s)
Austin-area districts prepare to close for remainder of school year amid coronavirus pandemic Austin American Statesman  Taboada, M. 03/26/20 4 doc(s)
In coronavirus fight, governors are doing their own thing Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 03/26/20 1 doc(s)
Texas sued over coronavirus-related abortion ban Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 03/26/20 3 doc(s)
Cornyn touts giant stimulus plan, even as he criticizes Democrats Austin American Statesman  Recio, M. 03/26/20 2 doc(s)
UT to postpone commencement, hold virtual ceremony in May Austin American Statesman  Korte, L. 03/26/20  
Dallas County reports 78 more coronavirus cases — biggest one-day jump by far Dallas Morning News  Brumfield, L. 03/26/20 5 doc(s)
Are gun retailers essential? Some question whether shops can be shut down during shelter in place Dallas Morning News  Morris, A. 03/26/20 1 doc(s)
Texas seeks to allow the use of food stamps at restaurants during coronavirus Dallas Morning News  Mendez, M. 03/26/20 1 doc(s)
Abortion providers sue to block Texas’ ban on abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic Dallas Morning News  Mendez, M. 03/26/20 3 doc(s)
More bungled bid scoring forces Texas to cancel $10 billion of Medicaid contracts Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/26/20 2 doc(s)
Dallas County confirms 6th coronavirus death, single-day high of 78 new cases Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Stevenson, S. 03/26/20 3 doc(s)
Tarrant County confirms 19 more coronavirus cases, bringing total to 90 Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Howland, J. 03/26/20 1 doc(s)
Texas asks USDA to let SNAP benefits be used at to-go restaurants due to coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 03/26/20 3 doc(s)
President Trump approves major disaster declaration for Texas in wake of coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 03/26/20 4 doc(s)
Planned Parenthood sues over Gov. Abbott’s coronavirus abortion ban Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 03/26/20 3 doc(s)
Waller County judge backs off planned stay-at-home order, cites Trump’s message Houston Chronicle  Lewis, B. 03/26/20 1 doc(s)
Power customers stung by coronavirus may get some help Houston Chronicle  Sixel, L. 03/26/20 3 TX bill(s) 1 doc(s)
Are gun stores ‘essential’ businesses in Texas? Depends where you are Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 03/26/20 2 doc(s)
Trump approves major disaster declaration for Texas Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 03/26/20 2 doc(s)
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick elaborates on controversial Fox News comments about coronavirus San Antonio Express News  Wallace, J. 03/26/20 2 doc(s)
Getting Serious: Shelter-in-place order a possible next step in effort to stop spread of COVID-19 Lufkin Daily News  Editorial 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Texas A&M to offer prorated credits for housing, dining; critical operations to continue Bryan Eagle  Wiley, K. 03/25/20  
San Angelo not declaring stay-in-place order; first local case of coronavirus confirmed San Angelo Standard Times  Guadarrama, I. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
3 Victoria County residents confirmed to have COVID-19; virus likely spreading in community Victoria Advocate  Wilcox, J. 03/25/20 3 doc(s)
COVID-19 sample collection begins at drive-thru site Victoria Advocate  Wilcox, J. 03/25/20  
Waco, McLennan County clarify, align shelter-in-place orders Waco Tribune Herald  Crum, B. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Judge raises constitutional concerns with COVID-19 limits on court proceedings Waco Tribune Herald  Copeland, M. 03/25/20 3 doc(s)
Abbott: Millions for COVID-19 response going to local health departments Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/25/20 3 doc(s)
Abbott asks Trump for a federal disaster declaration, aid for Texas amid COVID-19 pandemic Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Gregg County issues voluntary shelter-at-home order Longview News-Journal  Ferguson, J. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
This is the time for Vaqueros to unite Rio Grande Guardian  Bailey, G. 03/25/20  
Coronavirus: Border lawmaker calls for special session Rio Grande Guardian  Montoya, L. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
We need help, Abbott tells Trump Rio Grande Guardian  Montoya, L. 03/25/20 1 doc(s)
Nichols asks cities not to issue orders to shelter-in-place Lufkin Daily News  Huff, J. 03/25/20  
Governors Tell Outsiders From ‘Hot Zone’ to Stay Away as Virus Divides States New York Times  Bosman, J. 03/26/20  
As States Delay Primaries, June 2 Is Suddenly a Big Tuesday on the Calendar New York Times  Gabriel, T. 03/26/20  
Prisoner Executions Are Put Off Because of Pandemic Wall Street Journal  Bravin, J. 03/26/20  
Coronavirus in Texas: Gov. Abbott gives update on effort to contain COVID-19 Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/25/20 5 doc(s)
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     03/25/20  

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