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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
Fill out the census today Houston Chronicle  Editorial 03/31/20 1 doc(s)
Waco planning on May 2 election, could postpone if coronavirus situation worsens Waco Tribune Herald  Saegert, R. 03/27/20 2 doc(s)
Here's why it's critical for Texas to take the Medicaid expansion Austin American Statesman  Petruzzi, L. 03/31/20 4 doc(s)
College students worry about their transcripts as universities launch online classes Austin American Statesman  Korte, L. 03/31/20  
On coronavirus response, is Abbott leading from behind? Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 03/31/20  
Austin doctors call for changes in coronavirus response Austin American Statesman  Chang, J. 03/31/20 2 doc(s)
Unemployed in Texas by COVID-19 and want your $600? Get in line. Houston Chronicle  Douglas, E. 03/31/20 2 doc(s)
Oysters in Galveston Bay are on the rebound. Will it stay that way? Houston Chronicle  Powell, N. 03/31/20 1 TX bill
Amid coronavirus pandemic, will retired nurses and new nursing grads offset shortage? San Antonio Express News  Garcia, L. 03/31/20 3 doc(s)
Coronavirus cases in Bexar County now at 168 as death toll climbs to six; Comal sees second death San Antonio Express News  Fechter, J. 03/31/20  
County with no coronavirus cases braces for the worst San Antonio Express News  Foster-Frau, S. 03/31/20 4 doc(s)
Federal judge blocks Texas from enforcing coronavirus-related abortion ban Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 03/31/20 5 doc(s)
UT professor resigns after school says it finds pattern of sexual misconduct Austin American Statesman  Korte, L. 03/31/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus: Williamson County searching for test kits, planning for temporary hospital Austin American Statesman  Osborn, C. 03/31/20  
As local officials shrink jail populations due to coronavirus, Texas Gov. Abbott blocks release of some inmates who can’t pay bail Dallas Morning News  McCullough, J. 03/31/20 3 doc(s)
Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas’ ban on abortions during the coronavirus pandemic Dallas Morning News  Mendez, M. 03/31/20 5 doc(s)
Dallas County reports 61 more coronavirus cases, 11th death; 3rd Dallas officer tests positive Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 03/31/20 2 doc(s)
DPS: No checkpoints at Louisiana border to screen road travel during coronavirus Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 03/31/20 1 doc(s)
Former FDA official questions whether Texas is doing enough to slow coronavirus growth Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 03/31/20 5 doc(s)
Judge prevents Texas from closing abortion clinics because of coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 03/31/20 3 doc(s)
Harris County judge to extend stay-at-home order in response to coronavirus Houston Chronicle  Ketterer, S. 03/31/20 1 doc(s)
Texas prison inmates sue for hand sanitizer, social distancing enforcement Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 03/31/20 2 doc(s)
Federal judge suspends Texas abortion ban during coronavirus shutdown Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 03/31/20 4 doc(s)
Explaining the eviction policy in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic Houston Chronicle  Smith, S. 03/31/20 2 doc(s)
How Texas compares to other states in testing for COVID-19 Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 03/31/20 2 doc(s)
They make $10.50 an hour to care for the Texans most susceptible to infection Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 03/31/20 2 doc(s)
Hotze, pastors ask Texas Supreme Court to rule Harris County stay-at-home order unconstitutional Houston Chronicle  Downen, R. 03/31/20 5 doc(s)
DPS will patrol, rather than set up COVID-19 checkpoints at Texas-Louisiana border Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 03/31/20 1 doc(s)
UTSA now looking for best path forward after NCAA eligibility ruling San Antonio Express News  Luca, G. 03/31/20  
Coronavirus in Texas: Here's how state and local officials should count COVID-19 cases Wichita Falls Record News  Editorial 03/29/20 3 doc(s)
Resources to help with virus fallout Lufkin Daily News  Nichols, R. 03/30/20 3 doc(s)
Coronavirus and local control in Texas Victoria Advocate  Ramsey, R. 03/29/20 3 doc(s)
Join our movement to prevent spread of COVID-19 in RGV Rio Grande Guardian  Gonzalez, M. 03/28/20 2 doc(s)
Need to do more to mitigate uncontrolled entry of potential COVID-19 carriers Rio Grande Guardian  Hernandez, A. 03/27/20 2 doc(s)
Dan Patrick owes me an apology Rio Grande Guardian  Kafka, B. 03/27/20  
Gov. Abbott, Shut the State Down Rio Grande Guardian  Garcia, R. 03/27/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: Gov. Abbott says social distance, other efforts are 'saving lives' Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/30/20 5 doc(s)
Figuring out how to vote in the age of coronavirus-imposed social-distancing Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/30/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott: Mandated 14-day self quarantine if you drive to Texas from Louisiana for non-essential travel Tyler Morning Telegraph  Anderson, J. 03/30/20 3 doc(s)
Four new cases, three from travel in Smith County; Gov. Abbott: Of 25,483 tested, 176 are in hospital Tyler Morning Telegraph  Anderson, J. 03/30/20 2 doc(s)
UTRGV to start drive-thru testing for COVID-19 Valley Morning Star  Reyna, N. 03/30/20  
Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in region swells to 38 Victoria Advocate  O'Hanlon, M. 03/30/20 1 doc(s)
Wichita County judge orders shelter in place Wichita Falls Record News  Kowalick, C. 03/30/20 2 doc(s)
Community spread of COVID-19 found in newer cases, now up to 28 Wichita Falls Record News  Watson, D. 03/30/20  
Texas Coronavirus Updates: How the state is handling the outbreak Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/29/20 7 doc(s)
Lubbock sees first death, jump in coronavirus cases Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Self-Walbrick, S. 03/29/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott’s new orders mandate quarantine for travelers McAllen Monitor  Staff 03/29/20 3 doc(s)
Waco hospitals prepare surge plans for COVID-19 as 2 more local cases confirmed Waco Tribune Herald  Crum, B. 03/29/20 4 doc(s)
Texas AG: Cities, counties can't limit gun sales amid coronavirus pandemic Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/29/20 2 doc(s)
Abbott temporarily suspends state laws on child-care services amid COVID-19 Longview News-Journal  Staff 03/29/20 3 doc(s)
State steps up its fight against coronavirus Lufkin Daily News  Ashby, T. 03/29/20 3 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: Abbott orders travelers from New York area, New Orleans to self-quarantine Corpus Christi Caller Times  Dearman, E. 03/28/20 4 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: Gov. Abbott deploys three National Guard units throughout the state Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 03/28/20  
UTMB receives $1M to expand coronavirus care capabilities Galveston Daily News  Staff 03/28/20  
5 more COVID-19 cases confirmed in region Victoria Advocate  Venable, K. 03/28/20 1 doc(s)
Should restaurants be able to take food stamps amid coronavirus? Texas officials say yes Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/28/20 1 doc(s)
Local colleges go to online only instruction for remainder of semester because of new coronavirus spread Longview News-Journal  Barton, K. 03/28/20  
A policy decision haunting Texas during coronavirus pandemic Rio Grande Guardian  Borrel, D. 03/28/20  
UTRGV to open two drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites Rio Grande Guardian  Reyes, D. 03/28/20  
First case of coronavirus in Abilene confirmed Abilene Reporter-News  Bethel, B. 03/27/20  
COVID-19: New Taylor County disaster declaration takes effect immediately Abilene Reporter-News  Bethel, B. 03/27/20 1 doc(s)
SE Texas’ 1st coronavirus fatality was an educator, symphony performer Beaumont Enterprise  Bain, K. 03/27/20 2 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: Abbott orders travelers from New York area, New Orleans to self-quarantine Corpus Christi Caller Times  Dearman, E. 03/27/20 3 doc(s)
TAMU-CC reports first confirmed COVID-19 case Corpus Christi Caller Times  Camarillo, V. 03/27/20  
UTEP creates Student Emergency Fund to help students impacted by coronavirus closures El Paso Times  Smith, M. 03/27/20  
UT Tyler donates protective equipment; hospital systems address community donation protocol Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 03/27/20  
President Trump approves disaster declaration for Texas Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 03/27/20 2 doc(s)
Gov. Abbott: 14 days isolation from anyone who flies into Texas from New Orleans, NYC, N.J. and Connecticut Tyler Morning Telegraph  Anderson, J. 03/27/20 2 doc(s)
McLennan County COVID-19 cases rise to 33; Bell County reports first death Waco Tribune Herald  Crum, B. 03/27/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott paves the way to increase the number of hospital beds during COVID-19 pandemic Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/27/20 1 doc(s)
Amid rising job loss, Abbott turns to feds for help paying Texans' unemployment claims Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 03/27/20 1 doc(s)
Cease all utility cutoffs, shutdowns, during crisis Rio Grande Guardian  Collins, K. 03/27/20 2 doc(s)
Texas Abortion Clinics Can Keep Operating, Judge Rules New York Times  Tavernise, S. 03/31/20  
Judges Block States From Limiting Access to Abortions During Coronavirus Pandemic Wall Street Journal  Findell, E. 03/31/20  
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     03/30/20  

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