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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
Whatever Abbott calls it, stay home if you can Austin American Statesman  Editorial 04/01/20 4 doc(s)
To reopen America, stay home now. Delays heeding coronavirus warnings will delay economic recovery Houston Chronicle  Editorial 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Trump and Abbott are giving a license to pollute under cover of coronavirus Houston Chronicle  Schneider, R. 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Don’t let COVID-19 keep families apart San Antonio Express News  Brown, A. 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott issues statewide stay-at-home order, allows religious services Austin American Statesman  Tilove, J. 04/01/20 2 doc(s)
Appeals court lets Texas enforce coronavirus-related abortion ban, for now Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott allows only ‘essential services’ statewide, closes schools until May 4 Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 04/01/20 7 doc(s)
Abbott lists ‘essential’ services, extends school closures to May Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
Churches can hold services again, but many still won't Houston Chronicle  Downen, R. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
In San Antonio’s suburban counties, coronavirus fight is improvised and personal San Antonio Express News  Selcraig, B. 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Gov. Abbott orders schools closed until May 4, limited religious gatherings allowed San Antonio Express News  Goldenstein, T. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
Laid off? You might be eligible for unemployment — if you can get through San Antonio Express News  Mendoza-Moyers, D. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
Texas unemployment application site still overwhelmed Austin American Statesman  Chang, J. 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Virtual meeting of black UT students interrupted with racist slurs, students say Austin American Statesman  Korte, L. 04/01/20  
28 UT students test positive for coronavirus after returning from spring break trip to Mexico, officials say Austin American Statesman  Wilson, M. 04/01/20  
Older inmates sue Texas prison system over coronavirus policies and practices Austin American Statesman  McCollough, J. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
Collin County judge scraps earlier order declaring all businesses essential Dallas Morning News  Ramirez, M. 04/01/20 2 doc(s)
Community spread confirmed in El Paso; outbreak shakes Mexico town Dallas Morning News  Corchado, A. 04/01/20 2 doc(s)
Texas wins appeal to enforce its coronavirus abortion ban while federal court hears lawsuit Dallas Morning News  Mendez, M. 04/01/20 5 doc(s)
Federal judge stops Dallas from enforcing ordinance that requires paid sick leave Dallas Morning News  Norimine, H. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
Dallas County reports 82 coronavirus cases — the most in a single day; 2 DART employees test positive Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 04/01/20 2 doc(s)
Despite coronavirus, quarterly property tax bills still are due in Texas Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 04/01/20  
Fort Worth residents should expect to stay home through April to combat coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Ranker, L. 04/01/20 4 doc(s)
Associations for Texas hospitals, nurses urge Abbott for statewide stay-at-home order Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 04/01/20 2 doc(s)
How Dallas convention center will become Texas’ first pop-up hospital for coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Manna, N. 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott orders Texas schools to remain closed until at least May 4 Houston Chronicle  Carpenter, J. 04/01/20 2 doc(s)
National Guard gearing up to support Texans during coronavirus crisis Houston Chronicle  Taylor, D. 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo extends stay-at-home order to April 30 Houston Chronicle  Despart, Z. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
Abortion in Texas illegal again amid ricocheting legal battle Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 04/01/20 4 doc(s)
Liberty County allows churches, gun shops to stay open with conditions in amended order Houston Chronicle  Taylor, D. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
Texas A&M researchers develop DIY respirators similar to N95s Houston Chronicle  Dunning, S. 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Harris County Judge Hidalgo plans to order releases at jail amid coronavirus crisis Houston Chronicle  Barned-Smith, S. 04/01/20 2 doc(s)
Republican leaders shouldn’t use pandemic to restrict abortion access Houston Chronicle  Grieder, E. 04/01/20 4 doc(s)
Texas renters and home owners deserve patience during COVID19 Houston Chronicle  Tomlinson, C. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
Sheriff defends releases from jail in downtown San Antonio, says it’s helping reduce coronavirus spread San Antonio Express News  Huddleston, S. 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Many San Antonio suburbs opting to delay elections to avoid risk of spreading COVID-19 San Antonio Express News  Huddleston, S. 04/01/20 2 doc(s)
All Mixed Up: Abbott’s waiver allowing restaurants to sell mixed drinks to go leads to confusion for restaurants Lufkin Daily News  Editorial 03/31/20 3 doc(s)
During the coronavirus, the abortion debate continues Bryan Eagle  McNeely, D. 03/31/20 5 doc(s)
A Texas governor caught betwixt and between Texas attitudes Longview News-Journal  Ramsey, R. 03/31/20 4 doc(s)
Not clear how strictly Texas' travel crackdown will be enforced Texarkana Gazette  Staff 03/31/20 1 doc(s)
Stay-at-home not pushing up demand on grid Valley Morning Star  Kelley, R. 03/31/20 1 doc(s)
Making Preparations: March primary runoff election scheduled for July 14 Valley Morning Star  Martinez, L. 03/31/20 1 doc(s)
Texas Gov. Abbott's order to stop Louisiana traffic goes largely unenforced on first day Longview News-Journal  Shamburger, M. 03/31/20 1 doc(s)
Gonzalez: If it saves lives, I’m in favor of closing border Rio Grande Guardian  Reyes, D. 03/31/20  
Governors Fight Back Against Coronavirus Chaos: ‘It’s Like Being on eBay With 50 Other States’ New York Times  Mervosh, S. 04/01/20  
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     03/31/20  

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