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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
Gov. Abbott must clarify his coronavirus order to end confusion Dallas Morning News  Editorial 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
One Texas official has power to protect voters from coronavirus before November. She just has to use it. Now. Houston Chronicle  Editorial 04/02/20 6 doc(s)
Abbott’s bail order during this pandemic is purely political San Antonio Express News  Editorial 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
A statewide shelter-in-place would benefit the Texas economy by billions of dollars Dallas Morning News  Nation, J. 04/02/20 3 doc(s)
Support, don’t punish, parents leaving their children home alone during the coronavirus pandemic Houston Chronicle  Spriggs, V. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
Lead on health care in this pandemic or get out of the way San Antonio Express News  Fischer, T. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Austin: Weeks long waits for some test results Austin American Statesman  Chang, J. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
Wisdom of Abbott’s order on faith gatherings debated Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
Austin in good shape to fight coronavirus – but only if residents do their part, leaders say Austin American Statesman  Wilson, M. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
Abbott order limits efforts to prevent coronavirus spread in jails, judges say Austin American Statesman  Autullo, R. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
Millions of adult dependents won’t get coronavirus stimulus cash Dallas Morning News  Benning, T. 04/02/20 1 doc(s)
Texas reeling into recession from double blows of coronavirus and oil slump, Comptroller Glenn Hegar says Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 04/02/20 3 doc(s)
Abbott’s statewide order casts confusion on local restrictions over religious services Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Ranker, L. 04/02/20 5 doc(s)
Tarrant County confirms its second and third coronavirus deaths, in Hurst, Fort Worth Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Stevenson, S. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
States largely have authority over when to shut down, reopen Austin American Statesman  Sherman, M. 04/02/20 6 doc(s)
Coronavirus: Williamson County’s low number of confirmed cases due to lack of tests, judge says Austin American Statesman  Osborn, C. 04/02/20 1 doc(s)
UT says in-person summer classes won’t be possible amid the coronavirus pandemic Austin American Statesman  Korte, L. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
Adjusting to new normals: Westlake restaurants move to curbside, delivery services Austin American Statesman  Moreno-Lozano, L. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
IDEA charter offers child care to students whose parents are first responders, ‘essential’ workers Austin American Statesman  Washington, A. 04/02/20  
Austin builders say Abbott’s order means they can resume work Austin American Statesman  Hawkins, L. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
Restaurant patrons can provide meals for at-risk youth, families through new state program Austin American Statesman  Hernandez, E. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
Leander school district approves changes to GPA, class rank as part of coronavirus response Austin American Statesman  Washington, A. 04/02/20 1 doc(s)
‘We’re beginning to see the curve rise’: Dallas County reports record 100 new coronavirus cases Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 04/02/20 3 doc(s)
Texas governor, attorney general give guidance on permitted religious services Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 04/02/20 4 doc(s)
Teachers group asks Governor Abbott to close Texas schools through end of school year Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
In change to unemployment policy, Texas to pay claims retroactively Houston Chronicle  Douglas, E. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
Texas census response lags, constrained by coronavirus and lack of state assist Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 04/02/20 3 doc(s)
Gov. Abbott clarifies order, saying it ‘requires all Texans to stay at home’ San Antonio Express News  Wallace, J. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
San Antonio churches closed for coronavirus are cautious about Abbott’s new path to reopen San Antonio Express News  O'Hare, P. 04/02/20 3 doc(s)
Lina Hidalgo orders release of some inmates from Harris County Jail amid coronavirus pandemic Henderson Daily News  Barnard, A. 04/02/20 2 doc(s)
Abbott's extension justified, locals should follow suit Galveston Daily News  Smith, M. 04/01/20 2 doc(s)
Travel restrictions have limited effect; social distancing doesn’t Beaumont Enterprise  Editorial 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Pandemic means Texas must be planning now to avoid disruptions to elections Longview News-Journal  Editorial 04/01/20 2 doc(s)
This Medicaid policy decision is haunting Texas in the coronavirus pandemic Corpus Christi Caller Times  Whitehurst Jr, T. 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Texas rural and community hospitals can help Texas address COVID-19 crisis Valley Morning Star  Henderson, J. 04/01/20  
The Importance of Getting Counted in the 2020 Census Rio Grande Guardian  Saenz, R. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
An appeal for unity in a time of crisis Lufkin Daily News  Brown, B. 04/01/20  
Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texas schools closed until at least May 4 to curb coronavirus spread El Paso Times  Smith, M. 04/01/20 2 doc(s)
Parents, teachers, students adjust as schools closed until at least May 4 Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Dotray, M. 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott orders Texas schools to be closed through May 1, tentative return date May 4 Tyler Morning Telegraph  McCoy, C. 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Victoria officials to review Abbott's executive order before issuing local edict Victoria Advocate  McCarthy, C. 04/01/20 2 doc(s)
City of Waco postpones election, extends disaster order through April 21 Waco Tribune Herald  Saegert, R. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
McLennan County courts convert to videoconferencing with COVID-19 restrictions Waco Tribune Herald  Witherspoon, T. 04/01/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott closes schools through May, extends social restrictions Longview News-Journal  Staff 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
44 Texas Students Have Coronavirus After Spring Break Trip New York Times  Fernandez, M. 04/02/20  
Why State and Local Debt Is Fraught Territory for the Fed New York Times  Smialek, J. 04/02/20  
Florida Governor, at Long Last, Orders Residents to Stay Home to Avoid Coronavirus New York Times  Haberman, M. 04/02/20  
Coronavirus in Texas: Gov. Abbott keeps schools closed until May 4, extends other measures Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 04/01/20 3 doc(s)
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     04/01/20  

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