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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
Sheltering in place isn’t an attack on religious freedoms Dallas Morning News  Editorial 04/07/20 2 doc(s)
Before we enact changes to health care, we must shift our focus from treatment to prevention Dallas Morning News  Smith, E. 04/07/20  
Abbott: More than 1,000 hospitalized in Texas for COVID-19 Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 04/07/20 3 doc(s)
At least 136 Texans have died from COVID-19. Here’s what we’ve learned about who’s most at risk Dallas Morning News  Morris, A. 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
Built-in tensions, rocky past fuel Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ spat with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
Texas nursing home patients being treated for coronavirus with hydroxychloroquine Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 04/07/20 4 doc(s)
30 COVID-19 patients in Texas City nursing home treated with malaria drug Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 04/07/20 2 doc(s)
‘That is killing us financially’: Pandemic threatens rural Texans’ access to health care San Antonio Express News  Riker, M. 04/07/20 4 doc(s)
TCEQ loosens enforcement amid COVID-19 Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 04/07/20 3 doc(s)
Body found on Capitol grounds, officials say Austin American Statesman  Osbourne, H. 04/07/20  
Texas breweries see 71% drop in revenue because of the coronavirus Austin American Statesman  Auber, A. 04/07/20  
Williamson County gets 1,000 test kits for coronavirus Austin American Statesman  Osborn, C. 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
2nd Texas death row case gets extra attention from Supreme Court justice Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 04/07/20 2 doc(s)
Supreme Court of Texas extends suspension on evictions until April 30 Dallas Morning News  Hoyt, J. 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
Dallas County reports 43 more coronavirus cases; 2 die in Tarrant County and 1 in Collin County Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 04/07/20 3 doc(s)
Supreme Court won’t hear case of Texas Seven inmate accusing judge of bigotry Dallas Morning News  Smith, L. 04/07/20 4 doc(s)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ‘more confident than ever’ about supply of protective gear for the state Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 04/07/20 2 doc(s)
Texas Sen. John Cornyn says more coronavirus relief needed as officials fix glitches in current package Dallas Morning News  Jeffers Jr., G. 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
Why Dallas County saw a big drop in newly confirmed coronavirus cases Monday Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Stevenson, S. 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
Texas Supreme Court extends halt on eviction proceedings until May 1 amid coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 04/07/20 4 doc(s)
Expert: Officials playing ‘life-or-death game of rock, paper, scissors’ with Harris County Jail Houston Chronicle  Banks, G. 04/07/20 2 doc(s)
Man’s body found on Capitol grounds Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 04/07/20  
Discretion on environmental rules does not relax regulations, TCEQ chairman says responding to criticism Houston Chronicle  Douglas, E. 04/07/20 3 doc(s)
Houston, Harris County launch service to link essential workers with child care provider Houston Chronicle  Scherer, J. 04/07/20 3 doc(s)
Calls for Medicaid expansion renewed as COVID-19 outbreak strains health care system Houston Chronicle  Wu, G. 04/07/20 4 doc(s)
Travel from Louisiana further tightened by new checkpoints San Antonio Express News  Blackmon, D. 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
Pandemic revives hope of federal aid for Texas highways, ports, rural internet San Antonio Express News  Wermund, B. 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
Open government awareness during coronavirus emergency Victoria Advocate  Shannon, K. 04/06/20 3 doc(s)
ER docs to state of Texas: 'Let us help!' Abilene Reporter-News  Lewis, R. 04/05/20 1 doc(s)
President Trump, Tell U.S. Residents to Stay Home Rio Grande Guardian  Hinojosa, J. 04/05/20 2 doc(s)
In the long run, the answer to better health is investing in health, not just health care Lufkin Daily News  Marks, E. 04/05/20  
We must close the digital divide in the RGV to keep our students learning Rio Grande Guardian  Johnson, S. 04/04/20 1 doc(s)
They won’t get it until they get it Lufkin Daily News  Stallard, G. 04/03/20  
RRC to discuss market demand request Midland Reporter Telegram  McEwen, M. 04/06/20  
City of Amarillo reports first COVID-19 related death in Randall County Amarillo Globe-News  Gay, D. 04/05/20 1 doc(s)
East Texas jails adjust to mitigate spread of COVID-19 among inmates, staff Tyler Morning Telegraph  Isaac, J. 04/05/20 2 doc(s)
Texas eviction ban during COVID-19 outbreak affects landlords, tenants Waco Tribune Herald  Witherspoon, T. 04/05/20 2 doc(s)
Texas state troopers begin stopping, screening motorists from Louisiana Longview News-Journal  Staff 04/05/20 1 doc(s)
State teachers group urges governor to cancel school year Longview News-Journal  Barton, K. 04/05/20 2 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: How state leaders planned, and did not plan, to battle a pandemic Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 04/04/20 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Far from normal: UTEP students grapple with the added stresses of coronavirus El Paso Times  Smith, M. 04/04/20  
Gov. Greg Abbott confident Texas has the hospital beds to face challenge of coronavirus El Paso Times  Dearman, E. 04/04/20 2 doc(s)
First COVID-19 death confirmed in RGV Valley Morning Star  Staff 04/04/20  
UTRGV outlines process for virus analysis Valley Morning Star  Kelley, R. 04/04/20 1 doc(s)
Can governments commandeer private property during emergencies? Texas AG asked to weigh in Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 04/04/20 2 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: How state leaders are trying to stretch dwindling supplies of PPE Wichita Falls Record News  Moritz, J. 04/04/20 2 doc(s)
Texas authorities: Churches should work with local officials regarding in-person services Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 04/03/20 2 doc(s)
Matagorda County issues stay-at-home order; Crossroads' case count at 89 Victoria Advocate  Staff 04/03/20 3 doc(s)
Clay County reports first COVID-19 case, issues shelter-in-place order Wichita Falls Record News  Kowalick, C. 04/03/20 1 doc(s)
McCormick: It’s like fighting a forest fire blindfold Rio Grande Guardian  Muñoz, M. 04/03/20  
Red States Are Exploiting Coronavirus to Ban Abortion New York Times  Goldberg, M. 04/07/20  
The Open Road Calls, but Authorities Say ‘Stop’ New York Times  Palmer, E. 04/07/20  
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     04/06/20  

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