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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
Getting unemployment benefits to Texas workers isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s good for the economy Houston Chronicle  Editorial 04/08/20 3 doc(s)
Coronavirus could exacerbate the existing shortage of long-term caregivers Dallas Morning News  Warren, K. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
Grant me one final wish from my virus deathbed Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Crisp, J. 04/08/20  
Texans can work together to stabilize the oil industry, address climate change during coronavirus Houston Chronicle  Shapiro, L. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
Celebrating Passover during coronavirus is a chance to find new meaning in spring rites Houston Chronicle  Eastman, A. 04/08/20  
UT President Gregory L. Fenves leaving this summer for top spot at Emory University Austin American Statesman  Korte, L. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
City consultant: 1 in 5 local jobs lost due to the coronavirus Austin American Statesman  Jankowski, P. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: Parks shut down to stymie coronavirus spread Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
Appeals court allows Texas to continue coronavirus abortion ban Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 04/08/20 5 doc(s)
FEMA rejects Texas’ disaster request over Dallas’ October tornadoes, denying region millions of dollars Dallas Morning News  Ayala, E. 04/08/20 4 doc(s)
As Houston-area COVID-19 hospitalizations climb, uncertainty remains over when downslope begins Houston Chronicle  Ackerman, T. 04/08/20 3 doc(s)
Hospitals are likely seeing more COVID-19 patients than currently reported San Antonio Express News  Riker, M. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
With its supplies dwindling as needs skyrocket, San Antonio Food Bank appeals to state for badly needed help San Antonio Express News  Orsborn, T. 04/08/20  
Trump allies put unproven virus drug to work in Texas Austin American Statesman  Weber, P. 04/08/20  
Appeals court upholds Texas’ abortion ban as a public health emergency measure Dallas Morning News  Mendez, M. 04/08/20 5 doc(s)
We need to expand Medicaid in Texas now Dallas Morning News  Johnson, N. 04/08/20  
2 prisons lock down; others making masks Dallas Morning News  A.P. Wire 04/08/20  
Dallas County could pay up to $5 million for services at coronavirus pop-up hospital Dallas Morning News  Manuel, O. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
Texas parks temporarily closing later today at Abbott’s direction, officials say Dallas Morning News  Brumfield, L. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
Texas lawmakers call on feds to stop work on Dallas-to-Houston bullet train after coronavirus layoffs Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
5 more coronavirus deaths in Tarrant County; Dallas County reports 106 new cases, 19th death Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
UT-Austin President Greg Fenves confirms he is leaving for post at Emory University Dallas Morning News  Mendez, M. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
Texas Democrats sue state and county elections officials to demand mail-in voting Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 04/08/20 6 doc(s)
All Texas state parks and historic sites to temporarily close due to coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
Tests wrap up at Arlington retirement center where man died of coronavirus; 5 cases found Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 04/08/20  
State rebukes Fort Worth stylist on Facebook over claims she violated coronavirus order Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Johnson, K. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
TCC changes graduation requirements for nurses to respond to coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Manna, N. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
Texas Democrats file federal lawsuit in effort to expand vote-by-mail amid coronavirus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 04/08/20 4 doc(s)
DFW coronavirus patients are being treated with unproven hydroxychloroquine Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
Gov. Greg Abbott orders state parks and historical sites closed Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
As Texas keeps options open on high school seasons, some states have canceled Houston Chronicle  Coleman, A. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
Empty taprooms but still brewing: the Houston beer scene’s big pivot Houston Chronicle  Balter, E. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
Texas City nursing home doctor explains using hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
Two test positive for COVID-19 at state-funded disability living center in Richmond Houston Chronicle  Nix, K. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
Northwest Houston area ESD elections cancelled or postponed due to pandemic Houston Chronicle  Wedding, P. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
Four Texas prisons on complete lockdown related to possible COVID-19 exposures Houston Chronicle  Gill, J. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
Texas prisoners to craft up to 20,000 cloth masks a day for state employees, offenders in quarantine Houston Chronicle  Gill, J. 04/08/20 3 doc(s)
COVID-19: Easter, Passover different for many in Houston area this year Houston Chronicle  Maness, T. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
34 residents, staff at La Porte assisted living facility test positive for COVID-19 Houston Chronicle  Gill, J. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
Appeals court upholds temporary abortion ban in Texas Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 04/08/20 4 doc(s)
Long lines at Sugar Land’s Smart Financial Centre drive-thru COVID-19 testing site Houston Chronicle  Nix, K. 04/08/20  
University of Texas President Greg Fenves to step down in June Houston Chronicle  Britto, B. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
Rules for restarting the Texas economy once COVID-19 peaks Houston Chronicle  Tomlinson, C. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
Express-News readers’ top questions about coronavirus in San Antonio answered San Antonio Express News  MacCormack, J. 04/08/20 3 doc(s)
Texans may see additional $600 to unemployment checks next week, TWC director says San Antonio Express News  Douglas, E. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
Texas already in recession, State Comptroller Glenn Hegar says San Antonio Express News  Blackman, J. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
Analysis: What makes a business essential depends on where you sit Victoria Advocate  Ramsey, R. 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
Governor Abbott, Tell Texas to Stay Home Rio Grande Guardian  Gonzalez, V. 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: PPE arriving in the state and more on the way, Gov. Abbott says Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
El Paso lawmakers react to Gov. Greg Abbott's actions to fight spread of COVID-19 El Paso Times  Dearman, E. 04/07/20 3 doc(s)
Texas WIC Expands Eligible Foods, Launches Updated App Victoria Advocate  Staff 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
State tells municipalities to delay May 2 elections Lufkin Daily News  Juarez, G. 04/07/20 1 doc(s)
Appeals Court Allows Texas to Ban Most Abortions During Coronavirus Pandemic Wall Street Journal  Findell, E. 04/08/20  
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     04/07/20  

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