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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
Jail measures to fight virus show promise Austin American Statesman  Editorial 04/09/20 3 doc(s)
We’re 11th worst? Time to complete that Census form Austin American Statesman  Editorial 04/09/20 1 doc(s)
Fifth Circuit fooled by Texas’ abortion ploy Houston Chronicle  Editorial 04/09/20 5 doc(s)
Flirting with infection on Sundays San Antonio Express News  Editorial 04/09/20 2 doc(s)
EPA’s roll back of clean air regulations will increase coronavirus risk Houston Chronicle  Craft, E. 04/09/20 3 doc(s)
Churches have an obligation not to hold services until pandemic ends Houston Chronicle  Boom, M. 04/09/20 2 doc(s)
With infection projections in flux, Austin health officials prepare for the worst Austin American Statesman  Wilson, M. 04/09/20 7 doc(s)
Lawmakers call for delay in critical vote on I-35 overhaul amid coronavirus fears Austin American Statesman  Jankowski, P. 04/09/20 4 doc(s)
UT regents appoint business dean Jay Hartzell as interim president Austin American Statesman  Hall, K. 04/09/20 1 doc(s)
Bernie Sanders drops bid for White House, paving way for Joe Biden to win Democratic nomination Dallas Morning News  Benning, T. 04/09/20  
Coronavirus’ acceleration rate slows in Texas. Here’s what you need to do next Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weinberg, T. 04/09/20 6 doc(s)
As coronavirus projections improve, what will it take for Texas to return to normal? Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dent, M. 04/09/20 2 doc(s)
COVID-19 outbreaks at nursing homes raise questions about transparency, safety of elderly residents Houston Chronicle  Foxhall, E. 04/09/20 3 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: Abbott sued over order limiting personal bonds for some inmates Austin American Statesman  Autullo, R. 04/09/20 2 doc(s)
In a first, Texas Supreme Court goes live on YouTube Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 04/09/20  
Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas will increase coronavirus testing Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 04/09/20 2 doc(s)
We Are Blood collects plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to treat sick with virus Austin American Statesman  Osbourne, H. 04/09/20  
D-FW company will make 2 million masks a week for Texas, Gov. Abbott says Dallas Morning News  Morris, A. 04/09/20 5 doc(s)
Dallas County reports 63 new coronavirus cases, 20th death; Tarrant County reports 19th death Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 04/09/20 4 doc(s)
Governor Greg Abbott declares golf courses non-essential businesses, will be closed during COVID-19 pandemic Dallas Morning News  Kazlowski, M. 04/09/20 1 doc(s)
Texas abortion ban: Providers push back against appeals court’s ruling in lower court Dallas Morning News  Mendez, M. 04/09/20 7 doc(s)
Is church closed or not? At first, you couldn’t tell from Tarrant County’s weak order Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Kennedy, B. 04/09/20 3 doc(s)
Reports: Children are in 23½ hour-a-day lockup at Harris County juvenile facility amid COVID-19 Houston Chronicle  Banks, G. 04/09/20 4 doc(s)
Texas reports first death of prisoner with COVID-19 Houston Chronicle  Gill, J. 04/09/20  
KIPP, YES Prep campuses to remain closed for rest of school year Houston Chronicle  Webb, S. 04/09/20 1 doc(s)
Critics urge feds to pull plug on Texas bullet train, citing uncertainties caused by pandemic Houston Chronicle  Begley, D. 04/09/20 2 doc(s)
Texas Workforce Commission relying on tech from the 1980s as jobless claims overwhelm system Houston Chronicle  Douglas, E. 04/09/20 2 doc(s)
Gov. Abbott downplays Texas testing gap, touts deals for medical supplies Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 04/09/20  
Harris County judges sue Gov. Abbott over order barring some jail releases Houston Chronicle  Banks, G. 04/09/20 2 doc(s)
Texas A&M System to launch TV series on COVID-19 Houston Chronicle  Britto, B. 04/09/20  
Pastors and mayor urge Houstonians to stay home on Easter Sunday: 'It's not about the building' Houston Chronicle  Downen, R. 04/09/20 1 doc(s)
Rio Grande Valley university students fighting on virulent coronavirus front line San Antonio Express News  MacCormack, J. 04/09/20  
KIPP Public Schools says coronavirus closure will last all semester thanks to COVID-19 San Antonio Express News  McBride, A. 04/09/20 3 doc(s)
At this critical time, how can Texas keep refusing Medicaid expansion? Corpus Christi Caller Times  Editorial 04/08/20 3 doc(s)
Analysis: A fast drop for the Texas economy — and for the state budget Bryan Eagle  Ramsey, R. 04/08/20 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Deregulation of the medical community can make access easier for patients Victoria Advocate  O'Connor, E. 04/08/20 4 doc(s)
Rural hospitals way overdue for state, federal assistance as COVID surge approaches Waco Tribune Herald  Henderson, J. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
State reps ask Department of Transportation to drop high-speed rail project Bryan Eagle  Staff 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
Coronavirus is spreading in Texas nursing homes. But the state won't share the details. Bryan Eagle  Walters, E. 04/08/20 7 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Texas: State parks ordered closed in ongoing effort to slow infection rate Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 04/08/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus in El Paso: Where does county stand on COVID-19 testing? El Paso Times  Dearman, E. 04/08/20 4 doc(s)
Texas Democrats' lawsuit: Let everyone vote by mail during coronavirus outbreak El Paso Times  Moritz, J. 04/08/20 3 doc(s)
UTEP approves satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading option for spring due to coronavirus El Paso Times  Smith, M. 04/08/20  
Gov. Abbott announces closure of Texas parks, historic sites Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Gay, D. 04/08/20 4 doc(s)
County Judge Nathaniel Moran extends Smith County stay at home order to April 30 Tyler Morning Telegraph  Miller, T. 04/08/20 2 doc(s)
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     04/08/20  

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