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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
Austin health officials ‘very concerned’ about hospital capacity for coronavirus patients Austin American Statesman  Osbourne, H. 12/01/20 2 doc(s)
White House says Texas has ‘full resurgence’ of COVID-19 and must do more to slow spread Dallas Morning News  Ambrose, S. 12/01/20 5 doc(s)
North Texas bars face closures as COVID-19 hospitalizations exceed Gov. Abbott’s limit Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Lopez, B. 12/01/20 4 doc(s)
Why you should wait a few days be-fore getting that after-Thanksgiving COVID test Houston Chronicle  Dellinger, H. 12/01/20  
Texas AG Ken Paxton claims Harris County's elections office, administrator were created illegally Houston Chronicle  Despart, Z. 12/01/20 3 doc(s)
White House report calls on Texas to ‘intensify’ COVID-19 mitigation efforts Houston Chronicle  Wermund, B. 12/01/20 1 doc(s)
For third time in a week, San Antonio records 1,000-plus new coronavirus cases, as transmission enters ‘worsening phase’ San Antonio Express News  Caruba, L. 12/01/20 1 doc(s)
Texas Republicans have blocked voter access legislation for years. The pandemic may change that. Austin American Statesman  Harper, K. 12/01/20 1 doc(s)
Texas coronavirus hospitalizations reach 8,900, highest since Aug. 1 Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 12/01/20 1 doc(s)
Comptroller Glenn Hegar tells lawmakers Texas is in better fiscal health than expected Austin American Statesman  Moritz, J. 12/01/20 2 doc(s)
Hunting hogs from a hot air balloon has not taken off in Texas Dallas Morning News  Morris, A. 12/01/20 2 TX bill(s)
Texas’ financial picture brightens, though lawmakers warned they’ll face tough budget in 2021 Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 12/01/20 5 doc(s)
Tarrant County soars past 100,000 coronavirus cases; Dallas County reports 702 cases, 5 deaths Dallas Morning News  Keomoungkhoun, N. 12/01/20 3 doc(s)
Dallas lawmaker wants to keep telemedicine growing in Texas after COVID-19 with ‘pay parity’ bill Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 12/01/20 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
Texas comptroller says budget isn’t as dire as anticipated, but revenue remains down Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 12/01/20 2 doc(s)
Texas sees increase in number of residents picking Affordable Care Act plans Houston Chronicle  Wu, G. 12/01/20 1 doc(s)
Texas budget deficit ‘not nearly as dire’ as expected Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 12/01/20 7 doc(s)
Nation’s Report Card standardized test delayed until 2022 due to COVID Houston Chronicle  Carpenter, J. 12/01/20 3 doc(s)
Harris County GOP chair Keith Nielsen resigns after racist post, fundraising struggles Houston Chronicle  Scherer, J. 12/01/20  
Latest call for AG Paxton to resign not a good sign Longview News-Journal  McNeely, D. 11/26/20 1 doc(s)
Analysis: Trust the voters and congratulate the winners, or bear the consequences Victoria Advocate  Ramsey, R. 11/25/20 1 doc(s)
Analysis: Muted holidays in Texas, as pandemic threatens and vaccines raise hopes Victoria Advocate  Ramsey, R. 11/30/20 4 doc(s)
County order rolls back business reopenings as hospital numbers surge Waco Tribune Herald  Smith, J. 11/30/20 4 doc(s)
Abbott rosters resources in anticipation of flooding Valley Morning Star  Staff 11/29/20  
Waco preparing for COVID-19 vaccine rollout as state sets priorities Waco Tribune Herald  Saegert, R. 11/28/20  
United Regional to receive additional staffing resources from the state Wichita Falls Record News  Staff 11/28/20  
Clardy, Ashby ask state to call off STAAR test for year Lufkin Daily News  Edwards, J. 11/28/20 3 doc(s)
Preparations for upcoming legislative session continuing Lufkin Daily News  Nichols, R. 11/28/20  
Texas COVID-19: How the state went from zero to a million cases, 20,000 deaths in 8 months Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 11/27/20 5 doc(s)
Association: Educators in ‘impossible situation’ amid COVID-19 Wichita Falls Record News  Staff 11/27/20 1 doc(s)
Plans fluid for COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Valley Valley Morning Star  Gonzalez, V. 11/26/20 3 doc(s)
Texas State Parks offering holiday events Wichita Falls Record News  Staff 11/26/20  
Republicans plan to set up local party in Zapata County Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 11/26/20  
Treviño: 2nd causeway for SPI is a top legislative priority Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 11/26/20  
TSC trustees lower student tuition by 20% for spring Valley Morning Star    11/25/20 1 doc(s)
Wichita County aims to secure more ambulances Wichita Falls Record News  Kowalick, C. 11/25/20  
Texas State Parks offering holiday events Wichita Falls Record News  Staff 11/25/20  
Texas A&M President Michael K. Young announces plans to step down Dec. 31 Bryan Eagle  Wiley, K. 11/24/20  
Texas DPS troopers will increase patrols during Thanksgiving holiday Corpus Christi Caller Times  Rodriguez, A. 11/24/20 1 doc(s)
State says healthcare workers will be first to receive COVID-19 vaccine Valley Morning Star  Staff 11/24/20  
Facebook, Google to Face New Antitrust Suits in U.S. Wall Street Journal  McKinnon, J. 12/01/20  
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     11/30/20  

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