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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
They license every cop in the state, and they’ve just been judged to be ‘fundamentally broken’ Dallas Morning News  Editorial 12/11/20 1 doc(s)
Texas Republicans must save party from conspiracy swamp. Step 1: Springer for Senate Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 12/11/20  
Paxton and Cruz embarrass Texas and harm the nation Houston Chronicle  Editorial 12/11/20 3 doc(s)
Texas Tries an Election Long Shot Wall Street Journal  Ed. 12/11/20  
Texas should keep welcoming Google and tech industry not join antitrust suits Houston Chronicle  Branch, D. 12/11/20 1 doc(s)
'An affront to principles of constitutional democracy': Battleground states respond to Texas election challenge Austin American Statesman  Recio, M. 12/11/20 4 doc(s)
FBI agents seek Texas attorney general records in Paxton probe Austin American Statesman  Plohetski, T. 12/11/20 3 doc(s)
TRS punts office decision to '21, continues Indeed Tower sublease efforts Austin American Statesman  Sechler, B. 12/11/20 2 doc(s)
Six GOP-led states join Texas bid to overturn Biden’s election, as Trump dines with Paxton and other AGs Dallas Morning News  Gillman, T. 12/11/20 5 doc(s)
TMC hospitals, hit by COVID surge, exceed base ICU capacity for first time since summer Houston Chronicle  Ackerman, T. 12/11/20 2 doc(s)
US panel endorses widespread use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Houston Chronicle  Neergaard, L. 12/11/20 5 doc(s)
STAAR exams will be given in spring 2021, but A-through-F grades nixed for Texas schools Houston Chronicle  Webb, S. 12/11/20 2 doc(s)
Texas Republicans split over AG Ken Paxton’s attempt to overturn Trump’s loss Houston Chronicle  Wermund, B. 12/11/20 4 doc(s)
Texas students will take STAAR exams but the stakes will ease for school districts San Antonio Express News  Torralva, K. 12/11/20 5 doc(s)
More than ‘a little snip’ San Antonio Express News  McDonald, C. 12/11/20  
IT services company to expand in Austin, add 130 jobs Austin American Statesman  Carlson, K. 12/11/20  
Austin set to extend ban on evictions into 2021 Austin American Statesman  Autullo, R. 12/11/20 4 doc(s)
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller tests positive for coronavirus Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 12/11/20  
Judge rules against Texas Railroad Commission over May emergency orders Austin American Statesman  Mekelburg, M. 12/11/20 1 doc(s)
Ted Cruz blasted for agreeing to argue Texas lawsuit to overturn the presidential election Dallas Morning News  Thompson, E. 12/11/20 2 doc(s)
Dallas County reports 30 more COVID-19 deaths, 2,088 new cases; Tarrant County adds 14 deaths Dallas Morning News  Weber, J. 12/11/20 3 doc(s)
Texas cancels A-F accountability grades for schools, keeps STAAR for students Dallas Morning News  Donaldson, E. 12/11/20 5 doc(s)
‘I think I’ve about got it licked,’ TX Ag commissioner Sid Miller says of COVID-19 Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 12/11/20  
Texas pauses A-F ratings for schools, but your child will still have to take STAAR test Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 12/11/20 2 doc(s)
GLO frees up $10M in Harvey relief funds to reimburse Houstonians who repaired their own homes Houston Chronicle  McGuinness, D. 12/11/20 2 doc(s)
Pasadena ISD will give failing students 6 weeks ‘to re-engage’ before ending their online classes Houston Chronicle  Carpenter, J. 12/11/20 1 doc(s)
U.S. lost more than 100,000 oil and gas jobs in coronavirus-driven bust Houston Chronicle  Takahashi, P. 12/11/20 2 doc(s)
Texas-Kansas scrapped due to COVID-19 cases within Longhorns program Houston Chronicle  Moyle, N. 12/11/20  
Metro Health reports 1,174 new cases, six deaths in San Antonio San Antonio Express News  Hardaway, L. 12/11/20 3 doc(s)
San Antonio mayor, Bexar County judge ask governor for COVID tests, vaccines for teachers San Antonio Express News  Torralva, K. 12/11/20 4 doc(s)
Unemployment claims surge San Antonio Express News  Carballo, R. 12/11/20 1 doc(s)
Paxton election lawsuit is waste of tax dollars Beaumont Enterprise  Editorial 12/10/20 2 doc(s)
COVID-19 vaccines important step for our community Longview News-Journal  Editorial 12/10/20 2 doc(s)
Elections, past and future Longview News-Journal  McNeely, D. 12/10/20 1 doc(s)
Disaster aid approved for Southeast Texas counties hit by Laura Beaumont Enterprise  Staff 12/10/20 1 doc(s)
With adjustments for COVID-19, Texas A&M resumes in-person graduations Bryan Eagle  Rodriguez, M. 12/10/20  
State, feds extend coastal barrier comment period Galveston Daily News  Ferguson, J. 12/10/20 1 doc(s)
Political Buzz: Campaign reports highlight GOP backing of Quiroga Galveston Daily News  Ferguson, J. 12/10/20  
Zaffirini Receives award from Texas Psychological Association Laredo Morning Times  Staff 12/10/20  
Landgraf previews legislative session, talks redistricting Midland Reporter Telegram  Randle, C. 12/10/20 2 TX bill(s)
Two reasons the Texas election case is faulty: flawed legal theory and statistical fallacy. New York Times  Liptak, A. 12/11/20  
Why We’re Talking About the California-Texas Rivalry, Again New York Times  Cowan, J. 12/11/20  
In Blistering Retort, 4 Battleground States Tell Texas to Butt Out of Election New York Times  Liptak, A. 12/11/20  
The ‘Trump Won’ Farce Isn’t Funny Anymore New York Times  Bouie, J. 12/11/20  
As Trump Disputes Election Results, Republicans Target Voting by Mail New York Times  Wines, M. 12/11/20  
Trump Bets on Long-Shot Texas Election Lawsuit Wall Street Journal  Bravin, J. 12/11/20  
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     12/10/20  

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