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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.

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Limit taxpayer-funded lobbying, but give cities a voice Dallas Morning News  Editorial 12/14/20 1 TX bill
Texas must hold itself accountable for student performance with STAAR Dallas Morning News  Spellings, M. 12/14/20 4 doc(s)
Mold and the insidious dangers of climate change Houston Chronicle  James, C. 12/14/20  
With excitement and uncertainty, Texas readies for coronavirus vaccine Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 12/14/20 3 doc(s)
Texas Democrats look inward after falling short, again, in November elections Austin American Statesman  Moritz, J. 12/14/20  
Proposed 'Javier Ambler Law' would ban reality TV and police partnerships Austin American Statesman  Plohetski, T. 12/14/20 1 TX bill
Methodist Dallas Medical Center among first 4 sites in Texas to get COVID-19 vaccine Monday Dallas Morning News  Branham, D. 12/14/20 2 doc(s)
Granbury may pause new developments for 4 months. Here’s the smelly reason why Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Samsel, H. 12/14/20  
Thousands of doses of the new COVID vaccine are coming to Houston, with MD Anderson first and only stop Monday Houston Chronicle  Ackerman, T. 12/14/20 3 doc(s)
Bexar DA says ‘cite-and-release’ for petty crimes is working well San Antonio Express News  Selcraig, B. 12/14/20  
‘Herculean efforts’ — Most San Antonio school districts find ways to reward teachers, staff San Antonio Express News  Picon, A. 12/14/20  
Dallas County adds 1,810 coronavirus cases, 4 deaths; Tarrant reports 20 deaths as its toll nears 1,000 Dallas Morning News  Branham, D. 12/14/20 3 doc(s)
Texas Oil Regulator Barred From Waiving Environmental Rules Houston Chronicle  Bl. 12/14/20 4 doc(s)
‘We can’t relax yet’ — COVID hospitalizations increase ahead of first vaccine distribution San Antonio Express News  Picon, A. 12/14/20 5 doc(s)
Paxton's stunt betrayed Texans, hurt democracy Austin American Statesman  Editorial 12/13/20 3 doc(s)
Fort Worth COVID-19 outlook seems bleak. Here’s what we can do until vaccine arrives Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 12/13/20  
Biden must get creative to stop Trump’s border wall Houston Chronicle  Editorial 12/13/20 1 doc(s)
Thumbs up, thumbs down Houston Chronicle  Editorial 12/12/20  
Symptoms but no car? Good luck get-ting tested San Antonio Express News  Editorial 12/12/20 1 doc(s)
Worker exploitation in Texas’ throwaway culture Austin American Statesman  Prince, H. 12/13/20 1 doc(s)
Just as Americans need food assistance the most, our food banks face shortages Dallas Morning News  Hawthorne, V. 12/13/20 2 doc(s)
Midlothian residents deserve to have their say about health effects from cement plant Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Greene, R. 12/13/20  
After Trump, Texas Republicans can win new voters. So, why are they eating their own? Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Allen, C. 12/13/20  
Texas will never forget Genoveva Puga’s harrowing path to activism San Antonio Express News  Harrington, J. 12/13/20 1 TX bill
Legislature could tackle urgent issues with annual sessions San Antonio Express News  Larson, L. 12/13/20 1 doc(s)
States will start getting COVID-19 vaccine Monday, US says Austin American Statesman  Scolforo, M. 12/13/20 2 doc(s)
Texas Senate runoff shapes up as battle for the future of Texas Republican party Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 12/13/20 2 TX bill(s) 5 doc(s)
As virus rages, Texas intensive care units at the brink Austin American Statesman  Mekelburg, M. 12/13/20 1 doc(s)
Will DACA survive the litigation roller coaster? Dallas Morning News  Solis, D. 12/13/20 3 doc(s)
Dallas singer Charley Pride, who broke country’s color line, dies at 86 Dallas Morning News  Christensen, T. 12/13/20  
Substitute teaching is a ‘tough’ job and Texas can’t find enough of them during the pandemic Dallas Morning News  Smith, C. 12/13/20 1 doc(s)
Republican split on display in Texas Senate race between Shelley Luther, Drew Springer Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 12/13/20  
COVID-19 claims country music legend, Texas Rangers minority owner Charley Pride Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Wilson, J. 12/13/20  
COVID treatment drugs touted by Abbott have done little to quell Lub-bock’s crisis Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 12/13/20 4 doc(s)
Border Patrol gave big firepower to small Texas towns for George Floyd protests San Antonio Express News  Barned-Smith, S. 12/13/20 1 doc(s)
Midwives fight border stigma San Antonio Express News  Riker, M. 12/13/20 2 doc(s)
‘This is our hope and prayer’: 28,000 COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in S.A. this week San Antonio Express News  Riker, M. 12/13/20 5 doc(s)
Software giant Oracle moving corporate HQ to Austin Austin American Statesman  Hawkins, L. 12/12/20  
Health chief warns Austin area might need curfew against coronavirus as early as next week Austin American Statesman  Bradshaw, K. 12/12/20  
Texas GOP Chairman Allen West says party will boost outreach to minorities Austin American Statesman  Moritz, J. 12/12/20  
Supreme Court denies Texas effort to block election results in 4 states, sealing Trump's fate Austin American Statesman  Staff 12/12/20 2 doc(s)
Supreme Court rejects Texas’ bid to overturn Biden’s election, handing decisive blow to Trump Dallas Morning News  Gillman, T. 12/12/20 1 doc(s)
After targeting GOP lawmakers in elections, can Dustin Burrows find redemption in the Texas House? Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 12/12/20 3 doc(s)
Tarrant County inmate dies of COVID-19, the second in-custody death this week Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Howland, J. 12/12/20 1 doc(s)
US allows emergency COVID-19 vaccine in bid to end pandemic Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Neergaard, L. 12/12/20 3 doc(s)
U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas’ lawsuit against 4 battleground states over election Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 12/12/20 1 doc(s)
Houston, Harris County receive ‘F’ for premature births, infant mortality Houston Chronicle  Garcia, J. 12/12/20 1 doc(s)
‘But what about us?’ Some workers on the frontlines of COVID-19 left out of the first round of vaccines. Houston Chronicle  Deam, J. 12/12/20 3 doc(s)
The Spurs billed Bexar County more than $250,000 to use AT&T Center as voting site, records show San Antonio Express News  Fechter, J. 12/12/20  
POLITIFACT: Black senators have served together Austin American Statesman  Mulder, B. 12/13/20  
Texas School for the Deaf claims 6-man state title with win over Veritas Austin American Statesman  Gordon, C. 12/13/20  
Dallas health care workers educate patients on COVID-19, discredit vaccine misinformation Dallas Morning News  McClure, A. 12/13/20 1 doc(s)
In rush of federal executions, Brandon Bernard and Alfred Bourgeois were put to death for Texas murders Dallas Morning News  McCullough, J. 12/13/20 1 doc(s)
Analysis: Short work by high court of Trump’s `big one’ Dallas Morning News  Sherman, M. 12/13/20 3 doc(s)
Dallas County closes out deadliest week of pandemic with 2,111 new coronavirus cases, 8 more deaths Dallas Morning News  Marfin, C. 12/13/20 2 doc(s)
‘In his mind, he was a ballplayer’: Charley Pride’s visits to Rangers spring training were a return to his roots Dallas Morning News  Grant, E. 12/13/20  
In rural Texas, ‘they’re angry at COVID.’ A small-town counselor treats the grieving Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Kennedy, B. 12/13/20  
EXPLAINER: Dismissed election case pushed debunked claims Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Merchant, N. 12/13/20 4 doc(s)
Tarrant County reports 25 more COVID-19 deaths to total 101 deaths reported this week Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Stevenson, S. 12/13/20 1 doc(s)
'It's not gonna go well': Hotez talks rodeo hopes, the need for vaccines and a looming winter surge Houston Chronicle  Gray, L. 12/13/20 3 doc(s)
Texas GOP, Dems tried to solve a climate change problem together 10 years ago. Then it unraveled. Houston Chronicle  Osborne, J. 12/13/20 2 TX bill(s) 2 doc(s)
Despite COVID surge, Houston companies won't issue strict travel guidelines for the holidays Houston Chronicle  Wu, G. 12/13/20 2 doc(s)
Do You Know the Meaning Behind the Iconic GO TEXAN Mark? Houston Chronicle  Staff 12/13/20  
Nearly 1,000 new COVID cases in San Antonio as ‘alarming’ spread continues San Antonio Express News  Hardaway, L. 12/13/20 2 doc(s)
After an indoor reception for Texas education officials, many attendees weren't told of COVID-19 diagnoses San Antonio Express News  Swaby, A. 12/13/20 1 doc(s)
Fact-check: Did a Texas Rep. propose changing the state's 'castle doctrine'? Austin American Statesman  Curet, M. 12/12/20 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
Be wary of people like Allen West and their interpretations Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 12/12/20  
Long-term care facilities in Texas to receive free COVID-19 vaccines through federal program Austin American Statesman  Mekelburg, M. 12/12/20 1 doc(s)
Time to renew driver's license or vehicle registration? Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 12/12/20 1 doc(s)
Oracle is the latest Silicon Valley company to head for the hills — of Austin Dallas Morning News  DiFurio, D. 12/12/20  
Carrollton Democrat proposes changing Texas law to let Denton have countywide vote centers Dallas Morning News  Barragan, J. 12/12/20 1 TX bill
Dallas, Tarrant counties add 20 COVID-19 deaths each; Dallas County tops 140,000 cases, 1,300 deaths Dallas Morning News  Weber, J. 12/12/20 3 doc(s)
School for the Deaf football team is one victory away from making history in Texas Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Macias, T. 12/12/20  
Tarrant County reports 20 COVID deaths as hospitalizations, ventilators at record highs Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Stevenson, S. 12/12/20 1 doc(s)
Grand jury indicts ex-opponent of Rep. Harold Dutton over mystery candidate Houston Chronicle  Scherer, J. 12/12/20  
Texans react as Supreme Court tosses AG Ken Paxton’s suit challenging election Houston Chronicle  Wermund, B. 12/12/20 3 doc(s)
At Jackson Lee’s request, TxDOT tacks on a few more days for comment on $7 billion I-45 project Houston Chronicle  Begley, D. 12/12/20 3 doc(s)
Texas lawmakers say AG opinion highlights need for police 'duty to intervene' law San Antonio Express News  Goldenstein, T. 12/12/20 1 TX bill 2 doc(s)
Oracle moves headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin San Antonio Express News  Grant, N. 12/12/20  
San Antonio, Bexar County report 1,090 new COVID cases, six more death San Antonio Express News  O'Hare, P. 12/12/20 1 doc(s)
Getting Covid Vaccines to People Will Cost States Billions They Don’t Have Wall Street Journal  Armour, S. 12/14/20  
First Coronavirus Vaccines Head to States, Starting Historic Effort New York Times  Abelson, R. 12/13/20  
‘An Indelible Stain’: How the G.O.P. Tried to Topple a Pillar of Democracy New York Times  Rutenberg, J. 12/13/20  
The Texas Lawsuit and the Age of Dreampolitik New York Times  Douthat, R. 12/13/20  
Supreme Court Rejects Texas Suit Seeking to Subvert Election New York Times  Liptak, A. 12/12/20  
F.D.A. Clears Pfizer Vaccine, and Millions of Doses Will Be Shipped Right Away New York Times  Thomas, K. 12/12/20  
Jobless Benefits Saved Them, Until States Wanted the Money Back New York Times  Friedman, G. 12/12/20  
Oracle Moves Corporate Headquarters to Austin, Texas Wall Street Journal  Tilley, A. 12/12/20  
Supreme Court Rejects Texas Challenge to Biden’s Victory in Presidential Election Wall Street Journal  Bravin, J. 12/12/20  
Pfizer, BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Is Authorized in the U.S. Wall Street Journal  Burton, T. 12/12/20  

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