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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
Dan Crenshaw needs to accept Biden’s win — and his role in Trump’s farce Houston Chronicle  Editorial 12/15/20 2 doc(s)
COVID-19 put schools in a financial bind that will require hard budgeting decisions Dallas Morning News  Hegar, G. 12/15/20 8 doc(s)
A big day for science and math Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 12/15/20  
UT Health Austin among first 4 Texas sites to receive COVID-19 vaccine Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 12/15/20 3 doc(s)
Biden basks in Electoral College win and blisters Texas suit aimed at handing it to Trump, who still won’t concede Dallas Morning News  Gillman, T. 12/15/20 3 doc(s)
A dead animal and a warning: Texas AG Ken Paxton spars with campaign donor over alleged text threats Dallas Morning News  McGaughy, L. 12/15/20 3 doc(s)
First COVID-19 vaccines arrive at Methodist Dallas Medical Center Dallas Morning News  Branham, D. 12/15/20 3 doc(s)
Texas electors call on peers in four swing states to erase Biden’s win Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 12/15/20 3 doc(s)
Turner: Nearly 1 in 7 Houstonians have been infected with coronavirus Houston Chronicle  Ackerman, T. 12/15/20  
The first coronavirus vaccines have arrived in San Antonio San Antonio Express News  Riker, M. 12/15/20 2 doc(s)
Texas electors condemn Supreme Court, call on battleground states to name alternate electors Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 12/15/20 1 doc(s)
Dallas County reports 1,699 new coronavirus cases, six deaths; Tarrant County fatalities surpass 1,000 Dallas Morning News  Weber, J. 12/15/20 3 doc(s)
Lawyer hired to defend Texas AG Ken Paxton in whistleblower case will cost state $540 an hour Dallas Morning News  McGaughy, L. 12/15/20 3 doc(s)
National lawyers group seeks sanctions against Texas AG Ken Paxton, colleagues who sued to undo Biden’s win Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 12/15/20 2 doc(s)
Texas electors cast all 38 votes for President Trump as Biden wins nationally Dallas Morning News  Briseno, A. 12/15/20 3 doc(s)
Texans are flocking to Obamacare amid the pandemic, and Tuesday’s the last chance to sign up for 2021 coverage Dallas Morning News  Schnurman, M. 12/15/20 3 doc(s)
COVID-19 vaccine expected in Tarrant County on Tuesday. Here’s the distribution plan Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 12/15/20 2 doc(s)
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick plans to counter Democratic wins at ballot box Houston Chronicle  Wallace, J. 12/15/20  
Houston's first COVID-19 vaccine arrives at MD Anderson Houston Chronicle  Ackerman, A. 12/15/20 3 doc(s)
White House Coronavirus Task Force urges Texas to tighten limits on gatherings Houston Chronicle  Wermund, B. 12/15/20 4 doc(s)
Oil companies fight to get climate cases before supreme court Houston Chronicle  Osborne, J. 12/15/20 3 doc(s)
Church in The Woodlands where woman was abused will not face repercussions from SBC Houston Chronicle  Downen, R. 12/15/20  
US agency looks to open rare lizard’s habitat to oil and gas Houston Chronicle  A.P. Wire 12/15/20 2 doc(s)
COVID-19 patients account for 1 in 5 hospital patients in San Antonio as surge worsens San Antonio Express News  Caruba, L. 12/15/20 3 doc(s)
San Antonio Food Bank, ‘the only option’ for many needy families, expects heavy demand well into 2021. San Antonio Express News  Huddleston, S. 12/15/20  
Texas GOP chair denies that he advocated for state to secede San Antonio Express News  Wallace, J. 12/15/20 2 doc(s)
Lawyers group calls for investigation of AG Ken Paxton over ‘frivolous’ elections challenge San Antonio Express News  Goldenstein, T. 12/15/20 2 doc(s)
US Supreme Court sides with New Mexico in Pecos River fight San Antonio Express News  A.P. Wire 12/15/20  
Texit? State lawmaker resurrects myth of secession Texarkana Gazette  Editorial 12/12/20  
Weber, others who back Paxton lawsuit betray constituents, democracy Beaumont Enterprise  Editorial 12/11/20 3 doc(s)
Countdown continues to transformative vet school debut Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Editorial 12/11/20 1 doc(s)
State's top lawyer plays for audience of one Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Ramsey, R. 12/14/20  
Budget Challenges for the 2021 Legislative Session Rio Grande Guardian  Hinojosa, J. 12/12/20 2 doc(s)
Analysis: Adding a new tax might be easier than ending an old tax break Victoria Advocate  Ramsey, R. 12/11/20 4 doc(s)
The vaccine is finally coming, but will Texans actually take it? The jury's still out Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 12/14/20 1 doc(s)
East Texas Food Bank worries as potential state, federal cuts could create food shortage Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 12/14/20  
Two Wichita Falls hospitals to receive part of first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine in Texas Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 12/14/20  
Texas Democrats look inward after falling short, again, in November elections Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 12/13/20  
Texas GOP Chairman Allen West says party will boost outreach to minorities Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 12/12/20  
STAAR tests won't count this year, but Texas students will still take them San Angelo Standard Times  Tufts, J. 12/12/20 2 doc(s)
Local superintendents say expectations for achievement will remain as TEA pauses accountability ratings Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 12/12/20 1 doc(s)
Sen. Kolkhorst holds two-day COVID-19 hearing Victoria Advocate  Staff 12/12/20  
Waco ISD welcomes temporary suspension of school ratings Waco Tribune Herald  Saegert, R. 12/12/20  
DHR Health receives statewide recognition from Texas Workforce Commission Rio Grande Guardian  Montoya, L. 12/12/20  
What to know about Ken Paxton, the Texas official leading latest court battle for Trump Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 12/11/20 6 doc(s)
Coastal lawmakers ask Texas Gov. Abbott to stop TWIA's plans to hike rates 5% Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 12/11/20 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Legislators object to unexpected wind-insurance rate hikes Galveston Daily News  Ferguson, J. 12/11/20 3 doc(s)
Texas Tech regents elect new chair, vice chair Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Staff 12/11/20  
Texas Tech HSC informs patients of potential data breach Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Young, A. 12/11/20  
State pauses accountability ratings for school districts, but STAAR test to continue Tyler Morning Telegraph  Barton, K. 12/11/20 4 doc(s)
Valley Baptist recognized by State Health Services for Quality Maternity Care Valley Morning Star  Staff 12/11/20  
State pauses accountability ratings for school districts, but STAAR test to continue Longview News-Journal  Barton, K. 12/11/20  
Lucio named vice chair of Senate Committee on Finance Rio Grande Guardian  Montoya, L. 12/11/20  
Ashby, Shaw discuss COVID-19 vaccine Lufkin Daily News  Huff, J. 12/11/20 3 doc(s)
Public hearing/formal meeting notice     12/14/20  

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