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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
An ambulance should bring help, not a shocking bill Houston Chronicle  Editorial 12/17/20 2 TX bill(s)
Students pay price for Harlandale settlement San Antonio Express News  Editorial 12/17/20 3 doc(s)
How to build on teens’ reduced vaping San Antonio Express News  Hawk, E. 12/17/20 3 doc(s)
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton suing Google over digital ads Austin American Statesman  Bleiberg, J. 12/17/20 4 doc(s)
Despite COVID concerns, dozens of Texas lawmakers held private, in-person fundraisers with lobbyists Dallas Morning News  McGaughy, L. 12/17/20  
Lobbying for vaccines: Interest groups plead to move up in line for Texas’ COVID-19 shots Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 12/17/20 3 doc(s)
Cy-Fair ISD, Fort Bend officials ask Texas to give teachers COVID vaccine priority Houston Chronicle  Webb, S. 12/17/20 4 doc(s)
Prairie View A&M University gets $50M from MacKenzie Scott, largest in its history Houston Chronicle  Britto, B. 12/17/20  
$1.7M for George Strait, six-figure bonuses: Lawsuit reveals Gov. Greg Abbott’s inaugural spending Houston Chronicle  Root, J. 12/17/20 2 doc(s)
Archbishop of San Antonio to parishioners: ‘We need to be vaccinated.’ San Antonio Express News  Riker, M. 12/17/20 5 doc(s)
A Capitol journalist's Capitol journalist Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 12/17/20  
Coronavirus vaccine in Texas: 10 Austin-area hospitals awaiting shipments Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 12/17/20 3 doc(s)
Dallas County reports record 2,438 coronavirus cases while Collin County reports high of 7 deaths Dallas Morning News  Weber, J. 12/17/20 3 doc(s)
When will nursing home residents get the COVID-19 vaccine? Dallas Morning News  Marfin, C. 12/17/20 4 doc(s)
Tarrant County reports most COVID-19 cases in nearly a month, 13 deaths on Wednesday Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Stevenson, S. 12/17/20 1 doc(s)
‘Texas is now in the 9th inning’: Abbott predicts 2021 economic rebound after COVID-19 Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 12/17/20 2 doc(s)
Texas Senate 30 candidates getting most of their campaign cash from a few places Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 12/17/20  
Ex-Bellaire mayor Cindy Siegel elected chair of Harris County Republican Party Houston Chronicle  Scherer, J. 12/17/20  
Hotze calls assault charge against ex-police captain he hired to investigate voter fraud ‘bogus’ Houston Chronicle  Scherer, J. 12/17/20  
Texas leads multistate coalition in antitrust suit against Google Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 12/17/20 4 doc(s)
Summer power supplies could decrease electricity prices Houston Chronicle  Sixel, L. 12/17/20 2 doc(s)
Late fall COVID-19 surge in San Antonio worsens San Antonio Express News  Chasnoff, B. 12/17/20 1 doc(s)
UTSA student’s lawsuit over COVID-19 sanctions tossed San Antonio Express News  Danner, P. 12/17/20 1 doc(s)
Sour Grapes: Texas electors cast votes for Trump, condemn U.S. Supreme Court Texarkana Gazette  Editorial 12/16/20 2 doc(s)
Krouse on COVID: UTRGV will start vaccinating this afternoon Rio Grande Guardian  Krouse, J. 12/16/20 1 doc(s)
DPS announces temporary waiver for driver licenses, ID cards ending April 2021 Valley Morning Star  Staff 12/16/20 2 doc(s)
City council gears up for busy legislature in 2021 Victoria Advocate  Rosenberg, M. 12/16/20 3 TX bill(s)
Kelsey: Healthcare in RGV growing twice as fast as national average Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 12/16/20  
Deep East Texas, Angelina County may have to roll back COVID-19 restrictions Lufkin Daily News  Juarez, G. 12/16/20 2 doc(s)
More restrictions come as hospitalization rate up Lufkin Daily News  Edwards, J. 12/16/20 2 doc(s)
10 States Accuse Google of Abusing Monopoly in Online Ads New York Times  McCabe, D. 12/17/20  
Number of Executions in U.S. Falls Despite Push by Trump Administration New York Times  Fuchs, H. 12/17/20  
‘I Was Stunned’: Big Gifts to Small Colleges From an Unexpected Source New York Times  Hartocollis, A. 12/17/20  
Vaccination Campaign at Nursing Homes Faces Obstacles and Confusion New York Times  Silver-Greenberg, J. 12/17/20  
Ten States Sue Google, Alleging Deal With Facebook to Rig Online Ad Market Wall Street Journal  McKinnon, J. 12/17/20  
Texas’ Tax Advantage Is All About Individuals, Not Business Taxes Wall Street Journal  Francis, T. 12/17/20  

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