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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 worked hard to keep, Dallas, Harris and El Paso counties ahead of COVID-19 Dallas Morning News  Editorial 12/29/20 5 doc(s)
Austin isn’t a war zone, Gov. Abbott, and Texas isn’t a police state. Houston Chronicle  Editorial 12/29/20 2 doc(s)
End surprise billing on ambulances San Antonio Express News  Editorial 12/29/20 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Texas reaches record 11,351 COVID-19 hospitalizations Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 12/29/20 6 doc(s)
Austin area could enter coronavirus 'state of emergency' by New Year's, health chief says Austin American Statesman  Osbourne, H. 12/29/20 4 doc(s)
UT disbands bias reporting team as part of free speech settlement Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 12/29/20 3 doc(s)
Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations shatter July’s record as infections from Christmas gatherings loom Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 12/29/20 3 doc(s)
Retail pharmacies say Americans will look to them for COVID-19 vaccines Dallas Morning News  Halkias, M. 12/29/20 5 doc(s)
Gov. Greg Abbott sets date for election to fill Drew Springer’s Texas House seat Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 12/29/20 3 doc(s)
HBCUs produced Kamala Harris — and most of Houston’s Black elected officials Houston Chronicle  Britto, B. 12/29/20  
‘An excellent decision’ — Spurs are praised for pausing plan to open AT&T Center to fans San Antonio Express News  Orsborn, T. 12/29/20 2 doc(s)
‘Didn’t expect it to get this bad’ — COVID-19 is expected to get worse in San Antonio San Antonio Express News  Caruba, L. 12/29/20 2 doc(s)
Vaccines arrive at some but not all long-term care facilities San Antonio Express News  Chasnoff, B. 12/29/20 2 doc(s)
Celebrating 175 years of Texas statehood, by the numbers Austin American Statesman  Villalpando, R. 12/29/20  
Report: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz helped donors' Texas fracking company get pandemic relief money Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 12/29/20 1 doc(s)
Jenkins warns of ‘less than optimum’ care if COVID-19 hits another holiday spike as Texas hospitalizations hit new high Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 12/29/20 4 doc(s)
Texas reports record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dearman, E. 12/29/20 3 doc(s)
Texas hits new COVID-19 hospitalization record Houston Chronicle  Rubio, J. 12/29/20 4 doc(s)
City of Houston gets first doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Houston Chronicle  McGuinness, D. 12/29/20 4 doc(s)
How did Houston lose out to Austin as the Capital of Texas? Houston Chronicle  Holley, J. 12/29/20 2 doc(s)
More rural school districts in San Antonio area throw in the towel on remote learning Houston Chronicle  Torralva, K. 12/29/20 6 doc(s)
As coronavirus worsens, San Antonio officials vow strict enforcement of safety measures at Valero Alamo Bowl San Antonio Express News  Fechter, J. 12/29/20 1 doc(s)
San Antonio’s Raba-Kistner getting new president in 2021 San Antonio Express News  Mendoza-Moyers, D. 12/29/20  
Legislature should OK revenue bond for Lamar-Orange Beaumont Enterprise  Editorial 12/25/20 1 TX bill
Bring transparency to inauguration event expenses Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Editorial 12/23/20 2 doc(s)
Top legislative priorities include budget, public safety, healthcare, broadband Rio Grande Guardian  Abbott, G. 12/27/20  
Elon Musk wants to expand his operations in South Texas Rio Grande Guardian  Abbott, G. 12/25/20 3 doc(s)
Working to address Texas addiction crisis during holidays Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Taylor, M. 12/24/20 2 doc(s)
Electoral college: One last hurdle? Longview News-Journal  McNeely, D. 12/24/20 1 doc(s)
Short political attention spans Longview News-Journal  Ramsey, R. 12/22/20 4 doc(s)
Workforce commission has plan to aid restaurants McAllen Monitor  Kelley, R. 12/27/20  
Dean on legislative priorities: No defunding police Longview News-Journal  Ferguson, J. 12/27/20 2 doc(s)
Health groups support Gov. Abbott's decision to take COVID vaccine in first wave Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 12/26/20 3 doc(s)
McAllen native appointed to Board of Social Worker Examiners McAllen Monitor  Staff 12/26/20  
UHV nursing program recognized as top program in state Victoria Advocate  Staff 12/26/20  
How one group of Texas voters handled the first election in the post-Trump era Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 12/25/20 2 doc(s)
On the legislative agenda: freedom for golf cart drivers Galveston Daily News  Ferguson, J. 12/25/20 1 TX bill
Political Buzz: Weber one of few to vote against 'bloated' spending plan Galveston Daily News  Ferguson, J. 12/24/20 1 doc(s)
State urges COVID-19 vaccine providers to aggressively use up doses McAllen Monitor  Gonzalez, V. 12/24/20 4 doc(s)
State legislature to debate taxpayer funded lobbying, unfunded mandates in 2021 session Victoria Advocate  Rogers, C. 12/24/20 3 TX bill(s) 1 doc(s)
DMV ending COVID-related waiver for vehicle registrations. New policy effective April 14 Corpus Christi Caller Times  Moritz, J. 12/22/20  
Rose Bowl to Texas comes up roses for Tyler; Alabama and Notre Dame to play on Jan. 1 Tyler Morning Telegraph  Anderson, J. 12/22/20  
Calhoun named president of unified UT Tyler, UT Health Science Center at Tyler Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 12/22/20  
City gets $5.6 million for flood runoff analysis Valley Morning Star  Kelley, R. 12/22/20  
Gov. Greg Abbott to receive COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday in Austin Wichita Falls Record News  Moritz, J. 12/22/20  
Lawmakers Prepare for Battles Over Congressional Redistricting Wall Street Journal  Andrews, N. 12/29/20  

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