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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
Facebook is not the place to learn your mother was murdered Dallas Morning News  Editorial 12/09/20 1 TX bill
AG Paxton once again makes Texas look silly with desperate lawsuit over Trump loss Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 12/09/20 1 doc(s)
Evictions fuel raging flames of COVID-19 San Antonio Express News  Editorial 12/09/20 4 doc(s)
Texas must put a stop to secret payouts given to departing school superintendents Dallas Morning News  Quintero, J. 12/09/20 2 doc(s)
Cornyn, industry leader say ‘Don’t mess with Texas restaurants’ Houston Chronicle  Cornyn, J. 12/09/20 3 doc(s)
Take STAAR out of the equation. Kids are already coping with too much. Houston Chronicle  Rhor, M. 12/09/20 2 doc(s)
Ken Paxton asks Supreme Court to block Joe Biden victory in 4 battleground states Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 12/09/20 1 doc(s)
Abbott touts Texas coronavirus vaccine rollout in White House panel Austin American Statesman  Cobler, N. 12/09/20 4 doc(s)
More than 900 Austin school district staffers denied requests to work remotely in the spring Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 12/09/20 2 doc(s)
Texas AG Ken Paxton asks Supreme Court to overturn Trump’s defeat by negating 10M votes in four states Dallas Morning News  Gillman, T. 12/09/20 1 doc(s)
Tarrant County asks state to include teachers in first round of COVID-19 vaccinations Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Lopez, B. 12/09/20 2 doc(s)
Tarrant County has only 18 open ICU beds. One tragedy could close them, official says Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Manna, N. 12/09/20 2 doc(s)
Mayor welcomes RodeoHouston return in May, while Hidalgo doubts city will be ready Houston Chronicle  Guerra, J. 12/09/20 2 doc(s)
1.9 million Texas health care workers, care home residents get priority for COVID vaccine Houston Chronicle  Justin, R. 12/09/20 2 doc(s)
As COVID cases push them into ‘red’ zone, superintendents in San Antonio say school won’t go fully online again San Antonio Express News  Torralva, K. 12/09/20 4 doc(s)
Texas Senate panel weighs banning abortion in 2021 Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 12/09/20  
Pie. Mermaids. The Holocaust. And the sovereign nation of Texas. Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 12/09/20 2 TX bill(s) 1 doc(s)
Elon Musk confirms it: He has moved to Texas Austin American Statesman  Carlson, K. 12/09/20 3 doc(s)
Dallas County reports 1,105 new coronavirus cases, 8 more deaths; Tarrant County adds 13 deaths Dallas Morning News  Steele, T. 12/09/20 3 doc(s)
Coronavirus vaccine ‘days’ from approval, and Gov. Abbott says Texas will be ready Dallas Morning News  Thompson, E. 12/09/20 3 doc(s)
FCC awards $362 million to Texas companies to expand internet access in rural areas Dallas Morning News  DiFurio, D. 12/09/20 3 doc(s)
Should Texas be its own nation again? Secession talk returns with proposed Texas Independence Referendum Act Dallas Morning News  Briseno, A. 12/09/20  
True the Vote lawsuit illustrates silliness of GOP efforts to redo election in court Houston Chronicle  Grieder, E. 12/09/20 1 doc(s)
Texas AG Ken Paxton sues to overturn election results in 4 states Trump lost Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 12/09/20 1 doc(s)
Huberty highlights legislative goals for next session Houston Chronicle  Mehrtens, S. 12/09/20  
San Antonio officials report 400+ new coronavirus cases as positivity rate rises for third straight week San Antonio Express News  Fechter, J. 12/09/20 1 doc(s)
Analysis: COVID-19 vaccines are coming to Texas, along with a ranking of who’s most essential Tyler Morning Telegraph  Ramsey, R. 12/08/20 2 doc(s)
A new way to keep Texas ‘business-friendly’ Lufkin Daily News  Spellings, M. 12/08/20 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
Tyler and Longview hospitals could get COVID-19 vaccine doses next week Tyler Morning Telegraph  Wellerman, Z. 12/08/20 3 doc(s)
Question of the day: Were SNAP benefits extended? Victoria Advocate  Staff 12/08/20 2 doc(s)
Waco hospitals await 1,950 vaccine vials as death count soars Waco Tribune Herald  Saegert, R. 12/08/20 3 doc(s)
WFISD to require remote learners failing one course or more to return to in-person school Wichita Falls Record News  Choate, T. 12/08/20 2 doc(s)
Davila: Edinburg is growing fast, growing smart Rio Grande Guardian  Reyes, D. 12/08/20 2 doc(s)
Texas files an audacious suit with the Supreme Court challenging the election results. New York Times  Liptak, A. 12/09/20  
Supreme Court Rejects Republican Challenge to Pennsylvania Vote New York Times  Liptak, A. 12/09/20  
Some States Balk After C.D.C. Asks for Personal Data of Those Vaccinated New York Times  Stolberg, S. 12/09/20  
Elon Musk Moves to Texas, Takes Jab at Silicon Valley Wall Street Journal  Somerville, H. 12/09/20  
Covid-19, Remote Work Make Austin a Magnet for New Jobs Wall Street Journal  Putzier, K. 12/09/20  

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