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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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Fort Worth ISD could close these seven middle schools. Here’s why and what to know. Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Allen, S. 04/22/24 1 doc(s)
Texas cities implementing AI traffic signals to limit accidents, boost safety Austin American Statesman    04/22/24 1 doc(s)
Mayra Flores raises twice as much as U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez in bid to unseat him this November San Antonio Express News  Choi, M. 04/22/24  
Remember the Alamo. Remember Joe. Houston Chronicle  Editorial 04/21/24 2 doc(s)
A 22-lane highway through the heart of Austin? We can imagine something better. Austin American Statesman  McGinnis, E. 04/21/24 5 doc(s)
Denton teacher: In school board battles, children are casualties Dallas Morning News  Lam, A. 04/21/24  
Prop B is key to creating the best parks system in Texas Dallas Morning News  Conner, L. 04/21/24 1 doc(s)
Computer chips are a national security issue, but the solution isn’t just more chips Dallas Morning News  Ray, K. 04/21/24 1 TX bill 2 doc(s)
Inflation is clobbering Texans. So don’t ask more from local taxpayers. Houston Chronicle  Blain, C. 04/21/24 1 doc(s)
Marijuana isn't legal in Texas. But can you tell? Houston Chronicle  Hlavaty, C. 04/21/24 6 doc(s)
The STAAR takes one automated step backward for the kids San Antonio Express News  Preyor-Johnson, N. 04/21/24  
Arizona and Texas have nearly identical abortion bans. But Trump only objects to one. San Antonio Express News  Garcia, G. 04/21/24 2 doc(s)
The worst media habit: Distorting polls for clicks Houston Chronicle  Rubin, J. 04/20/24  
Republican infighting, battle over Texas speakership results of national political trend Austin American Statesman  Gore, H. 04/21/24  
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick rules the Texas Senate. Now he seeks influence in the House Dallas Morning News  Jankowski, P. 04/21/24  
WNBA’s Dallas Wings poised to relocate to downtown Dallas arena in proposed deal with city Dallas Morning News  Bailey, E. 04/21/24 1 doc(s)
NEISD hopefuls say they hate ‘politics.’ So do the people handing them cash and endorsements. San Antonio Express News  Manno, M. 04/21/24  
Texas AG Ken Paxton can be disciplined over effort to overturn 2020 presidential election Austin American Statesman  Gore, H. 04/20/24 9 doc(s)
Dallas murders, violent crime trending down in 2024 as homicides continue drop nationwide Dallas Morning News  Smith, K. 04/20/24 1 doc(s)
UT Austin DEI layoffs disproportionately affected women and Black staffers, records show Houston Chronicle  Severson, M. 04/20/24 1 TX bill 4 doc(s)
Thumbs up, thumbs down Houston Chronicle  Editorial 04/20/24  
Texas appeals court says Ken Paxton can be disciplined for attempt to overturn 2020 election San Antonio Express News  Goldenstein, T. 04/20/24 4 doc(s)
'Rogue prosecutor' lawsuit to remove Travis County DA Jose? Garza moves forward Austin American Statesman  Lin, S. 04/21/24 1 TX bill 2 doc(s)
Dan Patrick calls for a deep dive into the effects of serving in Operation Lone Star Austin American Statesman  Moritz, J. 04/21/24 2 doc(s)
Dallas urges appeals court to block state law limiting local regulations Dallas Morning News  Torres, A. 04/21/24 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax’s resignation was in works a week before announcement Dallas Morning News  Bailey, E. 04/21/24 1 doc(s)
Report details how crash unfolded involving Kansas City Chiefs wideout Rashee Rice Dallas Morning News  Shaikh, Z. 04/21/24  
Botched rollout of redesigned FAFSA leads to steep filing declines for Fort Worth students Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Allen, S. 04/21/24 3 doc(s)
States' inflation varies, in part due to domestic migration Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Heuer, M. 04/21/24 2 doc(s)
Texas thwarts a scientific approach to poverty reduction, offers a misleading reason for it Houston Chronicle  Taylor, M. 04/21/24 4 doc(s)
Massive Samsung chip plant will demand electricity and water Texas has in short supply Houston Chronicle  Tomlinson, C. 04/21/24 5 doc(s)
Montgomery man convicted in AK-47 shooting death of girlfriend plans to his appeal life sentence Houston Chronicle  Dominguez, C. 04/21/24  
Catfish released in the Houston-area, other Texas cities lakes for residents to catch Houston Chronicle  Johnson, O. 04/21/24  
I-10 widening, 14 other road projects planned for Fort Bend County in new Houston regional plan Houston Chronicle  Varma, J. 04/21/24  
Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom Houston Chronicle  Seitz, A. 04/21/24 2 doc(s)
Electricity demand from AI, data centers is skyrocketing in Texas. Can ERCOT keep up? Houston Chronicle  Osborne, J. 04/21/24 2 TX bill(s) 2 doc(s)
Texas investigating guard member after border shooting incident San Antonio Express News  South, T. 04/21/24  
Texas to give extra credit to teachers who train like doctors in residency programs San Antonio Express News  Richman, T. 04/21/24 2 doc(s)
Colin Allred’s fundraising for U.S. Senate race surpasses O’Rourke’s early 2018 pace San Antonio Express News  Choi, M. 04/21/24  
Texas car insurance premiums are soaring. Here's what's behind the spike — and what you can do San Antonio Express News  Iszler, M. 04/21/24 2 doc(s)
Underground pipes and pumps could supply what Texas' stressed electric grid needs San Antonio Express News  DiNatale, S. 04/21/24 1 doc(s)
Water Scarcity and Clean Energy Collide in South Texas San Antonio Express News  Baddour, D. 04/21/24  
Nearly 35% fail driver’s license tests: Indiana leads the way Austin American Statesman  Moore, T. 04/20/24  
UT President Jay Hartzell visits Capitol Hill to talk AI with Texas congressional leaders Austin American Statesman  Kepner, L. 04/20/24 1 doc(s)
UT hosts dedication ceremony for Harkey Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies Austin American Statesman  Kepner, L. 04/20/24  
Goodbye, scanner. Austin police, fire, EMS will stop making messages available to public Austin American Statesman  Seipp, S. 04/20/24 1 doc(s)
Court rejects AG Ken Paxton’s bid to dismiss ethics complaint over 2020 election challenge Dallas Morning News  Jankowski, P. 04/20/24 6 doc(s)
Could a new solar facility in The Colony help protect Texas’ overstressed power grid? Dallas Morning News  Mejia-Hilario, I. 04/20/24  
More than 19,000 jobs added across Texas in March, according to new estimates Dallas Morning News  Martin, A. 04/20/24  
Paxton appeals after judge allows Harris County's guaranteed income program to continue Houston Chronicle  Rice, J. 04/20/24 2 doc(s)
A little-known board oversees Houston property taxes. Voters will now elect members for first time Houston Chronicle  Rice, J. 04/20/24 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
The Woodlands hopes to attract cancer-fighting biotech companies with new 83-acre district Houston Chronicle  Partain, C. 04/20/24  
Cannabis pioneers believe THC-infused drinks are the future of the industry Houston Chronicle  Garcia, S. 04/20/24 1 TX bill 2 doc(s)
Today is 420. Here are the marijuana possession laws in Texas San Antonio Express News  Warren, P. 04/20/24 1 TX bill 5 doc(s)
Russian-backed hacking group linked to cyberattack on Texas water tank, new report say San Antonio Express News  Scheve, A. 04/20/24 1 doc(s)
Tesla recalls Cybertrucks for faulty pedal that can cause unintentional acceleration San Antonio Express News  Lingle, B. 04/20/24  
Biden’s new Title IX rules protect LGBTQ+ students, but avoid addressing transgender athletes San Antonio Express News  Binkley, C. 04/20/24 2 doc(s)
Fake Tags Add to Real Chaos on American Roads New York Times  Corkery, M. 04/22/24  
G.O.P. Intensifies Scrutiny of Voting: ‘We’re Keeping a Close Eye on You’ New York Times  Berzon, A. 04/21/24  
Rural Texas towns report cyberattacks that caused one water system to overflow Dallas Morning News  Miller, K. 04/20/24  
Water Facilities Warned to Improve Cybersecurity as Nation-State Hackers Pounce Wall Street Journal  Stupp, C. 04/20/24  

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