In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • See where Texas lands on the list of which states have the worst drivers in the nation. (SmartAsset, June 23, 2021)
  • Read about a recent proposed rule from the FDA that would establish a new category of over-the-counter hearing aids. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration, October 19, 2021)
  • Find out which weather and climate disasters of 2021 have topped $1 billion in losses in the U.S. (National Centers for Environmental Information, updated October 8, 2021)
  • Track construction and traffic updates for I-35 through the Austin area. (Texas Department of Transportation, ©2021)


Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.


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