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

  • Explore data related to tracking COVID-19 in incarcerated populations. (The Marshall Project, updated May 14, 2021)
  • Review ownership of mainstream media outlets. (Harvard University, May 2021)
  • Consider safety tips for judges and court staff. (National Center for State Courts, May 2021)
  • Check out beach conditions along the Texas coast. (General Land Office, accessed May 20, 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.


Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.