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

  • Track air quality related to wildfires and wildfire smoke. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed July 27, 2021)
  • Review public opinion related to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Gallup, July 28, 2021)
  • Look up local sales tax rates in Texas by address, city, and zip code. (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, accessed July 27, 2021)
  • Read about how natural gas flaring in Texas is on the decline. (Railroad Commission of Texas, July 28, 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.