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

  • Find which counties are under a burn ban. (Texas A&M Forest Service, ©2022)
  • Track monkeypox cases by state. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated August 2, 2022)
  • Explore the global Fortune 500 list. (Fortune, ©2022)
  • See how the global economy breaks down by country. (Visual Capitalist, accessed August 3, 2022)
  • Review the 2021 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) preliminary dataset. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, updated July 28, 2022)


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.