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

  • Examine the STAAR results for grades 3-8 for 2023. (Texas Education Agency, August 16, 2023)
  • Review back-to-school traffic safety tips. (Texas Department of Transportation, ©2023)
  • Read about smartphone surveillance. (lifehacker, July 20, 2023)
  • Consider ways to reduce urban heat island effects. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, updated July 17, 2023)
  • Explore the potential legal consequences of Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment. (University of Pennsylvania Law Review, August 14, 2023)


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.