|Legislative newspaper clippings and periodical articles
The Legislative Reference Library compiles newspaper clippings relating to legislative
duties and official actions of current members of the Texas Legislature, state political
events, and any other issues that might be of interest to legislators and legislative
staff. Twenty-six Texas newspapers, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal are regularly clipped for articles of interest. The
clippings are compiled daily. Newspapers are available in the library for 30 days. Clips from 1998 to the present are available
to legislative offices through the Daily Legislative Clipping Service database on the
legislative intranet and can be searched by headline, subject, article type, date,
newspaper, columnist, bill number, or bill caption keyword. Clips from 1901 to 1998 are available to legislative offices in the clips archive, which is searchable by headline, subject, columnist, newspaper, and date. During the interim, the
clipping service also includes notices of house and senate committee public hearings
and formal meetings.
The library staff also reviews more than 800 periodicals to compile a weekly Current
Articles list and distributes the list electronically to legislators and legislative
staff every Thursday. Access to a searchable database of Current Articles abstracts is
available to Capitol Complex users through the library’s website. Members and legislative staff can request copies of full-text articles
from the library.
Both the clipping service and current articles databases are available to the public
through terminals in the library.