We’ve identified two Texas leaders--Cornyn and Davis. But we're not forecasting election results.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.
Leticia Van de Putte hasn’t run statewide before. But she has a PolitiFact report card.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 10:32 a.m.
The Texas race for lieutenant governor won’t top the 2014 ballot. But might it prove No. 1 with curious claims to check?
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 11:03 a.m.
We’ll listen for curious claims during the Texas Tribune Festival taking place at the University of Texas--and we’ll have help.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 01:18 p.m.
A recorded call lands Dewhurst on the Truth-O-Meter.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 02:58 p.m.
Rick Perry's promised "exciting" plan? He's not seeking another term as governor at the least. See updates at statesman.com. For our part, we are posting the Truth-O-Meter report card for the longest-serving governor in Texas history--and True-to-Pants on Fire report cards for various officeholders surely hankering to move up once Perry moves on.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 01:16 p.m.
David Dewhurst says Texas school systems lose 45 days to state-imposed tests. We did not find a firm factual basis for his figure.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.
John Cornyn’s disputed claim about hundreds of people nightly crossing a Texas ranch hasn't been confirmed. Other border claims have.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 08:41 a.m.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst of Texas may have been the first political leader to say Phoenix is a world kidnapping capital. Will NRA leader Wayne LaPierre be the last to loft this unsupported claim?
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.
The unsubstantiated claim that Phoenix is one of the kidnapping capitals of the world is back -- this time from the NRA's Wayne LaPierre.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 05:45 p.m.
Ted Cruz whiffed on an income-tax claim earlier this year. He connected regarding Paul Sadler.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 04:18 p.m.
Heading into the Texas primary runoffs, we’ve stacked up about a dozen related fact-checks. Meantime, a Sarah Palin check is in the works.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 04:18 p.m.
The word "criminal" has popped up in recent, checked candidate or campaign group statements. And for fiscal wonks, there’s a whopping Truth-O-Metered sales tax claim. We invite you to read our latest items before the Texas primary runoffs.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.
A group that favors Cruz says the major Texas newspapers call Dewhurst a moderate. That's Mostly False.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 04:55 p.m.
In Dallas, Republicans Cruz and Dewhurst duked it out in advance of their July 31 Republican primary runoff election. We tracked some tough, familiar claims. Did you hear a fresh, untested sally?
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 07:58 p.m.
President Obama, stopping in Austin, naturally figures into many fact checks.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 05:42 p.m.
Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst hatch competing ads about a payroll tax and being a businessman, respectively. We’ve probed both topics.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 02:51 p.m.
Our latest checks of leading Texas Democrats and a Republican spotlight inaccurate -- or, at least, incomplete -- accounts of what happened when state lawmakers gathered in 2011.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 04:27 p.m.
Dewhurst, comparing Border Patrol agents and New York cops, reminds us of a previous time he did so -- which one observer likened to comparing apples and carburetors.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 03:11 p.m.
As noted by the Houston Chronicle, Dewhurst is trying to remind Republicans that Cruz did not endorse Cornyn for a leadership role. We earlier checked a related jab.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 09:17 a.m.
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