Davis says Abbott fought school districts in court and defended billions of dollars in education cuts. Yes, but…
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Sam Houston says he's practiced law far longer than Greg Abbott did before becoming attorney general
Attorney general aspirant Sam Houston says he’d have far more experience practicing law on taking office than incumbent Greg Abbott had when he took the job.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at 10:26 a.m.
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.
Our checks of claims tied to the Obamacare law and the Texas voter ID mandate were reader favorites in November. Gubernatorial hopefuls Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis drew attention, too, while Ted Cruz’s Truth-O-Meter report card remained of interest.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.
A Greg Abbott claim about the voter ID law causing "no problems whatsoever" reminded us that absolute statements often stir the Truth-O-Meter.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 10:08 a.m.
A Democratic group's claim about the Texas voter ID law proved combustible. We've also checked other voting claims.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.
We saw flaws in two recent claims critical of Davis--one about abortion, the other about taxes.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 02:26 p.m.
Wendy Davis declared today that she's running for governor, first by email. She’s already got a Truth-O-Meter report card.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 04:51 p.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.
The single public poll run since Davis filibustered the Texas anti-abortion legislation delivered a mixed message about her popularity.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.
A pro-Democratic group said Abbott misspent more than $1 million in grant aid. That's a Truth-O-Meter False.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, August 5th, 2013 at 10:57 a.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.
El Paso's county judge said the city is the safest burg of its size in the country. That sounded familiar--and flawed.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 11:45 a.m.
The president’s one-day swing to the Austin area gave rise to fact checks of, and about, him.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 11:22 a.m.
We’re showing our colors, readers say, which is bad.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.
We listened to speakers at the second annual Texas Tribune Festival. Hear anything we should check?
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at 05:22 p.m.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently touted 50 election-fraud convictions. After a close look, we subtracted 29.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 04:59 p.m.
Gov. Rick Perry hosted Greta Van Susteren of Fox News on the Texas border this week and talked about border security, the president’s recent El Paso stop and that Perry is "tempted" to run for president in 2012. We heard claims like those we’ve checked before.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 11:48 a.m.
President Barack Obama made some testable claims during Tuesday's immigration policy speech in El Paso. But PolitiFact has previously checked numerous border-related statements.
By :: Published on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 12:08 p.m.
The No. 1 article on our website of late? A flawed shot at Gov. Rick Perry, who sailed to re-election Tuesday. But this fall's PolitiFact Texas Top 15 reflects statements by and about other political figures too...
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 12:28 p.m.
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