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Austin population has doubled every 25 years or so since founding

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell is correct that Austin's population has doubled every 25 years or so since its founding.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 03:10 p.m.

Presenting: The top 10 PolitiFact Texas fact checks of 2013

In 2013, readers flocked to our fact checks of chain emails, statements about abortion and our report card for Ted Cruz. Hope you’re ready for the PolitiFact Texas Top 10 of 2013.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Mayor warns of 1 million people “coming to town”

Lee Leffingwell said 1 million additional people are "coming to town." We took that to mean Austin.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 12:44 p.m.

Leffingwell says NRA members support background checks of all gun purchasers

Austin’s hizzoner gets the polls right on Americans, including NRA members, widely supporting background checks before all gun purchases.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 10:53 a.m.

Austin mayor's watery claim

Lee Leffingwell’s claim about water quality proved iffy.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 12:12 p.m.

Leffingwell and fellow Austin City Council incumbents victorious

Lee Leffingwell and three fellow Austin City Council members won re-election Saturday. We earlier checked some of what was said leading up to the vote.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, May 13th, 2012 at 10:44 a.m.

Checking Austin taxes, affordability and a claim about a Rick Perry Republican lobbyist

Wondering if candidates for the Austin City Council are accurate about local affordability or taxes or their opponent's fealty to Rick Perry? We've checked several Austin-centric claims in advance of Saturday's city elections.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 12:10 p.m.

Austin's Lee Leffingwell survives debut at PolitiFact

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell survived his debut on the Texas Truth-O-Meter last week while statements from three legislators, a Democratic activist and a New York Times columnist also rocked the needle. Read on. It's the debut of the PolitiFact Texas Flashback.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 12:52 p.m.

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