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Mailbag: PolitiFact Texas proves facts ‘are irrelevant to what you do’

A Texas congressman is silly, one reader writes. PolitiFact Texas writes as if facts are irrelevant, another says. Let’s open the mailbag.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.

Cartoonist incorrect about last state inspection of Texas plant

A California editorial cartoonist said the state of Texas last inspected the plant in West in 2006. That’s not so.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 03:30 p.m.

Hammond: Businesses pay 60 percent of taxes in Texas

Bill Hammond, who helms the Texas Association of Business, spoke up for business tax cuts by saying businesses pay 60 percent of taxes in the state. Really?

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.

Perry says Obama yet to respond to 2010 letter on border security

In a CNN interview, Perry said Obama has yet to respond to the 2010 letter on border security he tried to hand the president on the tarmac of a Texas airport. We see smoke.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Further checking Ted Cruz on Medicaid expansion

PolitiFact in Washington took a longer look at a Ted Cruz claim about Medicaid expansion--and stuck with its original False rating.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 02:26 p.m.

Perry quotes Obama saying Medicaid ‘broken’

Rick Perry says Barack Obama called Medicaid "broken." That’s Mostly True.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Perry, Cornyn, Cruz and Medicaid doctors in Texas

Perry, Cornyn and Cruz stood behind a claim that only 30 percent of Texas physicians accept new Medicaid patients. Survey says otherwise.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 07:59 a.m.

Encouraged by readers, we're checking just the facts in Texas

We welcomed a long-look chance to describe our mission in the Austin American-Statesman.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 05:42 p.m.

UPDATED: John Cornyn's rancher tweet among many claims about border conditions

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.

Mailbag: “Thanks again for showing your true colors”

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.

Texas judge read PolitiFact before finding school finance system unconstitutional

A news bulletin said PolitiFact influenced a judge’s decision that the Texas school funding system is again unconstitutional. Aw shucks. Really?

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

UPDATED: California pokes at Texas mostly hold up

A Sacramento Bee editorial leveled several criticisms of Texas. We rated most of them True or Mostly True.

By Sue Owen, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 06:59 p.m.

Rick Perry fulfills, achieves compromises on 54 percent of his campaign promises

The Texas governor has fulfilled, or compromised on, more than half the promises he made winning re-election.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 11:19 a.m.

Perry’s “phenomenal” False

Rick Perry proclaimed a "phenomenal" increase in school funding. It shakes out as a decrease.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 03:06 p.m.

PolitiFact Texas turns 3

The Austin American-Statesman's Texas-centric venture in fact-checking political figures just turned three.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Rick Perry's promises, metered

We’re getting closer to rating the fulfillment, or not, of all of Rick Perry’s 2010 campaign promises.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Secession and the Truth-O-Meter

Texas can’t secede, we’ve noted. That hasn’t kept residents from signing a petition.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 05:36 p.m.

Scariest lines of the 2012 campaign

For Halloween, we highlight the scare tactics of 2012. Don't be afraid! The Truth-O-Meter says they're not true!

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 05:36 p.m.

PolitiFact Texas at the Texas Tribune Festival

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.

Mitt Romney's big night, plus a Texas teacher

On the last night of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney accepted the party's presidential nomination -- and a Texas educator saluted specialized academies.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 07:37 a.m.

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