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Ted Cruz's dual citizenship and other factual finds of 2016

PolitiFact Texas reporters came across plenty of curious facts through 2016. For instance, did you know about Ted Cruz long holding dual citizenship?

Austin Mayor Steve Adler fulfills five campaign promises, breaks one

In his first year, Austin Mayor Steve Adler kept about a third of 16 campaign promises we're tracking on the PolitiFact Texas Adler-O-Meter.   Adler also had a promise rated STALLED and three promises graded IN THE WORKS. Adler's one BROKEN promise was his unfulfilled idea to have the Austin City Council jointly visit council districts.   Want the latest on candidates for president including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz? Click here.  

In campaign, Steve Adler promised to resolve recycled-water conflict that was already settling out

Color us purple.   We're removing a recycled-water promise by Austin Mayor Steve Adler from the Adler-O-Meter, which gauges progress on his campaign promises. A reader helped us realize problems declared by Adler were being addressed before he took office. Read the deets...

Introducing the Adler-O-Meter

City Hall reporters for the Austin American-Statesman have helped us launch a meter to track progress on Austin Mayor Steve Adler's campaign promises -- all of them yet to be rated.

Austin Mayor-elect Steve Adler on the Texas Truth-O-Meter

Steve Adler, set to be sworn in as Austin's mayor in January, already has a record on the Texas Truth-O-Meter.   See Austin Mayor-elect Steve Adler's PolitiFact report card.

Checking Austin candidates for mayor, city council

If you vote in Austin, you (should) know about 10-1; the soon-to-be reconfigured Austin City Council will have 10 members elected from individual districts plus the mayor elected citywide. Runoff elections are Tuesday.   We ended up doing more than 10 city-related fact checks. Here's a snapshot.   See every fact check related to Austin city government here.

Take 200 Texas fact checks, call us after Election Day

We figure we've done around 200 fact checks of Texas candidates and political figures leading into November’s balloting.   Ready to gorge?