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.
For the price of a special legislative session, Texas could pay for many condoms or birth control pills or even sexual health educators, according to a sign we spotted. Let's shop.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 03:06 p.m.
Rick Perry described Wendy Davis today as born to an unwed mother and having given birth out of wedlock. News to us.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 11:46 a.m.
Time ran out on legislation pitched as improving abortion regulation in Texas. But Gov. Rick Perry called another special session, starting Monday. We spent the filibuster week on a quartet of related fact checks, including whether Perry accurately described Sen. Wendy Davis' childhood and early adulthood.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 05:29 p.m.
With the fate of legislation limiting abortions in Texas in question, a legislator who likened rape kits and a surgical procedure advised us that she knows that's not correct and did not intend to say as much.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.
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.
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.
Urging Texans to visit a website connecting visitors to their legislators, the actor says Texas ranks 44th in education spending per student. We’ve checked that.
By :: Published on Friday, May 20th, 2011 at 02:47 p.m.
Counting all Texas school districts as one entity, you’re eyeing the fifth-largest employer in the world--one that’s about the size of the U.S. Postal Service. That’s the latest in a busload of education claims to face a Texas fact check.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 11:21 a.m.
After Gov. Rick Perry’s optimistic State of the State address, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis ripped ruling Republicans while also launching statements that sounded very familiar — as in already fact-checked.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 11:17 a.m.
Gov. Rick Perry, no fan of the federal government, has said Washington has three responsibilities: extending the military, securing the border and delivering the mail on time. He also says the feds have blown two of those three. We've not asked which one he considers a success, but can't complain about the mail: our (in) box lacks not.
By :: Published on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.
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