Austin's Fox7, KTBC-TV, fashioned this image of Mayor Lee Leffingwell after he nailed a claim about the city's population growth (air date: March 7, 2014).
Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell is correct that Austin's population has doubled every 25 years or so since its founding.
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"When the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport needed to stop its earthquake spike a few years ago, they temporarily shut down the wells that were injecting fracking fluid into the ground ... (and) those earthquakes stopped."
John Cornyn "voted twice in 2013 to back Obama’s amnesty plan."
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