The most recent articles on PolitiFact Texas

Julián Castro, vice presidential prospect, and the Truth-O-Meter

Texan Julián Castro is reportedly among Democrats being vetted to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate.   To date, the HUD secretary and former San Antonio mayor has a Half True through True PolitiFact record. We’ve checked nearly a dozen Castro claims.

Donald Trump in Dallas gets Hillary Clinton/Syria claim right, other facts wrong

Firing up supporters in a Dallas ballroom, Donald Trump correctly recapped Hillary Clinton’s desire to drive up Syrian refugees admitted to the United States.   But his accuracy was off in statements about Clinton and the Second Amendment, his past public opposition to war in Iraq and the U.S. having the world’s highest taxes.   See Donald Trump’s Truth-O-Meter report card. See Hillary Clinton’s PolitiFact record.

Documents support Dan Patrick claim he didn't post tweet to blame Orlando shooting victims

Newly revealed documents support Dan Patrick’s declaration that the "reaps what you sow" Biblical verse he posted online the morning of the Orlando tragedy wasn’t calculated to blame victims at the gay night club.   It looks like Patrick’s campaign-funded social media team created and scheduled the tweet three days before.   Read Austin American-Statesman reporter Jonathan Tilove’s extensive update here.   See Dan Patrick's Truth-O-Meter report card.

Analysis: Dan Patrick ‘reaps what you sow’ tweet wasn’t posted to blame Orlando shooting victims

Did Dan Patrick quote a Biblical verse as the Orlando tragedy came to light? Yes.   Did Patrick say a man "reaps what you sow" to blame the victims at the gay night club? Not so, a reporter concludes.

Do up to 80 percent of Texas high school graduates (still) flail afterward?

To a reader's yowl, we looked afresh at how many Texas students prove ready for college.   Grim: An analysis of results through 2015 suggests 80 percent of Texas high school graduates (still) fall short of earning college degrees or other postsecondary certificates within six years of graduation.

Wendy Davis says Texas has no ‘equal pay’ law; it has a couple

Wendy Davis, mindful of a 2013 veto, told Texas Monthly her state has no "equal pay" law. That’s incorrect.

Steve Adler correct about Austin’s No. 1 ranks, wrong about first tweet coming from Texas

Austin Mayor Steve Adler, talking up the capital, laid claim to Austin leading Texas by three metrics.   Later, Adler declared that the world's first tweet was sent in the city.   That’s one True rating for Adler and a Pants on Fire.   What’s catching your ear?

Whole Foods didn't write anti-gay slur on Austin cake, pastor reveals

An Austin pastor, dropping his lawsuit, concedes he got it wrong when he said a Whole Foods worker put a slur on a cake. That admission came a month after Jordan Brown filed suit charging otherwise.    

Ted Cruz's 'Pants on Fire' claim about U.N. shredding First Amendment

Ted Cruz had seven Pants on Fire ratings on his Truth-O-Meter record before he suspended his presidential campaign. He just landed "Pants" No. 8 for a flawed claim about a U.N. resolution shredding the First Amendment.

Julián Castro, Bernie Sanders and the Minutemen ‘hate group’

Julián Castro charged Bernie Sanders with voting to protect the Minutemen "hate group."   HALF TRUE.

Fact checks: Austin’s vote on Uber background checks

Austin voters -- who decide Saturday how to background-check drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft -- have been beset by dramatic claims.   Here’s our skinny on the facts around Proposition 1.

Ted Cruz, win or lose, has the Texas Truth-O-Meter

Ted Cruz, a political unknown just a few years ago, is no longer running for president after losing Indiana's Republican presidential primary to Donald Trump.   Still, the Texas senator will always have the Truth-O-Meter.   See PolitiFact's recap of Cruz dropping his bid.    

Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and the Truth-O-Meter

Ted Cruz says Carly Fiorina will be his running mate should he overtake Donald Trump to become the Republican presidential nominee.   That's Canadian-born, Texas-reared Cruz potentially bidding with Austin-born Fiorina...   Say you want to keep up with Ted Cruz on the Truth-O-Meter.   CLICK!

Jorge Ramos draws Half True for claim 80 journalists killed in Mexico in last decade

Univision's Jorge Ramos made a dramatic point on NPR about the safety of journalists here versus Latin America.   Ramos also said 80 journalists had been killed in Mexico in the last decade.   HALF TRUE.   Say you want to keep up with Ted Cruz on the Truth-O-Meter.   CLICK!

Where are Ted Cruz’s Muslim neighborhoods?

Texan Ted Cruz, reacting to the terrorist attacks in Brussels, says the U.S. needs to bear down on "Muslim neighborhoods."   That might be hard to launch.