Saturday, September 20th, 2014

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Texas

Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott say buenas noches from Rio Grande Valley debate

Davis and Abbott squared off in the Rio Grande Valley. Now we'll have fresh chances to expand their Truth-O-Meter records.

Greg Abbott mano a mano with Wendy Davis in Rio Grande Valley debate

It's not fisticuffs, but it's as close as we get in Texas politics. Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis debate today in the Rio Grande Valley. Warm up with some fact checks?

Abbott supporters offered subsidized trips to Rio Grande Valley

Greg Abbott is spending money to bring supporters to the Rio Grande Valley, where he and Wendy Davis are set to debate this week.

Ted Cruz on Obama and PolitiFact, 'an institution'

Ted Cruz invoked PolitiFact's Lie of the Year as a reason Barack Obama isn’t necessarily to be trusted.

Mike Collier reads 'fired teachers' into a fact check that didn't go there

It’s True Republican state comptroller nominee Glenn Hegar expressed pride in not increasing education aid. But Democratic nominee Mike Collier incorrectly said we made a judgment linking that legislative action to thousands of fired teachers.

Texas fact checks in August topped by look into Wendy Davis claim about Greg Abbott and a rapist

An ominous ad about Greg Abbott and a salesman-rapist led our fact checks sparking the most reader interest in August.

Finding the facts about immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border

Multiple political figures this summer made questionable claims about the Texas-Mexico border region and/or illegal immigrants -- ranging from people from terrorist states to Ukrainians to children from Central America. (And no, those weren't the political figures.) The Truth-O-Meter leaned south.

Fact-checking Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis in fall campaign season

How many times can we fact-check Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis? Yes.

Sarah Palin not often fact-checked in Texas

Two years passed between PolitiFact Texas fact checks of Sarah Palin; the latest pair had to do with Palin’s critique of the indictments of Gov. Rick Perry.

Beto O’Rourke, Rick Perry and bombs NOT going off in El Paso (maybe NOT safest U.S. city)

In a tweet critical of Perry, O’Rourke charged the governor with falsely saying car bombs are going off in El Paso, which O'Rourke called the safest U.S. city. O’Rourke was time traveling.

A fact check isn't a frozen custard (tips below)

Perhaps you’re familiar with five things to know about Rick Perry’s indictment. Now comes PolitiFact with seven tips toward better fact checks.

Mailbag: Reader's PolitiFact rating, ‘Out of Date’

It’s been too long since we shared reader emails. Open the mailbag, Andy.

Unsupported claim: Ted Cruz took a bribe to file federal lands proposal

Ted Cruz took a bribe from the billionaire Kochs to make a proposal, a pro-Democratic group said. That's ridiculously unfounded.

Tweets on Wendy Davis ad assailing Abbott dissent in case linked to rape

We’re sharing tweets about our fact check of an ad from Wendy Davis about Greg Abbott’s position in a case when he served on the Texas Supreme Court.

Henry Cisneros, in PolitiFact debut, declares historic first in mayor of San Antonio

Until now, Henry Cisneros hadn't faced the Truth-O-Meter. He recently got it right about the new mayor of San Antonio making history.