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Patrick, Castro spar over immigration in San Antonio

Dan Patrick and Julián Castro faced off over immigration, getting chances to improve their respective Truth-O-Meter records.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 7:03 p.m.

Checking the facts on claims about your rights

Fifty years ago, the Civil Rights Act. For four years, we've checked a few claims about your rights. We're also eager to hear of any claims at the LBJ Civil Rights Summit that might bear checking.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

Michael McCaul correct on military not screening recruits for mental health

Michael McCaul said on Fox News Sunday the military doesn’t screen recruits for mental health. That holds up, PunditFact found.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 9:31 a.m.

Cruz versus Perry for president featured on a Google Hangout

PolitiFact welcomed us to its inaugural Google Hangout this week. We talked about the prospect of Ted Cruz and Rick Perry vying for president--and how you can win a PolitiFact Texas coaster.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Texas top 5: Government surveys and Obama drone strikes

Our fact checks of claims about the U.S. Census Bureau and President Barack Obama having a hand in assassinating citizens were readers’ favorite fact checks in March.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 9:52 a.m.

Texas Truth-O-Meter: Kesha Rogers is a Democrat

Kesha Rogers is not a Democrat, according to the chairman of the Texas Democratic Party. We concluded otherwise.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 10:22 a.m.

Texas margaritas, Capitol-style

A Republican primary was salted by a claim that Stefani Carter spent campaign money providing margaritas in the Texas Capitol.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.

Is Texas the most reliably Republican big state? You bet your Georgia peaches

Larry Sabato’s claim made us wonder if Texas is the most populous reliably Republican state. You can bet your Georgia peaches.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.

Austin population has doubled every 25 years or so since founding

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell is correct that Austin's population has doubled every 25 years or so since its founding.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 3:10 p.m.

Did Clint Eastwood sign anti-Obama chain email?

A reader wondered if Clint Eastwood wrote a recent anti-Obama chain email signed "Clint." We failed to reach Eastwood, but doubts have been aired.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Dewhurst, Cornyn among most-fact-checked Texans still in running for statewide office

We’ve checked more than 100 claims by the 20-plus Texans still in the running for statewide office with David Dewhurst proving--by far--the figure most familiar with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 11:08 a.m.

Cornyn cages Stockman, Democrats may need runoff to settle Senate nominee

Primary election returns aren't final, but John Cornyn crushed his proclaimed tea-party challenger while Democrats might face a May runoff to settle on Cornyn's November foe. We've piled up our latest fact checks of Cornyn and outright winners Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis. For the latest results, go to www.statesman.com.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 9:58 p.m.

Consult your Truth-O-Meter before voting in Texas party primaries

Texas voters choose major-party nominees on Tuesday, though May run-offs are possible if the lead candidate in each primary fails to draw more than half the vote. Warm up for voting by reviewing claims we checked during the election run-up--including a smoky statement about the planet’s warmth.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Calling all cars for Texas balanced budget boasts

No one balances a Texas state budget by his or her lonesome. But that doesn’t keep incumbents from suggesting as much. Now we seek your help in identifying such budget claims by candidates in the March primaries.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 10:43 a.m.

Greg Abbott (again) doubts Wendy Davis on gun rights

Greg Abbott, running for governor, told CNN this week that campaigning with provocative rocker Ted Nugent "was a way to expose Wendy Davis for her flip-flopping on gun-related issues." In November, before Davis announced her support for allowing licensed Texans to openly carry pistols on their hips, we took an in-depth look at her positions and votes on gun issues going back to her days on the Fort Worth City Council. Read on for more.

By Sue Owen :: Published on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at 2:15 p.m.

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