Articles from January, 2013
An Austin opinion column led us to consider the prevalence of college A's.
The Texas governor has fulfilled, or compromised on, more than half the promises he made winning re-election.
Lloyd Doggett drew a Half True bead on John Cornyn’s mention of partly shutting down the government.
Lee Leffingwell’s claim about water quality proved iffy.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has been central to two fact checks.
Rick Perry proclaimed a "phenomenal" increase in school funding. It shakes out as a decrease.
The Austin American-Statesman's Texas-centric venture in fact-checking political figures just turned three.
A map making the rounds claims that "11 States now have More People on Welfare than they do Employed." We smelled smoke.
As lawmakers convened, a state board authorized the release of millions of dollars for public schools--reminding us of a pair of relevant fact checks.
The state comptroller has a Truth-O-Meter report card featuring two Flip-O-Meter checks.
More than 100 times, claims by Rick Perry and two fellow leaders have met the Truth-O-Meter, sometimes to smoky results.
Texas’ U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (in the news of late for his vote against re-electing House Speaker John Boehner), recently said on "Fox News Sunday" that Americans should be able to own military-style weapons "for the reason George Washington said a free people should be an armed people. It ensures against the tyranny of the government." That wasn’t quite what the father of our country meant, we learned.
How huge is the Texas economy? We checked a couple big ol' claims.