El Paso's county judge said the city is the safest burg of its size in the country. That sounded familiar--and flawed.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 11:45 a.m.
Susan Combs knows the Truth-O-Meter. That’s not so for all the prospective contenders to succeed her.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 5:32 p.m.
Once a week for two years, Austin's KUT News has talked through one of our fact checks. Cake time? Kind of.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 11:04 a.m.
A leading business advocate said only one in four Texas high school graduates is college ready. Really?
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 3:38 p.m.
Rick Perry, exhorting the Boy Scouts to continue excluding gays, analogized to Sam Houston and slavery on the eve of the Civil War. We wondered about that.
Lee Leffingwell said 1 million additional people are "coming to town." We took that to mean Austin.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 12:44 p.m.
The president’s one-day swing to the Austin area gave rise to fact checks of, and about, him.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 11:22 a.m.
We blew it, readers say, in rating Pants on Fire a claim about science and greenhouse gas emissions.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.
Rising Republican star Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, is being looked at as a potential presidential contender. But some question whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, could become the chief executive because of the Constitution’s requirement that the president be a "natural born citizen." PolitiFact Ohio dug in.
By Tom Feran :: Published on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Barack Obama came and went. Rick Perry and a leader of Texas Democrats took the occasion to loft jobs-related claims--now fact-checked.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 6:33 p.m.
What better way to welcome Obama to Central Texas than walking through the most popular PolitiFact fact checks of, or about, him this year--plus they include a 2012 check of Romney.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
A Texas congressman is silly, one reader writes. PolitiFact Texas writes as if facts are irrelevant, another says. Let’s open the mailbag.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.
A few weeks ago, we rated a claim by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that "expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas." Then, this week, a landmark study was published that addresses some of the same questions. Would it have changed our False rating for Cruz? We take a fresh look.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 12:37 p.m.
A California editorial cartoonist said the state of Texas last inspected the plant in West in 2006. That’s not so.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
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