Articles from April, 2014

UPDATED: Keeping the record straight

We didn’t judge an entire David Dewhurst TV commercial as Pants on Fire. Separately, KERA-TV in Dallas objected to the Dewhurst campaign using video featuring one of its reporters.

Dan Patrick touts Dewhurst's Pants on Fire

In a fresh video ad, Dan Patrick touts a Pants on Fire bestowed on a David Dewhurst claim.

Mr. ‘Goeb,’ meet Mr. Dewhurst

David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick blast away about a name change and campaign debts. The Truth-O-Meter engages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.