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

No fact check here; just a custard run by Austin American-Statesman staff members attempting their own snapshot like the one shared by Gov. Rick Perry after he was booked on two felony charges. This visit happened Aug. 20, 2014.
No fact check here; just a custard run by Austin American-Statesman staff members attempting their own snapshot like the one shared by Gov. Rick Perry after he was booked on two felony charges. This visit happened Aug. 20, 2014.

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