Statements we say are Half-True

Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.

Says that according to a report, "the tech sector now drives more than one-quarter of Austin’s economy."

Says "we" have put more boots on the U.S.-Mexico border "than at any time in our history, and illegal crossings are down by nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000."

Says Texas leads the nation in fatal industrial accidents.

Says proponents of a bond package for the Austin school district say the district has the second-lowest bond tax rate "among the Central Texas area school districts."

Says opponents of proposed Austin school district bonds say the district’s "debt load doubles with these new bonds."

Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

Says he "has repeatedly praised Chuck Hagel’s character, patriotism, bravery, and personal service defending our nation."

Says Texas ranks first among the states in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and toxic chemicals released into water.

Says the claim that 40 percent of guns are sold without background checks traces to information gathered before background checks were even required.

"The last time Republicans held hostage a resolution to ensure that our country’s bills were paid cost us more than $1 billion in added interest and slowed the economic recovery."

Says Austin’s treated wastewater, put into the Colorado River, is of higher quality than water the city takes from the lake for public use.

Says that according to "many reports and even our own data," the state of Texas spent more through Medicaid on orthodontia than all other states combined.

Says Massachusetts has three state-mandated student tests and Finland just one.

Says that under the new healthcare law, full- and part-time workers will be required to buy insurance costing $375 to $1,000 a month, starting in 2014.

Says 40 years ago, the U.S. placed Texas under Voting Rights Act for failing to print ballots in Spanish.

"We’re talking right now about a $12 billion hole in our current, so-called balanced" state "budget."

Says the University of Texas can afford to build a medical school because it has a $7 billion endowment and its football program had a $50 million profit last year.

Says she’s never said "don’t build" Texas 45 Southwest.

Says black women are "fastest-growing demographic group in ... Texas seeking concealed handgun licenses."

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