Debra Davis, formerly the state editor of the Austin American-Statesman, is the Investigations editor for the newspaper, also overseeing the Insight section in Sunday editions.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Debra Davis
John Cornyn "voted twice in 2013 to back Obama’s amnesty plan."
Recent stories from Debra DavisDewhurst, Cornyn among most-fact-checked Texans still in running for statewide office
We’ve checked more than 100 claims by the 20-plus Texans still in the running for statewide office with David Dewhurst proving--by far--the figure most familiar with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.Cornyn cages Stockman, Democrats may need runoff to settle Senate nominee
Primary election returns aren't final, but John Cornyn crushed his proclaimed tea-party challenger while Democrats might face a May runoff to settle on Cornyn's November foe.
We've piled up our latest fact checks of Cornyn and outright winners Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis. For the latest results, go to www.statesman.com.Consult your Truth-O-Meter before voting in Texas party primaries
Texas voters choose major-party nominees on Tuesday, though May run-offs are possible if the lead candidate in each primary fails to draw more than half the vote.
Warm up for voting by reviewing claims we checked during the election run-up--including a smoky statement about the planet’s warmth.Calling all cars for Texas balanced budget boasts
No one balances a Texas state budget by his or her lonesome. But that doesn’t keep incumbents from suggesting as much.
Now we seek your help in identifying such budget claims by candidates in the March primaries.Full flops for Dewhurst, Patrick on repealing a constitutional amendment
U.S. Senate hopefuls David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick flip-flopped on whether to change how senators are chosen. Yes, both said, then no.In context: Greg Abbott on third-world corruption near the Texas-Mexico border
Greg Abbott has been accused of labeling the Texs-Mexico border region "third world." What exactly did he say?Federal aid covers most costs of cameras near Texas-Mexico border
Texan Todd Staples made a claim about his agency funding cameras watching the Texas-Mexico border.
Most of the program's funding originated with Uncle Sam.Listen: Austin's KUT explores Wendy Davis claim
Austin's KUT, 90.5 FM, asked us to unpack our check of a Wendy Davis claim. Listen by clicking on the orange button to the right.The details behind David Dewhurst's security detail
A foe said Dewhurst is the first lieutenant governor of Texas to have a security detail. That appears so.Wendy Davis claim about child custody Mostly True
We read the divorce decree. We queried expert lawyers. We found a Wendy Davis claim Mostly True.
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