The Davis file:
Debra Davis

Investigations editor

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.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Debra Davis

"David Dewhurst currently owes more than $1 million to vendors for services provided to his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign."

Dan Patrick "changed his name from Danny Goeb to hide from" his "debts."

Every one of "more than 30 federal judges who have considered the issue of gay and lesbian rights since last June… ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and you cannot deprive individual citizens of that right based on their sexual orientation."

More "25- to 34-year-olds are moving to Austin than any other city in America."

During Lyndon B. Johnson’s first 20 years in Congress, "he opposed every civil rights measure that came up for a vote."

Says he was the only statewide elected official to speak in favor of a federal guest worker plan at the 2012 Republican Party of Texas convention.

"Greg Abbott said it would be a ‘waste’ to expand pre-k to all Texas children."

David Alameel "is giving thousands of dollars to support the Republican Party candidates" including John Cornyn and Greg Abbott.

The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical.

"Kesha Rogers is not a Democrat."

Recent stories from Debra Davis
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.

Texas Truth-O-Meter: Kesha Rogers is a Democrat

Kesha Rogers is not a Democrat, according to the chairman of the Texas Democratic Party. We concluded otherwise.

Texas margaritas, Capitol-style

A Republican primary was salted by a claim that Stefani Carter spent campaign money providing margaritas in the Texas Capitol.

Is Texas the most reliably Republican big state? You bet your Georgia peaches

Larry Sabato’s claim made us wonder if Texas is the most populous reliably Republican state.

You can bet your Georgia peaches.

Did Clint Eastwood sign anti-Obama chain email?

A reader wondered if Clint Eastwood wrote a recent anti-Obama chain email signed "Clint."

We failed to reach Eastwood, but doubts have been aired.

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