John Bridges

John Bridges is the managing editor of the Austin American-Statesman. An American-Statesman employee for more than 20 years, he previously served as the newspaper's senior editor for local and state news, national editor, news editor, metro editor and sports editor. His duties include oversight of PolitiFact Texas.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from John Bridges

Recent stories from John Bridges

Immigrant deaths and the science behind temperatures rising inside parked cars, trucks

We corraled research behind claims that parked vehicles warm precipitously in sunshine.

Is it Day 200 of Joe Straus not meeting one-on-one with Dan Patrick?

Looking at no meetings.

Breaking down Greg Abbott's 'common' pecan tree tale

We break down Greg Abbott's pecan tree tale.

USS Gabrielle Giffords is not a gun-free vessel

It's not gun-free.

Checking Dan Patrick's talking points after 2017 regular session

We have backup on Dan Patrick's latest talking points.

Matt Rinaldi offers different accounts of 'illegal immigrant' signs blamed for his calls to ICE

Matt Rinaldi's June 1, 2017 interviews contradict what he said on Facebook three days before.

Dan Patrick: PolitiFact ‘just wrong’ about tax-savings claim

Dan Patrick set us aflame.

Do Texas restaurants often shortchange on barbecue by the pound? Records suggest not.

Rest easy.

Al Franken fact-checks Ted Cruz

Al Franken fact-checks Ted Cruz in a new book.

Rick Perry: No need to PolitiFact Donald Trump's Texas-tied expectations of me

One less PolitiFact, Rick Perry crowed.