Pete Gallego of Texas slipped this into his farewell remarks on the House floor: "This Congress made history as the least productive, most unpopular Congress in the history of this proud nation."
Ever ever ever?
See the full fact check of U.S. Rep. Gallego, D-Alpine.
Steve Adler, set to be sworn in as Austin's mayor in January, already has a record on the Texas Truth-O-Meter.
See Austin Mayor-elect Steve Adler's PolitiFact report card.
If you vote in Austin, you (should) know about 10-1; the soon-to-be reconfigured Austin City Council will have 10 members elected from individual districts plus the mayor elected citywide. Runoff elections are Tuesday.
We ended up doing more than 10 city-related fact checks. Here's a snapshot.
See every fact check related to Austin city government here.
Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott figured into two of our most-read fact checks in November. But a 9/11 story won the month, per online reader views. More ahead or below.
The Texas Cinco:
* "Greg Abbott says he has sued Obama administration 25 times"
* "Roger Williams: Obama policies contributed to raising gas prices from $1.89 in 2009 to $3.51 today"
* "Americans must answer U.S. Census Bureau survey by law, though agency hasn't prosecuted refusals since 1970"
* "Greg Abbott plan doesn't mandate standardized testing of 4-year-olds, but school districts could take that tack"
* "In Context: Laura Pressley’s ‘something was planted’ in World Trade Center"
Jason Stanford was hardly the only person to say Texas had the nation’s worst voter turnout this November.
But when he made his declaration, we noticed--and checked.
In 2013, readers flocked to our fact checks of chain emails, statements about abortion and our report card for Ted Cruz.
Hope you’re ready for the PolitiFact Texas Top 10 of 2013.
We’re not bringing the Truth-O-Meter to Santa Claus. But a writer did.
We’ve identified two Texas leaders--Cornyn and Davis. But we're not forecasting election results.
PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., is primed to name its lie of the year, which may have been uttered by Ted Cruz or Barack Obama. And don't forget the Readers' Choice award.
Our checks of claims tied to the Obamacare law and the Texas voter ID mandate were reader favorites in November. Gubernatorial hopefuls Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis drew attention, too, while Ted Cruz’s Truth-O-Meter report card remained of interest.