John Bridges

Managing editor, Austin American-Statesman

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.

Email: jbridges@statesman.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from John Bridges

Recent stories from John Bridges

Southwest Airlines does not have slogan about beating the competition--not you

The 'beats the competition' Southwest Airlines image is a spoof ad.

Denver man chokes to death on 'Tex-Ass' donut

A Colorado man died trying to wolf down a gigantic "Tex-Ass" donut.

Texas economy falls from No. 3 to 21 in rankings, probably due to oil slump

Texas Democrats pointed out a national story suggesting the state's economy lost lots of oomph from 2013 to 2016. Really?

Dan Patrick touts fact check of study tied to Texas bathroom bill

We rounded up news accounts of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick touting a recent fact check.

Readers: PolitiFact doesn't know much about history

PolitiFact Texas doesn’t know much about history, readers write. Let’s empty our mailbag--and share some tweets.    

Greg Abbott fulfills nine campaign promises, but 13 vows broken, per PolitiFact Texas Abbott-O-Meter

Midway through his four-year term, Gov. Greg Abbott has fulfilled nine campaign promises and signed off on a few compromises. He's to date broken 13 promises, according to the PolitiFact Texas Abbott-O-Meter.

Ted Cruz's dual citizenship and other factual finds of 2016

PolitiFact Texas reporters came across plenty of curious facts through 2016. For instance, did you know about Ted Cruz long holding dual citizenship?

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg did not call Texans drones with nothing to live for

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg did not call Texans drones who have nothing to live for.

Jill Stein claim that U.S. bombing 7 countries sparked our No. 1 fact check of 2016

Jill Stein's claim about the U.S. bombing seven countries led to our No. 1 most-clicked fact check from 2016.

Our No. 2 hit of 2016; checking Hillary Clinton on Alex Jones, child deaths

Hillary Clinton was right about Alex Jones saying no one died at Sandy Hook Elementary. Our fact check of Clinton was our No. 2 most-clicked story from 2016.