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.

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Recent stories from John Bridges

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.

Fact-checking sanctuary city, immigration claims

We've got seven recent immigration fact checks to share.

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.