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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Sue Owen

"In 2005, Dan Branch tried to expand third-trimester abortions in Texas."

Capital Metro originally said MetroRail's yearly operating costs would be "about $2.5 million. Last year ... it cost $13 million to operate."

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

"Glenn Hegar promised to eliminate the property tax."

"Ralph Hall has never voted to raise the debt ceiling."

Says Stefani Carter "repeatedly used her campaign contributors’ donations to rent margarita machines for our state house office."

Says President Barack Obama was responsible for "the assassination of at least four American citizens" in drone strikes.

"As attorney general, I have prosecuted judges, district attorneys and other public officials across Texas who violated that (public) trust, who have been corrupted."

Barry Smitherman "doesn’t have enough legal experience to apply for most of the jobs at the attorney general’s office."

On repealing the 17th Amendment

Recent stories from Sue Owen
Texas margaritas, Capitol-style

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

Greg Abbott (again) doubts Wendy Davis on gun rights

Greg Abbott, running for governor, told CNN this week that campaigning with provocative rocker Ted Nugent "was a way to expose Wendy Davis for her flip-flopping on gun-related issues."

In November, before Davis announced her support for allowing licensed Texans to openly carry pistols on their hips, we took an in-depth look at her positions and votes on gun issues going back to her days on the Fort Worth City Council. Read on for more.

Your early vote can be of primary importance

If you wait to vote till November, you could miss your chance to affect some important Texas races. Early voting for the March 4 primaries runs Feb. 18-28.

Take a trip with the Truth-O-Meter through the names of some candidates you might not see again after March 4.

Full flops for Dewhurst, Patrick on repealing a constitutional amendment

U.S. Senate hopefuls David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick flip-flopped on whether to change how senators are chosen. Yes, both said, then no.

Federal aid covers most costs of cameras near Texas-Mexico border

Texan Todd Staples made a claim about his agency funding cameras watching the Texas-Mexico border.

Most of the program's funding originated with Uncle Sam.

Got any questions about the candidates’ answers?

The Republican candidates for lieutenant governor faced questions on border security, abortion, education and other key topics in Monday night’s debate hosted by KERA-TV, Channel 13 in Dallas. Read on for the facts on claims they’ve made before -- and tell us what piqued your interest.

Eddie Lucio: 40 percent of McAllen constituents obese

How often does a lawmaker say too many constituents are too fat? Eddie Lucio dared.

Chain emails claim this picture's 'worth $678 million'

Texas readers asked us about chain emails on the contract to build Healthcare.gov going to a company linked to a Princeton classmate of Michelle Obama. FactCheck.org and Snopes.com have taken a hard look at several claims in such emails they received.

Was CGI Federal given a no-bid contract to build Healthcare.gov?

Fact-checking immigration: A year-end report

In 2013, the U.S. Senate passed immigration legislation, but it died in the House. Along the way, we rated plenty of claims from all sides.

Presenting: The top 10 PolitiFact Texas fact checks of 2013

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.

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