PolitiFact Texas staff writer
Sue Owen is a PolitiFact Texas staff writer. Over 16 years at the Austin American-Statesman, Owen has worked in news, sports, features and in other departments as a page designer, copy chief and assigning editor.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Sue Owen
Recent stories from Sue OwenGun homicides down after - not due to - 1996 Texas law
Running for lieutenant governor, Jerry Patterson claims that not only did predictions of "blood in the streets" fail to come true after a 1996 law let eligible Texans get licenses to carry concealed handguns, but firearms homicides fell 40 percent.November's greatest hits: Checks about Obamacare, Texas voter ID laws
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.Sooey! Obama urges Texas to mimic Arkansas
Obama, speaking in Dallas, said a million Texans "could get health insurance right away" if the state expanded Medicaid via Obamacare.
Arkansas, he said, "reduced its number of uninsured by 14 percent -- already, just in the first month -- by signing people up for expanded Medicaid."Judging Wendy Davis
We saw flaws in two recent claims critical of Davis--one about abortion, the other about taxes.Live chat on Obama and doctored photos
Highlights of our first online live chat: Multiple mentions of Obama and a chance to recap a doctored photo.Republican brawl for lite guv keeping Truth-O-Meter busy
The Texas race for lieutenant governor won’t top the 2014 ballot. But might it prove No. 1 with curious claims to check?Wendy Davis v. the Truth-O-Meter
Wendy Davis declared today that she's running for governor, first by email.
She’s already got a Truth-O-Meter report card.Is Wendy Davis fairest of them all in Texas?
The single public poll run since Davis filibustered the Texas anti-abortion legislation delivered a mixed message about her popularity.State comptroller of Texas has never been a CPA
A candidate who is a CPA says the Texas state comptroller has never been one. Well, yeah.UN treaty doesn’t mandate international gun registry
Steve Stockman warned that a treaty mandates an international gun registry. That’s not so.
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