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W. Gardner Selby

W. Gardner Selby, former chief political writer for the Austin American-Statesman, has covered Texas politics and government off and on since working part-time for The Beaumont Enterprise at the Texas Capitol in 1982-83. He joined the Statesman as a reporter and columnist in 2005 having reported previously for four other newspapers at the Capitol. His background includes nearly five years as a state employee and nearly 40 parent-years as the father of two girls. A baseball book he read noted the popularity of "Horse ---" as an expression by ball players and umpires--perhaps an appropriate warm-up for the launch of PolitiFact Texas.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from W. Gardner Selby

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Recent stories from W. Gardner Selby

UPDATED: Ted Cruz says he's not called Social Security a Ponzi scheme. Really?

UPDATED: Ted Cruz says he hasn't called Social Security a Ponzi scheme.

Why 4 Texans voted against Hurricane Harvey relief measure

Why did four Texans vote against a measure containing Hurricane Harvey relief?

Greg Abbott warns of George Soros--who has yet to put money into Texas state elections

Republican Greg Abbott has been telling supporters to watch out for Democrat-loving George Soros. But why?

Checking hurricane claims by Limbaugh, McCain, Chris Christie and Rick Perry

With Hurricane Harvey bearing down on Texas, here’s a look at past fact-checks of hurricane claims.

Immigrant deaths and the science behind temperatures rising inside parked cars, trucks

We corraled research behind claims that parked vehicles warm precipitously in sunshine.

Is it Day 200 of Joe Straus not meeting one-on-one with Dan Patrick?

Looking at no meetings.

Breaking down Greg Abbott's 'common' pecan tree tale

We break down Greg Abbott's pecan tree tale.

USS Gabrielle Giffords is not a gun-free vessel

It's not gun-free.

Checking Dan Patrick's talking points after 2017 regular session

We have backup on Dan Patrick's latest talking points.

Matt Rinaldi offers different accounts of 'illegal immigrant' signs blamed for his calls to ICE

Matt Rinaldi's June 1, 2017 interviews contradict what he said on Facebook three days before.