Latest True Fact-checks in Texas James White stated on January 27, 2020 in a tweet: Says "10% of U.S. children are Texans." Beto O'Rourke stated on September 4, 2019 in an interview: "There are 390 million guns out on the streets of a country of 329 million people." Beto O'Rourke stated on August 3, 2019 in a press conference: Says of El Paso that some years, "in a city of almost 700,000, we had five murders the entire year. Our average over the last 10 years is 18 (murders per year). We exceeded that average just on one day" after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in the city. Steve McCraw stated on July 12, 2019 in a legislative hearing: Since 2014, there has been a 25% reduction in crime in communities at the Texas-Mexico border. Beto O'Rourke stated on June 13, 2019 in an interview with Stephen Colbert: In 2018, when he ran for senator, "young voter turnout in early voting was up 500%. We won more votes than any Democrat has in the history of the state of Texas." Brandon Creighton stated on May 7, 2019 in the Texas Senate: "Texas actually leads in the number of (Confederate) monuments removed." Bennett Sandlin stated on April 22, 2019 in a news conference: Says 74% of people in Texas are "crammed into 4% of the land." Dan Patrick stated on April 16, 2019 in a press conference: "Since 2011, we have documentation of 1,671 dead bodies we have recovered in Texas, many in Brooks County." Donna Howard stated on April 16, 2019 in the Texas House: "There have been zero reported instances of any child born alive after an abortion in Texas." Dan Patrick stated on April 9, 2019: "Like every budget passed by the Senate since I have been lieutenant governor, Senate Bill 1 is within the spending limit set by the Texas Constitution." John Bucy III stated on March 27, 2019 in the Texas House: "Right now, 1 in 4 Texas women of reproductive age are uninsured, totaling 1.5 million Texas women." Beto O'Rourke stated on October 16, 2018 in a debate televised from San Antonio: Says "only one other senator from either party over the last 25 years" has "a worse record on bipartisanship" than Ted Cruz. Greg Abbott stated on August 30, 2018 in a TV ad: Says Texas "high school graduation rates are at all-time highs." Silvestre Reyes stated on May 22, 2012 in a TV ad: Says Beto O’Rourke "has a criminal record that includes DWI and burglary arrests." Beto O'Rourke stated on March 6, 2018 in an interview on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher": "I don’t take a dime of PAC money." Roger Williams stated on July 19, 2018 in an interview on "Mornings with Maria" on the Fox Business Network: Says he’s "never voted ‘present’ in the House instead of taking a yes or no position. Roman McAllen stated on June 22, 2018 in a speech at the Texas Democratic Party convention: "The Railroad Commission of Texas has nothing to do with railroads." Texas Campaign for the Environment stated on April 26, 2018 in a handout: Says most of Austin’s biggest parks have recycling though as "many as 293 out of 300" Austin city "parks have no recycling, including almost every neighborhood park." Justin Nelson stated on May 29, 2018 in a tweet: Says "our indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton is back to being the only statewide official in the country under indictment." Dan Patrick stated on May 20, 2018 in an interview on ABC News, "This Week": "It’s against the law in Texas to let any loaded gun get in the hands of a child." Beto O'Rourke stated on February 24, 2018 in a Waco campaign stop: Says "PTA meetings are now being conducted to help parents tell their kids" that if a guy with an AR-15 walks into their classroom, "you are supposed to create as much chaos as you possibly can. They want you to scream and yell and dance around and throw books and just keep moving." Greg Abbott stated on February 19, 2018 in a conference call with voters: Says Texas ranks among the nation’s top five states for its high school graduation rate. Ann Teich stated on February 26, 2018 in a meeting of the Austin school board: Says Stephen F. Austin and James Bowie promoted slavery. New Leadership PAC stated on October 19, 2017 in a press release: Says county parties representing more than half the state’s Republican voters approved resolutions "demanding changes" in Texas House leadership. Joyce Mauk stated on October 3, 2017 in an Austin American-Statesman news story: "One in 10 babies born in this country is born in Texas." Ashley Smith stated on July 19, 2017 in a San Antonio Express-News story: Says transgender residents make up "about 1-in-300 people, we're all over the place, we're your friends and your neighbors." Joe Straus stated on July 16, 2017 in an email blast: "One" Texas school "district alone -- Austin ISD -- is expected to lose more than $530 million in local property taxes to Robin Hood this year." Derrick Crowe stated on June 3, 2017 in as quoted in an Austin American-Statesman news story: Says each of the past three years "has been the hottest on record." Rafael Anchia stated on April 20, 2017 in a tweet: "How many federal rulings have NOW found intentional discrimination by #Txlege since 2011? 6." Ann Hudspeth stated on April 26, 2017 in A letter to the editor of the Austin American-Statesman: "Texas leads the country in animal deaths by sodium cyanide M-44s."