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Democrat from Texas

Kirk Watson, who initially won his seat in the Texas Senate in 2006, was previously mayor of Austin. Earlier, he served on the Texas Air Control Board, precursor to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He was the 2002 Democratic nominee for Texas attorney general.

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Recent stories featuring Kirk Watson

Checking Texas shelters that euthanize dogs and cats with carbon monoxide

Kirk Watson said 29 Texas animal shelters use carbon monoxide to euthanize dogs and cats. That seems about right, though we also spoke with an official who said a rifle is locally preferred.

PolitiFact Texas at the Texas Tribune Festival

We listened to speakers at the second annual Texas Tribune Festival. Hear anything we should check?


Watson's online meeting hits on familiar themes

State Sen. Kirk Watson and his guests reflect on 2011 legislative session — and cover some ground previously trodden by PolitiFact Texas.

Kirk Watson “hearts” PolitiFact Texas

In a recap of the 2011 regular legislative session, Sen. Kirk Watson of Austin touched on redistricting, the state budget — and, repeatedly, PolitiFact Texas.

Democrats paint different picture of Perry's state

After Gov. Rick Perry’s optimistic State of the State address, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis ripped ruling Republicans while also launching statements that sounded very familiar — as in already fact-checked.