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PolitiFact: Teachers don’t have college degrees? Give than an F
 Andrew White, a Democratic candidate for Texas governor who’s called for $5,000 pay raises for public school teachers, declared that half of the state’s newest teachers lack college degrees. White, a Houston investor, said, “I know this: One way to fix education is to pay teachers more, so that we can attract the best teachers...

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Andrew White, a Democratic candidate for Texas governor who’s called for $5,000 pay raises for public school teachers, declared that half of the state’s newest teachers lack college degrees. White, a Houston investor, said, “I know this: One way to fix education is to pay teachers more, so that we can attract the best teachers...
PolitiFact: Key facts (get it?) are missing in claim about car thefts
 Williamson County’s sheriff posted a warning that led us to check some key facts and find them faulty. Robert Chody, elected  in 2016, said in a Dec. 27 tweet: “65,000 vehicles stolen in Texas each year. Almost half of all vehicles stolen in Texas each year had keys left inside. That’s a lot of preventable thefts #TakeKeysWithYou...

Posted: a day ago

Williamson County’s sheriff posted a warning that led us to check some key facts and find them faulty. Robert Chody, elected in 2016, said in a Dec. 27 tweet: “65,000 vehicles stolen in Texas each year. Almost half of all vehicles stolen in Texas each year had keys left inside. That’s a lot of preventable thefts #TakeKeysWithYou...
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Beto O’Rourke fence about El Paso’s safety
 The fact-checking PolitiFact Texas project has previously spotted flaws in claims about El Paso’s relative safety. This week, still, a Texas Democrat hoping to fill the Senate seat held by Republican Ted Cruz brought up such rankings in rebuffing a pro-border-wall claim by President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman. As recapped by Jasper...

Posted: 4 days ago

The fact-checking PolitiFact Texas project has previously spotted flaws in claims about El Paso’s relative safety. This week, still, a Texas Democrat hoping to fill the Senate seat held by Republican Ted Cruz brought up such rankings in rebuffing a pro-border-wall claim by President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman. As recapped by Jasper...
PolitiFact: TEA-backed training fulfills Abbott’s principal promise
 Back when he was campaigning to be governor of Texas, Greg Abbott called for training school principals to be better leaders. Legislative proposals to get such training off the ground floundered, however, leading us to previously rate this Abbott vow a Promise Broken. But the Texas Education Agency has since alerted us to other efforts focused...

Posted: 7 days ago

Back when he was campaigning to be governor of Texas, Greg Abbott called for training school principals to be better leaders. Legislative proposals to get such training off the ground floundered, however, leading us to previously rate this Abbott vow a Promise Broken. But the Texas Education Agency has since alerted us to other efforts focused...
PolitiFact: O’Rourke backs off call for ‘mandatory’ national service
 Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic congressman seeking the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Ted Cruz, said recently that he wants every young American to work a year for the government. And then he said something different. That prompted us to roll out the PolitiFact Texas Flip-O-Meter, which gauges shifts in position. O’Rourke...

Posted: 8 days ago

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic congressman seeking the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Ted Cruz, said recently that he wants every young American to work a year for the government. And then he said something different. That prompted us to roll out the PolitiFact Texas Flip-O-Meter, which gauges shifts in position. O’Rourke...
PolitiFact: Abbott’s plan to train principals gets an incomplete

Posted: 14 days ago

When he was campaigning to be governor of Texas, Greg Abbott called for training school principals to be better leaders. But we’ve found that, with his first term entering its fourth year, the Republican governor has not brought this promise to fruition. “I haven’t seen that come down the pike,” Mark Terry of the Texas...
PolitiFact: Cruz to rich New Yorkers: You may not get tax cut
 The nation’s new Republican-backed tax law won’t leave everyone paying less to Uncle Sam forever, projections show, mainly because nearly all legislated individual income-tax reductions expire after 2025. But Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stirred our curiosity when he asserted that certain rich Americans would face increased taxes off...

Posted: 15 days ago

The nation’s new Republican-backed tax law won’t leave everyone paying less to Uncle Sam forever, projections show, mainly because nearly all legislated individual income-tax reductions expire after 2025. But Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stirred our curiosity when he asserted that certain rich Americans would face increased taxes off...
PolitiFact: Unauthorized residents do few crimes; how few hard to say
 Long before Democrat Lupe Valdez declared her candidacy for governor, she differed with Republican incumbent Greg Abbott over barring communities from limiting their cooperation with federal authorities in immigration enforcement activities. In 2017, the disagreements circled around Senate Bill 4, the ban on so-called sanctuary cities that...

Posted: 19 days ago

Long before Democrat Lupe Valdez declared her candidacy for governor, she differed with Republican incumbent Greg Abbott over barring communities from limiting their cooperation with federal authorities in immigration enforcement activities. In 2017, the disagreements circled around Senate Bill 4, the ban on so-called sanctuary cities that...
PolitiFact: Checking Jerry Patterson on homes repaired after Harvey
 Jerry Patterson says George P. Bush, who succeeded him as Texas land commissioner in 2015, has floundered since Hurricane Harvey slapped ashore in August. Patterson, who is challenging Bush in the GOP primary, told American-Statesman columnist Ken Herman in a December interview that "the land office has repaired two — two &mdash...

Posted: 21 days ago

Jerry Patterson says George P. Bush, who succeeded him as Texas land commissioner in 2015, has floundered since Hurricane Harvey slapped ashore in August. Patterson, who is challenging Bush in the GOP primary, told American-Statesman columnist Ken Herman in a December interview that "the land office has repaired two — two &mdash...
PolitiFact Texas: Bill Clinton/murder claim fed year’s No. 1 fact-check

Posted: 24 days ago

A Houston-area congressman touched off the most-clicked PolitiFact Texas fact-check of 2017 when he suggested that Bill Clinton intimidated the government’s lead lawyer into not seeking an indictment of Hillary Clinton by telling her, “We killed Vince Foster.” Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land, jawing on the air with Houston...
PolitiFact: Promise to change immigrant tuition law goes broken
 Greg Abbott ran for Texas governor signaling he’d go along with disconnecting a political tripwire for Republicans that benefits college students from Texas living in the United States without legal permission. We decided to put Abbott’s statements about in-state tuition for such Texans to the PolitiFact Texas Abbott-O-Meter,...

6:00 AM Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

Greg Abbott ran for Texas governor signaling he’d go along with disconnecting a political tripwire for Republicans that benefits college students from Texas living in the United States without legal permission. We decided to put Abbott’s statements about in-state tuition for such Texans to the PolitiFact Texas Abbott-O-Meter,...
PolitiFact: College credit promise becomes a compromise
 When he was running for Texas governor, Greg Abbott spelled out a pile of proposals including his vow to make it easier for students starting in a community college to transfer course credits toward a degree at a four-year college. Specifically, Abbott called for requiring Texas public colleges and universities to give transfer students credit...

6:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

When he was running for Texas governor, Greg Abbott spelled out a pile of proposals including his vow to make it easier for students starting in a community college to transfer course credits toward a degree at a four-year college. Specifically, Abbott called for requiring Texas public colleges and universities to give transfer students credit...
PolitiFact: Harvey’s homeless count uncertain (but it’s not 12 million)
 A Texas official’s guest editorial, shared on his campaign website, made us wonder about the whopping impact of Hurricane Harvey. Ryan Sitton, a Houston Republican on the Texas Railroad Commission, opened his article on the Drilling Contractor site: “Earlier this year, Hurricane Harvey left more than 12 million people in Texas...

10:18 PM Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

A Texas official’s guest editorial, shared on his campaign website, made us wonder about the whopping impact of Hurricane Harvey. Ryan Sitton, a Houston Republican on the Texas Railroad Commission, opened his article on the Drilling Contractor site: “Earlier this year, Hurricane Harvey left more than 12 million people in Texas...
PolitiFact: Most Texas high school graduates don’t get college degrees
 Tom Luce, the Dallas lawyer long associated with Ross Perot and the landmark 1984 overhaul of state education laws, recently declared that few Texas students succeed in formal schooling past high school. Luce, the lead witness at a November hearing of the Texas House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, said: “Here are the...

6:00 AM Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

Tom Luce, the Dallas lawyer long associated with Ross Perot and the landmark 1984 overhaul of state education laws, recently declared that few Texas students succeed in formal schooling past high school. Luce, the lead witness at a November hearing of the Texas House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, said: “Here are the...
Abbott promise on postpartum depression goes unmet

6:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 09, 2017

Gov. Greg Abbott agreed with lawmakers this year on a move that could encourage more Texas mothers to get checked for postpartum depression. For a second time, though, Abbott’s 2013 campaign call to spend money qualifying low-income mothers for a year’s worth of mental health screenings and services after giving birth didn&rsquo...
Democrat Lupe Valdez provides photos indicating migrant worker roots
 Lupe Valdez, the just-resigned Dallas County sheriff seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, responded to an inquiry about her family’s roots by providing a pair of photographs. On Thursday, Kiefer Odell of Valdez’s campaign, which was launched Wednesday, emailed the photos in reply to an inquiry from the fact-checking...

4:15 PM Friday, Dec. 08, 2017

Lupe Valdez, the just-resigned Dallas County sheriff seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, responded to an inquiry about her family’s roots by providing a pair of photographs. On Thursday, Kiefer Odell of Valdez’s campaign, which was launched Wednesday, emailed the photos in reply to an inquiry from the fact-checking...
Lupe Valdez, Texas gubernatorial hopeful, touts migrant worker roots
 Democrat Lupe Valdez, who has resigned as Dallas County sheriff and declared her candidacy for governor of Texas, often underscores her family’s background as migrant farm workers. Valdez told reporters in Austin Wednesday: “I was born the eighth child of migrant farm workers.” Similarly, Valdez told the Democratic...

8:05 PM Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2017

Democrat Lupe Valdez, who has resigned as Dallas County sheriff and declared her candidacy for governor of Texas, often underscores her family’s background as migrant farm workers. Valdez told reporters in Austin Wednesday: “I was born the eighth child of migrant farm workers.” Similarly, Valdez told the Democratic...
PolitiFact: Statistic misused to link domestic violence, mass shooting
 An Austin legislator’s imperfect citation of a study led us to gauge whether domestic violence has been statistically proven to be a predictor of mass shootings. Answer: No. In an email blast to constituents, state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, noted that the shooter at the church in Sutherland Springs had been convicted years before...

6:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 02, 2017

An Austin legislator’s imperfect citation of a study led us to gauge whether domestic violence has been statistically proven to be a predictor of mass shootings. Answer: No. In an email blast to constituents, state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, noted that the shooter at the church in Sutherland Springs had been convicted years before...
PolitiFact: Claim about state retiree benefits omits context
 In a Halloween email blast, a Democrat hoping to deny Dan Patrick a second term as Texas lieutenant governor charged Patrick and his fellow Republicans with harming Texas teachers. Mike Collier of Houston said, “Earlier this year, Dan Patrick and Republican leadership snatched millions of dollars in benefits from retired teachers, claiming...

6:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

In a Halloween email blast, a Democrat hoping to deny Dan Patrick a second term as Texas lieutenant governor charged Patrick and his fellow Republicans with harming Texas teachers. Mike Collier of Houston said, “Earlier this year, Dan Patrick and Republican leadership snatched millions of dollars in benefits from retired teachers, claiming...
Sid Miller touted false tale of Donald Trump removing Muslim judge
 Sid Miller, the Texas agriculture commissioner, factually erred recently in saluting what he described as President Donald Trump’s removal of a Muslim federal judge who had practiced Sharia law. The inaccurate post on Miller’s Facebook page remained in place when the fact-checking PolitiFact Texas effort peeked Tuesday though...

4:22 PM Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

Sid Miller, the Texas agriculture commissioner, factually erred recently in saluting what he described as President Donald Trump’s removal of a Muslim federal judge who had practiced Sharia law. The inaccurate post on Miller’s Facebook page remained in place when the fact-checking PolitiFact Texas effort peeked Tuesday though...
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