John Bridges

John Bridges is the managing editor of the Austin American-Statesman. An American-Statesman employee for more than 20 years, he previously served as the newspaper's senior editor for local and state news, national editor, news editor, metro editor and sports editor. His duties include oversight of PolitiFact Texas.

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Recent stories from John Bridges

Ted Cruz 'SUMMONS ENCLOSED' envelopes might deceive--but mailers aren't illegal

We review a Ted Cruz campaign mailer inside a brownish envelope.

Greg Abbott ad about 'too liberal' Lupe Valdez looks mostly factual

We look at the factual claims in a May 10, 2018, Greg Abbott video ad critical of Democrat Lupe Valdez.

Did Greg Abbott activate Texas troops to monitor Jade Helm 15?

A fresh claim reminds us of a past fact-check.

Alex Jones said Sandy Hook slayings 'pretty much didn't happen'

Lawsuits remind us of a fact-check.

Donald Trump vow to build wall funded by Mexico still 'In the Works'

PolitiFact revisited progress on President Donald Trump’s avowed border wall.

Free tuition and fees for UT students with family incomes of up to $80,000?

Do students get a big tuition break?

A fact-check guide to Texas' Tuesday primaries

Here's what PolitiFact Texas learned while researching fact-checks in the weeks preceding the March 2018 Texas party primaries.

Mailbag on George P. Bush claim: 'Like saying you took a shower when you took a bath'

Readers sound off on a fact-check of George P. Bush.

Top 10 PolitiFact Texas fact-checks of 2017

Catch up on the top 10 most-clicked PolitiFact Texas fact-checks of 2017.

UPDATED: Lupe Valdez, a Democratic candidate for governor, often notes migrant worker roots

Lupe Valdez has long recapped her parents' migrant worker roots.