Austin was the "site of the first mass shooting in the country."
Fuzzy two ways
"We’re the only advanced democracy in the world that makes it harder for people to vote."
Nightmarish as in unconfirmed
"ISIS is running through a border made porous by Barack Obama’s policies."
The 2015 Legislature "passed the fewest laws in 20 years."
Texas has a couple laws
"Texas is one of only a handful of states that does not have an equal pay law."
Trump's mostly No. 1
Says Donald Trump "has the second-highest disapproval ratings of anyone running for president."
French ranks No. 3 nationally
"Vietnamese is the third most commonly spoken language in Texas."
"When adjusted for inflation, (Texas) per-student spending has remained relatively flat over the past 16 years. Despite that trend, Texas schools in 2017 will receive $381 less per student than they did in 2003."
Closer to 94103
"The first tweet was sent from Austin."
Students mastered test
Before 2005, "the percentage of" Texas high school "students meeting the college readiness standards of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board stood at 28% in English and 42% in math. Those figures stood at 65% and 66% in 2013."
"Austin is number one in Texas in startups, venture capital and patents."
Short view: $23,000
University of Texas undergraduate student debt "is less than $21,000… probably one of the lowest debts across the nation."
"This is not a joke: the president wants to house illegal aliens on our nation’s military installations."
If Austin voters reject Proposition 1, a "completely new City-run" criminal background check "process will cost millions in processing fees, additional staff, and bureaucracy" with taxpayers getting "the bill."
"Texas has 600,000 registered voters who don’t have the kind of photo ID needed to vote."
Trump admits flip
On banning assault weapons.
Says there were over 600 reports of Texas votes for Donald Trump in the state’s 2016 Republican primary virtually all getting tallied for Marco Rubio.
24? 100-plus? Slippery
Says 80 journalists have been killed in Mexico in the last decade.
"Austin’s the fastest-growing city in the country the last five years."
Smith touts a non-debate
"During three and a half years of campaigning," Lamar Smith "has never once appeared at a moderated debate to defend his positions on the issues."