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Fact Check: Pay History

If you’re hunting for a summer job, today’s fact check will be of particular interest to you. Our Fact Check question today asks, fact or fiction… are prospective employers allowed to ask about your pay history when you apply for a job?

Fact Check: Are internet claims about a Texas teenager facing the death penalty true?

An online rumor about two murder suspects is the focus of today’s KRIS 6 News Fact Check. An image of a pair of mug shots, side by side, is circulating on the internet.   The image shows Taymor McIntyre, a 17-year-old arrested in connection to two separate capital murders in Texas. The other mug shot is Dimitrios Pasourtzis, the suspect in last week’s mass shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 8 students and two teachers dead. The photo shows similarities betw…

Fact Check: Can Corpus Christi impose a “soda tax”?

We’ve been reporting for weeks that the City of Corpus Christi is facing a $20 million budget shortfall. Last Tuesday, two men asked the City Council to consider what other cities across the nation have done and that is to impose a "Soda Tax".

Fact Check: ‘Mr. President’

President Donald Trump has become a frequent presence in the news, as are most presidents, but how he’s referenced is the subject of today’s Fact Check.

FACT CHECK: Is sunscreen tax exempt?

As temperatures rise in the Coastal Bend, more and more people a heading out to local beaches, and anyone who has been in the South Texas sun should know that sunscreen is a necessity. Our Fact Check question today asks: Is sunscreen exempt from sales tax? The KRIS 6 Fact Check team did some research and found the answer is yes, sunscreen is a tax exempt product. So, if you buy sunscreen, you shouldn’t be paying sales tax on it. Sunscreen has been exempt from sales tax sin…

Fact Check: Can the Coastal Bend get hit by a Tsunami?

Last week, a false tsunami alarm sparked a wave of alarm interest for people heading to school and work. After the event, our KRIS 6 News Fact Check team looked into if the Coastal Bend could ever face a real tsunami threat?

FACT CHECK: Is a question about citizenship standard on U.S. Census forms?

You’ve probably heard about the controversy over the proposed census question. The Trump administration wants the 2020 questionnaire to ask whether residents are U.S. citizens. The administration says it’s a standard question, but some media outlets are challenging that, saying the census hasn’t asked that question since 1950. So, fact or fiction: Has the census not asked about citizenship for decades? 

FACT CHECK: Are football betting pools illegal?

Many football fans have game day traditions, and office pools and football pots are as much a part of Super Bowl Sunday as chicken wings or guacamole dip. But before you bet on the Eagles or Patriots in this week’s matchup, it’s important to know: Are football betting pools illegal? 

Fact Check: Is Tide pulling pods from shelves in response to viral video challenge?

Chances are, you’ve heard about the dangerous fad on social media, the Tide Pod Challenge; teenagers posting videos of themselves holding laundry detergent pods in their mouths. It’s not a very bright thing to do, because the pods contain chemicals that can be deadly. Because of fad, rumors are going around that Tide Pods will no longer be sold after February 1. We asked our Fact Check team to look into that, and the rumor is false. In response to consumers who asked if Tide woul…

Fact Check: Should you water your plants to protect them during a freeze?

 A lot of plants in this part of the state that aren’t used to the sub-freezing temperatures South Texas has experienced recently. The most common way to protect them is to cover them up, but what about watering your plants? Our Fact Check team asked: Is it a good idea to water plants just before a freeze? Experts say yes, watering your plants can help protect them during a freeze. “The reason is that roots will soak up the water and will stay thicker than being dry and…

FACT CHECK: How will the new tax bill affect your taxes

With the new tax bill making its way through Congress, the question on many people’s minds is whether or not their taxes will be affected. The KRIS 6 Fact Check team asked local accountant Bill Clark, and he says the the Trump plan has upsides and downsides for virtually everyone. Clark says the group most likely to benefit will be higher end, middle income earners with children, households that earn between $100,000 and $200,000 annually. However, Clark says, households …

Fact Check: Anyone can make and sell tamales from home, right?

Who doesn’t love tamales? And, thanks to social media, it’s easier than ever to pick up a dozen of abuelita or tia’s homemade tamales for the holidays. After all, it’s a fact that anyone can turn their kitchen into a cottage industry, right?  Turns out, this is fiction. Here’s why:

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