Does Houston Have More Brothels Than Starbucks?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartJuly 18, 2018 6:28 pm| ,

During a fundraising conference call with supporters, Gov.Greg Abbott stated that there are more brothels in Houston than there are Starbucks. Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Abbott’s campaign said the claim came from a quote by the CEO of the nonprofit Children at Risk. In January, the leader of the nonprofit was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story stating the same comparison.

Hear how Abbott’s claim scored in the player above.

Written by Manu Schneider.