Fact or Fiction: This Week’s Headlines from the McNay Museum

Our weekly installment of Two Texas Truths and a Lie with directors from the San Antonio’s McNay Museum.

By Becky FogelAugust 19, 2016 10:14 am

In Two Texas Truths and a Lie, three stories are given to two competing contestants to see who can figure out the fake one.

Today we have a head-to-head from San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum. The museum’s retiring director Dr. William Chiego, who has led the museum for 25 years, and Kate Carey, director of education.

1. An ex-CIA officer doesn’t like Donald Trump – or laws about getting on the ballot in time for the November election. This would-be candidate wants to offer an alternative to the Republican presidential nominee but the trouble is, he missed the deadline to petition to get his name on the ballot in Texas. The Lone Star state’s deadline is the earliest in the country, so the late bloomer is planning to sue.

2. This next story reminds me a bit of the Alanis Morissette song, “Ironic.” A McLennan county assistant attorney who prosecutes DWI cases was recently arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. She was released after posting bond. This puts a new spin on the phrase “drunk with power.”

3. New polling data came out this week showing U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz might have a tough re-election campaign ahead of him in 2018. Especially if, say, former Gov. Rick Perry ran against him. But the pollsters also decided to throw a few hypotheticals out there. They asked how Cruz would do against Texas’s political giants of the past. And well, Lyndon B. Johnson would trounce him by a whopping 30 points. Anne Richards would beat the Senator with a lofty 20-point lead.

Which one is the lie? Listen to the player above to find out!