Can You Guess What’s True and What’s False in This Week’s Headlines?

Our weekly installment of Two Texas Truths and a Lie.

By Becky FogelAugust 12, 2016 11:10 am

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

Today we have two Dallas listeners and friends of the Standard: Justin Williamson and Erick Martin. (And a friendly dog who really wanted to be on-air!)

Here are this week’s stories:

1. Big Tex might have 8 feet on him, but there’s another massive cowboy statue on the come-up. In fact, Levi Strauss himself once made a pair of jeans for the 47-foot Tex Randall. He’s been striking a casual pose along Highway 60 near Amarillo for over 50 years. And after falling into disrepair a couple of times – those Levi’s are long gone – he’s recently been renovated.

2. Where some might see a dead tree, one man saw an opportunity. A Fort Worth man decided he didn’t want to uproot the withering Cottonwood on his block. Instead, he decided to use a chainsaw to carve it into a 7-foot cross.

3. The Southwest Dairy Museum in Sulphur Springs is ramping up fundraising for a milk-themed sculpture park. They’ve already got two large cows out front but now the goal is to add statues shaped like a jug of milk, a bowl of ice cream, and a stick of butter. By the way, that stick of butter would be about 20 feet long and 5 tall high according to design plans. 

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