What’s True and What’s Fall in This Week’s Headlines?

Our weekly installment of Two Texas Truths and a Lie.

By Becky FogelNovember 18, 2016 11:15 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 Hannah McBride, a veteran of the Texas Standard and current member of the new audio app team, 60dB, and Beth Cortez-Neavel who works on the Texas Standard web team. They’ll consider a roundup of fall-themed stories. It might be 80 degrees outside, but it’s November so we’re wearing sweaters (come on, cold front!). 

1. The pumpkin is inextricably linked to fall – you’ve got jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin spiced lattes, and now…an orangutan. Yes, a male Bornean orangutan named “Pumpkin” is trading his digs at the zoo in Jackson, Mississippi for the Houston Zoo. He’ll be shacking up with five other orangutans already living at the zoo after a 30-day medical quarantine.

2. Okay, so I mentioned that I’m already rocking sweaters. But I’m not sure I’d be comfortable in the creations of one Houston entrepreneur. Stephanie Schimmer is recycling plastic bread tags to create eco-friendly pullovers – I guess it won’t be itchy?

3. New England gets all the attention for its colorful fall foliage. But it shouldn’t. East Texas is home to a variety of native maples. That includes the rare Chalk Maple tree native to deep East Texas. The leaves start changing in late November and Early December.

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