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

Our weekly installment of Two Texas Truths and a Lie.

By Becky FogelDecember 2, 2016 10:58 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 Brandon Rottinghaus, professor of political science at the University of Houston and Ben Philpott, Senior Editor at KUT News in Austin.

Here are this week’s headlines:

1. An Alpine Girl Scout troop is working to reduce light pollution in West Texas. The artificial light makes it harder for astronomers at the McDonald Observatory to search for black holes and new planets in the night sky. To say thank you, scientists there have designed a new badge for the girl scouts depicting the honey comb-esque Hobby-Eberly telescope.

2. Some San Antonio high school students were already in vacation mode heading into Thanksgiving break. School officials announced that over 100 students plagiarized their homework before the holiday. Their punishment? For the next three weeks, they can’t participate in public performances for extracurricular activities.

3. A Plano CPA is throwing one last party that lets his accounting clients view his extensive collection of Disney paraphernalia – he’s got 9,000 Disney items decorating his 3,000 square foot home. 

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