We told you last month how Randy Rives is playing fast and loose with the truth in his campaign to unseat Texas State Board of Education incumbent Bob Craig in tomorrow's Republican Primary. Yesterday Rives' campaign continued to distort the truth on a key issue from the candidate's past -- the decision by the Ector County (Odessa)  Independent School District board of trustees, then headed by Rives, to adopt a Bible course curriculum that got the district sued. Read More

Randy Rives has a new campaign Web site, but he's got an awful fact-checker. Rives is the former Ector County Independent School District (Odessa) board chair. He's challenging District 15 State Board of Education incumbent Bob Craig in the March 2 Republican Primary -- a race providing the far right's best chance to win another seat on the heavily politicized board that oversees Texas public schools. Two things are clear right away from looking at his Web site: Rives promotes the same kind of faith-bashing and smear tactics already employed by current far-right board members, and his grasp of facts isn't any better. Read More

Forrest Wilder

. @SenJaneNelson: Post-Planned Parenthood, the state women's health program "has more providers than we ever had." Our reporting: Nearly half of the approximately 5,400 providers didn’t see a single patient in the program in 2017. texasobserver.org/te…