Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Todd Staples Todd Staples stated on January 13, 2014 in a campaign email blast: "Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated." Todd Staples stated on October 29, 2013 in an interview on a Lubbock radio station: Says David Dewhurst "went out for drinks" during Senate debate on abortion bill. Todd Staples stated on November 11, 2010 in a Web post.: In "the fall of 2009, only 21 percent of Texas high school graduates enrolled in a four-year public university." Todd Staples stated on July 15, 2010 in a consultant's e-mail to PolitiFact Texas.: Says Democrat Hank Gilbert "has a criminal conviction for theft, has multiple years of unpaid taxes, has multiple tax liens and fines, unsafe driving convictions (and) has recently been accused of taking a bribe and is on record lying to the press this year about his criminal record."