Last week's edition of "Mr. Smarty Pants Knows" said that Robert Vandervoort of Corpus Christi was the only person who has ever successfully looped the loop on a bicycle. This was in error. Since Vandervoort's feat in 1901, others such as Danny MacAskill have successfully done it, too. Vandervoort may have been the first, but not the only. Mr. Smarty Pants apologizes and hopes he has closed the loop on this.
In last week's News story "Midtowne Spa Shutters After Two Decades," the Chronicle mistakenly implied that Midtowne's spas in Los Angeles and Denver were owned by Mike Zappas and would also close. Those facilities remain open and are actually owned by Martin R. Benson Trust in L.A. We regret the error.
Oops! In our May 6 issue, we erroneously listed First Plates winner Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ (7612 Brodie Ln.) in the Lower East neighborhood, when in fact the trailer is located in South Austin. Apologies to Valentina's and our readers for any confusion.
In last week's "Public Notice," the Chronicle described Political Action Committee Texans for Accountable Government as far right and funded by the Koch Brothers, neither of which is accurate. The Chronicle regrets the error.
In last week's News story "APA President Files Grievance," we said Quianna Canada was arrested on Dec. 17, 2015, when in fact she received a citation. The Chronicle regrets the error.
In last week's story "Campaign Finance Reports Shed Light on Prop 1 PAC Spending," the Chronicle misrepresented the issue of background checks for TNCs. The city itself is not currently responsible for running background checks – as the article implied – nor would it be if Prop 1 passes. Instead, the city requires national background checks to be performed by a firm approved by the city, and would continue to do so should Prop 1 fail to pass. See this week's story "Prop 1: False Advertising Claims Escalate," April 22, for more.
In the Dec. 18 News story "'Tis the Filing Season" current South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham was incorrectly attributed as a former senator.
The print edition of last week's "Public Notice" column mistakenly stated that "'granny flats' were already allowed in every residential zoning category throughout the city." In fact, they were – and are – allowed only in SF-3, which is primarily in the central city. Council declined to act on a recommendation to expand that to the more suburban SF-2. The online version was correct.
In our Austin Film Festival preview story "Booger Red Finds the Truth in Fiction," (Screens, Oct. 30) we incorrectly identified Patrick Kelly as still being incarcerated, when it is in fact Dennis Pittman who is still in prison. The Chronicle regrets the error.
Last week's News feature, "Getting Outside the Box," Oct. 9, failed to clarify that the Pennsylvania law referenced requiring criminal background checks for university employees also applies to people with criminal records for crimes other than sex offenses.
Last week's "Death Watch" (Oct. 2) listed Christopher Wilkins among the inmates set for execution in the next month. In fact, the Tarrant County District Attorney requested and was granted a stay on Wilkins' execution in late September.
A photo that appeared with News story "(Not) for Rent" on Sept. 4 misidentified the subject as Dimple Smith, when in fact the woman pictured was Gloria Middleton. While Smith shared her experience as a Section 8 renter in the article, Middleton was not interviewed for the story. It has since been corrected online.