An editing error in last week's story "Senate Speeds Through Anti-Choice Bills" referred to a Senate bill to ban the abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation as SB 145. In fact, the bill is SB 415, as properly listed earlier in the same paragraph.
Also, last week's Public Notice column said that NW Austin Neighbors suggested as many as 1,500 residential units could go on the Austin Oaks site; instead, their proposal was for either 500 units, or 1,000 if the hotel were removed. Apologies for the error.
In the Feb. 3 News story "Council Wrap: State of the City," the following sentence should have read: "In December, Council had directed staff to find 'emergency funding' sufficient to help an additional 100 immigrants per month ...."
In the Feb. 3 Music column "Playback," the photo of Two Nice Girls did not include Laurie Freelove, who died Jan. 22. The picture has been replaced online. The Chronicle sorely regrets the error.
"Pressley vs. Casar: Appeal Rejected" and "Yogurt Shop Suspect's Appeal Unsuccessful," both from last week's "Naked City" (Dec. 30), incorrectly stated that the U.S. 3rd Court of Appeals confirmed a lower court's decision. In fact, in both cases it was Texas' 3rd Court of Appeals that confirmed the rulings.
Sept. 30's story "Norwood Found Guilty" contained two errors. First, Louis Wann did not own the property where Ruth Bettis' body was found in 1982; his ex-wife's family owned it. Wann also did not say that David Duke was Judy Norwood's father. He said Duke was Judy Norwood's brother. Judy Norwood did have a brother named Leslie David Duke. The David Duke associated with the Ku Klux Klan is David Ernest Duke.
In last week's News story "Sparks Fly at First ACC Trustee Forum," we mistakenly referred to ACC board of trustees candidate Jeremy Story's "commitment to abstinence-only education." Story only advocates for the inclusion of abstinence in sex education. We regret the error.
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.