In last week's "Dems Hunting Daugherty in Precinct 3
," we reported that Travis Co. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty
interfered with the efforts of Karen Huber
and Scenic Texas to allow counties greater controls over billboards in the last legislative session. That was incorrect – in fact, Daugherty supported those efforts. That statement was followed by this quote from Huber: "When an urbanizing county like Travis County has a commissioner that either testifies or either sends his person to testify and who quotes his name and says, 'We don't need this,' or 'We don't want this,' it makes a difference. ... It really hurts the process." While the quote is correct, it actually referred to what Huber said was Daugherty's opposition to Rep. Patrick Rose's bill to give more land-use authority to counties, not the billboard issue. The Chronicle
regrets the error.