Corrections

This page will be updated as corrections to stories are made.

November 30, 2022A story titled “Overshadowed by Property Taxes, Business Tax Reform is Something to Watch in 2023 Session” incorrectly stated the unemployment insurance tax rate payment for someone making $40,000 per year.

November 17, 2022 — A story titled “Texas Nears ERCOT Market Redesign After Third Party Delivers Recommendation” incorrectly stated that ERCOT partnered with E3 Energy Solutions instead of Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc.

November 14, 2022 — A story titled “Governor Abbott Calls for Investigation of Harris County Elections” incorrectly stated the governor’s office has the power to impound ballots and election materials if sufficient criminal complaints are received.

November 8, 2022 — A story titled “Republican Wayne Christian Defeats Democrat Luke Warford in Railroad Commission Race” incorrectly attributed a concession statement to Wayne Christian instead of Luke Warford.

November 4, 2022 — A story titled “Bail Reform, Rising Crime Shine Spotlight on Harris County Judicial Races” incorrectly said Chris Morton was judge of the 203rd District Court instead of the 230th.

September 27, 2022 — A story titled “Forward Party’s Houston Kickoff Skirts Policy Specifics, Supports Ranked-Choice Voting” incorrectly named David Jolly as a co-founder of the Lincoln Project.

August 25, 2022 — A story titled “Texas Democrats Blast Abortion ‘Trigger Ban’ Going into Effect” was corrected to identify Austin, not El Paso, as state Rep. Celia Israel’s residence.

August 12, 2022 — A story titled “‘Hamilton’ Sends Cease and Desist to McAllen Church for Unauthorized Performance of Musical” was corrected to note “Hamilton” premiered in 2015, not 2016.

August 4, 2022 — A story titled “Athens Voters to Decide ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’ Proposition” was corrected to identify Nebraska, not Kansas, as the only state with a unicameral legislature.

August 1, 2022 — A story titledU.S. Supreme Court Issues Dobbs Judgment, Triggering 30-Day Countdown to New Texas Abortion Ban” was corrected to identify capital murder, not first-degree felonies, as the most severe class of crime in Texas.

July 13, 2022A story titledEmbattled Clear Creek ISD Superintendent Retires With $199,000 Severancewas corrected to state Engle was the assistant superintendent and clarify the timing of the “equity audit.” 

June 4, 2022A story titledHouston Doctor Files Federal Lawsuit Against FDA Over Ivermectin Statements” was corrected for an error in the ratio of deaths related to COVID-19 vaccinations in the last year and a half to deaths related to ivermectin in the last 25 years.

April 14, 2022A story titledFrom Waskom to Abilene: Behind the Movement of Sanctuary Cities for the Unbornincorrectly stated that Wells currently outlaws the sale of emergency contraception due to outdated information from the Wells city website.

March 21, 2022A story titledTexas Republicans Criticize Citibank’s Recruitment Measure to Aid Travel of Employees Seeking Abortionsincorrectly stated that the Supreme Court enjoined enforcement of certain sections of the penal code in Roe v. Wade.

March 7, 2022A story titledTexas State Reps. Travis Clardy, Lynn Stucky Barely Scraped Past Primary Electionsincorrectly stated that Stucky was in danger of a runoff election.

February 8, 2022A story titled Controversial Harris County Judge Hidalgo Draws Multiple Challengers in 2022” incorrectly stated a candidate’s father worked for a former Harris County Commissioner.

January 28, 2022A story titledTexas Attorney General Finds State-Sanctioned Insurance Carrier May Engage in Lobbying Activitiesmisstated the name of the Texas Department of Insurance.

January 6, 2022A story titledRound Rock ISD Puts Superintendent on Leave After Meetings on Assault Allegationsstated that the TEA appointed a monitor to RRISD because of the district’s failing grade on the state’s financial accountability report.

December 8, 2021 —  A story titled The Back Mic: Abbott Aims to Classify Child Gender Transitions as Abuse, Supreme Court May Trigger Texas Abortion Ban, Open Seats Updatedwas updated with corrected information about the nature of the “Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn” ordinances.

November 17, 2021A story titledTexas Partisan Index: Rating New Senate Seats From Most Republican to Most Democraticwas corrected for an error that did not incorporate the 2020 median results. 

October 27, 2021 — A story titled “Border Security Funding Receives Bipartisan Support as Texas Border Wall Takes Shape” misstated Francoise Luca’s name.

October 13, 2021 — A story titled Harris County to Spend $50 Million to Address Crime Through ‘Environmental Design’misstated the precinct number that Morman is running in. 

September 15, 2021A story titledWest Texas High-Level Nuclear Waste Storage Facility Comes Under Governor’s Race Spotlight After License Approvalmisstated the existing storage facilities in reference to House Bill 7.

September 8, 2021A story titledTexas Lottery Reports Over $8.1 Billion in Sales in Fiscal Year 2021, Breaking All-Time Recordmisstated the breakdown of the lottery’s sales.

September 7, 2021A story titledTexas’ Burgeoning Nuclear Footprint Featured in Fight Over High-Level Radioactive Waste Storage Facilitymisstated the classes of low-level waste.

September 3, 2021A story titledAfter Millions in Overcharges, TxDOT Cuts Ties with Toll Road Tag Vendorincorrectly defined the TxTag service.

August 27, 2021A story titledJudge Refuses to Dismiss Heartbeat Act Lawsuit, Defendants Appeal to Fifth Circuitwrongly attributed a quote by plaintiffs to Judge Pitman.

July 16, 2021A story titledProperty Tax Relief Bills Pass Texas Senate but Stall Due to House Stalemateused the fiscal impact’s General Revenue figure rather than the All Funds figure.

June 16, 2021A story titled “Candidates Emerge in the Texas GOP’s Frantic Race to Replace Outgoing Chair Allen West” misattributed an insight from a party official to SREC member Scott Apley concerning the RPT’s ongoing litigation about last year’s convention cancelation.

May 4, 2021A story titled “Ken Paxton Slams New York Times After He Reportedly Declined to Back Greg Abbott’s Reelectionincorrectly stated Bush is considering a run for governor. He is considering a run for attorney general.

April 15, 2021A story titledTexas House Approves Constitutional Carry, Bill to Be Sent to Senatewas updated with the correct title of the National Rifle Association.

April 9, 2021A story titledTexas Supreme Court Delivers Dallas Salon Owner Shelley Luther a Delayed Victoryincorrectly stated how long Luther spent in jail.

April 1, 2021A story titledAustin Resident Faces Life in Prison for Alleged Smuggling That Killed 8 Illegal Aliensincorrectly connected Trujillo-Lopez and Rodriguez to the incident that killed eight people. The incident allegedly involving Trujillo-Lopez and Rodriguez only killed one person. Tovar is the person accused of causing the deaths of eight people.

March 3, 2021A story titledNew Report Praises Harris County Misdemeanor Bail Reforms, Says Spiking Violent Crime Not Relatedreferred to a report from the Justice Administration Department to the Commissioners Court and misattributed a JAD recommendation to the monitor. The article has been updated to include the correct report from monitors. 

March 2, 2021A story titledHarris County Commissioners Vote to Explore Leaving ERCOT, Blame Abbott Ahead of Investigationmisstated Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee’s name.

January 28, 2021A story titledCity of Austin Purchases Hotel to House Homeless for $6.7 Millionmisstated in which council district the purchased hotel sits.

January 14, 2021A story titledCharter School Advocates Ask Legislature to Ensure Charters Are Treated Fairly by Municipalities, Remove ‘Silent Cap’misstated the year that an authorized number of charter schools was reported.

December 4, 2020A story titledRep. Matt Krause Announces Bid for Texas House Republican Caucus Chairincorrectly stated that Texas Scorecard was responsible for the Fiscal Responsibility Index legislative rankings.

November 17, 2020A story titledA Preview of the Property Tax Debate Ahead of the 87th Legislative Sessionomitted that the 10 percent appraisal increase cap is limited to homesteads.

November 13, 2020A story titledTexas Supreme Court Denies El Paso Businesses’ Request for Relief from Lockdownincorrectly stated the date on which EO-13 ended and EO-14 began.

October 27, 2020A story titledDisparities in Harris County Election Tallies Prompt Inquiry From Stateincorrectly specified Raymond Stewart’s involvement in and relation to the story.

October 26, 2020A story titledTaxpayer-Funded Public Libraries Have Remained Mostly Closed, Except in Fort Worthincorrectly stated the timeline of San Antonio libraries’ reopening plans. 

October 23, 2020A story titledTrinity Metro Asks City of Fort Worth for $86 million to Extend TEXRailincorrectly stipulated that the $10 million request from Trinity Metro was granted in full.

October 19, 2020A story titledHouston Homeowners to Pay More Under Proposed Tax Ratemisstated the taxable value increase as the appraised value increase.

October 1, 2020A story titledWilliamson County Sheriff Indicted by Grand Jury for Tampering with Evidence in Javier Ambler Deathmisstated that Dan Abrams said the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department requested and received the Live PD footage.

September 28, 2020A story titledReimplementation of Straight-Ticket Voting Temporarily Halted by U.S. District Courtincorrectly named the court responsible for the stay.

September 28, 2020A story titledBiden Campaign Operative, Texas State Senator Accused of Mail-in Ballot Fraudmisidentified the lawsuit as a class-action, and the original source cited the wrong case as the one associated with the affidavits.

August 31, 2020A story titledTexas Attorney General Paxton Sues to Stop Controversial Harris County Mail-In Ballot Application Plan” misstated the number of registered voters in Harris County.

August 28, 2020A story titledTexas Secretary of State Warns Harris County to Halt Plans for Mail-In Ballot Applicationsmisstated the author of the letter to the Harris County Clerk. The author was Secretary of State Director of Elections Keith Ingram.

May 28, 2020A story titledERCOT Projects Record Energy Usage for 2020 Summermisstated the “peak-load estimate.”

May 26, 2020A story titledActivists, Public Figures Hold ‘Open Texas’ Rally on the Texas State Capitol Stepsmisstated that Kevin Whitt was affiliated with the Texas Freedom Coalition, which he was not.

May 4, 2020A story titledAttorney General Ken Paxton Warns Against Expanded Adoption of Mail-In Ballots, May Constitute Election Fraudincorrectly stated that there was a pertinent lawsuit pending in a federal court in Dallas.

April 16, 2020A story titledRep. Chip Roy, Challenger Wendy Davis Clash Over Coronavirus Responsemisstated the year of then-Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster.

March 23, 2020A story titledSocialist Judges, Officials in Harris County Use Coronavirus Concerns to Justify Release of Felonscalled suspect Christopher Bales by an incorrect first name.

March 19, 2020 — A story titledTwo Local Officials Face-Off in South Texas Republican Primary Runoffincorrectly stated the year that Ro’Vin Garrett began her tenure as Brazoria County tax assessor-collector.

February 17, 2020A story titledLackland Air Force Base Receives Evacuees from Quarantined Cruise Ship Affected by Coronavirusmistakenly referred to a cruise liner as the Disney Princess, when the ship was the Diamond Princess.

February 3, 2020A story titled San Antonio’s Lackland Air Force Base Selected as Quarantine Site for Potential Exposures to Coronavirusstated that there are eight confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States. There are, in fact, now eleven confirmed cases as of February 3, 2020. 

November 26, 2019A story titledTexas’ 22nd Congressional District: History of the Seat and a Breakdown of the Current Racewrongly stated that Rep. Olson had had a stroke and a heart attack. This information was not true. In 2009, Rep. Olson had a pacemaker installed for bradycardia (a relatively common condition that can result in a slow heartbeat), but has had no other health issues we are aware of since that point. 

November 11, 2019A story titledRep. Lizzie Fletcher Defends Impeachment Inquiry, Touts Accomplishments in Houston Town Hall
stated that Rep. Fletcher joined her fellow Democrats and voted to ban fracking. This was incorrect. The vote in question was a procedural vote preceding final passage of a resolution on national heritage areas. There was no vote on binding legislation that would have impacted fracking.

August 16, 2019 — A story titled “Allen West Makes His Run for Texas GOP Chair Officialstated that the SREC elects the RPT chairman, when the delegates at the Republican State Convention do, and that the chairman’s election would be held seven months out from the November election when it will be five and a half months.

June 18, 2019 — A story titledGovernor Abbott Signs Beer-to-Go Into Lawstated that Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford)  was the lone no vote on HB 1545. He later issued a statement in the journal stating he intended to vote “yes.”

June 12, 2019 A story titledGovernor Abbott Signs Property Tax Bill into Lawmisidentified SB 2 as the bill containing the 2.5 percent cap on school districts. The cap is actually part of HB 3.

June 11, 2019 — A story titledTexas Battleground: House District 45 In Play After Turning Blue in 2018stated HD 45 candidate Austin Talley served in the United States Marine Corps when he served in the United States Navy. A previous version incorrectly stated there was a runoff in the HD 45 Republican primary in 2018.

May 24, 2019A story titledBREAKING: FAA Opens Investigation into San Antonio’s Chick-fil-A Airport Controversyattributed a quote to San Antonio City Council member Robert Trevino when it should have been attributed to Attorney General Ken Paxton.

April 29, 2019The Texan launches.

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