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Standing for Pine Street Station

The Friends of Pine Street Station plan to lend support to Reji Thomas and Pine Street Station by attending the October Public Hearing of the Historic Landmark Commission on Monday, October 27, 7pm at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd. Meanwhile Capital Metro is giving Thomas until Sunday to get out. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 4:45PM Wed. Oct. 22, Kate X Messer

Housecore Horror Preview: Eyehategod

Last year at the inaugural Housecore Horror festival, New Orleans sludge rippers Eyehategod overcame the sudden death of drummer Joey LaCaze by guesting Melvins mainstay Dale Cover at their Emo’s performance. Back with a permanent percussive anchor and first studio in 14 years, Mike Williams’ gritty crew returns for year two and possibly many more. Read More | Comment »

Music 4:20PM Wed. Oct. 22, Michael Toland

Antonio Buehler Promises Memorable Trial

Its defendant is billing it as “one of the most interesting and fun class C misdemeanor trials” you’ll see. Tomorrow morning downtown at Austin Municipal Court, Antonio Buehler stands in defense of his first granted indictment: a disregarded order of an officer charge he’s confident that he can beat. Read More | Comment »

News 2:27PM Wed. Oct. 22, Chase Hoffberger

When You Pause the Heart of an Eagle and Can Feel Its Fear

I’ve been getting text messages from the FBI since April of this year. Read More | Comment »

Arts 10:30AM Wed. Oct. 22, Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW Music: First List

Like that, South by Southwest is back – and bearing down equally on your calendar and psyche. Read More | Comment »

Music 10:02AM Wed. Oct. 22, Chase Hoffberger

Homes Tour Alert: AIA Is Spiffed Up and Ready

Of the numerous homes tours that pervade our core neighborhoods this time of year, for serious students of local architecture the AIA Homes Tour always delivers. Read More | Comment »

Design 2:46PM Tue. Oct. 21, Anne Harris

SXSW Film Announces First Keynote and Oodles of Panels

Mark Duplass, the prolific actor and filmmaker, is the first of the four keynote speakers to be announced by SXSW Film. Beginning last year, the festival moved to a format of daily keynote speakers. The three other speakers are yet to be announced. Read More | Comment »

Screens 2:00PM Tue. Oct. 21, Marjorie Baumgarten

Truck by Truckwest Begins Today

Get your motor running. The second annual Truck by Truckwest food truck and trailer taste-off runs Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Sunday, Oct. 26. Intrepid diners can search out more than 60 participating vendors offering samples and vote for their favorite. The winner gets a check for $10,000. Read More | Comment »

Food 2:00PM Tue. Oct. 21, Virginia B. Wood

DVDanger: XX versus XY

I'll concede, I've never been a big Aubrey Plaza fan. Like Kat Denning, there's always a whiff of performance about her work, like a vaudeville comic who think's she's above the pratfalls she's delivering and isn't afraid to let the audience know it. Life After Beth (A24/Lionsgate) definitely moves my opinion on her. Read More | Comment »

Screens 1:30PM Tue. Oct. 21, Richard Whittaker

Trailblazer Reaches End of Road

Sad news announcing the death last night in Dallas of actor, director, producer, and screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson has arrived. Carson possessed a great cinematic spirit and he may well be the best – or at least the most influential – modern filmmaker to have come out of Texas. Read More | Comment »

Screens 12:16PM Tue. Oct. 21, Marjorie Baumgarten

Special Edition: State Ticker

As early voting kicks off, both hilarity and outrage are in great supply. We'll be collecting our favorite examples periodically. Here are a few for now: Read More | Comment »

News 12:00PM Tue. Oct. 21, the News Staff

Code Chica

The statistics are disappointing but longstanding: women (and especially Hispanic women) are woefully under-represented in the world of science and tech. This weekend, in an effort to right that trend, Latinitas and the Made With Code movement hosts a daylong hackathon for young women to encourage them to explore careers in the information sciences. Read More | Comment »

Screens 9:00AM Tue. Oct. 21, James Renovitch

Election Day One: Turnout Low, Slow

When the City of Austin and Austin ISD voted to move their elections to November, to coincide with the general election, hopes were high that it would boost participation. With the first day early voting totals in, it seems those hopes may have been optimistic for overall turnout, but it's a good sign for municipal engagement. Read More | Comment »

News 11:51PM Mon. Oct. 20, Richard Whittaker

Crosstown Traffic

During the hectic second weekend of ACL Fest, the planets aligned and nudged the conversation from music to movies for a couple of hours down at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar, a stone’s throw from Auditorium Shores. Read More | Comment »

Screens 4:15PM Mon. Oct. 20, Marjorie Baumgarten

Full Service Circus

Full Service won’t be on the cover of the Chronicle this week, but you can’t say they haven’t tried. The local quartet continues promoting this weekend’s Full Service Circus, a bonanza of music, sports, and games, for which they’ve already sold 300 tickets to largely out-of-town fans. The second annual event runs Friday through Sunday around town. Read More | Comment »

Music 3:47PM Mon. Oct. 20, Kevin Curtin

At S-Comm Forum, Both Sides Dig In

While no progress toward a consensus was made at last week’s forum on Secure Communities, it did serve the purpose of highlighting just how contentious the issue truly is. Read More | Comment »

News 3:00PM Mon. Oct. 20, Amy Kamp

First Look: Patika Wine and Coffee

Andy Wiggington talks about coffee like most sommeliers talk about wine. He will point out its fruity notes or earthy balance. He casually mentions the “interesting” things that certain coffee growers have been doing with their product to define new flavors. And he can talk your ear off about how good coffee differs from bad coffee. Read More | Comment »

Food 2:15PM Mon. Oct. 20, Rachel Feit

Libertarian Ludlow Seeks Press Against Dukes

The Texas Ethics Commission doesn't like it when candidates file ethics complaints for nakedly political ends against their opponents. So the commissioners may take a dim view of Libertarian Kevin Ludlow issuing press releases over his filing against Democrat Rep. Dawnna Dukes. Read More | Comment »

News 1:30PM Mon. Oct. 20, Richard Whittaker

SXSW Interactive Announces Programming

In addition to the big names announced last week – including Russell Brand, Brian Grazer, and others –  SXSW named a whole bunch of panels and speakers this morning. How many you ask? Well over 700 were named in this initial list. Read More | Comment »

Screens 12:46PM Mon. Oct. 20, James Renovitch

Longhorns Oust Iowa State

The Longhorns took a big step towards becoming the team Texans expect to take the field next year. Saturday against Iowa State, Texas won itself its first close game. Read More | Comment »

Sports 10:20AM Mon. Oct. 20, Eric Sollenberger

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