University of Texas employees will be staging a sickout to protest low pay and benefits; citizen planners in the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Planning Team are honored for their work; the Dawson Neighborhood Association tries to reach a compromise to keep Southwestern Bell from tearing down homes in their neighborhood; The Save Our Springs Alliance honors Brigid Shea as a "Barton Springs Hero"; Statesman political reporter Dylan Rivera leaves for Portland, Oregon.
Lots has changed of late at the Empanada Parlour, Rebecca Chastenet de Géry writes, but the restaurant's festive little pockets stuffed with spirited meat, vegetable, and fruit blends are as delicious as ever, and continue to enjoy a dedicated local following.
In a city filled with artists and filmmakers, Luke Savisky is an original -- an innovative projectionist whose unique art has graced the surfaces of buildings, rock stars, video screens, and more for over 15 years.
With another acting job in a new play, his own new theatre about to open, his own stage company that champions theatre as something fun as well as substantive, and a lot of friends to help him make "good stuff" onstage, is Ron Berry the Happiest Man in Austin?
"If somebody hates me," David Sedaris confesses in an interview with Sarah Hepola, "I just go to pieces. I mean, it doesn't really seem fair that I've made my career making fun of people, and if someone makes fun of me, I fall apart. But that's the way it is."