"...Dear Editor, ADAPT of Texas itself is a part of Austin’s caste system [“Where the Sidewalks End,” News, July 11]. David Wittie and Jennifer McPhail never protested removal of bus stops, reduction in bus frequencies, or the recent increase of fares – all of which are disproportionately impacting people with disabilities..."
"...The Dicks From Texas film premiere happens this week at Spider House. Dig your roots. ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...Gibbons would know. He's the founder and master guitarist/songwriter for ZZ Top, the holy trinity of Texas bands..."
"...His film adaptation of Cold in July is a writhing rattlesnake of Texas Gothic. In the movie, Richard Dane (Michael C..."
"...David Wittie with ADAPT of Texas told the Chronicle that his group had compromised over many south slope details in the past. He explained that they had agreed to move ramps and backed away from intruding into the depths of the south lawn – where people had expressed concerns that a path would interfere with yoga practiced in the area..."
"...Stories of surviving Austin's summers usually include a bit of melodrama; the triple-digit heat lurks like a mustache-twirling villain, leaving locals feeling as helpless as damsels in distress. But a Texas heat wave and global climate change are very different antagonists..."
"...Yes, there is a connection between what's on the plate in restaurants and those high Hill Country fences. It's called raising game, and Central Texas is one of the world's hot spots for this burgeoning enterprise...."
"...The fortuitousness didn't just start in Belize or with The Beer Diaries. It started further back, in Europe, during a University of Texas study abroad program when a 19-year-old Mann decided to venture a bit outside of his Radio-Television-Film focus and study Italian in Italy, and travel around a bit afterward..."
"...At the national level, we’re struggling with debt and deficits measured in trillions, and divisive battles over huge issues like health care reform and energy policy. Here in Texas, we have a state education system that fails too many of our children – a state transportation network that falls far short of our needs – and a regressive state tax structure that feeds both of these problems, and more..."
"...Now it's possible to cruise Chicago's many ethnic neighborhoods with a college-age Rachel Feit in search of nightly culinary discoveries and accompany Pableaux Johnson on a last-minute madcap Tex-Mex eating marathon before he departs the Tortilla Zone for New Orleans and a new era in his career. You can share Wes Marshall's passion for tomato season and learn MM Pack's childhood method for catching crabs, guaranteed to work on the Texas Gulf Coast or the Outer Banks of North Carolina..."
"...Sheff's vocals are tough. "Nine years down in Texas/With sluts of both sexes/Liars, lumps, and drug addicts, and drunks/I love my friends," he sings, breaking from New Hampshire 1986...."
"...Yet once again, American microbreweries are coming to the rescue, as many are finally attempting to tackle to the difficult and delicate task of brewing a true Pilsner. Here in Texas, Live Oak Brewing Company, Austin's newest microbrewery, plans to have a Czech-style Pilsner available on tap by October and in bottles by the first of next year..."
"...At the national level, we're struggling with debt and deficits measured in trillions, and divisive battles over huge issues like health care reform and energy policy. Here in Texas, we have a state education system that fails too many of our children – a state transportation network that falls far short of our needs – and a regressive state tax structure that feeds both of these problems, and more..."
"...AC:So how come none of the big Texas chefs, like Stephan Pyles or Robert Del Grande, have come into this market?..."
"...Even though the category 4 hurricane made contact last Friday, and has largely weakened and moved northeast toward Louisiana, its rainfall has continued to wreak havoc on Texas in the form of flooding. Houston has been the hardest hit; on Tuesday, a reservoir west of the city's downtown area overflowed for the first time in its 70-year history, and breaches of levees have been reported as the rain continues to fall..."
"...Who is Kevin? What happened to him? And, can he get back what he lost? Library of Dust Directors: Ondi Timoner & Robert James Death becomes art when a photographer captures images of deceased patients at a mental hospital. Love Lockdown Director: Nadia Hallgren This short is the story of Shoshanna, a young mother from NYC. Told through late-night phone calls on public radio, she awaits the fate of Felix, her children's father, incarcerated and on trial. Man & Machine: A Naked Robotic Love Story Directors: Jesse Roesler & Jonathan Nowak Explores the challenges and delights found in sustaining a creative identity within a romantic relationship and the controversial “new music” generated by an unconventional pair of artists in Ghent Belgium. Mothersbane Director: Jason Jakaitis A personal documentary that explores the filmmaker’s ambivalent relationship to his mother’s physical disabilities and chronicles his attempts to be at peace with her suffering and disfigurement. My Big Red Purse Director: Giancarlo Iannotta In this three-minute experimental documentary, the director's mother reminisces about a childhood memory involving her prized big red purse. Noc u Tane ní (Night at the Dance) Director: Annie Silverstein A profile of the last days of a Czech dance hall in rural Texas—and the old-timers who come there to polka. Professional Director: Skylar Nielsen Metal-fabricator Neil Youngberg never planned on taking over his grandfather's business and is now faced with passing on his legacy. RUN AND RETURN Directors: Michael Thelin & Jose Louis Rios The film explores the band Matisyahu, their music philosophy and passion, while they hit the road on their 2010 summer tour. Satan Since 2003 Director: Carlos Puga Richmond, VA becomes a battleground for moped gangs. Tugs Director: Jessica Edwards An ode to the hardest working boats on the waterways and the people who pilot them. You Cannot Learn How To Be Honest Director: Jason Oppliger Confronting the disturbing and incoherent Hi-8 footage he's agreed to edit, a filmmaker attempts to find a catharsis amongst the chaos by turning the images loose on himself and his apartment...."
"...Both attended Weatherford College near Dallas, a period that exposed the two musicians to the world of jazz outside the academy. Both were later recruited by Southwest Texas State in San Marcos, an experience Owens neither credits nor blames for anything..."
"...The trio were selected to work at ArtPace by curator Susanne Ghez with the Rennaisance Society, Chicago, Illinois. Alex Gray confides that his participation in this exhibition is one of the reasons that the Guggenheim's busy curator has agreed to come to San Antonio, Texas..."