"...The bombing spree that killed two, injured six, terrorized Austin, and made international headlines actually began on March 2, with the death of 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House; that explosion drew relatively little media attention and was downplayed by law enforcement. But the second attack, which killed 17-year-old Mason, a student at East Austin College Prep and member of the Austin Youth Orchestra poised for a successful musical career, was followed within hours by an explosion in Montopolis that grievously wounded 75-year-old Esperanza Herrera..."
"...Conditt's fatal detonation marked the sixth confirmed bombing in the greater Austin area since March 2, but with all that has gone on – particularly in the past week – it's easy to forget that just last Monday the prevailing narrative for the attacks was that an inexperienced bomber with a vendetta was targeting specific African-American families. Anthony Stephan House was killed by the first bomb, at his Harris Ridge home on March 2; 17-year-old Draylen Mason became the next victim on March 12..."
"...Anthony Stephan House, the first victim of the Austin bomber, left behind an 8-year-old daughter. Empire Control Room thus hosts a Music, Love & Crawfish fundraiser Sunday, 3pm, to help pay for her to go on a much-needed summer vacation and add to her education fund..."
"...Several hours later, APD responded to a second explosion on Galindo Street in Southeast Austin, which injured a 75-year-old woman. Today’s bombings are similar to a March 2 incident that killed Anthony Stephan House after he opened an unmarked package at his house on Haverford Drive...."
"...On the local arts scene, Salvage Vanguard Theater has postponed the opening of its production of con flama by Sharon Bridgforth, to mourn the lives of Draylen Mason and Anthony Stephan House, who was killed by a similar package bomb a week earlier. On Sat., March 17, at 6pm, the company will hold a con flama community healing performance and gathering at Givens Park..."
"...One of the worst things that happened while I was out of the house unexpectedly for about 10 days was a power outage or surge that tripped the breakers, cutting off power to the refrigerator. Losing fresh food, local salsas, cheeses, and condiments was bad enough, but the loss of a freezer full of beautiful summer produce – sweet peaches from Caskey Orchards, blackberries, wild plums, and black-eyed peas – plus some choice cuts of local meats and charcuterie was a huge disappointment..."
"...Rukus D: Brett Hanover A hybrid of documentary and fiction, Rukus is a queer coming-of-age story set in the liminal spaces of furry conventions, Southern punk houses, and virtual worlds...."
"...Middle America's obsession with home security is the object of satire in this story of a house-alarm salesman who discovers his boss may be robbing their customers blind. (Oct./Nov..."