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"...Like most pro-choice measures, Cole’s bill faces an uphill battle, but she remains determined. “Every person regardless of race, income, or minority status should come together to support family values, including the right to have or not have a child, and that decision should not result in death,” Cole told the Chronicle..."
"...The attack on the building was associated with "Defend Our Hoodz," a "revolutionary" anti-gentrification cadre, but DOH denies responsibility. Instead, on its Facebook page, the group "applaud[ed] the hood for defending itself from greedy sellouts," while condemning the Chronicle and other media for implying any connection..."
"...The board has already voted on new names for the former Allan Center and Fulmore Middle School, but has delayed a vote on Reagan at the request of newly elected Trustee LaTisha Anderson, whose District 1 includes the campus, so she could learn more from her constituents. She appears to have done that work; in a conversation with the Chronicle, Anderson said, "There will be a complete name change" and she would not support simply dropping "John H." "I respect the alumni community's concerns," she said..."
"...The LGBTQ chambers of commerce representing Texas' four major metro areas have formed a statewide coalition to advocate for business issues important to Texas' LGBTQ community. The first of its kind in the nation, the Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce – comprising the Austin, Greater Houston, North Texas, and San Antonio chambers – speaks for more than 1,000 LGBTQ-owned and -allied businesses, Chase Kincannon, chair of the Austin chamber, told the Chronicle..."
"...Last month, Deehring told the Chronicle he believed he and his boyfriend Perry were targeted for holding hands as they left Rain on 4th, a popular gay bar on Fourth Street, in the early hours of that Saturday morning. Deehring recalled a man yelling a homophobic slur, to which he and Perry verbally responded as they continued to walk to their car..."
"...KUTX DJs admitted defeat to the Chronicle team last Tuesday following Music Trivia at the Cactus Cafe. Featuring competing teams from C3 Presents, KUT News, and more, KUTX's Taylor Wallace hosted the music nerd-off, the trickiest inquiry being: What Chronicle-reviewed quartet was Britt Daniel in before Spoon? (Answer: Skellington.) Don't miss a "Roots of Indie Rock" edition in April, with proceeds benefiting the local nonprofit...."
"...The superintendent expects normal staff attrition to make layoffs unnecessary as schools are reconfigured, but emphasized that this is a process he thinks needs to happen no matter what. "When we look at the amount of money going toward recapture, the student enrollment that has dropped over time, the expectations around student learning that are different today," Cruz explained, "all of that contextualizes our decision-making." On Friday, Board President Geronimo Rodriguez told the Chronicle the plan was "part of the journey" regarding "difficult budget choices," and that the process should "not be about urgency" but would "provide opportunities to set our sights on the future and invest educational dollars toward student outcomes."..."
"...The attack on the building was associated with “Defend Our Hoodz,” a “revolutionary” anti-gentrification cadre, but DOH denies responsibility. Instead, on its Facebook page, the group “applaud[ed] the hood for defending itself from greedy sellouts” while condemning the Chronicle and other media for implying any connection..."
"...Last month, Deehring told the Chronicle he believed he and his boyfriend were targeted for holding hands as they left Rain, a busy gay bar on Fourth St., in the early hours of Saturday morning. Deehring recalled a man yelling a homophobic slur, to which he and Perry verbally responded as they continued to walk to their car..."
"...Dear Editors, Thank you to Nina Hernandez and the Chronicle for the excellent reporting on the Austin Animal Center ["In the Doghouse," News, Feb. 8]. I am a six-year volunteer at both Austin Pets Alive! and AAC. For the last four years, I have also fostered difficult-to-adopt dogs from both AAC and APA. The challenges with Austin’s “No Kill” goals extend beyond AAC, so I hope the Chronicle will continue to report on them. Only with more public attention on the issues will the lives of Austin’s shelter animals improve. Your article may leave readers believing that AAC (the city/county shelter) should bear the brunt of achieving “No Kill.” But “No Kill” is a community-wide goal. It’s unfair to place that burden on the only open-intake shelter in Travis County. No Kill was promoted vigorously by Austin Pets Alive!, a private nonprofit. APA also convinced the city to let it use the old Town Lake Animal Center – in decrepit condition, but in a prime location in central Austin – for free. (Can you imagine Major League Soccer getting a similar deal for McKalla Place?) In exchange, APA committed to help the city improve its live outcome rate by taking animals from the city shelter. If APA was supposed to serve as the city’s key partner, why then has AAC been dealing with constant overcrowding? Part of the answer lies in the fact that APA has been taking in more and more animals from outside of Travis County, including places outside of Texas. As the saying goes, we should put on our own masks first. There's no question we need improvements and better leadership at AAC..."
"...Patoski, a Fort Worth native, moved to Austin in 1973 to write about music. From writing briefly for the Austin American-Statesman in the late Seventies to working as a staff writer at Texas Monthly for 18 years to reporting on icons such as Ray Benson and Clifford Antone for the Chronicle (and even appearing on the cover in the early Eighties), Patoski has seen the city transform in more ways than he could chronicle in his book...."
"...There could be a bunch given out every year for various people, places, things, unclassifiables, etc., along with a few yearly inductees to the "Weird Hall of Fame." Who should go in first? Maybe Leslie, Eeyore's Birthday Party, or the Cathedral of Junk? Having readers vote yearly would be one way to do it, and maybe a panel of resident weirdos too. Yeah, I know you probably groan at the prospect of another "Special Issue" where you have to count ballots, but it seems like the Chronicle is the most logical place for this kind of idea..."
"...She said she had been denied a chance to explain her point of view to department leadership or to even have a woman present when Scarcliff was questioned. “It is unconscionable that the Fire Chief would conclude that unwelcome and unsolicited statements attacking someone’s gender and insinuating that a woman is a bitch and a whore is merely horseplay.” Neither Baker nor the City Manager’s office provided comment when contacted by the Chronicle...."
"...Volunteers tell the Chronicle that the shelter never quite regained its footing after that influx. Because the Animal Center operation depends so much on volunteer effort, the workload led to volunteers feeling stressed, unappreciated, and ignored by a staff reckoning with an insurmountable task and with no true leader to guide them...."
"...This week's news follows a Chronicle cover story detailing alleged sexual misconduct by Dorgan, who is banned from the property (see "Tangled Web," Dec. 21, 2018)..."
"...The ensuing full-length of the same title, patient, deep-thinking Americana that earned a four-star rave in the Chronicle, served as a troubadour turn for then-26-year-old Evan Charles, who formerly fronted pure, homegrown rock & roll acts the Sweet Nuthin and the Daze. Producer Jonas Wilson, keen on the Austin native's distinct voice and poetic lyrics, all but dragged Charles into the studio to document a subdued DIY vision on the order of Leonard Cohen's Songs From a Room...."
"...At a Cap Metro board meeting last week, Eastside Memorial PTA Vice President Ofelia Zapata told the board, "Access continues to disrupt the education of our students and community ... Public education should not suffer because of public transportation." In a conversation with the Chronicle, Zapata said the changes have impacted extracurricular activities (Eastside Memorial staff could not provide data on student participation in these programs by press time) and made it harder for parents to be involved in the school lives of their children..."
"...Austin Chronicle: So how do you balance the needs of running a company with the price tag of being a gentleman driver?..."
"...Attendees and judges (the Chronicle’s own Wayne Alan Brenner is on the judging panel this year) rate each chef and restaurant based on flavor and creativity. The festival will also include a much larger stage than the previous year with numerous singers and dancers, making the stage more of a centerpiece and creating a far more immersive experience..."
"...SXSW runs March 8-17. For full coverage of the entire fest, visit www.austinchronicle.com/sxsw...."
"...It’s so irresponsible and disrespectful. They basically accused me – and thousands of others – of committing fraud,” Garibay tells the Chronicle..."
"...PR Newman has concocted an amusing, homespun video for “Let’s Go Meet in a Small Town,” which Chronicle scribe Libby Webster recently described as “a winking, brutal takedown of hipster Austinites’ obsessions with rural living.”..."
"...Austin Chronicle: There's a real lean, mean, run-and-gun feel to the film...."
"...Austin Chronicle: Well, I never thought I'd have to think about the George Clooney/Nicole Kidman 1997 film The Peacemaker ever again, but here we are. Your use of recontextualizing old film trailers and videos while inserting these discourses on various topics makes for a pretty heady and entertaining brew in "Love and the Epiphanists." How did this epic come about?..."
"...The star attraction of the 79-Item agenda is CM Alison Alter's resolution requesting a third-party audit of the Austin Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases, in the wake of unflattering national headlines and a concerning review by the Texas Department of Public Safety (for more on that continuing story, see austinchronicle.com/daily/news/). But it will also be an important meeting on the topic of homelessness – identified last year as Council's No..."
"...Austin City Council is set to approve a resolution at today's meeting to affirm the city's "support of Austin ISD" and direct the city manager to "prioritize collaborative planning" with the school district on mutually beneficial uses of publicly owned land. The resolution language is vague, and one of its sponsors, District 9 CM Kathie Tovo, noted to the Chronicle that it would not initiate any new work – but both AISD and the city hope a renewed commitment will lead to projects that could provide housing and services to families struggling to make it in an increasingly unaffordable Austin...."
"...The expression “man of letters” has somewhat fallen out of fashion, but we think the way it suggests both erudition and elegance is a most apt description for Chronicle Arts & Culture Editor Robert Faires. How fitting, then, that he’ll be inducted into the prestigious Texas Institute of Letters this spring...."
"...A resounding success, Carlson’s stroke of genius led directly to his overseeing the Alamo Drafthouse’s Terror Tuesdays and the rest is, of course, history. Or so the story goes (in this week's The Austin Chronicle: Read all about his successor running the show, Joseph Ziemba, in this week's issue)...."
"...Looking to know more about Austin's vibrant queer community? You want Qmmunity, where you'll find the Chronicle's LGBTQ+ coverage, event listings, resources, and more...."
"...This is the sign of an honest business which is more interested in my safety than money. I would encourage Chronicle readers to patronize their garage..."
"...Austin Chronicle: You’re coming off a busy year. How are you doing today, Arturo?..."
"...Austin Chronicle: You're releasing your first solo album in your 60s. How did that come about?..."
"...Women, both anonymously and publicly, have put the Capitol on notice with their stories of inappropriate behavior, harassment, and even sexual assault in various publications covering the Lege, including The Daily Beast, Texas Observer, and The Texas Tribune. Former legislative intern Taylor Holden and former aide Genevieve Cato shared their experiences facing indecent behavior at the state Capitol with the Chronicle in December 2017, right as the House released its first draft policy ("State Capitol Sexual Abuse Policies Remain a Work in Progress," Dec..."
"...In her letter to SOAH staff, Ginn did not mention these controversies except indirectly, thanking the governor for the appointment: "As an administrative law practitioner for my entire career," she wrote, "I can think of no greater honor." Otherwise, she said she would work to ensure a "smooth and efficient transition" and continue to serve until a successor is appointed. Ginn did not respond to a Chronicle request for further explanation of her decision...."
"..."The alley should be a slam dunk," Cowan tells the Chronicle. "This should be the easiest step in what long-term involves providing more support and shelter for our homeless citizens..."
"...Austin Chronicle: Wait, is the perspective full of those things, or is the process of doing it full of them?..."
"...Owner Marc Roppolo informed the Chronicle that he’ll be closing his 4th and Colorado Roppolo’s pizza trailer after 16 years to make room for a new high-rise building. The news is particularly remarkable because of the food truck’s history...."
"...Long shepherded by late local music lynchpin Margaret Moser, the AMAs continue to grow in unprecedented unification of ATX music industry entities. The Austin Chronicle, South by Southwest, Stratus Properties, C3 Presents, Margin Walker, Circuit of the Americas, Austin Music Movement, KUTX, Giant Noise, the Clifford Antone Foundation, the Recording Academy, SexHawkeBlack Records, YepRoc Records, Kessler Presents, and Gibson Guitars are all sponsors and/or partners in the AMAs...."
"...Austin Chronicle: Congrats on your wedding!..."
"...When our Chronicle photographer asks if we can see the expansion area, Jacobs curtly responds, "What expansion?" and a moment of silent tension hangs in the truck. He then explains that, yes, WM is considering expanding the landfill but hasn't spent "any money whatsoever" developing an expansion application, which he says would take about one year to prepare and two to five years to go through the TCEQ and public-input process..."
"...Garza pointed to her childhood in San Antonio, where Spurs fandom stretched across class lines, and Casar recalled PTA meetings where parents urged him to help bring an MLS team to town so their children could feel the impact of living in a city with a professional sports team. But both told the Chronicle they would carefully watch Precourt to ensure he delivered on the community benefits he promised "to the entire city," as Garza put it...."
"...We at the Chronicle try to make this space an Alex Jones-free zone, but report the news we must. Austin's homegrown conspiracy clown, now an international embarrassment, had a bad day in court last week..."
"...Music Lab's Oltorf location, a default rehearsal space for Austin musicians, is up for sale. In an exclusive email statement to the Chronicle, president Dan Cabela and secretary Joe Cabela explained the listing on commercial real estate site LoopNet as "an attempt to understand whether consolidation is a good move for us." Such a plan would move all business to their second location on St..."
"...One thread running through Duchess of Palms (and, more recently, through Tracy Daugherty's new biography of Billy Lee, Leaving the Gay Place) is that of a "Fifties girl" conditioned to be overshadowed by the life of her man, and of men generally. Sarah Eckhardt asked, "What does it say about our time that we still describe a woman's life by her relationships to men?" She told the Chronicle that for her mother's generation, an adventurous woman was seen as "flighty or irresponsible." [inset-1-right]..."
"...It's become a trope that you couldn't do Lord of the Flies with teenage girls, and writer/director Amanda Kramer blows that conceit apart with this brutal analysis of the specific ways that women turn on each other. "Feminine tedium is a big theme in my work," she told the Chronicle..."
"...Beal also wrote to Nichole B. Bunker-Henderson, chief of the attorney general’s administrative law division, saying he had “never seen such a blatant case of agency bad faith,” and urging her to intervene to “end this matter now.” (Neither the assistant AG's nor Bunker-Henderson responded to the Chronicle’s request for comment.)..."
"...The identity of who sent the email, however, remains a mystery. No one has responded to messages sent to "Friends of McKalla" by the Chronicle..."
"...Smith, Flatbed co-founder and Brimberry's business partner at the time, on a series of monotypes in the summer of 1990. The next year, Brimberry worked with a female artist for the first time when former gallery owner and Chronicle Arts writer Rebecca Cohen sponsored a project with Sydney Yeager at Flatbed..."
"...Every month, the Chronicle's film critics select a theme and offer movie recommendations. We're trying to forget the misery of 2018 with a selection of films about amnesia...."