"...There's an unspoken communication between the two people needed to play Track+Feel II. One person dances on a pad placed on the floor, creating tones with each step, while the other regulates the backbeat and the timbre of the notes with a controller..."
"...A mixture of bright colors spilled onto the page to convey a solemn message: "Please don't tear my family apart." Outside the doors of the House chamber last Wednesday, rows of children gathered to deliver hand-drawn pictures illustrating the pain Senate Bill 4 would inflict on them to any empathetic legislator willing to accept. (Never mind the string of conservative lawmakers who cowardly sidestepped the children's callouts.)..."
"...› City Council is holding no less than three meetings this week: a budget work session Wednesday, a special-called meeting Thursday to consider Austin Energy reserves and a transportation bond resolution, and another on Friday to consider an Onion Creek buyout plan. See "Council: Where's the Meeting?" for more details...."
"...Capcom's MaXplosion hit the iTunes App Store on Jan. 6, but it wasn't until the following Tuesday that people started remarking on the similarities between that game and 2009 Xbox Live release 'Splosion Man, from Austin indie developer Twisted Pixel (see "Games People Play," Feb..."
"...Ida Maria: Indie songstress likened to the Concretes or Taken by Trees runs her own label, Nesna Records, and cut two equally addictive singles, "Oh My God" and "The One That Got Away." Presumably has some connection to PB&J...."
"...There are several lodestones in Tejano music history. Moments when we were "there," visible in the mainstream, if only for a moment, and then gone..."
"...Polkas, Gritos y Acordeónes (Guzman Fox)..."
"..."Where I come from, barbecue means pig," says Ted Prater, the Tennessee-born executive chef and pitmaster of Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden. The Rainey Street biergarten best known for its triple-digit taps and exotic sausages has been cooking whole hogs for special events for years, but this month they've taken it to the next level..."
"...22. Public libraries, Recycled Reads bookstore, the Austin History Center, and all city recreation, cultural arts, nature, history, and senior centers close Wednesday at 6pm and won't reopen until Saturday..."
"...The suburban district opted for Ashy, who has notable experience as a PTA president and member of the district's Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee. Ashy watched the returns with a small group of friends, and Wednesday morning said she was "overwhelmed and humbled" by the support she received..."
"...A site dedication at T.A. Brown, off Lamar and West Anderson, was held last Wednesday, nearly two years after the school shuttered midweek when a team of engineers found the building's floor in danger of collapse..."
"...Official ballot filing began Monday for November's City Council election. As of Wednesday morning, Mayor Steve Adler and Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo (District 9) had filed, along with Lewis Conway Jr..."
"...Freshly back from their trip to Tornillo, where members (save for Ellen Troxclair and Ora Houston, who didn't go) joined advocates and elected officials from across the country to rally around the migrant children who'd been separated from their parents, City Council sat down for a work session on Tuesday with another hefty agenda. Today, Thu., June 28, is the body's last meeting before their summer break, and it comes at the end of a busy week, including an all-day special called meeting Wednesday on CodeNEXT (see "CodeNEXT and Compatibility," June 29)..."
"...Mayor Steve Adler opened up City Council's special called meeting on CodeNEXT Wednesday with a short tribute to John Fregonese, the city planner who succumbed to cancer last week. Fregonese was a major consultant on Austin's land use rewrite, and Adler said he will be sorely missed..."
"...This week City Council began in earnest its annual grind of budget preparation, kicked off with Wednesday's work session presentation of the FY 2019 budget forecast. That's about a month earlier than last year, in Council's annual attempt to "reinvent" the budget process..."
"...Paxton, and to permanently stop the law from going into effect. (The case is expected to conclude on Wednesday, as this issue goes to press.) More Risk, More Pain..."
"...Hurricane relief will continue to be a major issue in this part of the country for a long while. There are a lot of groups and businesses helping to fundraise, donating proceeds, and holding benefits..."
"..."Terrorism by white supremacists, like what took place in Charlottesville, is a clear and present danger to America's cities," said Mayor Steve Adler, while announcing a joint plan by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Anti-Defamation League "to fight extremism and bigotry and promote justice and equality." At press time Wednesday, more than 270 mayors had signed the Mayors' Compact, with Adler as its spokesman...."
"...This left representatives for MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, with mere hours to skim through documents they say should have been released more than two years ago. As for the remaining 113 pages, the three-judge federal panel had a hearing Wednesday, as the Chronicle went to press, for the state to justify withholding them...."