Volume 20, Number 44
Robert Conran sat down to dinner at Furr's, and walked out in handcuffs. After four years in prison on a shaky conviction, he's got a chance of parole -- then he faces deportation
BY JORDAN SMITH
BY ERICA C. BARNETT
Jeffords and the Lobby, Karl Rove's ethics & the New Fast Track
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
Governor Perry and his 82 vetoes: Government by Negation
BY MICHAEL KING
Cuisines writer Barbara Chisholm challenged her colleagues to host a dinner party for $50 or less; here's what each of them came up with.
BY BARBARA CHISHOLM
Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood remembers Ninfa Laurenzo, the founder of the popular Ninfa's Tex-Mex chain, who passed away last week, and updates readers on the culinary news around Austin.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Where to order Austin-made pizza.
Charlie Robison says 'fuck everybody.'
BY ANDY LANGER
Butthole Surfers and Austin City Limits suffer set backs while Riverfest marches on.
BY KEN LIECK
Eternal & Lowdown
Rainbow Connection, The Gypsy
The Best of Asleep at the Wheel, The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel
More Songs of Route 66
Tell the Truth
Horses and Asses
Battle Cry for Help
Because We Can
Blunt Force Trauma
Through the 90s: Singles and Unreleased
4-Song Brick Bomb
Just My Type
One Last Saturday Night
Are You Ready for the Big Show
Texas Blues Evolution -- Texas Blues Evolution
Richard Linklater and John Pierson Ponder 'Slacker' and Its Aftermath
BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN
To auteur or not to auteur, a fabulous gay movie awards ceremony, kraut-rock!, and now boarding for Lonesome Dove.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Remembering Carroll O'Connor, the man who immortalized Archie Bunker, and giving chickens their due.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
A tribute to Gowns by Adrian
arts & culture
Jennifer Bourianoff has found happiness playing chamber music and living in Austin.
BY ROBI POLGAR
Flood relief is on the way for Houston arts organizations devastated by Tropical Storm Allison and a memorial service is being held for longtime Austin actress Judi Sklar Becker.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Wayne Alan Brenner's friend Sylvia has an opinion about the Vortex Repertory Company's workshop performance Uncaged: The public deserves more for its money than an end-of-the-workshop variety show unless what's onstage is well-performed and original, and except for a handful of pieces by a few participants -- most notably the emcee Ratgirl -- she thinks this isn't.
Although Austin Playhouse's revival of The Fantasticks is burdened with more than a few trips and stumbles, the show has evident charms, and here familiarity breeds not contempt but something warmer.
As Victor, a septic tank salesman burying a shitload of anger in Daniel MacIvor's solo show House, Ken Webster brings the house down, then builds new theatre for the audience.
Even being in Slacker didn't prepare Chronicle Editor Louis Black for the film's eventual impact.
BY LOUIS BLACK
Our Free Radio coverage generates some audio radiance, and more.
Free wheelchairs, fan-tasic, and Grrrrrrrrly Action: What a hot summer it's heating up to be in Austin's public-service community.
BY KATE X MESSER
If information's a microbrew, here's your favorite pub.
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Meet the grill of your dreams at the New Braunfels Smoker Company.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Ubermodels take the stage at a local bar. Why? Why is the Austin fashion scene so divided? Work with me, baby
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
A friend recently had the silver fillings in her teeth removed and replaced with ceramic fillings. Although it set her back over $2,000, she says she is feeling better already. Is this something I should do?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
Condom Ads Conspicuously Absent from TV
BY SANDY BARTLETT
A few observations on the U.S. Open and Wimbledon
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Letters to the editor, published daily
Austin's Women's Hockey Team, the Roadrunners, Face Off Against the Gender Gap.
BY EMILY PYLE