May 16, 2003

Volume 22, Number 37

news

A Shining Star Goes Dark

A tragedy at Reagan High School evokes a mother's courageous response.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Unfinished Business at APD?

A Monday public hearing will review a woman's "official oppression"

BY JORDAN SMITH

Place 5 'Up for Grabs' as Clarke, McCracken Square Off

BY AMY SMITH

Local Landfill Got Trashed by Garbage Giant, Jury Rules

Texas Disposal Systems wins its long-running defamation suit against Waste Management Inc. -- but isn't awarded damages.

BY LAURI APPLE

Remember Sixth + Lamar?

BY LAURI APPLE

Will The Smoke Clear Before Garcia Leaves Office?

The smoking ban gets preliminary approval but its future remains uncertain.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Library Gets Unhooked

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Springs: Dye Flows Downhill

BY AMY SMITH

Texas Wants Nuke Waste

BY MICHAEL KING

Wind Power Gains 'Velocity'

BY AMY SMITH

Try Rehab: It's Cheaper

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The House Adjourns to Oklahoma

The House Dems may be losing the legislative wars, but they're finally winning the PR battle.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

The Texas Lege comforts the comfortable and afflicts the afflicted; and Nevada proves to be a poor dumping ground.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Pflugerville Flavor

Eating out … 30 minutes out: MM Pack and Mick Vann review the ethnic fare up north.

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood gives you all the gravy on new restaurants and old mansions becoming new restaurants.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Happy-Hour Buffets

Cheap beer and food after a long day. What an idea! Happy-hour buffets in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

Do the Tighten Up

'Texas Funk' Spreads the Little-known Gospel

BY GREG BEETS

TCB

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

The Deathray Davies

Midnight at the Black Nail Polish Factory

Zykos

Comedy Horn

Gentleman Coward

Chances Are You're Probably Not Going to Like This

Opposite Day

Economics for Mr Ugly

The 13th Floor Elevators, Red Krayola, Lost & Found, Bubble Puppy

The Best of International Artists

Daniel Johnston

The Early Recordings Volume 1: Songs of Pain/More Songs of Pain 1980-83

Kevin Brown

Callin' the Heavens & Closin' the Bars

Bill Passalacqua, Mike Nicolai

Peace of My Mind, Rooster Nudes

Bobby Patterson

Soul is My Music: The Best of Bobby Patterson

Reckless Kelly

Under the Table & Above the Sun

Willie Nelson

Live Shot
screens

Get Your Warblog On

As conventional media stumble, the Web's armchair war reporters rise to the occasion, to questionable effect.

BY MARC SAVLOV

The Gong Show

Anything goes at the Alamo's Open Screen Night.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Rock & Roll All Night ...

Ten years gone, and we're still Dazed and Confused.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Short Cuts

Festival news from around the globe, as pertaining to Austin's little chunk of it.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The end of an era -- Buffy takes her final bow.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Let There Be Light

After a $14 million facelift, UT's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is letting the light in, literally, through new windows across the front of the structure, and philosophically, through a new mission to give the public more opportunities to see and enjoy its astonishing accumulation of cultural treasures.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Music to Hang On to Life By

Dramatizing the pull of music on a human life is no easy task, but Warren Leight's Side Man shows jazz players hanging on to their music to keep from giving in to despair, and its Austin premiere will benefit from the skill of Zachary Scott Theatre Center Artistic Director Dave Steakley, who has consistently demonstrated an uncanny knack for portraying the impact that music can have on a life and the place where drama is best expressed through music.

BY BARRY PINEO

Articulations

The unexpected passing of one of Austin's most generous artists, Tré Arenz, and a teaching honor for UT School of Music professor Judith A. Jellison.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

The House Democrats' walkout was their best option in light of Republicans' vicious and highly partisan day in the sun; ending The Chronicle Hour quiets the right-wing voices in our head.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Oh, it's spring -fever time in fashion-land, and you know what that means: events, events, events. Also, find out about the Kerrville designer who influenced millions.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

How do we know if we're getting the right amount of copper?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY ERIC CRABTREE

Letters at 3AM

A Little Late, For Bix

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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