Volume 24, Number 48
ON THE COVER:
A fugitive sect of Mormon polygamists is building a home and an end-time temple in the West Texas town of Eldorado
BY JORDAN SMITH
Environmentalists and Hays County clash over river-clearing project
BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY
But critics still worry about physical effects
BY JORDAN SMITH
Unsuccessful council candidate says out-of-town money violates the law
BY WELLS DUNBAR
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
BY LEE NICHOLS AND CHERYL SMITH
AFSCME steps up to the council budget table, and the
bonds begin to take shape
BY MICHAEL KING
House Bills 2 and 3 die; it's back to square one
BY AMY SMITH
The dark art of science twisting; and if you're in your fightin' prime, Uncle Sam is watching
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
Sushi Japon puts it all together with restraint and good taste
BY MICK VANN
Sweetish Hill is ready to celebrate; plus, Vespaio, P. Terry's Burger Stand, and many options on the Event Menu
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
It might be old-fashioned, but it never gets old
How I found a new favorite hangout
Ray Pride's 'Beauty School' Crack Pipes: No day at the ballpark
BY GREG BEETS
BY AUDRA SCHROEDER
It may be in Chicago, but there's something distinctly Austin about Lollapalooza 2005.
BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY
Raised by Wolves EP
Already Platinum, Afta da Relays, Hate Me From a Distance, In Deuce We Trust, Pimp Stroll, The Life and Times of Wally DeLuxe
From the Five
Think I'm Gonna Move to Australia
When the Vow Breaks
Countryman, Somewhere Down in Texas, The Outsider
M. Night Shyamalan's Tuxedo Killers, Dumb Haircuts / Ethan Master of the Hawaiian Ukelele, Fear of Texas
Signal the Sun
Me and Otto
Suddenly Bright Out
What They Want
Richard Linklater on remixing 'The Bad News Bears'
BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ
The Burnt Orange kids take on 'The Cassidy Kids': No. 1 in a series
BY SPENCER PARSONS
'The King' finds a throne, Hanks finds another Wilson, and where you'll find time to help Marian Yeager; plus, Sandra Bullock should stay closer to home
BY JOE O'CONNELL
The flirting has just begun. Yes, it's only the end of July, and yet the networks are already running promos for new shows that may not even premiere until late fall.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
How great it is to have an outlet like this in town? Pretty great. But how great is this anthology?
Movie about master manipulators and the people who love them is rife with surprises.
Convinced that one is the loneliest number, a divorced woman uses man's best friend to catch a new mate.
An adolescent superhero can't find his niche.
Masterful aerial action sequences don't compensate for earthbound plot.
While the unconventional Yes doesn’t realize all of its artistic ambitions, its depiction of romantic passion still resonates.
arts & culture
An Austinite's account of taking the stage in New York City
BY LOWELL BARTHOLOMEE
With a hotshot New York design team on board, Arthouse makes a long-awaited start on the transformation of its second story
BY ROBERT FAIRES
The Friday Night Twofer is a new night of hilarity building on the recent explosion of improvisational theatre and comedy troupes in Austin
BY PATTI HADAD
An award for Trio Contraste, a new contract for Peter Bay, a chorus of 'New York, New York' for Kirk Lynn and Rob Nash, and benefits for 'La Pastorela' and Hyde Park Theatre
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Rupert Reyes' bilingual comedy 'Petra's Pecado' hits the audience with Mexican culture like a well-wrapped enchilada washed down with a frosty margarita
Alonso Rey's painted psychological dramas transcend jargon to establish an unexpected truthfulness that captures human character
"Page Two" is taking a break
Our readers talk back.
Your Style Avatar gets all rock & roll on yo' ass this week! Word!
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
What's the latest scoop on HIV treatments?
BY SANDY BARTLETT
What's the deal with acrylamide?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
Buying on eBay Caveat Emptor
BY LUKE ELLIS, CHLOË LOVE AND MEGAN LONERGAN
A sea turtle's life has never been easy
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Klaatu, Barada, and Nikto
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Our latest batch
Letters to the editor, published daily
Lightning falls short of playoffs
BY NICK BARBARO