Nov. 9, 2012

Volume 32, Number 11

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Point Austin: Elections and Consequences

You never know what you're gonna get

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: As the Door Revolves ...

Contractors cry foul when ex-city official returns – wearing new hat

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

ELECTION 2012

President Barack Obama: Four More Years

Cautious optimism about impending change in Washington

BY MICHAEL KING

Texas Lege: The GOP Wave Recedes

Locally, nothing changed

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Wins for Med School and Health Care

Travis County voters approve tax hike to fund UT med school

BY MIKE KANIN

AISD: Insurgents and Ed Austin Win 3 of 4

Hinojosa won by the biggest margin

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Props & Bonds: Mixed, but Definitely Dramatic

Everything gets the green light except 6, 8, and 15

BY MICHAEL KING

Third Court Turns Bright Red

Dem Diane Henson loses her seat But Keith Hampton isn't giving up

BY JORDAN SMITH

Local State Board of Ed Hopefuls Lose Again

Will SBOE's ideological wars continue for another four years?

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Other Races

And all the rest

Court of Criminal Appeals Re-Elects 'Killer' Keller

Gerald Daugherty is back

BY JORDAN SMITH

A GOP Win in Huber-Daugherty Replay

Gerald Daugherty is back

BY AMY SMITH

Fate of Women's Health Care in Court's – and Perry's – Hands

State hangs fire on Women's Health Program, awaits court decision

BY JORDAN SMITH

When Is a 'Game Room' a Bedroom?

The fight over superduplexes continues at 1917 David Street

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Council: I Hear a Lotta Buzzin'

City Council considers Formula One flight plans

BY MICHAEL KING

APD's 'Rick' and 'Dirk' Occupy Occupy Austin

Two more undercover cops identified

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

To run away from the factory farm!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food Events

Nov. 9-15
Screens

Film Reviews

The Man With the Iron Fists

Wu-Tang Clan firebrand RZA branches out into directing a martial arts film.

Miami Connection

This incoherent mass of Eighties kitsch is the brainchild of tae kwon do master and motivational speaker Y.K. Kim.

The Other Dream Team

Who's the "other" Dream Team? The freedom-championing Lithuanian basketball team at the 1992 Olympics, of course.

The Sessions

A sex therapist helps a man living in an iron lung experience human intimacy; John Hawkes and Helen Hunt keep things from becoming prurient.

Simon and the Oaks

This Swedish import is a family saga that's shaped by the looming Nazi invasion, forbidden love, and unsound decisions.

Skyfall

Daniel Craig's glum third go-’round as 007 is enhanced by fun turns by all the supporting players, as well as the film's exciting camerawork.

Smashed

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul portray a married couple who are plagued by the disease of alcoholism.
columns

Oops!

Gay Place: BESTNESS

It's Best of Austin week and gay Austin is deep in it

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Best discoveries of the year

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Bromance

This could be the beginning of something really sweet

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

St. Ed's Hosts NCAA DII Women's Soccer Regional

BY NICK BARBARO

Hornucopia

Hey armchair QBs – shut your fajita holes

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

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