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Feb. 15, 2013

Volume 32, Number 25

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news

Where's Your Evidence?

Advances in forensic science have made physical evidence increasingly crucial in criminal justice – but the practice of preserving and maintaining that evidence is often underfunded, poorly managed, or just plain sloppy

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Doing What We Can

Public Safety Commission takes a stand against gun violence

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Who Should Control Austin Energy?

A fast-tracked proposal poses radical changes for city-owned utility

BY AMY SMITH

LegeLines

School finance, evolution, secession, and more

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

The Pain of Change at the Springs

Debate centers on a paved parking lot and pathway to the pool's south side

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Hanging TEA Fire at Eastside High

After the IDEA deal cancellation, AISD has until this summer to come up with a new plan for Eastside Memorial

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Not Your Average Freshman

El Paso Rep. Mary Gonzalez is no Tea Partier

BY JORDAN GASS-POORÉ AND KATE X MESSER

Council: Valentine's Day Expenses

Budget discussion, Little Woodrow's, Austin Energy, and more

BY MICHAEL KING

Jovita's Trial Begins

The government seeks to demystify the alleged heroin-trafficking operation

BY JORDAN SMITH

Man Who Functions at Third-Grade Level Sentenced to Die

Carl Blue was accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend in gasoline and setting her on fire; she died of her injuries

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: Who's Feeding the Bush Puppy?

George P. Bush is considering a (well-financed) run for land commissioner

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Headlines

food

Seeking XLB

In search of the mystical soup dumpling

BY MICK VANN

Home's a Brewin'

First Gold LEED-certified brewery in the world is an Austin brewpub

BY IVY LE

Food-o-File

Who's open, who's closed, and who's re-emerging transformed

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Feb. 15-21

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Daisies Cafe

A hidden gem in the North Loop area
music

Reckless & Romantic

Two bands joined at the lips – Sabrina Ellis

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Music News: The Pros & Cons of Hitchhiking

C3 Presents acquires Emo's

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Texas Platters

What Made Milwaukee Famous

You Can't Fall Off the Floor

Terry Allen

Bottom of the World

RTB2

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Dustin Welch

Tijuana Bible

Townes Van Zandt

Sunshine Boy

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Texas Flood Legacy Edition
screens

Searching for Cynthia Ann

Glenn Frankel's new book untangles the true story behind 'The Searchers'

BY AMY GENTRY

Modern Tales as Old as Time

New AFS series travels back to the seat of civilization

BY JESSI CAPE

Film Reviews

Beautiful Creatures

She's a witch, he's a mortal, and they both read Charles Bukowski: Some teens will never make it to heaven.

Chasing Ice

Time-lapse photography of various glaciers melting over the years provides undeniable evidence that they are disappearing faster than ever before.

A Good Day to Die Hard

Bruce Willis' John McClane is like Wile E. Coyote – always in the wrong place when things blow up but always persevering.

Safe Haven

Director Lasse Hallström can't find the pulse in this Nicholas Sparks sudser starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.

Special 26

This Bollywood heist movie was inspired by real events that took place in Mumbai in 1987.
arts & culture

Misery Loves Company

'Mortified' turns teenage writing into performance

BY ROBYN ROSS

All Over Creation: Mozart Was an Austinite

The spirit of innovation that drove the composer lives on in our city

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Design for Living

Keen direction and outstanding performances bring us into Noël Coward's Thirties dandyism

America, With Tentacles

Speculative fiction writer Robert Jackson Bennett travels back to the future

BY AMY GENTRY

Arts Reviews

Design for Living

Keen direction and outstanding performances bring us into Noël Coward's Thirties dandyism

'They Never Die They Just Go to Sleep One Day'

Scott Eastwood's exhibit juxtaposes life and death, offering a noteworthy glimpse into memorials of the future

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Not much happens in Terrence McNally's play, but in staging it, FrogDog Productions makes a very fine debut
columns

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar devours bytes, bites, and trinkets

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Picture This!

Don't let anyone tell you how (or whom) to love this Valentine's

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Music venue offers intimate concert experience

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

The Luv Doc: Tattoos Are Pretty Cool

We don’t always have to admit our mistakes, but we eventually have to explain our tattoos

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Aztex announce 2013 roster, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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