May 23, 2014

Volume 33, Number 39

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news

'Chronicle' Endorsements

The Plantation at Comal Bluff

Sneed House ruins tell a story beneath and behind modern Austin

BY SAM RAMOS

Point Austin: Fixing What Ain't Broke

Does city want fair hiring, or to break the union?

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Highway 45 Revisited

Except for the mayor, Council reaffirms opposition to 'aquifer toll road'

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Climate Change: City Targets Zero Emissions

City aims for carbon neutrality by 2050

BY LIZZIE JESPERSEN

Council: Vested Interests

Council agenda considers grandfathering, incentives, and parking

BY MICHAEL KING

Project Connect: Three Rail Plans Mulled for CCAG

Advisory Group looks at three options, plus costs

BY MAC MCCANN

ACC Adjunct Faculty Sees Progress

Plan would create hybrid lecturer / support staff posts

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Judge Yeakel: Hyatt Lawsuit Can Proceed

Judge okays wrongful termination lawsuit against TWDB

BY MICHAEL KING

Brewskee! Tears, Cheers, and Beers

Skee-ball calls foul over patent rights

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Owens Faces More Charges

Grand jury adds more charges in Red River crash

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

More Poor Planning

BY NICK BARBARO

The Right Hails Hall

Regent refuses to go quietly

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

School lunches vs. fat-cat dinners

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food, Foodies, Foodways

Cookbooks and cultural conversation starters top our summer reading list

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Good Mexico City Food Has a Home on the Eastside

There's still room for improvement, but so far we're enchanted with Licha's Cantina

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-O-File

Trailers on the move, and the Austin food community loses a friend

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Controlled Chaos

Chaos in Tejas contracts to 'A Weekend in Austin'

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: Fun Fun Fun Fest: Hell Bent for Leather

Some heads are gonna roll at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

BettySoo

When We're Gone

Hank Erwin

For the Sake of the Song

Tom Harvey

For the Sake of the Song

Old 97's

Most Messed Up

So Long, Problems

Ashes in the Rearview

Collin Herring

For the Sake of the Song

Ghetto Ghouls

Ghetto Ghouls

Frank Mustard Project

Jelly Butter EP

Megabig

Living in the Underground

An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story

For the Sake of the Song

Chase Gassaway

For the Sake of the Song
screens

Girls Gone Geek

Weird Girls is an Austin-based website and YouTube channel dedicated to all things geeky, but from a female perspective

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

When Dallas and Fort Worth Were the Music Capitals of Texas

Before Austin became the 'live music capital,' they were rocking & rolling in DFW

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Players' Guide

Space cowboys in Marfa, 'Angry Henry,' and how you can help Greenlight local developers

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Belle

Inspired by a 1779 painting of two real-life cousins – one black, one white – Belle gives a fictionalized account of their lives.

Blended

America's favorite screen couple, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, mosey through another rom-com.

Chef

Jon Favreau and a bunch of ready collaborators find the heart in this story about a chef who rediscovers what's important when he turns to a food truck.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Diverting but rarely riveting, this latest offering from the Marvel Universe kicks the can down the road some more.
arts & culture

Collective Strength

The 2014 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Sketch Fest

Skewering reality for the fifth year in a row – now with Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting and more!

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

First Street Studio

New Eastside performance venue debuts with Chaddick Dance Theater's 'Turned Inside Out'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Suicide

The title may sound heavy, but this is a black comedy, given an artful and playful new staging by Paper Chairs

Southwest Voices

Chorus Austin's showcase of new choral work by Texas composers proved there is plenty of homegrown talent to celebrate

'Peppermint Doorstop'

This lighthearted exhbition by Matthew John Winters has a perspective as refreshing as the candy in its title
columns

Oops!

Gay Place: Which Splash?

Let Austin booty fill you with joy this week

BY KATE X MESSER

The Good Eye: V Is for Vulnerability

There ain't nothin' hurly or burly about these ladies

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips

New Orleans traditions begin at the historic Columns Hotel

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Whipping It Out

A bold, decisive move that requires a lot of data points

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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