May 15, 2015

Volume 34, Number 37

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features

SUMMER FUN 2015

Gear Up for Summer

Welcome to Summer Fun 2015

BY KATE X MESSER

Full Summer Fun Calendar

Planning your summer early? Check out our roundup of the season's big events.

The Great Outdoors 2.0

Becoming one with nature ... and 200 Instagram followers

BY ANDREA KINNISON

Put a Cape on It

Donning layers of costumery may reveal layers of secret identities

BY JESSI CAPE

Water Balloon Tech: Burst or Bust?

New stretches in water balloon technology hit the market but not the mark

BY KATE X MESSER

news

SUMMER FUN 2015

... Until Your Pool Runs Dry

Austin's swimming pools are leaking – and that may be the least of PARD's problems

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Balancing Budget Numbers and Needs

Council wants a property tax cut, but service needs are real

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice

Privatize, privatize, dance to the music

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

The Highway to 2040

CAMPO Board approves regional trans plan

BY MICHAEL KING

Council: In the Zone

A full zoning meeting, with a few other wrinkles

BY MICHAEL KING

Sex, Lies, and Kyle PD

KPD chief placed on leave after love triangle gets complicated

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

AISD Staff Shake-up

Under Cruz, AISD staff get a reorganization

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

70 Rainey Ends Talks With MACC Board

Rescinds proposal

BY TONY CANTÚ

Lege Lines: School Finance Math; Tax Plans Diverge; Veteran Benefits Restricted; and More

Is school finance dead this session?; House and Senate tax plans split; Lege restricts veterans' benefits; and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week

Naishtat files bill to protect juvenile medical care

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Propositions for a Taxicab Petition

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Hays Water War Update

Pending reg bill sparks hope for Hays County water advocates

BY VICKI WOLF

Report: Most Women Face Barriers to Repro Health Care

BY MARY TUMA

The Hightower Report

What happened to Doug Hughes' letters to Congress?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

SUMMER FUN 2015

Introducing the New Official Beer of Austin

ATX has a brewed awakening

BY ERIC PUGA

Catching Up With Aaron Franklin

Pitmaster is man of the hour

BY ROD MACHEN

Food-o-File

Austin's newest chain prepares for takeoff

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

SUMMER FUN 2015

Hecho en Mexico

¡Pachanga! Fest crosses borders

Playback: Holy Mountain and Red 7 in Danger of Losing Leases

Could the Red River Cultural District be losing two of its landmark live music venues?

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Levitation Live Shots

screens

Summer Fun 2015

Mavericks, Schemers, and Beautiful Dreamers

This year's Paramount Summer Classic Film Series has a lot of character(s)

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Mobile Games to Keep You Cool

When the heat is on, cool off with local apps

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Under the Stars

No summer is complete without a trip to the drive-in

BY JESSI CAPE

Film Reviews

Bombay Velvet

Indian crime drama

Hot Pursuit

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara are on the run

Iris

In one of his final films, doc legend Albert Maysles profiles fashion maven Iris Apfel

Lambert & Stamp

Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp were two would-be filmmakers who wound up managing the Who

Lion

Telugu film

Mad Max: Fury Road

Glorious action cinema abounds on Fury Road

Pitch Perfect 2

Lightning may not be rebottled the second time around, but it's still a toe-tapping good time

Where Hope Grows

A sinner finds redemption with the help of a a young man with Down syndrome
arts & culture

Perfect Profile's Perfect Match

With Perfect Profile, old friends Jarrett King and Andrew Cannata try their hand at making a musical

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Cenicienta

Zach Theatre wondrously conjures the enchantment of Cinderella's tale and a child's imagination

Monty Python's Spamalot

The cast has talent, but the Georgetown Palace version of this Python musical suffers from a lack of smooth execution

"Agree to Disagree: 2015 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition"

The exhibit by UT graduate students is a mix that ranges from impressive to downright disappointing
columns

This Is Not a Gay Column

AIDS awareness, Liberace, Scruff, and crafty prep for Queerbomb make a week in gay

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Culinaria, San Antonio

Explore the world of food and drink in the Alamo City

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Keeping the Sparks Alive

What fresh hell is this?

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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