June 26, 2015

Volume 34, Number 43

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news

Next Stop for HB 2 – The Supreme Court?

Legal experts eye Texas law as the most likely abortion case to make it to the high court

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: Racism and Heroism

Reflecting on the Charleston massacre

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Be a Good Citizen

County commissioners brief businesses on environmental upgrade program for buildings

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

No More Pencils, No More Books ...

With this Council's predilection for drawing things out, it's anyone's guess as to whether summer break will start on time

BY MICHAEL KING

TCAD Challenge Suspended

City could appeal Appraisal Review Board denial

BY MICHAEL KING

After the Flood

It's going to take time and hard work to rebuild what the Memorial Day flood destroyed

BY NINA HERNANDEZ AND KATE X MESSER

Cheer Ups Cheerless Over Development

Construction of parking garage threatens rock wall

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Florence Needs Help

Resources running low at Eastside community nonprofit

BY MICHAEL KING

The End of the Confederacy at UT?

Will UT's Jefferson Davis statue finally be taken down?

BY MAC MCCANN

Cop Killer Ready to Die

Brandon Daniel asks judge to let him waive appeals

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Lege Lines: Kill Bill(s)

Abbott vetoes more than 40 bills

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Courthouse Campaign Takes Shape

Press conference calls for updated courthouse

BY MICHAEL KING

Travis Co. Medical Director Resigns

Hinchey says he'll be moving to the private sector

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

Corporate-media symbiosis

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Heart and Soul

Nice N Ful bounces back

BY JESSI CAPE

AC Food Fight: Frozen Pops

A cold piece of work

BY BRANDON WATSON

Smart Apples

Summer sipping with Argus Fermentables

BY MELODY FURY

Food Events

music

Willie's Reserve

Lukas Nelson parlays his DNA into Something Real

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: Holy Mountain Closing Oct. 1

Holy Mountain falls prey to skyrocketing rents Downtown

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Digital Scroll: Is It Rolling, Bob?

Bob Johnston produced some of music's greatest albums

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Phases & Stages

Jason Isbell

Live Shot: Jason Isbell

Jamie xx

In Colour

Shamir

Ratchet

Dwight Yoakam

Second Hand Heart

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

The Traveling Kind
screens

Alfonso and Thomas and The Dying Girl

Former teenage Texas film buffs unite on homage-filled cancer comedy Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Desolation Angel

Ana Lily Amirpour on the cult of cinema

BY MARC SAVLOV

Help Desk

Need a few extra bucks? We look at the tech world's latest apps you can use to supplement your income.

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

Aloft

Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy play an odd and estranged mother and son

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

This indie hit is sweet and funny

The Overnight

A good cast and a provocative setup still can't make this indie rom-com soar

Ted 2

Mark Wahlberg and the irrepressible Seth MacFarlane return for a sequel
arts & culture

That Wild Man

Gary Cartwright: The mad, mad, mad life of a Texas wordsmith

BY JOE O'CONNELL

All Over Creation: Come and Don't Get It

You already have a job; no need to make another one out of figuring out art

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock takes a comic turn in Penfold Theatre's three-actor spin on the Holmes mystery

Chicago

A cast of familiar faces conjures Kander and Ebb's Jazz Age classic in an entertaining way

The Sorcerer

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society's latest show may be lesser known, but it still prompts plenty of smiles
columns

Oops!

Gay Place: Queer Waves

Listen to KOOP-FM's annual Stonewall show

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Aurora, Texas

UFO incident leaves alien pilot dead and locals scratching their heads

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Frequency Issues

Be fearless with your mind but cautious with your body

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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