July 10, 2015

Volume 34, Number 45

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news

New Name, Same Game

S-Comm's end hasn't lessened the fear of deportation for Travis County's immigrants

BY TONY CANTÚ

Point Austin: The Machinery of Death

Supreme Court quibbles about drugs and avoids the larger ethical issue

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: PUD Doesn't Get ZAPped

Zoning Commission works through Council hiatus

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Cost of Justice

Will voters want to pay for a new courthouse?

BY MICHAEL KING

Planetarium Group Still Vies for Permanent Spot

Texas Museum of Science and Technology considers Cedar Park home temporary

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Paxton Mired in Legal, Ethical Charges

Facing a trio of challenges, AG Paxton goes on the offensive

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

La Lotería Returns

Beloved mural to be restored

BY TONY CANTÚ

Equal Treatment for Victims

APD detective spearheads effort to train officers about same-sex domestic violence

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Death Watch: Mental Illness Claims Fail; Death Awaits

After a 2005 murder, Clifton Williams is set to be executed

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Three Deaths Before Dawn

Two unrelated shootings leave three dead

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Committee Punts on 64 Rainey Street

City Council will likely take up the Rainey Street project debate in early August

BY MICHAEL KING

School's Out, but AISD Pay Raise Talk Goes On

Debate over salary increase details carries on at AISD

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lege Session Dealt Blow to AISD Budget

AISD grapples with impact of this session's bills on its financial future

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

The Donald Show

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Snakes on a Plate

Reconsidering the reptile

BY JESSI CAPE

Prelog's European Kitchen

Dazzling technique and missed potential

BY BRANDON WATSON

AC Date Night: Three Little Pigs & East End Wines

Wine 'em and swine 'em in East Austin

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Food-o-File

To the victor belongs the cheese

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Strawberry Letter 23

Cult soulman/guitarist Shuggie Otis returns from decades of mystery

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Playback: Doug Sahm for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

The Austin Music Hall gets slated for teardown, the Roost closes while looking for a cash infusion, Backyard owner Tim O'Connor gets back in the concert game, and a Kickstarter campaign to get Doug Sahm into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Them Duqaines

Star Spangled Rodeo

Lee Barber

The Missing Pages
screens

Bad Education

The Tribe offers up a spellbinding look inside a Ukrainian school for the deaf

BY MARC SAVLOV

Gone Girl

Amy charts Amy Winehouse's tragic path

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Help Desk

Surviving Austin's rising cost of living with some help from the "sharing economy"

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

Amy

Doc about the life of Amy Winehouse is revelatory, amusing, and deeply devastating

Baahubali: The Beginning

This first part of a planned two-part epic is showing in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi

Cartel Land

Vigilante groups on both sides of the border fight the Mexican cartels in this harrowing doc

The Gallows

Another found-footage horror film that's best left unfound

Infinitely Polar Bear

Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana star in this intimate family drama

Minions

The Minions have moved from background work to starring in their own animated movie

Papanasam

Tamil thriller

Self/less

The film starts off as promising sci-fi, but turns into a disappointing shoot-’em-up

The Tribe

Using only sign language and no subtitles, this Ukrainian drama tells a story about young, deaf criminals
arts & culture

Books on Wheels

In Austin, bookmobiles aren't just a thing of the past; they're the literary wave of the future

BY JESSI CAPE

Hideout Theatre's Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After shows how to put on a Disney-inspired musical: improv edition

BY ALEXA HARRINGTON

Arts Reviews

"There's a Summer Place Where We Can Go"

The Davis Gallery show has a surprising depth and variety, but some of it distracts from the show's laid-back vibe

When the Rain Stops Falling

Strong writing and a robust cast make Different Stages' production stay with you

Austin Symphony July Fourth Concert & Fireworks

With more than the usual musical suspects, the ASO managed to make its 39th July Fourth concert a rousing success
columns

Gay Place: He's BAAAAAACK!

They all come back, y'all, and this is one we're happy to see. SRDub, aka Stanley Roy.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Hill Country Peaches

Sample the fresh produce of farmers' roadside stands

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Getting Your Groove On

Ain't no shame in that lame

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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