July 31, 2015

Volume 34, Number 48

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news

Parkway or Super Highway?

Proposed TxDOT design could force residents out, uproot historic trees

BY VICKI WOLF

Point Austin: Death in Custody

Sandra Bland was guilty of driving while black

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Ora Houston's Nightmare

Night of the living acronyms

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Budget Curtain Rises

Council readies for financial overview

BY MICHAEL KING

Pressley: Further Unto the Breach

Defeated Council candidate continues appeal

BY MICHAEL KING

Perry and Paxton Fight the Law

Perry indictment down to one count; grand jury convenes in Paxton case

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

New Director for Austin Film

Brian Gannon will replace Gary Bond at the Austin Film Commission

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin a Tech Mentor

City program to provide Internet to low-income families is ahead of the curve nationally

BY MARY TUMA

Judge to Feds: Obey the Law

Detention in trouble?

BY MICHAEL KING

Meet the Candidate: Todd Radford

Lakeway police chief seeks sheriff's post

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Zimmerman Sues City

District 6 Council member challenges campaign finance law

BY MICHAEL KING

APD Officer With Ties to Samantha Dean Fired, Currently AWOL

VonTrey Clark believed to be in Indonesia

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

AISD Trustee Passes

Robert Schneider, 13-year board incumbent, dies

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Chris Christie: A constantly lying truth-teller

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Sisterhood, Sweet Stripes, and Summer

A family history in an ice cream maker

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

VOX Table

Dining for Austin's next generation

BY BRANDON WATSON

Out of the Ashes

Casa Colombia rebuilds after fire

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Food-o-File

Dallas expansions and Austin retractions

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Dram Shop Girl

Native daughter Carson McHone comes a courtin'

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback: Waterloo Records at 3313

Waterloo Records turns 3313; native poster artist Jason Austin battles MS with an Aug. 7 benefit

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Refused

Freedom

Failure

Live Shots: Failure

Tame Impala

Currents

Faith No More

Live Shots: Faith No More

Blur

The Magic Whip

Miguel

Live Shots: Miguel
screens

Preserving Austin's Natural Mecca

Interactive documentary project Living Springs celebrates Barton Springs

BY JESSI CAPE

Garth Manor Brings Out the Dead

FX maestro Robert Kurtzman on the seminal Evil Dead 2

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Help Desk

Is it phone addiction or just the modern way to consume information?

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

Alleluia

A Belgian riff on the pitch-black legend of the Honeymoon Killers

Jimmy's Hall

Ken Loach film is based on an episode in the life of Jimmy Gralton

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Just accept the mission and pass the popcorn

Paper Towns

Paper-thin teen tale is based on a John Green YA novel

Twinsters

Separated at birth, reunited online

Vacation

Rude and crude; make other vacation plans
arts & culture

Unpacking Serial

Co-creator / reporter Sarah Koenig on how the groundbreaking podcast came to be

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Ernie Cline Gets His Game on With Armada

Novelist Ernie Cline's Eighties arcade love fuels his new sci-fi blockbuster, Armada

BY MICHAEL BERRY

Arts Reviews

Sophisticated Ladies

Zach Theatre's revival of this Ellington revue is just like Sir Duke's music: elegant and wildly entertaining

Mast

Elizabeth Doss' new play is about lost souls not sure when to give up and go home

"Young Latino Artists 20: Within Reach"

Despite the exhibition's distractions, Mexic-Arte continues to debut exciting work from young Latino artists
columns

Oops!

Gay Place: Maxey to the Max

Who wins the first Glen Maxey Award?

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: The St. Anthony Hotel

The legendary San Antonio hotel reopens with the look of modern luxury

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Quality

It might take a monumental amount of work for you to become the kind of person you would like to date

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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