Aug. 21, 2015

Volume 34, Number 51

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news

What Do Austinites Want?

10-1 City Council wrangles its first budget

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Growth Pays

Echoing anti-tax advocates, Statesman editors miss the way to true community investment

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Paralysis by Committee

STRs: One minus two proving to be a difficult concept

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Dog Days Arrive

Budget hearings get under way this week

BY MICHAEL KING

The Virgin of Launderette

Arte Texas begins plans for restoration of iconic mural

BY TONY CANTÚ

Frenemies of the Grove

Developer squares off against Bull Creek residents

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Late-Night STR Debate

Committee to present STR resolution to Council on Thursday

BY NATALIA CIOLKO

Eastside Memorial Celebrates

High school meets state standards, first time since 2002

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD Mulls D7's Empty Seat

Pressure group urges board to select former D7 candidate Yasmin Wagner

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Meet the Candidate: Don Rios

Longtime TCSO officer runs for sheriff

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Death Watch: After Little Help From Counsel, Inmate to Die

Tercero's execution would be 12th in Texas this year

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Austin Film Society Wins Public Access Bid

After a decade, channelAustin won't run city's cable public access

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Going Somewhere?

Jeff Davis statue to stay put for now

BY MAC MCCANN

The Hightower Report

Willie's Reserve

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

2015 AUSTIN CHRONICLE HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL

Silver Linings

25 years of blood, sweat, and beers

BY BRANDON WATSON

2015 Contest & Festival Facts

Cooking Tent Demos

BY BRANDON WATSON

Celebrity Judges

Additional Information

Planting the Seeds

Commercial kitchens keep Austin cooking

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Fanning the Flames

Cultivo Salsa heats up

BY ANNA TOON

Food-o-File

New beginnings

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Playback: Austin Music's Cooperative Future

Could music collectives make Austin the next Music Row?

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters: Summer Breeze

El Tule

Cuatro

Royal Jesters

English Oldies

Patricia Vonne

Viva Bandolera

Jamie Lin Wilson

Holidays & Wedding Rings

Mandy Rowden

These Bad Habits

Brian Kremer

Echoes & Twirls

Jimmy LaFave

The Night Tribe

BoDeans

I Can't Stop

Redeye

The Memory Layers

Good Field

Future Me

Wildfires

Aguas Frescas (Part 1)

Resent

Gestalt

Immortal Guardian

Revolution Part 1

Technicolor Hearts

Now We're Here

Guy Forsyth

Red Dress, The Pleaser
screens

Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon

Tiger Style Games on bringing a dead story to life

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Choice Chamber

Mike Molinari empowers Twitch viewers

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Necks of Kin

From Dusk Till Dawn bares its fangs for season 2

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Fight of the Century

Best of Enemies climbs back in the ring with Buckley and Vidal for their 1968 face-off

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Film Reviews

After Words

Marcia Gay Harden stars as a lonely woman on vacation in an exotic locale

All Is Well

Bollywood family drama.

American Ultra

This stoner action rom-com stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart

Being Evel

Evel Knievel rides again in this retrospective doc

Best of Enemies

The 1968 debates between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal are legend

Hitman: Agent 47

A great old video game is back for a lackluster film reboot

Kick 2

Telugu film.

Listen to Me Marlon

Marlon Brando, in his own words, is nothing short of transcendent

The Love Affair

Filipino romantic drama.

People Places Things

Indie relationship comedy starring Jemaine Clement is slight but sweet

6 Years

Filmed-in-Austin relationship drama captures local culture

Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga (VSOP)

Tamil romantic comedy.
arts & culture

Talking Curation With Art Alliance Austin's Asa Hursh

Lora Reynolds Gallery's exhibition of work by Troy Brauntuch, Andy Coolquitt, and Jeff Williams proves a good case study in putting together an art show

BY SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

Improvising Chekhov With Nothing and Everything

To improvise Chekhov plays, the cast of Nothing and Everything learned just how much goes on in them

BY ALEXA HARRINGTON

Arts Reviews

Gusev

Breaking String's Gusev is a remarkable, feverish journey through the human condition
columns

Gay Place: We're Expecting Guests

Gird up, ATX! The city's expecting 150,000 revelers in a rainbow sea next weekend.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: The Stafford Bank & Opera House, Columbus

Historic small town theatre continues to perform

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: What Is He Saying?

Sometimes a declarative statement is just a fishing expedition

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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