Aug. 28, 2015

Volume 34, Number 52

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Building Austin

As the city grows, is it being cavalier about the well-being of the laborers who are assembling Austin's new face?

BY AMY KAMP

Point Austin: Unmet Needs

As Council wrangles the budget, groups push for more funding to breach inequalities

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: A Tale of Two PUDs

It's not too soon to aim for green space

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: The Public Weighs In

Budget priorities continue to be debated

BY MICHAEL KING

UT Prepares for Campus Carry

UT president announces a working group

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

STR Debate Unresolved

Ordinance is updated, but issues remain

BY NATALIA CIOLKO

Bag Ban Aftereffects

Environmental advocates call for change in single-use bag ordinance

BY JESSI CAPE

MACC Gets Parkland Status

Special-called Council meeting hashes out an agreement between MACC and developer

BY TONY CANTÚ

City Files Challenge Lawsuit Against TCAD

Claims current property appraisal system is unconstitutional

BY MICHAEL KING

APD Detective at the Center of Two Legal Battles

Brenda Bermudez has filed a sexual harassment complaint with APD, but she’s also accused of sexual harassment. Another suit claims her negligence led to a teen’s suicide.

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

School Finance on Trial

Hearing only expected to last a short two and a half hours

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Poll Shows GOP Voters Want Paxton Out

Conservative group behind poll asking Republicans if Paxton should resign

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Micro-Unit Housing Planned for Eastside

A new affordable housing development plan sees positive reception from neighborhood group

BY TONY CANTÚ

KATRINA: 10 YEARS LATER

Katrina Survivors Reflect 10 Years Later

Jamar Jefferson and Donna Bonner are just two of many who relocated to Austin

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Documenting Disaster

Alive in Truth: The New Orleans Disaster Oral History & Memory Project

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Q&A With Scott Crow

Anarchist and community organizer co-founded Common Ground Collective

BY WAYLON CUNNINGHAM

The Hightower Report

Proud "partners" corporatize our parks

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Eating Out With Kids

Austin's food boom may not be for everyone

BY HEIDI MEURER

Some Like It Hot

25th Hot Sauce Festival brings the crowds

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Bun Belly

Inconsistency mars Airport Blvd. newcomer

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food-o-File

The art of the deal

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Hot August Nights

Fire and ice for summer commiseration

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: HAAM Payback

Austin music says thanks for saving our butt, HAAM
screens

Gone to the Dogs

Bob Byington on his latest Austin comedy, 7 Chinese Brothers

BY MARC SAVLOV

Austin's Public-Access Glory Days

When We Were Live time-travels back to weird TV

BY MARC SAVLOV

Dancing in the Dark

Texas noir Two Step cuts a bloody rug

BY CAITLIN MOORE

Film Reviews

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Bold coming-of-age story is told from the girl's POV

Digging for Fire

Joe Swanberg's latest adds some flourish to his usual marital themes

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

Animated film is based on Gibran's iconic book of prose poems

Mistress America

Greta Gerwig borrows from Holly Golightly in Noah Baumbach's new comedy

Phantom

Hindi political thriller

Sinister 2

Round 2 for this supernatural horror franchise

Turbo Kid

This irreverent throwback is a loving homage to kids' adventure pictures

Uppi 2

Kannada psychological thriller

War Room

Christian melodrama likens prayer to war against the devil

We Are Your Friends

A wan Saturday Night Fever wannabe about four millennials
arts & culture

AUSTIN PRIDE 2015

OUTside In

It's time for an LGBTQ check-in

BY KATE X MESSER, ANDY CAMPBELL AND SARAH MARLOFF

Ebony Stewart's Hunger

Spoken-word artist Ebony Stewart enters a new stage with her solo show Hunger

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Tender Rough Rough Tender

Groundswell turns up the heat in its developmental staging of Sarah Saltwick's new play

Forever Plaid

Austin Theatre Project's staging of the popular musical hits all the right notes

"The Only Knowledge Worth Possessing"

Personal narratives stand at the heart of this exhibit by artists in the Contemporary Austin's Crit Group program
columns

Gay Place: Austin's Gay Days

We've got all the Pride info and sneak peeks into a very gay fall season.

BY KATE X MESSER, NEHA AZIZ, SARAH MARLOFF AND BLAKE MCCOY

Day Trips: Sun Studio, Memphis, Tenn.

Birthplace of rock & roll still all right, mama

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Drunk Booty Call

Wherein the Luv Doc tries to explain a dine-and-dash scenario

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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