Oct. 16, 2015

Volume 35, Number 7

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news

Nov. 3 Bond & Constitutional Amendment Election, Early Voting Locations

Stomped Out

As Sheffield's case awaits trial, he still wonders why CLEAT took such drastic action against him

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Beside the Point: Making Mental Health a Priority

We don't spend enough time looking at how untreated mental illness is contributing to crime

BY AMY KAMP

Public Notice: Plans for the Future

The CodeNEXT process is upon us

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Not Speed-Readers

Council awaits a nearly 90-item agenda on Thursday

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Mobility Committee Talks TNC Regs

TNC proposals now move to full Council

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

No Contempt in Jumpolin Hearing

Clearing the store's former site won't result in sanctions for property owners

BY TONY CANTÚ

Getting in on the Ground Floor

Planning gets started for the Elgin Agrarian Community

BY NICK BARBARO

Texas Tribune Fest Held This Weekend

Nancy Pelosi, Julián Castro to join Trib Fest

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

A Somewhat Welcoming City

Adler and Eckhardt show support for immigration reform

BY TONY CANTÚ

Scammed in Dove Springs

Homeowners allege predatory lending practices

BY TONY CANTÚ

The Hightower Report

Moneyed elites get richer the old-fashioned way: stealing

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A Good Coffee Shop Is Not That Hard to Find

Finding home in the bottom of a cup

BY HEIDI MEURER

Stella San Jac

Mixed offerings at Westin eatery

BY BRANDON WATSON

Up to Scratch

Craft and quality at Bone Spirits

BY MELODY FURY

The Take-Out

Priced out

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Simple Man, Simple Dream

Part of the Seventies Southern California songwriting cabal that produced Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, and the Eagles, J.D. Souther brings his craft to the Dripping Springs Songwriters' Festival

BY WILLIAM HARRIES GRAHAM

Playback: Trailer Space Closing October 31

Venue first, clubhouse second, and record store third. Trailer Space's constant free, all-ages concerts filled a void for up-and-coming Austin acts.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Book Festival Reviews

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Elvis Costello by Elvis Costello in 688 pages

BY JIM CALIGIURI

screens

A Hidden Epidemic

Finding Jenn's Voice illuminates a disturbing trend

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Tales of Halloween Aims for Spooky Fun

New horror anthology screens this weekend

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Beasts of No Nation

Idris Elba co-stars in this Netflix drama about child soldiers in Africa

Big Stone Gap

An Appalachian "spinster" learns the truth about her past

Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks revisit the Cold War

Bruce Lee: The Fighter

Telugu film

Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro goes Gothic, but falls short

Freeheld

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page are adrift in this gay-rights drama

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2

Bollywood romantic comedy

Steve Jobs

Everyone works at the top of their game to deliver this timely biopic

Woodlawn

A high school football player embraces his religious faith
arts & culture

A Surfeit of Lit

The Texas Book Festival's 20th year gives fans of the written word 300 authors to connect with

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Sehr Flash: Fiction Becomes Music

Austin composer Russell Podgorsek teams with lit journal NANO Fiction to create short short stories with original scores

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Diary of Anne Frank

Every element of this UT Department of Theatre & Dance production demands attention and respect

"Mons Dew" at MASS Gallery

MASS Gallery's five artists bombard the senses with neon-bright objects linked to personal consumption

"Shawn Smith: Predators, Prey, and Pixels" at grayDUCK Gallery

The artist pushes past the simplicity of creating pixelated sculptures of wildlife
columns

Oops!

Page Two: It Was Thirty Years and a Day and a Half Ago

It's hard to get unstuck from the past when it's still so present

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place: Twinkle!

Stargayzer busts the queer music doors wide open

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: The Grey Mule Saloon, Fort Stockton

Former Old West saloon becomes Mesa Vineyards' tasting room and wine bar

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Beer in Heaven?

What if the bliss they're doling out in heaven is not your jam?

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

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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