Nov. 13, 2015

Volume 35, Number 11

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news

Waller Creek Comes to Life

Conservancy seeks radical makeover east of Downtown

BY ROBYN ROSS

Point Austin: The Courthouse Aftermath

Low voter turnout means that 6% of county residents decided the courthouse's fate

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Break Out the Sharpies (or the Sharp Knives)

If CodeNEXT staff want community input, they need to be more transparent

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: It Never Rains but It Pours

How moving quickly on buyouts for the nearly 300 Onion Creek homeowners went unresolved

BY MICHAEL KING

APD Jaywalking Arrests Spark Outcry

YouTube video of arrests ignite controversy over APD force

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Green Gate Farms in Peril?

Roberts Resorts plans to replace the Eastside farmland with RV lots and manufactured homes

BY MAKEDA EASTER

CodeNEXT Prepares to Rewrite Austin

Sound Check, a week of city development code-related events, kicks off Nov. 16

BY KATIE MATLACK

Tempers Flare as AISD Board Tackles Confederate Legacy

Name change issue punted to the board's policy committee

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Judge Kocurek Shooter Update

Acevedo says HPD has arrested a "person of interest" on unrelated murder charges

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Abbott Cracks Down on Sanctuary Cities

Immigration rights advocates say Abbott is merely pandering to his political base

BY TONY CANTÚ

TCAD Lawsuit Dismissed: Onward and Upward?

BY MICHAEL KING

Rashad Owens Found Guilty

Killeen native implicated in SXSW crash sentenced to life in prison

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The End of F1 in Austin?

U.S. Grand Prix might not be back next year

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Can craft beer drinkers defeat the beer monopolists?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Mug Life

Austin isn't a world-class beer destination, but it's close

BY ERIC PUGA

Turning the Tables

Food meets art at Make. Eat. Drink.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

The Take-Out

Does Austin need more restaurant reviews?

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Playback: Black Metal, Gray Skies, Red-Hot Love

Sex, love, and nostalgia – recapping Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Fun Fun Fun Fest Live Shots

Our take on 30 acts at FFFF 2015
screens

Sandra Adair's New Calling

A master editor steps behind the camera

BY SEAN L. MALIN

When They Were Kings

My All American revisits UT Football legend Freddie Steinmark

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Suicide Girls Leave Austin Blue

The show may be canceled but the community is thriving

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Film Reviews

Akhil

Telugu fantasy.

Dangerous Men

Instant midnight classic marries inspiration with sub-par technique

Love

Gaspar Noé does the impossible: He gives us a boring, 3-D sex odyssey

Love the Coopers

A comedy gathering as dreary as your own family get-togethers

My All American

Longhorn legend Freddie Steinmark gets his due in this sports drama

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Bollywood take on The Prince and the Pauper switch

The 33

Antonio Banderas stars in this story about the trapped Chilean miners

Thoongaavanam

Tamil adaptation of the French thriller Sleepless Night

Vedalam

Tamil action comedy
arts & culture

Neil Gaiman's Greatest Delights

Author Neil Gaiman brings his Dreamy self to Austin on Friday the 13th

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

An EAST Buyer's Guide

What to do when you find a piece of art on the East Austin Studio Tour that you want to bring home

BY CAITLIN GREENWOOD AND SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

Arts Reviews

The Dumb Waiter

In Capital T's simple, elegant staging of the Pinter classic, it's what isn't said that matters

Aida

In Verdi's Egyptian tragedy, Austin Opera excavates from the pomp and pageantry the personal

The Witching Hour

Chorus Austin unearthed a vast repertoire of music – gorgeous, frightening, and comedic – that speaks to mortality and the dead
columns

Page Two: Mysteries Unraveled

Part two of Louis Black's interview with novelist John Irving

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place: LEAVE HEART ALONE!!!!!

The Seattle sisters get called up

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Klein Smokehaus

Small-town meat market embraces German traditions and art of barbecue

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Facial Hair

In the end the mortality rate of bearded vs. non-bearded people is exactly the same

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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