Aug. 19, 2016

Volume 35, Number 51

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news

City Council Clashes Over 2017 Budget

Competing ideas on how to spend $969 million

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Thinking About Budgets

We are short-term planners with long-term problems

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Waitin' for the Money

Budget, bond drama overshadows all else

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Reaches Consensus on Mobility Bond

Adler's "Go Big" Baby

BY MICHAEL KING

Ott Moves On

City manager to accept position with international organization

BY MICHAEL KING

Meet the Candidates for City Council

Five incumbents fight for their seats at the dais

BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA

Interim Voter ID Rules Put in Place for November Election

State still requires photo ID, but relaxes restrictions

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Making Car Ownership Obsolete

Zipcar, Car2Go: Our mission is to sell zero cars

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Mark Norwood Returns to Court

Accused killer in 1988 murder now three weeks from second trial

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council Takes Action on Municipal Court Reform

City has 90 days to evaluate how it handles indigent defendants

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Advocates, Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into $1.6 Million Health Contract With Anti-Choice Group

BY MARY TUMA

Austin Fire Department: Drinking in Drive-Throughs

Two firefighters arrested for DWIs in fast food parking lots

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report: Putting "The People" in a Political Platform

The Democratic Party platform is not perfect, but thanks to Bernie Sanders' revolutionary presidential campaign, it's rich in policies for the People

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

2016 AUSTIN CHRONICLE HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL

Austin When It Sizzles

Welcome to the 26th annual Hot Sauce Festival

BY BRANDON WATSON

2016 Contest & Festival Facts

Hot Takes

What to drink with the fieriest salsas at the AC Hot Sauce Festival

BY BRANDON WATSON

Cooking Tent Demos

BY BRANDON WATSON

Celebrity Judges

Food Events

music

Buena Vista Social Club Survivors Come to Austin

Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa lead the new Cuban-American frontier

BY MARÍA NÚÑEZ

Playback: Patio Smoking Ban in Flames

The Central Health Equity Policy Council's efforts to ban smoking on smoking patios meets with community resistance

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Metallurgy

Myrkur

Mausoleum

Cough

Still They Pray

Eerie

Eerie

Fates Warning

Theories of Flight

Gojira

Magma

Grave Miasma

Endless Pilgrimage

Horseback

Dead Ringers

Mantar

Ode to the Flame

Mirrors of Psychic Warfare

Mirrors of Psychic Warfare

Nails

You Will Never Be One of Us

Sarabante

Poisonous Legacy

Withered

Grief Relic
screens

Experimental Response Cinema Rises to the Surface

Avant-gardians of Austin’s underground films

BY SEAN L. MALIN

I Like to Watch: Back to Business Casual

You're the Worst picks up where Casual leaves off

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

Babu Bangaram

Telugu action comedy

Equity

High-wire drama about women working on Wall St. is also made by women

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Animated Japanese adventure fantasy is dubbed into English

Kubo and the Two Strings

Sublime animated movie is disguised as kids' fare

Mohenjo Daro

Hindi romance

Rustom

Hindi thriller

Sausage Party

An animated film for adults from Seth Rogen and friends

War Dogs

Jonah Hill and Miles Teller star in this true tale about gun smuggling
arts & culture

Local Composer Peter Stopschinski Releases 50 Free Albums in One Summer

That’s just the kind of guy he is

BY KIRK LYNN

Arts Reviews

Gale Theatre Company's Salomé

This original drama reworks the familiar tale to give us a new perspective on the Judean princess

The Institution Theater's Fuck, It's Hot

The Austin-oriented sketch show has its rough spots, but it delivers lots of laughs as a cooling balm in the dog days

"Disparate Mythos: Women of Sculpture" at Dimension Gallery

In this varied group exhibition, Magdalena Jarkowiec's two-ness shows the richness of sameness and difference in duos
columns

Page Two: When Pointing an Accusatory Finger, Three More Point Back at You

This ugly political season grows ever more vicious

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Let's make this the greatest, gayest, most glittery Pride yet

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Caprock Canyons State Park, Quitaque

Where the High Plains drop into the rolling hills and the buffalo play all day

BY GERALD MCLEOD

The Luv Doc

Stand by for further ridicule

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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