Sept. 9, 2016

Volume 36, Number 2

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news

Transgender Students and Parents Say the State Is Putting Children in Danger

Is Texas' refusal to implement a national mandate state-sponsored bullying?

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: Unbalancing the Budget

Council makes final spending decisions with one hand behind its back

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: 'Tis the Season

Tailgaters and fundraisers: It must be fall

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

If We Had Budget Enough, and Time ...

Council closes in on a final FY 2017 city budget

BY MICHAEL KING

Elderly Residents Raise Concerns About Conditions at Primrose of Shadow Creek

The City Council lets affordable housing projects go "out of service"

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Death Watch: A Dying Breed

Can Texas even carry out an execution anymore?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Six Figures of Sick Pay

Art Acevedo backpedals on a suspension to avoid arbitration

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Sparks Fly at First ACC Trustee Forum

Unexpected chill at the first ACC endorsement meetings

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Texas Maternal Mortality Rate Soars

Local health department examining deaths: Is the Lege to blame?

BY MARY TUMA

Give Beth a Leg Up on Saturday

Injured cyclist Elizabeth English raises funds for a prosthetic leg

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Norwood Proceedings Slated for Monday Start

Accused killer in 1988 murder of Debra Baker prepares for second trial

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report: What Does Trumponomics Actually Amount To?

Breaking down the Donald's economic plan

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

AC Food Fight: Lobster Rolls

Dock & Roll and Garbo's get their claws out

BY BRANDON WATSON

Review: Street

Chinatown's new pan-Asian concept covers all the bases

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton: Meeting Gays Outside of Gay Bars

Trading dating apps for edible apps

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Is Lockhart the Live Music Suburb of the World?

A growing wave of musical expats heads south

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Texas Platters

Adam Torres

Pearls to Swine

Convextion, Gerard Hanson

2845

Beaver Nelson

Positive

Golden Bear

Dimensional Place

Sharks in the Deep End

Killin' Machine

Carl Sagan's Skate Shoes

Carl Sagan's Skate Shoes

Nori

World Anew
screens

Everybody's Talkin' aGLIFF

Austin's favorite LGBTQ fest returns

BY JESSI CAPE

The Grrrls of aGLIFF

A strong presence of queer women at this year's fest

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Austin Filmmaker Greg Kwedar On His Acclaimed Thriller Transpecos

Blood on the border

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

Ron Howard tackles the Beatles

Ghost Team

A group of losers stumble onto paranormal activity

Mia Madre

A filmmaker says goodbye to a mother

No Manches Frida

A thief becomes a substitute teacher to get his loot

Our Little Sister

Siblings bond in this charming Japanese film

Sully

Eastwood's film tells the story of the "miracle on the Hudson"

Transpecos

Border-patrol officers get in way over their heads

The Wild Life

An animated spin on Robinson Crusoe
arts & culture

Jennifer Sherburn's Riverside

With her new site-specific dance Riverside, choreographer Jennifer Sherburn says, "Come on in, the water's fine!"

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2016: The Frank Mills, Loverboy, People of Earth

These three improv troupes gave us an earful at this year's OoB

"Sum You Some Me" at Butridge Gallery

This show pairing artwork by Felice House and Dana Younger feels dedicated and warm, a committed homage to the body
columns

Page Two: The Apache Wars in History and Myth

Indeh, Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth's new graphic novel

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Cyndi Lauper and aGLIFF just wanna have fun

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Lockhart State Park Golf Course

Playing the nine-hole course is cheaper than a pound of Lockhart's famous barbecue

BY GERALD MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Rock-Solid Friend

Any wedding planner who claims to actually know the difference between shrimp and flamingo is blowing puce up your rosebud

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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