Dec. 16, 2016

Volume 36, Number 16

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Give 'Til It Helps

A guide to giving

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Public Citizen Tom “Smitty” Smith Looks Back on a Life Well Lived

The man in the white hat's relentless hard work and willed optimism

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Losing Control ... of Your Bladder

The Lege knows what's best for you and your privates

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice (Condensed Edition)

No last-minute presents for ARG, BCRC?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

They really said that?

Civics 101

Election Run-Off Results: Alter to City Council

Alter, Nitsch, and Hassan emerge victorious in Tuesday's run-off

BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: From Kitty Hawk to Hornsby Bend

The Grove, Oaks, and Austin Water in between

BY MICHAEL KING

NAKED CITY

Affordable Housing Threatens Grove Agreement

A settlement at the Grove PUD? Not so fast.

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Workman Files to Repeal Fair Chance Hiring

Workman's HB 577 would undo Council's job applicant labor protection

BY MARY TUMA

Human Rights Commission Takes on Trump

Commission signs a resolution reaffirming city's commitment to "inclusion, equity, and freedom for all"

BY MARY TUMA

Staffing Shakeup at APD

Reyes up, Connor up, Manley in, Troy Gay out?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Judge Sanctions Austin Attorney Omar W. Rosales

Years of “creating strife and perpetuating lies” came back to haunt Rosales

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

EPA Raises Questions About Dripping Springs Wastewater

Opinions differ on Onion Creek water standards

BY MICHAEL KING

East Austin Crescent Sees Spike in Child Abuse

Abuse in Austin / Travis County follows an "East Austin Crescent" pattern that directly corresponds with several risk factors

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Weekend Effort to Get Sekrit Theater Up to Code

East Austin venue forced to clean up or close down

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Abortion Providers Sue to Block Fetal Burial Rule

Whole Wom­an’s Health v. Hellerstedt, part 2

BY MARY TUMA

Pizzagate Targets East Side Pies

No charges will be filed in ESP harassment and vandalism incidents

BY MICHAEL KING

“Minimum Wage Is Not Livable”

Workers get paid, but the fight for fair wages is far from over

BY JACK CRAVER

Dukes Up Between Dawnna and AISD Board?

A longstanding vendetta between Dawnna Dukes and the AISD Board?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report: What Is The “Trump Fix”?

Who is Tom Barrack? And how involved will he be?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Gift Guide 2016: Local Home Goods and Tableware

Treat yo' self

BY BRANDON WATSON

Review: Delicious

Lamar Union concept clears its name

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton: Where to Escape Christmas

Hide out for the holidays

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Lou Reed Box Set Tells Tale of Early Solo Career

The RCA & Arista Album Collection's 17 discs document the Seventies and Eighties

BY BILL BENTLEY

Playback – Nonprofit Holidays: The Cult of Black Fret and More

Homegrown music nonprofits that need your holiday cheer

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Too Late to Stop Now

Digital media in analog boxes – and sometimes in mono!
screens

Gift Guide 2016: Holiday Grab Bag

Unique gifts for the media lover in your life

How La La Land Went From Pipe Dream to Musical Fireworks

Producers on creating a city of stars

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Collateral Beauty

Will Smith mopes around in this preposterous drama

La La Land

This bittersweet musical will make your heart soar

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Force is strong with this one
arts & culture

Gift Guide 2016: Coffeetable Books

Big books give heft to big success stories about women in business, Flatbed Press, UT’s collections, Pan Am, and the Spurs

BY ROBERT FAIRES, KATHLEEN BRADY STIMPERT, NINA HERNANDEZ, WAYNE ALAN BRENNER AND JONELLE SEITZ

Arts Reviews

Baskerville at Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse's staging of the Sherlock Holmes farce generates enough laughter to fill an empty mall

“Elizabeth Chapin: Careful/Uncareful” at Wally Workman Gallery

These portraits jettison the obvious for the sake of drama and harnessing the truth of a human being in a singular moment

“Ana Esteve Llorens: Studies for Future Objects” at Women & Their Work

The show’s mix of colored textile works and a large installation of open ovals spark an urge to interact with them
columns

Page Two: Time for All Those Who Voted Their Conscience to Claim Their Credit in Trump’s Election?

Congratulations on feeling pure and noble. Guess where it got us.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Support our talented local queer artists this holiday season

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Camp Hearne POW Museum

The small town of Hearne remembers when German Nazis came to Texas

BY GERALD MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Crock-Pot Potpourri

In which the Luv Doc gives a one-word answer

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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