Jan. 13, 2017

Volume 36, Number 20

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news

85th Texas Legislature Preview

Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Point Austin: Keeping Hope Alive

Obama and Doggett on our renewed responsibilities

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The Planning Puzzle

Music venues, hospitals, and neighborhood plans

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

They really said that?

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Search Procedure Questioned in Sunday In-Custody Suicide

APD won't say publicly whether Zac Anam was searched before he was placed under arrest

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Another Failing Grade

When the school's grading system itself gets an "F"

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Accident or Arson?

The Islamic Center of Travis County burned down just months before it was set to open

BY MARY TUMA

APD Veteran Fired

Officer terminated for repeated domestic disturbances

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Former Chronicle Editor Joins Flannigan’s Staff

Finally, someone with some actual credentials in public office!

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 Race Is On

Nick Chu announces candidacy

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Next Week’s Rallies

The Resistance continues in Austin

BY SARAH MARLOFF

City Council Takes a Field Trip

CodeNEXT, off-site workshops push agenda through January

BY MICHAEL KING

Soifer Transitions From Lawyer to Judge

Noted women's advocacy lawyer moves to the bench

BY MARY TUMA

Lege Lines: Off the Rails Already

Lege opens with sparring chambers, questions about Dukes' future

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

An HIV Problem at Westlake Medical Center

Patient turned away due to HIV status

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

The Hightower Report: Searching for Integrity in Trumplandia

That Ivanka Trump Collection was manufactured where?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Review: The Beer Plant

Uneven execution blights vegan gastropub

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dorćol Distilling Introduces Rakia to Central Texas

Serbian inspired apricot brandy defies expectations

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Food Events

music

Free Week Live Reviews

New Year's Day touched off two weeks of Free Week. Here's the first week highlights.

Playback: Ramsay Midwood Buys the Bar

Ramsay Midwood co-acquires Sam's Town Point, record store news, and Spoon teases upcoming Matador Records LP.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Crowdsourcing Medical Data Through Gaming

UT’s Simulation and Game Applications Lab helps researchers reach further

BY FELIX MORGAN

Film Reviews

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Strange things are afoot in the morgue

The Bye Bye Man

A group of teens unleash the bogeyman

Live by Night

Ben Affleck directs and stars in this period gangster drama

Patriots Day

The hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers

Underworld: Blood Wars

Vampires vs. werewolves (again)
arts & culture

PrintAustin 2017: A Sampler

Get a taste for printmaking’s infinite variety through four exhibitions at the Flatbed complex

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Capital T Theatre's Hir

The Capital T Theatre production of Taylor Mac's absurdist satire puts the front lines of combat inside an American home

Dead Man's Cell Phone

En Route Productions makes Sarah Ruhl's lighthearted meditation on love and death both hilarious and touching

"Warhol by the Book" at the Blanton

What's most interesting in this retrospective is the early work that shows just how damn good Warhol was at graphic design
columns

Day Trips: Looking Back at 2016

Some noteworthy milestones from last year

BY GERALD MCLEOD

Page Two: Loving and Hating John Wayne, Meryl Streep, Free Speech

Public or private, unspoken or expressed, the rights of every citizen are guaranteed

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Community leaders hosts forum to discuss new city commission to focus on LGBTQ quality of life

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Luv Doc: Worthless

Everyone is a snowflake and we all have something unique and special to contribute

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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