May 19, 2017

Volume 36, Number 38

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SwimATX Tackles Lifeguard Shortage

Learn-to-swim program educates Eastside kids on water safety

BY KATARINA BROWN

Austin's Utilities Brace for Busy Billing Season

"If the water goes through the meter, you bought it. If electricity goes through the meter, you bought it."

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Point Austin: Saved by Billionaires?

The fight against climate change gathers allies high and low

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Fun Is Where You Find It

Some things to look forward to(?) this summer

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Sally Hernandez

The sheriff's grandmother had a way with words

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Despite Understaffing, Austin Leads in No-Kill

98% of shelter animals found a home in March

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Austin, Texas Cities Promise Legal Fight Against SB 4

City Council to vote on SB 4 lawsuit resolution Thursday

BY MARY TUMA

AISD Bond Forums Scheduled

Two meetings on the docket for the coming week

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Will This Seaholm Intake Plan Take?

Austin eyes a new redesign for the Downtown intake facility

BY MICHAEL KING

12th and Chicon Mural to Be Repainted

New owner responds to community uproar

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Death Watch

An update from Death Row

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council: Hiding in Plain Sight

Immigration, Fire, Capitol view corridors fill out a busy Thursday

BY MICHAEL KING

AISD: Refilling the School Board

Candidates jockey to fill Saldaña's seat

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lege Lines: Texas Temper Tantrum

Freedom Caucus wigs out, "chubs," stalls, kills every bill in sight

BY MARY TUMA

Whole Woman’s Health Reopens

Reproductive health provider sees 40 patients on first days back in business

BY MARY TUMA

food

A Guide to Finding Beer Outside of Austin’s City Limits

Drinking outside of the box

BY BRANDON WATSON

First Look: LeRoy & Lewis

What does barbecue look like in 2017?

BY DAN GENTILE

Hot Luck Redefines the Local Food Festival

This ain’t your grandma’s potluck

BY THEA NEWELL

Food: Summer Snapshot

Highlights from the summer foodie calendar

Food Events

music

The International Waters of Austin’s Concert Scene

Party barges bring summer shows to cooler locales

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Playback: Music Policy Draft Fails Venues

A complete detachment from the original vision of the Omnibus

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Music: Summer Snapshot

Concert calendar

Texas Platters

Suzanna Choffel

Hello Goodbye

Bluebonnets

Tonewrecker

RF Shannon

Jaguar Palace

Old 97's

Graveyard Whistling

Crooked Bangs

II

Walker Harris English

Roky Erickson

All That May Do My Rhyme
screens

My Year With Baywatch

To protect and surf

BY JOSH KUPECKI

The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series, Song to Song

As heard in the movies

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Noir City Emerges From the Shadows

Film festival delves into film noir deep cuts

BY LOUIS BLACK

Screens: Summer Snapshot

TV, film, and gaming events

Film Reviews

Alien: Covenant

More chest-bursting fun in space

Chuck

The rise and fall of the real-life Rocky

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

The wimpy kid returns for a reboot

Everything, Everything

Another YA adaption of star-crossed lovers

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

The origins of the celebrity chef

The Lovers

Breaking the doldrums of marriage
arts & culture

Getting to Oz Through Austin Arts

Area arts events make a Yellow Brick Road to The Wizard of Oz in Zilker Park

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Ballet Austin’s Alice (In Wonderland)

In which the young heroine grabs those wild wonderland reins

“The Geometry of Space and Time” at Mexic-Arte Museum

Sebastián’s sculpture evokes string theory via concrete forms

Arts: Summer Snapshot

Theatre, dance, comedy, and lit events on the horizon

Community: Summer Snapshot

Parades, rides, races, and more
columns

Page Three: Summer Songs

Soundtracking the summer

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Oops!

Gay Place

This is the summer to have fun, get wet, take a road trip, and stay fired up

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Life’s a Beach, Corpus Christi

The islands across the causeway offer sun, sand, and surf all summer long

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Extreme Douchebaggery

Stealthing is sexual assault, and sexual assault is considered a second degree felony in the state of Texas

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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