May 26, 2017

Volume 36, Number 39

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news

What Will It Take to Get More Police Oversight?

If Greg Casar wants more accountability for cops, the city’s gonna need to give the police union some more money

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: Awake in the Hurricane

Enduring the last few days of the Lege's biennial cataclysm

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The Greatest Show on Access

ZAP, PC take turns hacking code

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Ken Zarifis

Teachers, don't expect any money from the state

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Community Report: Good News and Bad

CAN Dashboard Report reveals general progress but continuing racial inequities

BY MICHAEL KING

The Effort to Unseat Rep. Lamar Smith Is On

Democrats line up to challenge climate-science denying GOP incumbent

BY MICHAEL KING

APD’s New Unit to Tackle Rape Kit Backlog

Four detectives will be assigned to the new crew

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Decision Reached on Fate of Oakwood Cemetery's Unidentified Graves

City will exhume and re-inter 25 bodies discovered in former "colored grounds"

BY MONTINIQUE MONROE

Recount Numbers Stay the Same

Tiffany McMillan wanted a recount proposition vote for new Lakeway police headquarters

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Margaret Moore on ICE

The D.A. wants to work with ICE to ensure victim and criminal witness safety

BY MARY TUMA

Council: The Numbers Game

Tumbling evermore into the budget

BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines: Respect Us or Expect Us

The House gets its revenge on Dan Patrick

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

State: Give Us That Medicaid Money We Said We Didn’t Want

Texas lost out on a boatload of money when it declined to expand Medicaid. Now it wants that cash.

BY MARY TUMA

Exit Interview: Animal Services Chief Tawny Hammond

Hammond championed no-kill shelter policy in Austin

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Original 12th Street Muralist Likely to Handle Replacement

Chris Rogers is still considering the subject of a new mural

BY SARAH MARLOFF

On Consent: AISD Employees See Increased Wages

A 1.5% increase will go to district employees

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report: Who’ll Help America’s Hard-Hit Gold Miners?

Donald Trump will ... not. Unless you own a gold mine.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

AC Food Fight: Delivery Apps

Favor and Postmates stand and deliver

BY BRANDON WATSON

Review: El Burro

Contemporary Tex-Mex does little to impress

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton: The Cure for an Existential Hangover

The best dish to wake up the senses and shake off the gloom

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Drum Dynamo J.J. Johnson’s Saving Grace

Powerhouse Austin drummer strips down to his bare essence

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback: Sunday Morning Coming Down

Last Sunday marked the death of two Austin music connectors; plus, in regards to local public policy, Mayor Steve Adler calls

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Xetas

The Tower

Phoebe Hunt

Shanti's Shadow

Austin Jazz Workshop

Epistrophy: Austin Jazz Workshop Plays Thelonious Monk

DJ Brimlo

Awkward Love Letters

US Weekly

US Weekly

Chris Jamison

Mindless Heart

Mastersons

Transient Lullaby
screens

The Austin Film Society Unveils Its New Home for Cinema

Two-screen theatre will showcase the best of new and classic arthouse cinema

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Double Nickelodeons on the Dime

Plenty of opportunities to catch some classic films

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

Baywatch

Some people stand in the darkness ...

The Commune

Life in a Seventies Danish collective is not all that

A Dark Song

Black magic goes awry in this taut thriller

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The next installment of this franchise that no one asked for
arts & culture

James Magnuson Leaves the Michener Center

James Magnuson reflects on his 23 years as director of the Michener Center for Writers

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Trinity Street Players’ Dani Girl

This musical may be about a child with cancer, but seeing it is a funny, moving, and healing experience

Butcher Holler Here We Come

This stylized look at West Virginia miners trapped underground is more of a powerful sensory experience than a narrative drama

“Robert Collier Beam: Scry” at Pump Project

The artist uses photographs and other media to catch the invisible and intangible but in a remarkably peaceful way
columns

Page Two: When “Patriotism” Means Petulance

So much for draining the swamp

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Memorial Day weekend signals the start of summer

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Veterans Memorial Plaza, San Antonio

Small park in downtown San Antonio serves as a moving Memorial Day reminder

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Dog Luv

The corporate culture here at the brick bunker is that there are no bad ideas

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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