June 23, 2017

Volume 36, Number 43

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news

AISD’s Big Balancing Act

The Austin Independent School District is considering bringing a $1 billion bond to voters in November. That's a lot of money. What all would it do? And can the package keep everybody happy?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Truly Free

Exonerated at last, may Fran and Dan Keller finally "breathe free"

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Ted Gordon Believes

Is it too late to fix the AISD bond package?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Dan Keller

25 years later, the Kellers are finally free

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

CodeNEXT Gets Affordable

Learn what, how, and where affordability incentives will apply

BY SARAH MARLOFF

City Council Campaign 2018

Renteria files, Troxclair draws early challenger

BY MICHAEL KING

Shifting Allegiances in Congressional District 21

Tom Wakely bows out, throws support behind Rixi Melton

BY MICHAEL KING

Mike Collier Announces Campaign Against Dan Patrick

Former TDP finance chair seeks to oust Lt. Gov.

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission Underway

"Historic" kickoff marks first for new commission

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Kosoul Chanthakoummane Execution Stayed Once More

Collin County native’s death delayed due to doubts over forensic evidence

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council: Take a Deep Breath

Final spring session enters July break on a run

BY MICHAEL KING

Plaza Saltillo Ground-breaking Set for Wednesday

After a long wait, the Eastside redevelopment finally kicks off

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Austin Energy Partnership Helps Reach Renewable Energy Goals

"A virtual power plant in any building."

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Fallout From the Lege's War on Reproductive Rights

Texas waits on the full impact of legislative cuts

BY MARY TUMA

Adler, Council Members File Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against SB 4

Monday filing contests pending anti-immigration law

BY MARY TUMA

The Hightower Report: Time for Democratic Leaders to Get Going … or Go

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Top 10 Austin Breweries

Power ranking the local leaders in craft beer

BY ERIC PUGA

Food Events

music

Greezy Wheels Take a Last Bow

Still Greezy after all these years

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Sound on Sound Fest Is Set, but What About Fun Fun Fun?

SOS Fest dropped its lineup this week, but what of predecessor FFF?

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Fastball

Step Into Light

Abram Shook

Love at Low Speed

Quin Galavis

The Battery Line

Alex Napping

Mise en Place

Kay Odyssey

What's a Woman to Do

RG Lowe

Slow Time

DJ Brimlo & Bavu Blakes

The Comeback Story

Anastasia

Born to Love You EP
screens

Ana Lily Amirpour on Her New Film The Bad Batch

Cannibals, cult leaders, and friendship

BY LARS NILSEN

My Obsession: The Carmichael Show

Pushing boundaries with NBC's sitcom

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Sensory Overload

The Hyperreal Film Club summer series at the Museum of Human Achievement

BY SEAN L. MALIN

What’cha Watchin’?

Marketing Director Sarah K. Wolf is Team Joey 4VR

Film Reviews

All Eyez on Me

Keep ya head up but don't expect too much from this biopic

The Bad Batch

Ana Lily Amirpour's psychedelic Western

Band Aid

A couple works out their problems through song

47 Meters Down

It's this year's The Shallows (but not as good)

The Hero

Sam Elliott plays a cowboy actor dying of cancer

Past Life

Avi Nesher's film is a thoughtful examination of forgiveness

Rough Night

Girls gone murderously wild

Transformers: The Last Knight

Stick meet dead horse
arts & culture

Ellen Bartel and Global Water Dances

Joining a global cause, choreographers invite Austin to the water's edge

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Arts Reviews

Zach Theatre's Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

A fierce portrait of Billie Holiday painted in blood and pain

Penfold Theatre’s Around the World in 80 Days

This original, gender-bending theatrical take on Jules Verne’s adventure tale is a grand story told with delightful imagination

Anya Gallaccio: to see if time was there at Laguna Gloria

The artist's giant tree stump carved from limestone is a sign that we love ancient things and are part of nature, too
columns

Page Two: God Is Alive, Magic Afoot, and Music Everywhere

Egmont Street was where we discovered Risk, Quaaludes, phone phreaking – and some of the greatest albums ever made

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Gov. Greg Abbott signs discriminatory bill into law

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Hughes Springs

Mineral waters still flow at small town pavilion in the piney woods

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Long, Painful Russian Belt Tattoo

Love is the wild card of human existence

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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