June 30, 2017

Volume 36, Number 44

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Issue Supplement

The Importance of Being Margaret Moser

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news

Looking Back on the Champions Tract Rezoning

Does this development belong in this particular corner of the Hill Country?

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Point Austin: Summer Stock Agenda

The heat arrives with a litany of work for Austin and Austinites

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: No Fireworks, but a Bombshell

City Council, AISD Board adjourn for summer with work left to do

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Brian Manley

The police chief on reports that Signature Science found mold on the boxes of hundreds of APD rape kits

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

How Many Jobs Do You Need to Afford a Two-Bedroom Place?

Those making minimum wage in Austin must work 3.2 full-time jobs to afford an FMR two-bedroom place

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Lake Travis

Highly invasive mollusks started showing up in Lake Travis

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

City Announces Art Space Assistance Program

Art spaces with rising rents are eligible for rent stipends and tenant improvements

BY MARIA MENDEZ

Zimmerman's Ethics

Former council member resolves complaint for paying wife to help with 2014 campaign

BY MICHAEL KING

Commissions Talk CodeNEXT

Planning and Zoning and Platting Commissions work through "a lot of barriers"

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council: All About the Code

Heading into July break, City Council continues pondering CodeNEXT

BY MICHAEL KING

Council Considers Expanding Capitol Complex

Life between 15th Street and MLK may change a bit in the near future

BY MICHAEL KING

Billion-Dollar AISD Bond Goes to Vote in November

Billion-dollar bond will go to vote in November

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Labor Update: Work and Life at APD

Contract negotiations continue with the Austin Police Association

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Who’s Carrying Water for Greg Abbott?

The governor's got his rogues' gallery of lawmakers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Green Stormwater Infrastructure: only half the battle

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Mackowiak Attacks the Sheriff

New Travis County GOP chairman quickly turns to low-hanging fruit

BY MARY TUMA

The Hightower Report: Would Even the Craziest World Leader Behave Like Trump?

Oh, hell no!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

So You’re Thinking of Keeping Chickens

Tips for finding the perfect flock

BY ASHLEY MORENO

Review: Tillery Kitchen & Bar

Eastside eatery offers confusing experience

BY MELODY FURY

Dear Glutton: Best Breakfast Tacos

Starting you on your long journey of taco discovery

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Margaret Moser Tribute: Leader of the Pack

The importance of being Margaret Moser as told by her peers, mentors & protégés

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: Robert Johnson Plays Antone’s Anniversary!

Antone’s resurrects Robert Johnson for its 42nd anniversary

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Austin Filmmakers Return to Horror

Karen Skloss, Owen Egerton, and Don Swaynos talk terror

BY SEAN L. MALIN

Grappling with GLOW

Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin on the Netflix wrestling drama

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

Senior Account Executive Bobby Leath on the show that inspired him to buy a metal detector

Film Reviews

Baby Driver

A heist goes wrong for a music-loving getaway driver.

The Beguiled

A steamy and engrossing Civil War thriller

The Big Sick

The rom-com is dead! Long live the rom-com!

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

The battle over NYC's urban planning

Despicable Me 3

Animated franchise confirms the law of diminishing returns
arts & culture

The Secret History of the Off Center

Looking back at the former home of the Rude Mechs and why it mattered

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Performa / Dance's Midsummer Offerings

The three dances in this mixed program all turned on the difficulty of making connections

“Island Oasis Mirage” at Big Medium

The exhibit by Michael Krueger, Kathleen McShane, and Barbara Weissberger seems a planned mess, but one that echoes a greater scheme
columns

Page Two: Leaving It Up to Her

On Margaret Moser: Happy together, then, now, and forever

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Austin ranked 24th Best LGBTQ City

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Topwater Grill, San Leon

Waterfront eatery serves up golden seafood with a beautiful view of the sunset

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Pledge of Support

An ass-kicking with a cheering section is still an ass-kicking

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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