July 7, 2017

Jana Birchum

Volume 36, Number 45

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news

Sheriff Sally Hernandez Continues to Do "What’s Right"

Besieged by the state GOP, Hernandez shows no sign of backing down from her immigration policies

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: Fireworks for the Fourth

Reflections on Independence Day from Frederick Douglass

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Transect, We Hardly Knew Ye

Deadline looms to comment on zonings that no longer exist

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Joe Straus

The House Speaker had some choice words for the "bathroom bill"

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Dawnna Dukes vs. Texas

The state rep.'s trial is set for Oct. 16

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

RideAustin’s Community Collaborative

The ridesharing nonprofit has a new deal to help get residents to their doctor

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

The 1776 Freedom March

Trump supporters gathered in Wooldridge Park on Saturday

BY TRAVIS PUTNAM HILL

Marriage Equality Suffers Blow

Texas Supreme Court sends same-sex marriage benefits case back to Harris County

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Doctor vs. the Hospital

Relentless whistleblower fights legal war of attrition with Lakeway Medical Center

BY MICHAEL KING

APD Knew About Moldy Rape Kits Back in April

Moldy rape kits a problem for prosecution, defense, survivors

BY SARAH MARLOFF

DPS Director Steve McCraw Issues Immigration Marching Orders

Since Nov. 4, DPS troopers "have an obligation" to work with ICE, Border Patrol

BY DEBBIE NATHAN

Forecasting SB 4’s Future

U.S. Judge Sam Sparks heard arguments in his federal court

BY MARY TUMA

The Hightower Report: When Is Daylight Robbery Not a Crime?

Grifters, all of them

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Three Food Tours That Will Leave You Hungry for More

Everything from food trucks to famed Austin restaurants

BY BRANDON WATSON

Review: Mattie’s

Green Pastures lives at revitalized grande dame

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Playback: Come & Take It

On Austin as a metal town, and a leaked shortlist for the next Austin Music Office boss

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

RTX Animation Festival Premieres Powerhouse's Castlevania

Rooster Teeth's Gray G. Haddock on the "new golden age of animation"

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Rooster Teeth Debuts Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars

The party game you never knew you needed

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Cinema, Vehicular

Green Screen Film Series returns to the Laguna Gloria Amphitheater

BY SEAN L. MALIN

What’cha Watchin’?

Chrondog Hank mulls a career change after watching Dogs With Jobs

Film Reviews

The Exception

WW II melodrama lacks a charismatic lead

The House

They say the house always wins, but sometimes ...

The Journey

Settling peace in Northern Ireland?

The Little Hours

Foul-mouthed nuns can't save this comedy

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back (again)
arts & culture

Chargaux at the 2017 Austin Chamber Music Festival

This dynamic Brooklyn-based string duo proves that the Austin Chamber Music Festival has many more colors than its name suggests

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Different Stages' The Dresser

Different Stages’ The Dresser shows where to find the juiciest drama in the theatre: backstage

"En Bola" at de stijl

The pairings of artists in this Los Outsiders exhibition yield works that are at once chaotic and harmonious, loud and quiet
columns

Oops

Gay Place

Ethan Parker organized the TenderQueer art show out of necessity

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, Spicewood

Popular mountain biking park shouldn’t be overlooked for its swimming and camping

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc

Leave the milk in the refrigerator

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

My front yard is a toilet

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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