July 14, 2017

Volume 36, Number 46

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news

Nonprofits and the City's Quest for Affordable Housing

Helping usher Austin out of a quagmire of inequality

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Point Austin: Inside the Whirlwind

From D.C. to Austin, a relentless political storm

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: When the Cats Are Away …

The mice are left trying to figure out what happened to the damn cheese

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Drew Garcia

The president of ESD 4’s Local 4848 union on his fight with the Austin Fire Department

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Rodney Reed Hearing Set for October

Death row case may hinge on deposition of former sheriff's deputy

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Hill Top Cafe Under Siege?

The Fredericksburg hub is in embroiled in a battle with the TCEQ

BY MICHAEL KING

APD Updates County on Moldy Rape Kits

Operations resume, new protocol for informing stakeholders to come

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Lawmaker Files Bill to Strike SB 4

Ft. Worth representative wants to repeal the anti-immigrant law

BY MARY TUMA

Stickland’s Last Stand

Are the gun nuts gonna get rid of permits, or what?

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Texas' Redistricting Case Is Underway

Gerrymandered seats and missing documents

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lege Lines: Does Texas Really Need a Special Session

Save for the sunset bill, does Texas really need a special session?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

In 2018 Election, It's Dawnna Dukes vs. the Field

The beleagured HD 46 rep keeps on keepin' on

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AFD Disqualifies Union President From Firefighter Candidacy

Firefighter allegedly disqualified in retaliation for union position

BY MICHAEL KING

Gentrified? Displaced? Call a Task Force.

The mayor pitches an effort to solve "displacement" after Council's summer break

BY MICHAEL KING

Habitat for Humanity Director on Affordability

Greg Anderson promotes increased density, developer involvement in code rewrite

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Narrowly Evading Deportation Over July Fourth Weekend

Others won't be as fortunate as Martin Guerrero Alvarado under SB 4

BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA

The Hightower Report: Should Lousy, Low-Wage Jobs Count as “Jobs”?

Great news, everybody: Jobs are now plentiful!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Viva Aguas Frescas

The Mexican refreshers: how to make them, and where to find them in Austin

BY SIERRA DIAZ

Review: Citizen Eatery

Vegetarian eating for a new Austin

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton: Where to Go for a Goodbye Dinner

You say goodbye, I say buon appetito

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Adam Torres’ Big Sky Americana

His panoramic view of the world transcends into his haunting falsetto

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Playback: Roky Erickson at 70

Austin's native psych and horror rock pioneer Roky Erickson reaches 70 and throws himself a birthday concert to mark the milestone

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Slaid Cleaves

Ghost on the Car Radio

Jason Eady

Jason Eady

KOSL

Kosmos

Hormones

Legendary Junk (1994-2017)

Hikes

Lilt

Duel

Witchbanger

Carolyn Wonderland

Moon Goes Missing
screens

David Lowery on His Haunting New Film A Ghost Story

Casey Affleck plays a spirit unstuck in time

BY SEAN L. MALIN

Stream Analysis

Summer is here, winter is coming, and some housekeeping

BY JOSH KUPECKI

What’cha Watchin’?

Proofreader Kat McNevins can't quit those ding-dongs on Big Brother

Film Reviews

A Ghost Story

A meditative story of a spirit who lingers on

Maudie

A Canadian folk artist falls for a fishmonger

War for the Planet of the Apes

The capstone of the Apes reboot sticks the landing

Wish Upon

A music box leads to deadly wish fulfillment
arts & culture

Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror in Austin

How local authors who work beyond the world we know meet, connect, and launch themselves into the business

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Hyde Park Theatre's The Moors

This production of Jen Silverman’s play is an engaging cocktail of Gothic mystery, modern absurdity, and stunning surprises

2017 Revel Solstice Festival

Two recent concerts in the summerlong fest played up the informality and intimacy of Revel's approach to classical music

“The People’s Gallery 2017” at Austin City Hall

This year's showing of work in Austin City Hall by a small army of local artists offers satisfaction on multiple levels
columns

Page Two: The Good Songs We Need to Sing Together and Loud

Celebrating love and resistance at Terry and Jo Harvey Allen's 55th wedding anniversary

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

So much queer fun this week

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Menil Collection, Houston

This summer, one of the Bayou City’s most interesting collections of art celebrates its 30th anniversary

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Dogs Can't Talk

The Luv Doc has serious reservations about dogs' ability to judge character

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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