Aug. 11, 2017

Volume 36, Number 50

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news

City Budget Squeezed Between Basic Costs and State Neglect

The city has $1.03 billion in taxpayer money. Here's where it's going.

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Priority Problems

While the world burns, City Council does what it can

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Soccer at Last

Pro team, stadium planned at COTA

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Joe Straus

The House speaker, candidly on the special session

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Progress Being Made at APD Crime Lab

Number of untested rape kits continues to fall

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Mapping the Mobility Bond

Track progress with this handy online tool

BY JACK CRAVER

Honoring the First African-American Council Member

Water treatment plant named after Berl Handcox

BY MICHAEL KING

R.I.P. Mark White, Former Texas Governor

Last surviving Democratic governor dead at 77

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Louis Black Announces Chronicle Retirement

Co-founder and co-owner departs after 36 years at helm

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council: When the Mayor’s Away ...

Water, energy, and homelessness on the mind

BY MICHAEL KING

CodeNEXT: Conditions for Overlays

Draft 2.0 being readied for Sept. 15

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Combatting Overcrowding at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless

More cops, more lighting, more bathrooms, new food

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Lege Lines: A Second Shot at Tackling Maternal Mortality

After years spent gutting women’s health care, are lawmakers doing enough?

BY MARY TUMA

Could Tax Swap Address Spiking Property Taxes?

City collab with AISD could aid homeowners

BY MICHAEL KING

Hired / Fire

Overtime, wages, hiring procedures at heart of negotiations between city, firefighters

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Federal Judge Tosses State's 'Sanctuary Cities' Suit Against Austin

Concurrent case against Texas remains pending in San Antonio

BY MARY TUMA

The Hightower Report: When Will Wall Street Quit Being Stupid?

Auto loans, this decade's mortage bubble?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Seven Urban Markets to Cure Your Dinnertime Blues

Everything from prepared foods and local beer to artisanal meats and flowers

BY SIERRA DIAZ AND THEA NEWELL

Review: DK Maria’s Legendary Tex-Mex

OK food from a problematic concept

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Playback: KINGs and Queens

Kids in a New Groove, Bull McCabe’s bows out, and underground heroes of Austin music

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Summer Jams Clearance Sale

Sam Baker

Land of Doubt

Whiskey Shivers

Some Part of Something

Magna Carda

Somewhere Between

Candace Bellamy

Undone

Brownout

Over the Covers EP

Emily Bell

Kali

Glaze

Wasted Mind

Summer Salt

So Polite

Transit Method

We Won't Get Out of Here Alive

Think No Think

Silent City

She Sir

Rival Island

Institute

Subordination

Super Thief

Stuck

Destroyer of Light

Chamber of Horrors

Reputations

Begging for More

Traveling Ones

Meet Me There

Ty Richards

Zillion

Wendy Colonna

No Moment but Now

Rebecca Loebe

Blink
screens

Yoga With Adriene Brings the Yoga Studio to You

Local YouTube star offers poses for the people

BY JESSI CAPE

From Dada to Dogme

Julian Rosefeldt’s ambitious Manifesto showcases the prowess of Cate Blanchett

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

What’cha Watchin’?

Listings Editor Mark Fagan on three standout rock docs

Film Reviews

Annabelle: Creation

The scary doll from The Conjuring is back (again)

The Dark Tower

Roland the Gunslinger hits the big screen

The Glass Castle

Jeanette Walls' beloved memoir hits the big screen

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Al Gore reminds us (once again) that climate change is real

Kidnap

Don't mess with Halle Berry

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

The animated gang return to save their park from an evil mayor

Person to Person

The New York ensemble subgenre gets some fresh air

Step

Inspiring doc on Baltimore teenagers

Wind River

Crime and punishment on a Wyoming reservation
arts & culture

Kate Shindle Talks Fun Home

The former Miss America on why she loves starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Historic Fayette County Dance Hall for Sale

Who wants to buy a century old landmark?

BY ANNALISE PASZTOR

Arts Reviews

Gale Theatre Company's TWENTYEIGHT

In this Afrofuturist drama by Tyler English-Beckwith, blacks labor to reach a safe space in space

“Garth Weiser: Paintings, 2008-2017” at the Contemporary Austin

In this solo show of abstract works, the painter has pinpointed the ungraspable, like grabbing a tiger by the tail
columns

Gay Place

Austin's evolution of drag

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Whale-watching

Washington state offers an exciting escape from the summer heat

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Nicely Dressed Window

True friends will hound you mercilessly until you get your act together

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Pro soccer is returning to Austin

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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