Sept. 1, 2017

Illustration by Jason Stout

Volume 37, Number 1

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news

Jolt Aims to Energize the Latino Vote

Local activist nonprofit engages a growing demographic

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: Hot Over HOT

City Council wrangles over Convention Center, hotel taxes, and Downtown's future

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Houston, You Have a Problem

Let's not make the same one here

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Steve Adler

The mayor would like to enlist your help

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Leslie Pool’s Tweet (During the) Storm

Council member pushes CodeNEXT agenda at an inopportune time

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Tracking CodeNEXT ... Or Not?

Commissioners express concern over data collection of land use rewrite

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Go Repair! Closes Application Window for Local Nonprofits

Up to $2.5 million at stake for low-income homeowners

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

A Future for Local Community Policing Conference?

I.C.A.R.E. relies on private funding, needs more

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: Heating Up the HOT Tax

Mayor moves to defend his solutions to the “Downtown Puzzle”

BY MICHAEL KING

Budget Development

Ordering from the Concept Menu

BY MICHAEL KING

New Laws From the Lege Set to Go Into Effect

Get to know Texas’ new rules

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER, MARY TUMA AND SARAH MARLOFF

Austin Braces for Weekend Rush of Evacuees

After the flood

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Central Health Gets “Clean” Audit of Med School Funding

Auditors found Dell Med’s spending to be in accordance with Affiliation Agreement with Central Health

BY MICHAEL KING

Council Members Shine New Light on Fire Department

CMs Alter and Flannigan stoke the flames of AFD negotiations

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

The Hightower Report

Trump vs. the wisdom of Robert E. Lee

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Review: Native Bar & Kitchen

Cool isn't enough for hostel diner

BY BRANDON WATSON

Barton Springs Mill Is Changing Austin's Relationship With Grain

Time to start thinking about where your bread came from

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

Back to School Part 2

After school sampler

Playback: Walter Tragert Rises Up Singin’

Musician with MS finds hope in a songbook, Margaret Moser passes, and last shots at Bull McCabe's

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Plax

Clean Feeling

Milligan Vaughan Project

Milligan Vaughan Project

Chris Fullerton

Epilepsy Blues

Jean Caffeine

Sadie Saturday Nite

Jenny Parrott

When I Come Down

Solid Goat

The War on Terra

Jen Zava

Power to Change

Ichi Ni San Shi

Maybe Mobile

USA / Mexico

Laredo
screens

Louis Black Takes Richard Linklater Doc to PBS

dream is destiny airs on American Masters

BY SEAN L. MALIN

UT Alum Laura Dunn and Her New Doc on Wendell Berry

After Green and The Unforeseen, it’s time to Look & See

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

A Twofer of Slashers That Are a Cut Above

A horror classic and a hidden gem highlight this week

BY MARC SAVLOV AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

If you, like Production Manager Chris Linnen, love to get high and watch stand-up comedy on TV, then these recos are for you

Film Reviews

All Saints

Planting seeds to save a church

Birth of the Dragon

Bruce Lee: the early years

Do It Like an Hombre

My best friend is gay

I Do ... Until I Don't

Marriage (comedies) ain't easy

Leap!

An orphan has ballet-dancing dreams

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

A look into the world of the farmer and activist

Menashe

In an Orthodox Jewish community, a father struggles to retain custody of his son

The Only Living Boy in New York

A New York love triangle state of mind

The Trip to Spain

Exquisite food with a side of comedy and pathos
arts & culture

Staging Building the Wall Before Trump Builds His Wall

Robert Schenkkan races to get his latest work on stage

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Ocean at the Vortex

In her solo show, Ebony Stewart makes a canvas out of herself and a beautiful gift we should embrace

Generic Ensemble Company’s Collection

GenEnCo uses an eclectic mix of objects to explore how relics of relationships past keep us connected to love

“Pio Pulido: The Last Exhibit of the 20th Century” at the MACC

This retrospective is like visiting an artist’s crowded studio and yet provides just a glimpse of this visionary’s output
columns

Gay Place

Expect a good time, safe space, and lots of fine-looking peeps at the Gender Unbound Art Festival

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Bandera

The Silver Spur Dance Hall ruins are a reminder of the golden age of country music

BY GERALD MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: People in Glass Houses

A truly balls-out commitment to mental health

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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