Sept. 8, 2017

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Volume 37, Number 2

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news

Saving Austin's Schools

Nobody gets everything they want, but AISD’s bond may give everybody something they really need

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: About That Puzzle

Council seeks consensus on a still-hatching Downtown project

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: After the Flood, Part II

Cleaning up is hard to do

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Greg Casar

The council member on Trump's decision to shut down DACA

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Ban

A preliminary injunction hearing is set for Sept. 14

BY MARY TUMA

EPA vs. the AP

Environmental Protection Agency smears journalist after criticism of Harvey inspections

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Care Communities Confirms Closure

Nonprofit to shut its doors on Oct. 31

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Coalition Will Put Paid Sick Leave Before Council

Greg Casar present as Work Strong Austin outlines initial policy

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Taxing Times for Film and Music

Council looks to raid the budget intended to bring creative jobs to Austin

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD’s Teacher Retention Troubles Continue

Numbers down for third year in a row

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: Seeking Consensus on Hotel Occupancy Tax

City Council’s HOT debate masks deeper divisions

BY MICHAEL KING

Sneak Peek at CodeNEXT v2.0

Consultants detail next steps for city commissions

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Neighborhoods vs. Neighborhoods?

The Austin Neighborhoods Council wants some ground rules with the Downtown Austin NA

BY MICHAEL KING

Whistleblower Sues Lakeway Hospital for Illegal Actions

Neurologist's saga continues

BY MICHAEL KING

SB 4 Ruling Means Cities Can Prioritize Public Safety

Full hearing to permanently block law awaits in coming months

BY MARY TUMA

Negotiations Continue on New Contract Between the City and Police Union

Slow progress at the bargaining table

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

The Hightower Report: Amazon Buys Out Whole Foods

What's it to us?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Spanish Cuisine in a Tex-Mex Town

There’s a new kind of tortilla in Austin

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

Review: Holy Roller

The personal is edible at Callie Speer's new hot spot

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton: Food for Doomsday

How to weather the storm

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Eddie Stout Is a One-Man Historical Blues Society

On the eve of his Eastside Kings Festival the Dialtone Records founder remains doggedly preservationist

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback: David Ramirez’s Lost Art

David Ramirez’s America, HAAM Benefit Day, and the reverend of Austin music

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

AGLIFF 2017

aGLIFF: The Life of Austin’s Trans Youth

Four-year project follows transgender folks navigating Austin

BY IMAN SHAH

aGLIFF: Diving Into the Dark Soundscapes of Discreet

Travis Mathews’ feature explores the twisting alleys of human interaction

BY JESSI CAPE

aGLIFF Best Bets

Film premieres and parties galore

BY SARAH MARLOFF

There's Something in the Woods

Celebrating the Alamo Rolling Roadshow with Bruce Campbell

BY MARC SAVLOV

What’cha Watchin’?

Web Editor James Renovich loves the sweet abominations of Polygon's Monster Factory

Film Reviews

Beach Rats

A moody take on the Jersey Shore

Crown Heights

Another reminder of racial inequality in the American prison system

It

This Stephen King adaptation floats with the best of them

9/11

The perils of people trapped in an elevator during the titular terrorist attack

Tulip Fever

Intrigue blossoms in 17th century Amsterdam
arts & culture

Stephanie Elizondo Griest Tracks Injustices on U.S. Borders

The award-winning journalist discusses her latest book, All the Agents and Saints

BY MARC SAVLOV

Arts Reviews

UT Department of Theatre & Dance's Building the Wall

UT Department of Theatre & Dance rushes to get Robert Schenkkan's timely political drama onstage

Southwest Theatre Productions' The Understudy

Southwest Theatre's focused cast overcomes the oddities in the script to serve up a snarky, funny look at the theatre business
columns

Page Two: Row My Boat Ashore

Louis Black bids farewell in his final “Page Two” column

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

The Austin's Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Bracken Cave and Other Bat Caves

The bat colonies around Texas are swollen with mothers and their pups emerging for the nightly feeding frenzy, making for spectacular shows

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Carp in a Sand Trap

There's nothing much sadder than a stripper in a golf cart

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Hurricane Harvey – common legal questions

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

WrestleCircus Leads the Pack of Impressive Promotions in Town

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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