Oct. 20, 2017

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Volume 37, Number 8

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news

Chronicle Endorsements

Our endorsements on local bond packages and state constitutional amendments

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Sounding the Alarm on Texas' Nursing Home System

25% of the state's 1,200 long-term care centers have been cited for serious standard deficiencies

BY NINA HERNANDEZ AND ANNAMARYA SCACCIA

Point Austin: The Amazon Invasion

We could handle another giant, but let's let 'em open their own wallets

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Let’s Hope ...

Soccer planning goes better than plan planning

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Ann Denkler

CodeNEXT is starting to wear on everyone

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Texas Is About to Get Its First Marijuana Dispensary

Compassionate Cultivation open in Austin before year’s end?

BY MARY TUMA

Rape Claims Hit Rideshare Drivers

Lyft, RideAustin drivers both arrested on sexual assault charges

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Former APD Officer Coleman Martin’s Charges Dropped

Cop who faked his own death accepts probation, won't face misdemeanor charges

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

AISD Trustee Yasmin Wagner’s Two Bosses

District 7 trustee did Board work on city time, says city auditor

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: Another Quiet Dais?

Agenda features the CURE and a list of proposed audits

BY MICHAEL KING

“Center for Austin’s Future” in Search of Candidates

New nonprofit plans to groom City Council members

BY MICHAEL KING

Hernandez to ICE Reversal Critics: “This Is Not Over”

Sheriff incurs wrath after altering detainer policy

BY MARY TUMA

A.G.: First Responders Can Carry, Administer Naloxone

Treatment for opioids seen as big step, but hardly only solution

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Despite State's Opposition, Judge Grants Abortion to Undocumented Minor Held "Hostage"

Texas “must not become a sanctuary state for abortions,” says A.G.

BY MARY TUMA

Assistant Chief Aaron Woolverton Cleared at AFD

Woolverton found to have not lied to Civil Service about past accident

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Austin Police Association, City Nearing Deal

Wages at issue for union after oversight concessions

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Death Watch: Court of Criminal Appeals Grants Stay to Clinton Young

Evidentiary hearing expected in Midland County

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

Review: Eldorado Cafe

Finding the gold in an Allandale strip mall

BY JESSI CAPE

Comedian Danny Palumbo's Hot Take on Gas Station Coffee

Lattes are not the way to this caffeine junkie's heart

BY DANNY PALUMBO

Dear Glutton: Fall Flavors

Places in town to eat something autumnal without pumpkin spice

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Bill Converse Shapes Texas Techno

Underground turntable maestro needs no introduction to local DJs, but to the broader community he's flown under the radar

BY DAN GENTILE

Playback: The New Face of Austin Music Festivals

Taking stock of Austin’s festival landscape a week after the conclusion of ACL Fest

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Tour Diary: Jackie Venson

Rising ATX guitarist recounts opening for the local blues slinger

BY JACKIE VENSON

Texas Album Hall of Fame: Project Crew

Tee Double dusts off the local release that proved Austin hip-hop worthy of his raps

BY TERRANY “TEE DOUBLE” JOHNSON

Texas Platters

Balmorhea

Clear Language

Lomelda

Thx

ST 37

Fuck You, You Rule: ST 37's Greatest "Hits"

VVV

Shadow World

Crack Pipes

Beauty School
screens

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 2017 PREVIEW

Austin Film Festival 2017 Preview

The writers' festival goes big

BY JOSH KUPECKI

AFF Brings Walter Hill for The Warriors and Then Some

Writer/director comes out to play

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Stream Analysis

Dispatches from the couch

BY JOSH KUPECKI AND MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

What’cha Watchin’?

Writer/Proofreader Greg Stitt hunts down the best horror options currently streaming

Film Reviews

Breathe

Andrew Garfield stars in this biopic of a British responaut and advocate for the disabled

Dina

Human Flow

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei directs an epic overview of the global refugee crisis.

Killing Gunther

Of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the world's best hitman

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Account of the informant who brought down Nixon's administration

Only the Brave

Visceral dramatization of the heroic work of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

Same Kind of Different as Me

Can two men span the gap of cultural differences?

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

Intimate portrait of the surfing legend only skims the surface.
arts & culture

Half Price Books: Where Rare Is Well Done

Does the rare books room at Austin’s North Lamar location owe its success to alchemy?

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Woman in Black at Scottish Rite Theater

Skilled actors and atmospheric design combine to make this co-production a spine-tingler ideal for Halloween

Zach Theatre's Singin' in the Rain

This stage take on the silver-screen musical really comes alive when it breaks free of the familiar film's grip

La Follia Plays J.S. Bach’s Greatest Chamber Music

Choosing Bach’s top chamber works may be impossible, but the baroque ensemble made a convincing case for five not-easy pieces in this concert
columns

Gay Place

Rescheduled Pride doesn't miss a beat

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: San Antonio Botanical Garden

Public garden adds a culinary component to its flowering beds

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Mr. Nice Guy

Sweet T is the name of an Irish boxer with fake front teeth and sleeve tattoos

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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