Archives - Nov. 10, 2017 Issue - The Austin Chronicle

Nov. 10, 2017

Volume 37, Number 11

e-edition   |   pdf
ON THE COVER:
news

Adam Reposa on Ice

Sentenced to six months in jail for direct contempt, city’s DWI king meets stalemate in state courts

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Election Results: Meat and Potatoes

Travis County, Austin ISD come up big on bond projects

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Public Notice: What a Difference a Year Makes

Election news, and your city at work

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Chas Moore

The second best activist in the city has some thoughts about police brutality

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Margaret Moore Declines Prosecution of Cops Who Killed Morgan Crocker

Officers no-billed in Sept. 14, 2016, OIS

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Judge Lee Yeakel Dismisses April Balcombe’s Harassment Suit

Title VII’s personal staff exemption prevents court reporter from continuing legal effort

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Stakeholders Debate Sick Leave Policy

First of three meetings draws supporters, opponents

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Weekend Shooting Spree Suspect Charged

Rolando Martinez charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for weekend rampage up I-35

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Dawnna Dukes’ Conspiracy

State representative gets wild with Texas Tribune

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Activists out to Derail Police Contract

Agreement hits City Council in early December

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: Everything Is in the Open

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

EMS Contract: Not Over Yet

Council poised to send city, ATCEMSA back to negotiating table

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Providers Fight Another Texas Abortion Ban

Health risks and pain for patients

BY MARY TUMA

Monica Loera’s Killer Gets 20 Years

JonCasey Rowell received his sentence on Tuesday

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

Coffee With a Conscience

Local roasters give consumers a taste of culture and community

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

Review: Bao’d Up

Mueller's new steamed bun shop is hit and miss

BY JESSI CAPE

Local Sparkling Waters to Help You Get Your Topo Chico Fix

Waterloo, Big Swig, and Rambler break into the fizzy business

BY TOM THORNTON

Food Events

music

Is Austin's Growing Dance Music Scene in Need of Its Own HQ?

We talk to a dozen members of ATX’s electronic music community

BY DAN GENTILE

Playback: White Riot, Black Identity

Crowdfunding a black punk narrative, shuttering the Houston Press, and soundtracking Enchanted Rock

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Richard Linklater on His New Film Last Flag Flying

Cranston, Carell, and Fishburne star in the director’s most mature film to date

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Blood of the Common Man

The Workers Cup is a sobering look at global capitalism

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

What’cha Watchin’?

Office Manager Carrie Young dives back into Animaniacs' earworms

Film Reviews

Amanda & Jack Go Glamping

A couple try to reignite their marriage

Daddy's Home 2

The daddy's daddy crash Christmas in this unneeded sequel

Gilbert

Love him or hate him, he's Gilbert Gottfried

Hello Again

A sexy musical that spans time falls flat

Lady Bird

An enchanting coming-of-age tale from Greta Gerwig

Last Flag Flying

Three veterans embark on a road trip in Linklater's latest

Murder on the Orient Express

You may want to cancel your ticket to this latest Christie adaptation

The Square

A scathing and uncomfortable satire of the art world

The Work

Doc on a powerful Folsom Prison therapy group
arts & culture

Taming the East Austin Studio Tour

With EAST’s huge growth, artists work to keep the focus on their art and creative process

BY MELANY JEAN

Arts Reviews

Permanent Record Theatre's Dry Land

With this production, this company makes a bold debut and a fierce statement about life for teenage girls

One Ounce Opera’s Second Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song

This second program of new art songs proved the form is not just alive but relevant
columns

Oops!

Gay Place

The community mourns the loss of Monica Loera and Ceci Gratias

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Waymore’s Package Store, Littlefield

The High Plains outlaw lives on in family’s tribute museum and drive-through liquor store

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Mental Health Problem

We should all be deeply ashamed that we have let things go this far

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle