Nov. 24, 2017

Volume 37, Number 13

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news

Austin Energy's Quest to Bring Solar Power to Renters and the Less Wealthy

What can new incentive programs and community solar projects do for the city's most abundant energy source?

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Point Austin: Reasons to Be Thankful

At holiday time, mixed blessings are all we have

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: CodeNEXT Wrecks Austin?

Only if we let it continue to fester in darkness

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Shudde Fath

Fath resigns from the Electric Utility Commission

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

(Frank) Leffingwell for Judge

Former mayor's son is up for WilCo judge

BY MICHAEL KING

Let Leticia Speak

Initial script for new film about Wendy Davis filibuster may have missed a few historical marks

BY MARY TUMA

Dem Donor Steve Mostyn Dead

Mostyn, a Houston attorney, was 46

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Cap Metro Board Approves Frequency Changes

14 bus routes will now run every 15 minutes during peak times, as opposed to the current total of six

BY JACK CRAVER

CodeNEXT's Delay, "Good for Austin"

Land-use rewrite gets punted to little complaint

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council: Meet the Candidates

Names of city manager suitors may be revealed by the time you read this

BY MICHAEL KING

Vision Zero: Remembering Is Not Enough

Friends and family gather for third annual Day of Remembrance Vigil

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Health Care for All ... or Just Some?

Misappropriating funds or marketing?

BY MICHAEL KING

Florence’s Comfort House: Love’s in Need of Love Today

Montopolis refuge kicks off fall donation drive for goods, toys

BY MICHAEL KING

Reposa’s Reroute

If you can't beat 'em, run against 'em

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Former Firefighter Out on Bond

James Baker facing charges of invasive video recording

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

food

Becoming an Enlightened Carnivore

Outrider helps facilitate responsible hunting experiences

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Era Ceramics Creates Dinnerware for Austin's Top Restaurants

Local couple creates dinnerware for Austin's top restaurants

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Food Events

music

Project ATX6

The city’s unofficial music ambassador program turns 4 thanks to the sweat equity of founder Chris Brecht

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Austin’s Rarest Vinyl

Want exclusive vinyl for Record Store Black Friday? Check out some of Austin's rarest wax.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Golden Boys

Better Than Good Times

Leti Garza

El Unico Para Mi

Sunny & the Sunliners

Mr. Brown Eyed Soul

Jimmie Vaughan, Mike Flanigin

Live at C-Boy's

The Dan Ryan

Guidance

Greenbeard

Lödarödböl

Jon Dee Graham

Escape From Monster Island
screens

Rooster Teeth Beams Out Lazer Team 2

Sci-fi comedy sequel lands on YouTube Red

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Trauma of Thanksgiving Films

Or, how to alienate your family this holiday season

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Time to Come Out and Play

Game On highlights Texas gaming scene

BY TUCKER WHATLEY

What’cha Watchin’?

Marketing Manager Karena Rogers on her favorite background shows to watch while multitasking

Film Reviews

Chavela

A tribute to the life of iconic ranchera singer

Coco

A moving and colorful addition to the Pixar filmography

The Man Who Invented Christmas

How Charles Dickens created Ebenezer Scrooge
arts & culture

Turk Pipkin's Book of the Every Other Month Club

When you subscribe to this service, you get six volumes, Kenya gets three libraries

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Seen / Soon, Nov. 24

Arts Reviews

City Theatre's The Seafarer

Karen Sneed’s staging is shot through with compassion for the play’s hard-luck, hard-drinking Irishmen

Austin Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare’s rom-com gets a light staging with fine performances and lots of genuine laughs

Murder Ballads

Gabe SoriaPaul Reinwandand Chris Hunt
columns

Gay Place

We are thankful – for you

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: El Cosmico, Marfa

The alternative hotel of tepees, yurts, safari tents, and retro trailers is funky, fun, and functional

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Giving Thanks

The Luv Doc is not not conned by the deluded nostalgics who claim that turkey is their favorite meat

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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