Dec. 8, 2017

Volume 37, Number 15

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features

Your Guide to Giving

How to donate to local nonprofits
news

Gift Guide 2017

The Chronicle’s 2017 Holiday Political Survival Guide

Borscht in a Bag, a male chastity belt, and more gifts to get you through the rut

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Point Austin: Double Top Secret Probation

City Council goes on a snipe hunt, and is left holding the bag

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The End of Single-Family?

Possibly. And look who’s leading the charge.

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Rebecca Webber

The Public Safety Commission chair dishes on the police contract

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

SCOTUS Won’t Hear Same-Sex Spousal Benefits Appeal

Justices reject Houston-based case in Monday toss-out

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Aquatic Master Plan May Be Mastered

Long-awaited pool plan goes before Parks and Rec Board

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

LULAC Protests Lack of Latino Manager Candidates

The League of United Latin American Citizens is not happy with the city manager pool

BY MICHAEL KING

T. Don Hutto Abuse Case Goes to FBI

Laura Monterrosa's sexual assault saga continues

BY MARY TUMA

Changes Coming to Ground Transportation Industry

Keep, keep, keeping up with the times

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: They Bring Their Ukes Along

Today at City Council: It's gonna be a long one

BY MICHAEL KING

There’s Never Been a City Council Candidate Like Lewis Conway Jr.

Grassroots organizer, convicted felon eyes Ora Houston's seat

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Campaign Notes: Adler vs. ?

Citywide election pool begins to fill up

BY MICHAEL KING

The Long Road to Responsive Fire Coverage

It appears the city’s in no big rush

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Stages of Labor

EMS stalls again, police association eyes final hurdle

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

A Tale of Two Soccer Stadiums

Will Austin get both, one, or none?

BY NICK BARBARO

County Kills Coyote Contract

Will enter into new deal with City of Austin in January

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

Relief for Reposa?

Could the bombastic attorney's jail sentence get cut in half?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

food

Gift Guide 2017

Eat, Drink, Bee Merry

Edible holiday gifts for even the darkest of souls

BY JESSI CAPE

Review: Phoebe’s Diner

New daytime dining hot spot hits the '04

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

Playback: Margaret Moser’s Final Act

Margaret Moser tribute concert, following Black Fret's money, and a last chance to nominate locals in the Austin Music Poll – this week!

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Gift Guide 2017

Heart-Shaped Box Sets

Metallica

Master of Puppets (Remastered Deluxe Box Set)

Beatles, Rolling Stones

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Deluxe Edition), Their Satanic Majesties Request (50th Anniversary Special Edition)

Helium

The Dirt of Luck, The Magic City, Ends With And

Ramones

Leave Home (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), Rocket to Russia (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Hüsker Dü

Savage Young Dü

Nick Cave

Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1984-2014)

R.E.M.

Automatic for the People (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

David Bowie

A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982)

Bob Dylan

Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981

Creation

Action Painting
screens

Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Gaming

Make sure the gamer on your list has something to open

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER, JAMES RENOVITCH, TUCKER WHATLEY AND NGUYEN LE

Holiday Gift Guide: Film Fan

From up on the screen to under the tree

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER, MARC SAVLOV AND TUCKER WHATLEY

Holiday Gift Guide: Pop-Culture Collectors

Alternative gifts for the Game of Thrones and Stranger Things fan in your life

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER, SARAH K. WOLF AND MARC SAVLOV

Reach for the Skyline

Other Worlds Austin Film Festival goes above and Beyond

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

Front Desk Superstar Zach Pearce extols the Primitive Technology YouTube channel

Film Reviews

Bullet Head

A cracking good Tarantino-esgue heist film

The Shape of Water

An unconventional love story from one of the best fabulists

Wonder Wheel

Woody Allen's ode to Coney Island
arts & culture

Gift Guide 2017

TK Tunchez, Space Creatress

With mercados such as Frida Fridays, this artist and jewelry maker makes room for women of color to share art and build community

BY LETICIA URIETA

12 Days of Christmas Bazaars

A merry miscellany of local art markets and fairs to visit over a dozen days

Arts Reviews

Street Corner Arts' Pocatello

Rich performances highlight the pain, hope, and heart in this staging of Samuel D. Hunter's family drama

The Hideout Theatre's Dance Dreams

The improv artists in this production do an impressive job of detailing the falling and rising fortunes of a ballet company

"Light" at Wally Workman Gallery

Taking in all the varieties of gold in this polished group show is akin to basking in sunlight on a bleak winter's day
columns

Gay Place

LezzDance: gone, but not forgotten

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Gift Guide 2017

Gifts that make it worth a day trip double your fun

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Emotional Meltdown

It's almost always the molehill

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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