Dec. 15, 2017

Volume 37, Number 16

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features

Your Guide to Giving

How to donate to local nonprofits
news

How Austin Handles Mental Health Emergencies

Police, EMS, and Integral Care work together to serve people in psychiatric crisis

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Point Austin: Unfinished Business

Working Austin's weirding ways to New Year's resolutions

BY MICHAEL KING

2018 Primary Election Filing Time

And the candidates are ...

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Doug Jones

The senator-elect from Alabama runs an autopsy on his campaign

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Reposa out of Jail

DWI attorney released after 68 days

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Chauffeur Reg Revamp Rerouted

City set to level playing field between limos, taxis, and TNCs

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Van Boven Cleared of Mistreating Patients

Texas Medical Board reluctantly accepts ruling of admin judge

BY MICHAEL KING

Mobile Loaves & Money

An ATM has arrived at the Community First! Village

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Police Contract Talks Run Late

Council considers meet-and-confer agreement during special Wednesday meeting

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council: Welcome to the Holiday Rush

If you think your to-do list is too long, consider City Council's

BY MICHAEL KING

Everybody out of the Pool Plan!

Council punts Aquatic Master Plan to February

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

So You Want to Be Austin’s City Manager

Finalists hit public forum before Council's Tuesday decision

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Lewis Conway Jr. Faces Long Odds for Council Candidacy

City memo suggests convicted felons aren’t eligible for office

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Austin's Disappearing Mobile Home Communities

Redeveloping a manufactured housing park isn’t the only way its new owner can turn a profit

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

A (Citizen Review) Panel of Experts?

New police contract places term limits on CRP

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Texas Wants to Bury Your Fetus, Pt. 2

It's déjà vu all over again in the fight for reproductive rights

BY MARY TUMA

food

Tex-Mex Institution Reopens as an Austin Food Truck

Austin’s newest tamale mavens, Karam’s Tamale Company

BY JESSI CAPE

Brenham’s Brazos Valley Brewing Is a Destination, Not a Pit Stop

"It's what's on the inside that counts"

BY ERIC PUGA

Food Events

music

Kalu James’ Psychedelic Awakening

Nigerian folkie fully realizes cosmic blues-rock

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Live reviews of Big Bill, Protextor, Black Fret Ball, and Margaret Moser’s memorial concert

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Gift Guide 2017

Gift Guide Grab Bag

An array of extravagance to geek out on

BY MARK FAGAN, RICHARD WHITTAKER, NGUYEN LE, TUCKER WHATLEY AND JOSH KUPECKI

What’cha Watchin’?

Distribution Manager/Luv Doc Rabble-Rouser Dan Hardick is all Showtime, all the time

Film Reviews

Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman disappears into the role of the beloved English statesman

Ferdinand

A beloved children's book gets a mediocre screen adaptation

Just Getting Started

Grumpy old men on the golf course

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A stellar entry into the beloved franchise
arts & culture

Local Writers Hone Their Craft at the Street Lit Authors Club

Creating a space where those experiencing homelessness can tell their stories

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Seen / Soon: Dec. 15

A grand send-off to musical theatre at UT with The Drowsy Chaperone and feeding off the solstice darkness with Carla McElhaney and invoke

Arts Reviews

Theatre Synesthesia's The Brutes

Casey Wimpee’s original drama is about a Civil War-era family, but it’s deeply relevant to our own fractured time

Austin Playhouse’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

In its rush to be fun, the show fails to tap all the potential of this rom-com sequel to Pride and Prejudice

“Rachel Stuckey: Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet” at Women & Their Work

The artist creates some genuinely geeky-cool stuff in this show that’s smart, funny, and fresh in its treatment of tech
columns

Oops!

Gay Place

Queer holiday joy

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: OS Ranch Museum, Post

Small-town art museum with a world-class collection

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Via Dolorosa

When is it acceptable to use the L word?

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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