Feb. 16, 2018

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features

PET ISSUE 2018

Meet Social Media Star Sid, the Regal Beagle, the Inspiration Behind Zilker Bark

Man’s best friend, and life coach

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Kermit the Therapy Dog Wants to Talk About Your Funeral

This grief counselor wears a collar

BY KATARINA BROWN

Inside Austin Police's Mounted Unit

Horseplay? Only after they’ve clocked out.

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Does This Relationship Have a Future?

If dogs aren’t welcome on the Starship, I’m not going either

BY NICK BARBARO

Austin’s MVP Farmhands (Just No Opposable Thumbs)

From an 800-pound pig to cuddly baby goats, these farm animals are earning their keep

BY KATARINA BROWN

The Chronicle's Staff Pet Portraits

Our first (and probably last) bring your pet to work day
news

2018 PRIMARIES

2018 Primary Election Preview: The Texas Lege

Dukes is wild in House District 46

BY MARY TUMA

2018 Primary Election Preview: Travis Co. Races

All over the local map

2018 Primary Election Preview: Judicial Races

Motions for relief

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: For Your Consideration

When you enter the poll, make your best choice ... these are ours

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Here Comes the Spin

CodeNEXT draft three winners & losers?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Joe Pantalion

Ruminations on CodeNEXT

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Facebook “Threat” Trial Begins in New Braunfels on Tuesday

Justin Carter, five years later

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

New Program Aims to Boost Voter Registration at Travis County Jail

Are county inmates aware that they’re eligible to vote?

BY MARY TUMA

CD 31: Austin’s Sixth District

It runs through Williamson County

BY MICHAEL KING

Introducing CodeNEXT Draft Three

Now the fun begins

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council: Doctor’s Orders

Sides lining up on paid sick time proposal

BY MICHAEL KING

Kerrtains at AFD

Fire chief to leave for Florida

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Is UT Harboring a Domestic Abuser?

Students, organizations calling for Richard Morrisett’s job

BY MARY TUMA

Van Boven Case Goes to Court

Medical whistleblower accused of breaching settlement

BY MICHAEL KING

Defense Attorneys Tell County Judges to Close Jail Reduction Docket

Demand letter threatens legal action over plea docket

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Eckhardt: The State of the County Is ...

Thursday address slams Lege, props up local entities

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Death Watch: Justice for Whom?

Kent Whitaker never wanted execution for his son

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Chronicle Endorsements

Recommendations for the county, state, and country

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

food

Black Food Matters

Taste of Black Austin returns to honor local food history and current star chefs

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Southern Heights Brewing Co. Ascends Into the Austin Beer Scene

Local brewpub reaches for the highest heights

BY ERIC PUGA

PET ISSUE 2018

Grocery Pup Creates Gourmet Dog Food Good Enough for Humans

Austin couple offers an all-natural way to feed your pup

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

Playback: Can Austin Be a Jazz City?

Two venues usher in a new era in Austin jazz. Plus music scholar Bill Bentley brings the Smithsonian Institution to bear at BookPeople.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Black Panther Comic Writer Evan Narcisse on Heroes and Afro-Futurism

From Austin to Wakanda

BY MOISÉS CHIULLÁN

ATX Film News

Our monthly guide to what's filming and screening

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

One in a Crowd

Local crowdfundung campaigns

BY MILO WEBB

Film Reviews

Black Panther

High drama and high action as Marvel gives Wakanda life.

Early Man

Aardman's prehistoric animation has some evolving to do.

The 15:17 to Paris

Eastwood cast innovative to re-create the Paris train attack.

Fifty Shades Freed

Mr. and Mrs. Grey break out the whips one last time

Mary and the Witch's Flower

Studio Ghibli alums stick to the formula for magical tale.

Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter's amiable bunny gets a CGI makeover.
arts & culture

Ellsworth Kelly's Austin Opens at the Blanton Museum of Art

By building this structure, the Blanton enabled a major modern artist to realize his masterwork

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: Texas’ First Female-Written Torah

Congregation Agudas Achim's dedication ceremony

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Zach Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

This dazzling production takes us inside the mind of a crime-solving teen on the spectrum

Jarrott Productions’ The Father

The play presents dementia from the sufferer’s perspective, but it suffers from a shortage of emotions besides exasperation

Golden Hornet’s String Quartet Smackdown IV

In this “hoot” of a competition, every one of the 16 compositions was a gem, but only one was voted the champion
columns

Gay Place

OUTsider Fest, Andrea Gibson, and more heat up the week ahead

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Angel on the Wind

Heaven’s hood ornament adorns memory park in Palestine

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: 40% of $35 Million

Consensual sodomy with an A-lister is probably the best scenario you could hope for

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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