April 6, 2018

Illustration by Jason Stout

Volume 37, Number 32

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news

Deep Divisions in Texas' Powerful Anti-Choice Movement

Battle reflects Lege’s growing extremism

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

City Hall begins budget prep with a fair-to-middling forecast

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Doomed?

Looking forward to the November ballot

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Bob Nicks

Austin Firefighters Association president on the matter of self-policing

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

One Cop Fired, One's Fate Sealed?

Mathis fired following Stallings October indictment

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Pair of Deaths at the County Jail

TCSO believes both men died "of natural causes"

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Changes Ahead for Austin Pride

New president, new weekend?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The City's (Interim) Plan for the Public Safety Chiefs

Police, Fire, and Police Monitor all addressed

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Special Prosecutor Assigned to Probe Old Sexual Assault Allegations Against Chantal Eldridge

Judicial nominee derides case as being based on "false allegation"

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Uproar Over Judge's Dismissal at SOAH

Calls to remove chief administrative law judge

BY MICHAEL KING

Rich DePalma Enters District 8 Council Race

Parks and Rec Board member joins crowded race

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Executive Oversight: Who's Watching Over City Chiefs?

Public Safety Commission continues probe into harassing behavior

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Commissioners Hash Out CodeNEXT's Mobility Details

Cars, parking, and more addressed at recent meeting

BY SARAH MARLOFF

City Council: Budding Budgets

Anticipated FY 2018 General Fund surplus: right now, $750,000

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Campaign Notes

For those about to run-off

BY MICHAEL KING

Soccer in Austin: The Road to Realness

What'll happen at McKalla Place? Good question.

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Texas Could Lose Big If Census Undercounts Immigrants

Citizenship question could eat into $43 billion state receives in federal funds

BY MARY TUMA

Feds Move Closer to Removing Vireo From Endangered Species List

A delisting for the birds

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

food

Review: ManinPasta Brings a Little Sicilian to South Lamar

Italian food crafted with love just down the road from the Broken Spoke

BY JESSI CAPE

An “Old Austin” Date Night at Phara’s Mediterranean Cuisine

Transport to a bygone Austin era of funky ambience and soulful hospitality

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Another Look at the Underrated Tex-Mex of Vivo

Have a Mexican martini and then walk to AFS Cinema

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

How Heartless Bastards Frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom Arrived at Her Solo Debut

Songwriting at the edge of her comfort zone on Sweet Unknown

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Spatula City Limits

Austin music journeys to the desert – and you're not invited

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Loma

Loma

Why Bonnie

In Water

Daphne Tunes

Volume 1

Jarebear

The Journey for the Giant Jelly Bean

the Sweethearts

Traces of Time

Mitch Chandler

Seasons

Jon Lundbom Quartet

Live at Monks

Aaron Russell

Red Guitar

Uncle Walt's Band

Anthology: Those Boys From Carolina, They Sure Enough Could Sing
screens

Austin Writer Explores the Contradictions of Ted Kennedy in Chappaquiddick

Telling the tale of the shattering of Camelot

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Sex Pistols Go Boom

Iconic punk final tour implosion in D.O.A.

BY TIM STEGALL

Now Streaming in Austin: Gym Buddies

Web comedy Gym Buddies gets in shape

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Film Reviews

Back to Burgundy

French drama tries to find life lessons in the vineyard.

Beirut

John Hamm sweats stylishly in gritty, grim spy thriller.

Blockers

Butt-chugging gags can't hide Blockers' big heart.

Foxtrot

Israeli drama brings offbeat levity to anti-war narrative.

Gemini

Noir murder mystery for the selfie generation.

God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

Evangelical film franchise rolls into volume three.

The Miracle Season

Friday Night Lights for the volleyball scene.

A Quiet Place

As monsters lurk, the world survives with a whisper

Tyler Perry's Acrimony

Tyler Perry takes on the "woman scorned" trope.
arts & culture

Courage Moves in Ballet Austin's Exit Wounds

For his new dance, choreographer Stephen Mills turned to moments of inspiration in his own life

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort

Annual hot air balloon festival is an uplifting tradition

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Seen / Soon: April 6

On the bus in the City of Angels with Salvage Vanguard's staging of con flama and in Mexico with John Gibley, author of I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us

Arts Reviews

Paper Chairs' The Repentance of Saint Joan

Patrick Shaw’s new play is less a tale of Joan of Arc’s life than a divine meditation on love lost

Different Stages’ Yankee Tavern

This production of Steven Dietz’s play offers a deep dive into what we choose to believe and a stimulating evening of theatre

“Michelle Marchesseault” at Northern-Southern

The paintings filled with nesting S-curves comes from the artist’s meditative practice, but they’re joyful in their rumination
columns

Oops!

Gay Place

The Great Show brings modern cabaret to Austin

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: AquaBrew Brewery, San Marcos

Popular brewpub has the agility of a homebrewer and consistency of a craft brewer

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Grossly Inaccurate Egyptology Lecture

We mere mortals are just feathers being blown about in the tempest of the gods

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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