Aug. 10, 2018

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Volume 37, Number 50

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news

Breathing Room for the City Budget

Proposed FY 2019 city budget features sunnier projections

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Strange Bedfellows, Stranger Politics

"Efficiency audit" petition campaign could use an independent audit

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: ZAP!

The commission was right. CodeNEXT must die. But then what?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Delia Garza

D2 council member talks about a balance with police

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Title X Money in the Right Hands

Women's Health and Family Planning Association of Texas sole statewide grantee

BY MARY TUMA

Tania Silva vs. SB 4

Mentally ill undocumented woman would not have been held on ICE detainer if not for anti-immigrant law

BY MARY TUMA

Southwest Key Boycott Brewing?

Activist group calls for full boycott against East Austin nonprofit's programs

BY MARY TUMA

Austin Justice Coalition Gets Grant

$20,000 in funding will allow AJC to "advance justice"

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: Back in Action

Members return to lengthy to-do list

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Election Notes: It’s a Family Affair ... Again

Susana Almanza's back in D3, and Ann Kitchen has an opponent

BY SARAH MARLOFF, CHASE HOFFBERGER AND AUSTIN SANDERS

Pick Your Plan for McKalla Place

Precourt vs. the field

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Paid Sick Leave Fight Continues

Paxton, Texas Public Policy Foundation take effort to 3rd Court of Appeals

BY MARY TUMA

County on Pace to Set Record for In-Custody Deaths

Arthur David Westley is sixth to die in custody this year

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

So Goes CodeNEXT

Fallout from a canceled rewrite

BY SARAH MARLOFF

AISD: Respect for All Who Can Pay

School district to rent Performing Arts Center to anti-LGBTQ church

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

More Trouble for Medical Board and SOAH

Dr. Van Boven sues TMB staff and hearings agency hemorrhages

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Why Are Some of Austin's Smartest Restaurants Heading Toward Dripping Springs?

The Switch, Pieous, and the League look west

BY TOM THORNTON

Home Slice Pizza's New Location as Great as the Original

The classic local hot spot serves up its New York-style slices on North Loop

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

Bridge Farmers' Superior Acid Metal

Hawkwind and Sabbath didn't spawn the Austin trio, but they should have

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Quit Your Day Job: Jess Williamson

Heart-on-sleeve song siren paid her dues, all right – right down to the staples

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Pickathon, Texas

Austin talent looms large at Oregon fest

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Batty Jr.

Wormholes

ST 37

ST 37

Christeene

Basura

Uncle Piehole

Uncle Pie Hole

David Israel

The Year That Felt Like Two

Jeremy Nail

Live Oak

Kathy & the Kilowatts

Premonition of Love

Garrett T. Capps

In the Shadows (Again)
screens

Fear the Walking Dead Casts Its Shadow Over Austin

The AMC spin-off smash brings the dead to Texas

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Way of the Iron Dragon

Action film festival gets really hands-on

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee's wild true-life story would be a better documentary

The Captain

A bleak warning from Nazi Germany carries modern resonance

Christopher Robin

Back to the Hundred Acre Wood in this live-action sequel

The Darkest Minds

Earth's last children hunted by their parents

Dog Days

By-the-numbers summer rom-com has more going for it than just puppers

The Meg

This giant shark tale simply lacks bite

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

YA novel adaptation gently lampoons "pray the gay away" thinking

Never Goin' Back

Augustine Frizell ingeniously revamps the stoner buddy comedy

Slender Man

Creepypasta's most iconic creature hits the big screen

Summer of 84

Kids vs. serial killer, Eighties-style
arts & culture

How Austin's Queer Community Supports Its Own

Spotlighting the LGBTQ people and orgs looking after our health, youth, elders, and art

BY SARAH MARLOFF, CHARLIE NEDDO AND BETH SULLIVAN

Snapshot – RTX 2018: Cosplay Contest

The weekend's most creative cosplayers on handcrafting costumes and blowing little kids' minds

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Summer Stock Austin's Rob1n

This new musical brings Sherwood Forest's noble outlaw to our time with a message of togetherness

Paper Chairs' The Audience

Elizabeth Doss' adaptation of García Lorca's unfinished play is less a drama than a dream, unbound by logic, reason, or convention

Austin Classical Guitar's dream

The quality of the music in this concert was exceptional, but what made it special was the quality of the listening
columns

Gay Place

This Pride keep the spark alive

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Gandhi Plaza, Irving

Revered international leader memorialized in North Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: More Advice to Be Ignored

An affirmation of already existing opinions

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

It’s new; it’s Bold!

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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