Sept. 7, 2018

Volume 38, Number 2

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news

A New Jail for Travis County?

County moves forward with new women's building despite vote to delay and community outcry

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

Point Austin: Breaking Down the Bonds

Affordable housing headlines, but there's plenty in the package

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Ann Kitchen

District 5 council member on Chapter 380 agreements

Civics 101

Austin ISD Board Considering Policy Change for Facility Use

Anti-LGBTQ church's use of Performing Arts Center sparks protest, trustees' concerns

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

NAKED CITY

Grand Jury No-Bills Chantal Eldridge

Avoids indictment over alleged sexual assault of minor in 2006

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Teachers Unions File Suit

Believe Senate Bill 1882 will lead to "charterization" of public school system

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Manley on Misdemeanors

Police chief outlines timeline for amending policy for discretionary arrests

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Statesman Says Farewell to Longtime Staffers

The purge is on

BY MICHAEL KING

City Budget: Room to Move

Council nears final decisions on 2019 budget

BY MICHAEL KING

Death Watch: Ruben Gutierrez

The State v. the Federal Court

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Laura Pressley Rocks On

Failed candidate now pursuing "illegal voters"

BY MICHAEL KING

City's Tourism Commission Off to a Rocky Start

Peace and harmony

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Rising Ridership

Numbers following the June ReMap: going up

BY JACK CRAVER

T.A. Brown and Menchaca: From the Ground Up

New beginnings for two elementary schools

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Election TIcker: 60 Days and Counting

Labor Day is over

BY MARY TUMA, CHASE HOFFBERGER, MICHAEL KING AND NINA HERNANDEZ

Support Your Small and Local Businesses

Council approves overhaul of Chapter 380 agreements

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

food

Texas Tiki Week Returns With an All-Star Cast and Tropical Spirit

The annual event is back with the best bits of tiki craft and history

BY TOM THORNTON

These Local Cheeses Are Curated to Be an Edible Experience

Antonelli’s, Vino Vino, Il Bruto, and La Matta think beyond the palate

BY R.T. FRANK

Italic Puts the Emphasis on Fresh Flavors

Andrew Curren’s Downtown restaurant reinvents Italian lunch

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

How a Genetic Disorder Drove Abby Solomon to the Forefront of Science and Music

After supplying a scientific breakthrough, this Austinite improves one show at a time

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Playback: Waterloo Music Festival vs. Eastside Kings Festival

Austin music’s fall festival opens with a double-barrel bang

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Ghostland Observatory

See You Later, Simulator

Ray Bonneville

At King Electric

the Belle Sounds

The Sea Within

Cordy Lavery

Cordless

Bridge Farmers

Bridge Farmers

Kydd Jones

Homecoming

Kevin Galloway

The Change

Jason Eady

I Travel On

D.T. Buffkin

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

the Young Mothers

Morose
screens

AGLIFF 2018

New Name but Same Mission for aGLIFF

The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival embraces the diversity of queer culture

BY JOSH KUPECKI

PJ Raval's Call Her Ganda and the Murder of Beauty

aGLIFF film explores the intersection of transphobia, imperialism, and poverty

BY SARAH MARLOFF

New Documentary Highlights the Legacy of a Black Queer TV Pioneer

Ellis Haizlip is the unapologetic Mr. Soul!

BY CHARLIE NEDDO

Six Films You Can’t Miss at aGLIFF 2018

Biopics, retrospectives, and one big mystery

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin Film Society Announces 2018 Grant Winners

Recipients show strength and diversity of Texas filmmakers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Age of Summer

Back to the beach in this coming-of-age throwback

Cold Skin

Imperialism and isolation pervade this monster movie

God Bless the Broken Road

More Midwestern religiosity from the God's Not Dead team

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

The genius of the original bad boy of tennis, deconstructed

Let the Corpses Tan

Deliciously lurid crime drama is pulp in all the best ways

The Wife

Glenn Close is icily brilliant as a woman who refuses to be diminished
arts & culture

Art Partying With Cherry Cola Dog

Make a space with a DIY approach to art and a Burning Man vibe, and you get the wildly popular Cherry Cola Dog

BY TAYLOR PREWITT

Snapshot: Austin Musician-Artists Market

On the first Sunday of the month, One-2-One Bar gives musicians an outlet to show another side of their artistry

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Shrewd Productions' The Madres

In Stephanie Alison Walker’s new play, women’s fight for the “disappeared” in Argentina’s Dirty War proves timely

Jason Phelps & Co.'s Landfallen – the lost and found

This new work of dance-theatre takes us on journeys through wild wastes and personal histories, but leaves us in a place of hope

"ANGRY CLOUD + DESCND: Return of the Litvak"

The clouds are angry in this solo installation, but the spirit of the show at DORF is doggedly hopeful, fresh, and invigorating
columns

Qmmunity

Like community, but queerer

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Bretagne Memorial, Cypress

Service dog from 9/11 remembered in her home town

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Deranged Incredulity

Buzzing hard on 20mg of Blue Bell-soaked THC

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Here and There

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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