Nov. 23, 2018

Volume 38, Number 13

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Chronicle Endorsements

Dec. 11 Run-off Election; Early Voting Nov. 29-Dec. 7

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

The Life of a Search and Rescue Drone Pioneer

How retired Air Force medic Gene Robinson found new purpose looking for missing persons

BY CAT CARDENAS

Point Austin: Giving Thanks

In the spirit of the season, a few celebrations

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Homes for the Holidays?

Housing Blueprint Gets an Implementation Plan

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Sexual Assault and the City

District Judge Lee Yeakel will hear arguments on whether to dismiss the class action suit filed by rape survivors against the city

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Austin Gets Its VW Payout

It took some doing, but Austin will see $16 million from Volkswagen AG's emissions control scandal fallout

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Taking Muni Court to Court?

MetCenter files lawsuit against city for scuttled Municipal Court move-in plan

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

A Peek Into the New Lege's Anti-Choice Plan

It can surely be worse

BY MARY TUMA

Unity in the Community as City Council OK’s Police Pact

Why all sides are calling the four-year, $44 million police contract a win

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Election Ticker: Run, Run, Run-off Away

It's a whole new election, y'all! Don't be alarmed.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON AND NINA HERNANDEZ

Seaholm Residents Got Dem Ol’ Noisy Freight Train Blues

Downtowners want to turn down the volume on the adjoining rail line

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

State Admin Law Judges Departing in Droves

State admin law judges departing in droves

BY MICHAEL KING

Sick Leave: A Wage by Any Other Name?

Texas 3rd Court of Appeals strikes down Austin's ordinance

BY MARY TUMA

food

Thanksgiving Is a Celebration of Immigrants

Turkey tales in translation

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

First Look: Tio Pepe Chicken

There’s a lucky rooster, and more flavor combinations than days in the year

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

Sniper 66 Conceptualize Austin's First Serial Killer

The street-punk vets tell the tale of the Servant Girl Annihilator

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback Punches Out

After six years and 388,000 words, "Playback" hands off the music column

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters Hall of Fame: Selena's Dreaming of You

Local leader of Selena tribute act Bidi Bidi Banda, Stephanie Bergara returns to the source in her choice of classic Lone Star LPs

BY STEPHANIE BERGARA

Texas Platters

Jamie Lin Wilson

Jumping Over Rocks

Dirty River Boys

Mesa Starlight

Band of Heathens

A Message From the People Revisited

Michael Martin Murphey

Austinology: Alleys of Austin

Reputations

Electric Power

Jana Horn

Go On / Move Your Body

Nori

Bruise Blood

Portrayal of Guilt

Let Pain Be Your Guide
screens

Exploring Friendship in Ralph Breaks the Internet

Screenwriter and former Austinite Pamela Ribon talks BFFs, online and IRL

BY BRITT HAYES

The Austin Film Society's Noir Canon Travels the Mean Streets

The city is the star of the AFS film series

BY JULIAN DEBERRY

Now Streaming in Austin: Sleep No More

Sleep No More brings back Eighties’ Pop and popcorn

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Creed II

Predictable but still pleasurable new chapter and verse in the Book of Rocky

The Front Runner

Jason Reitman revisits a long-ago time when a sex scandal could ruin a candidate's shot at the presidency

Green Book

Jim Crow road trip may be simplistic, but it's heartfelt

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

Documentary tracks the evolution of the artist and activist

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Disney gets a lot of the bugs out of their arcade franchise

Robin Hood

This umpteenth iteration of He Who Steals From the Rich to Give to the Poor puts its dumbness front and center
arts & culture

Charles Dickens' Prolific Work Comes to Several Austin Stages

There's more than Scrooge on Austin stages this holiday season – which is just as his creator would want it

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: Saturnalia Festival

At this psychedelic music fest, it’s all about community

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Immigrants, the Musical! (Part Two)

With this improvised musical series, one family’s tale of coming to the states becomes a tale about us all

Austin Shakespeare’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

This production is everything but sultry, which is the very thing the Tennessee Williams drama needs most
columns

Qmmunity

Giving thanks, looking ahead

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Ice Land, Moody Gardens, Galveston

Ice sculpture is the coolest show on the island

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: A Johnny Appleseed of Negativity

You will become an even better version of the person you believe yourself to be

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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