Nov. 30, 2018

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Volume 38, Number 14

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news

Chronicle Endorsements

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

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

The Past, Present, and Future of Waller and Shoal Creeks

Finally doing right by Austin's waterways

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Point Austin: A More Urgent Warning

National Climate Assessment amplifies the alarm

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Displacement Bad

New task force report finds room to improve

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Slips Into Relaxation Mode

Light agenda, plus spitballing about biennial budgets

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

NAKED CITY

Defunding the Paxton Case

Court guts pay for special prosecutors trying AG for fraud

BY MARY TUMA

EPA Rejects Coyote Cyanide Ban

Feds reject effort to remove unsafe animal-control tool from use

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

Cronk Meets Job Creation Goals

City manager names candidates for new executive team

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Sparks Flying Over Spider House

Owner files suit after sexual misconduct scandal

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Run-Off Election Ticker: Getting a Li’l Testy!

Democracy itself is at stake. Just ask Frank Ward.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON, SARAH MARLOFF AND MARY TUMA

Bucking the Blacklist

Robert Van Boven back in court against Texas Medical Board

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin ISD Still Stymied by Confederate Names

A school by any other name ...

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

AISD Teachers Push Back on Proposed Cuts

Union warns cash-starved district: Stay out of the classroom

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Hail to the Fire Chief

Joel Baker comes in to lead a tired department

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

“Texas Seven” Escapee Set for Execution

Inmate challenges original conviction, post-escape "law of parties" verdict

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

Lobster Rolls and Business Rules at Garbo’s

Heidi Garbo is strong as hell

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

Playback: Compose Like a Pro

Graham Reynolds teaches musicians how to score ... film

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

I Want My All ATX: Austin Artists Revisit the 80s

I Want My All ATX: Austin Artists Revisit the 80s

Broadcasts Vol. 26

Broadcasts Vol. 26

Fastball

All the Pain Money Can Buy 20th Anniversary Edition

Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5

Before the World Beat You Down

Jeffrey Zeigler / Golden Hornet

The Sound of Science
screens

Building a Film Community at Renegade Studios

Austin filmmakers create a one-stop production space in Taylor

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Found Footage Festival Comes to Austin

Traveling showcase of video hilarity screens at the North Door

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

One in a Crowd

Local filmmakers make their own Netflix movie

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Anna and the Apocalypse

Scottish zombie musical is your new Christmas playlist

The Favourite

Period drama puts power and personality first

Maria by Callas

The genius soprano's contentious career in her own words

Meow Wolf: Origin Story

How the legendary art collective beat the world and kept its soul

Mirai

Delightful anime explores growing up from a kid's viewpoint

1985

Stunning AIDS drama looks beyond the disease and into grief
arts & culture

Legerdemain Man Ray Anderson

The fact that magicians around the world revere the magic man of Esther’s Follies is no illusion

BY JESSE SUBLETT

Snapshot: Austin Oddities and Curiosities Expo

Weird is the new normal at this bazaar of the bizarre

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Austin Playhouse's The Mystery of Edwin Drood

This musical production makes for an effervescent alternative to that other Dickens holiday show

Different Stages' Great Expectations

In this retelling of the Charles Dickens novel, a visible love of narrative is the show's greatest strength

"Annie Miller: I see london, I see france" at MoHA

This show in the Cage Match Project series casts the viewer as peeping Tom, looking through holes in a boarded-up trailer to view art
columns

Qmmunity

FBC will make you blush brighter than the Trail of Lights

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville

Sanctuary safeguards rare island of palms behind border wall

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Not Metaphorically Speaking

You can say "Cleveland Steamer" and not be accused of profanity

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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