Feb. 8, 2019

news

Austin Animal Center Strains to Maintain Its No-Kill Status

City shelter struggles with overcrowding and volunteer dissatisfaction

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Austin at Large: Put on Your Shrinking Caps

So why – let alone how – do we "need" to "reform" Texas property taxes?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Good Change Is Good

Greg Casar’s affordable housing resolution

BY NICK BARBARO

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Quote of the Week

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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Promotes Air Pollution

State regulator barely even tries to hold industry accountable, advocates say

BY MICHAEL KING

Human Rights Campaign Calls Texas a "High Priority" for LGBTQ Equality

A long way to go, but public opinion trends toward legislative action

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Catholic Diocese Discloses Alleged Abusers

Bishop names 22 clergy "credibly accused" of sexual offenses with minors

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON AND SARAH MARLOFF

With Little Enthusiasm, City OKs Opting Into Oak Hill Parkway Project

Plus more items from City Council's first substantive meeting of the year

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

“Affordability Unlocked” With More Density, Casar Hopes

Proposal aims to make the city's money go farther by making projects larger

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Lege Lines: The Voters Speak, the Governor Listens

Abbott leaves the red-state red-meat back at the mansion

BY MARY TUMA, SARAH MARLOFF AND MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Dell Medical School Team Unveils Plans to Reinvent Austin State Hospital

Rising from the ashes of the aging mental hospital

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Eastside Parents Want Bus Routes Back

Reduced service in Montopolis, Johnston Terrace bad for students, activists claim

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council Calls for Audit of APD Rape Cases

Start-to-finish review responds to growing concern from advocates, survivors

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

Dear Glutton: How to Have a Romantic Low-Key Valentine's Day in Austin

It’s the little things, not heart-shaped confetti, that count most

BY EMILY BEYDA

Single Barrel Whiskey for the Right Price at Jack Allen's Kitchen

High-quality, approachable whiskeys to get you out of your comfort zone

BY JESSI CAPE

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of February 7, 2019
music

Altamesa Maps Lone Star Existentialism on Sophomore Stunner Idol Frontier

Evan Charles and Sean Faires brave the myth of the Southwest

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Spider House Ballroom Will Cease Live Entertainment

Longtime local venue converts to arcade bar following co-owner misconduct allegations, code violations, and artist payment delays

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Texas Platters

Bright Light Social Hour

Jude Vol. 1

Charlie Faye & the Fayettes

The Whole Shebang

The Damn Times

Gotta Get There!

Mark Deutrom

The Blue Bird

A. Sinclair

Catpaws

Rob Baird

After All

Bruce Smith

'Til the Wheels Fall Off

Terry Klein

Tex

Go Fever

Daydream Hawker

Quiet Company

On Corners & Shapes

Beth / / James

Falling
screens

Pet Sematary Remake to Close SXSW Film

Midnighters, Festival Favorites, plus shorts all announced

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Concordia University Organizing Austin’s First Varsity E-Sports Program

School plan approves practice space and on-campus arena

BY TUCKER WHATLEY

Anime Beyond Miyazaki Arrives in Austin

Films like I Want to Eat Your Pancreas are changing American tastes for Japanese animation

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Behind the Wheel With Netflix Documentary The Gentleman Driver

The weird world of millionaires in endurance racing

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation

The Academy's five favorite animated shorts, plus two ringers

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary

Tales of love and hate dominate these Oscar hopefuls

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action

Childhood trauma dominates this year's narrative short list

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

Bizarre title for a tender story of dealing with death

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Everything is still pretty awesome as this sequel builds on the first film

Lords of Chaos

The true crime story that made black metal truly sinister

The Prodigy

Childhood possession horror leaves us in two minds

Skid Row Marathon

Homeless runner documentary goes from sleeping rough to pounding the pavement

Tito and the Birds

Brazilian animation goes for the throat of Late Capitalism
arts & culture

Lifestyle Brand Collective Blue Supports Diverse Creators in Austin

Missfits Festival embodies their mission of putting community first

BY SHAVONE OTERO

Arts Reviews

The Vortex Repertory Company's Heartland

Gabriel Jason Dean's new drama makes a sensitive study of three people in two different countries and where they belong

The Hideout Theatre's Grand Misery

This improvised send-up of the musical Les Miz is as much fun as the real show is serious

"Future Artifacts of Sprawl and Sting" at Georgetown Public Library

Stuart Wallace blazes his way through a wasp factory of natural assemblage
columns

Qmmunity: On Hedwig, Hate Crimes, and Not Backing Down

Plus, Austin's queerest pre-Valentine's events

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Boerne Brews

Four places to sample craft beer in Boerne

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: A Very Simple Formula

Your right to smell like ass extends right up to where someone else's nose begins

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Dogs and nuisance issues (poop, leashes, and noise)

BY LUKE ELLIS AND MARK GOLDBERG

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Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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