April 26, 2019

news

Making the Math Work on Real School Finance Reform

"Texas Plan" brings new money to Austin and other districts, but nothing's final yet

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Point Austin: Local Control Now in Chains

State clamps down on cities' right to govern themselves

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Earth Day Redux

Early showers stretch timeline for Earth Day celebrations

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Don Zimmerman Explores Texas Lege Run

Like Jesus, former conservative City Council member to rise again

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin Energy Buys Out Biomass Plant

City utility escapes money-losing 2008 energy deal

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Medical Malpractice Suit Filed Against Lakeway Hospital

Facility charged in 2018 case

BY MICHAEL KING

APD Asks City Council for Financial Help With DNA Testing

And more news from the dais

BY SARAH MARLOFF AND MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Adler: Lege Has "Declared War" on Texas Cities

The mayor's State of the City applauded local efforts and condemned state attacks

BY MICHAEL KING

Un-Celebrating Confederate Heroes Day at the Lege

BY MARY TUMA

Austin FC's New Charitable Arm Backs Affordable Housing Project

Meanwhile, Senate Bill 1771 seeks to jeopardize the Major League Soccer team

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Death Watch: Was Dexter Johnson Condemned by His Own Attorney?

Inmate's new co-counsel seeks to terminate longtime attorney for bad lawyering

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

Exploring Diverse Foodways at the Austin Food & Wine Festival

Plant pioneers, wines, and more to satisfy your culinary cravings

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Citizen Wine’s Planned Tasting Room Looks to Bring Texas Wine to the People

Rae Wilson of Dandy Rosé imagines a fine and dandy watering hole

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of April 25, 2019
music

The 12 People You Meet at Sam’s Town Point, Austin’s Real-Life Roadhouse

You’d never know the South Austin honky-tonk is there, but wait 'til you meet its cast of characters

BY KEVIN CURTIN AND DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: Vivien Goldman’s Lasting Echoes of Feminist Punk

Vanguard journalist brings new book to Austin, the Larriva family remembers their friend Elliott Smith, and local musicians pop up all over the place

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

The Last Color Touches the Lives of India's Untouchables

A rainbow of love at Indie Meme

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Hill Country Film Festival Looks Forward With Old Friends

From Fredericksburg to the future

BY SHALAVÉ CAWLEY

One in a Crowd: Anibikes

Get your kids moving on something magical with Anibikes

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Avengers: Endgame

The end is the beginning is the end as Marvel's Infinity Saga reaches a satisfying, tearful end

Family

Outsider comedy has a lot less Insane Clown Posse than you might expect

Fathers of Football

Oklahoma high school football documentary could have gone deeper

Satan & Adam

The personal and musical impact of a Harlem friendship

Sunset

Period drama keeps the techniques of Oscar winner Son of Saul but loses the emotional weight
arts & culture

A Guide to Austin Classical Music

The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Glass Half Full Theatre's Once There Were Six Seasons

Using innovative puppetry, Glass Half Full Theatre dukes it out with climate change in an invigorating way

Rude Mechanicals' Not Every Mountain

This Rude Mechs performance piece shows us a mountain's lifetime in an hour and makes clear that nothing lasts forever

"Rebris" at Northern-Southern

Reduce, reuse, recycle is seldom so remarkable as in these works by Virginia Fleck and Ted Carey
columns

Qmmunity: SCOTUS to Decide if Title VII Extends to LGBTQ

Plus Queerbomb fundraisers and funny queer events

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Roberto's River Road Restaurant

Baton Rouge cafe serves Cajun food on the Mississippi River

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: She Talks Too Much

Conversation is how we flush stupidity into the open so we can kill it

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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