May 10, 2019

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Turning Williamson County a Bluer Shade of Purple

Wading through the new political landscape of the Austin suburbs

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Point Austin: Rising to the Defense

Travis County tries to level the courtroom playing field with a public defender's office

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Ends at Odds

Good deeds, bad deeds, restricted deeds

BY NICK BARBARO

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Quote of the Week

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NAKED CITY

CAMPO Throws Money at I-35

$400 million in new funding will go to the "Capital Express" project

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Williamson County Residents Organize to Remove Confederate Monument

Meanwhile the Texas Legislature tries to block monument removals

BY MICHAEL KING

Council Previews Fall's Main Event: A Land Development Code Revision

A code, foretold

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON AND AUSTIN SANDERS

New Study Shows How Scooters Can Hurt

City works with CDC to analyze injuries to riders; Lege weighs in

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

AISD Board Debates Path for Future School Closures

AISD Board gets closer to "school change"

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

LEGE LINES

Local Businesses Stand Up for Sick Leave

Committee hears bills that would prevent Austin from regulating certain employment practices

BY MARY TUMA AND AUSTIN SANDERS

No Sales Tax for Schools

Senate approves its version of school finance, with a few notable changes

BY MARY TUMA AND AUSTIN SANDERS

County Pushes Public Defender Plan Forward

Commissioners Court votes to proceed with indigent defense office – but not everybody's happy about it

BY MICHAEL KING

Women’s Jail Closer to Funding

Justice advocates worry efforts to decrease incarceration will decelerate

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

food

Empowering the Syrian Refugee Community One Mediterranean Recipe at a Time

A mother's story of falafel and family

BY EMILY BEYDA AND JESSI CAPE

Thai Fresh Chef Offers Mother’s Day Cooking Class With Her Mom

Learn to cook Thai green curry and glass noodles

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of May 9, 2019
music

The Infinites Get Loopy at the Intersection of Jared Leibowich and Dan LeVine

Zoltars' frontman and Ghetto Ghouls' guitarist come together in the hypnosphere

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Faster Than Sound: Unbounded Agency for the Underrepresented

Anita Obasi’s parties make space for queer artistry, Jay Wile’s croon tricks fans of Frank Ocean, and more recommendations for KVRX Fest

BY RACHEL RASCOE

A Pictorial Tribute to the Birth of American Sharks' New Album

The long-awaited sophomore disc 11:11 finally has its due date

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

My Obsession: Fleabag

Snarky British comedy mines the prick in all of us

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Drafthouse Revisits the Year Jim Carrey Ruled the Box Office

Go back to 1994 with the three faces of Jim

BY THE SCREENS STAFF

ATX Film News: What Kat Candler Did Next

Fear the Walking Dead returns, The Son sets, and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Now Streaming in Austin: Master of Dark Shadows

New documentary bites into the legacy of the Gothic soap

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Carmine Street Guitars

Spend time with the quiet artisans who make the instruments that rock & roll is built upon

El Chicano

A new superhero for the Latinx community (and everyone else)

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Long-gestating commentary on fantasy and delusion is Terry Gilliam at his most Gilliamesque (for better or worse)

Meeting Gorbachev

Werner Herzog talks with the architect of Glasnost about what went wrong with U.S.-Russia relations

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pika pika pika? Pika pika pika pika pika pika pika.

Poms

Because even Oscar-winners must make cheerleading comedies

Tolkien

The trials and triumphs of the man who would create Middle Earth

UglyDolls

Ugly is as ugly does in this animated toy movie
arts & culture

Enjoying and Making Art at the 2019 West Austin Studio Tour

Artists offer demos, workshops, and experiences to get you in on the creative action

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Austin Playhouse's Summer and Bird

This world premiere production gives audiences of all ages the chance to travel to a mythical land of wonders

Diverse Space Dance Theatre's Memoirs and Armours

The company's season closer showed the young dancers' commitment to a shared vision and their potential as artists

"Rachel Kalisky: Glassnet" at CAMIBAart Gallery

New works fuse glass and metal mesh in a mesmerizing display
columns

Qmmunity: A Landmark Hearing, but LGBTQ Voices Still Needed at the Capitol

Plus Guerrilla Queer Bar's Spring Fling and more qweeah events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville

Zoological and botanical park is more than just a zoo

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: The Old Dude

The word "immature" is both overused and ineffective

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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