July 26, 2019

news

Amid New Immigration Policies, Local Attorneys and Immigrants Navigate a Broken System

Lawyers say the system has been thrown into "chaos"

BY MARY TUMA

Austin at Large: Let's Take a Vote on That

Forced elections are now routine, but are they "grassroots"?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Making Better Plans

Code, even more NEXT

BY NICK BARBARO

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Army Futures Command Commemorates First Year in Austin

Leaders discuss modernizing the U.S.'s largest and oldest service branch

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Wendy Davis Enters Congressional Race

Big names, money in local Congress races

BY MICHAEL KING

Delia Garza “Seriously Considering” Run for County Attorney

Supporters launch “Progressive Justice Now” draft campaign

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Former APD Sergeant Liz Donegan Runs for Sheriff

Former Sex Crimes head motivated by response to sexual assault crisis

BY MARY TUMA

Abbott Orders Texas Prosecutors to Enforce Marijuana Laws

Travis County D.A. says dismissals will continue

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Advocates Object to D.A.’s Appointment to Sexual Assault Survivors Task Force

Survivors also calling on lawmakers to intervene following the appointment

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Leander, Cap Metro Not Breaking Up Yet

Residents turn out to support transit agency

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

Some of the Best Texas Hill Country Swimming Holes, Restaurants, Breweries, and More

Take a dip, then fill your piehole

BY JESSIKA ROTH

All-You-Can-Eat Pickles and Southern Comfort at the Pickle House

One wonders if there's such thing as too many pickles at this Southwest Austin restaurant

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

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

Jackie Venson Strips Off Her Blues Band and Becomes Her Own "DJ"

Austin's reigning Best Guitarist scales the ladder to the roof

BY DEREK UDENSI

Faster Than Sound: 10 Fresh Finds at Hot Summer Nights

Ten sunspots on Hot Summer Nights’ triple-digit lineup

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

Selfie-Conscious on the Snapchat Series Two Sides

New Austin-set series explores breakups in the digital age

BY KATELYN LANDRY

Linklater's Latest, Reality TV Taps Locals, and More Austin Film News

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

How Crank: High Voltage Went Pure Grindhouse

Jason Statham cult classic offers maximum overdrive

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Now Streaming in Austin: "Pick-Ups"

William B. Goss' short makes an airborne debut

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Maiden

Astounding true story of first women in professional yachting's biggest race
arts & culture

Austin Author Chandler Baker Talks About Creating a Novel for the #MeToo Movement

Writer of Whisper Network offers a healthy dose of righteous indignation

BY M. BRIANNA STALLINGS

Arts Reviews

The Rose: Trouble in Paradise at ColdTowne Theatre

ColdTowne's improvised riff on The Bachelor captures the raw, trainwreck appeal of reality TV dating shows

Phonography Austin's The Invisible Suburb

This World Listening day installation used recorded sounds of domestic life to create a ghostly neighborhood on a street now empty of life

"GD Wright: Impossible Until It's Done" at Dimension Gallery

The sculptor mirrors up a globular array of unusual glassworks
columns

Qmmunity: Summer of Pride, Take Two

QPOC art, Bulimianne and Louisianna’s wedding celebration, and more

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Fischer Haus Concerts

Catch a whopper of a show at Fischer Haus

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Antisocial

Wherein the Luv Doc ponders the social lives of porn stars

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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