Sept. 13, 2019

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AISD's "School Changes" Process Places Equity Front and Center

“Historically, this is a very racist city, and unfortunately, this school district is a part of that system"

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Point Austin: Hanging Fire on Gun Control

After yet more deaths, Texas leaders vow to do ... something

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Deadline Crunch

CodeNEW set to drop in three weeks

BY NICK BARBARO

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Assistant County Attorney Joins Race to Fill David Escamilla's Post

Laurie Eiserloh is the second candidate to officially enter hunt for Travis County Attorney

BY MICHAEL KING

Republican Incumbent Bill Flores’ Exit Raises Dem Odds in TX-17

Democrat Rick Kennedy currently running unopposed

BY MICHAEL KING

On Budget, Council Agrees to Disagree (Updated)

Spending plan includes $4.6 million in last-minute additions

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

City, Austin FC Break Ground on New Soccer Stadium

Construction of the 21,000-seat stadium has kicked off for Austin’s first major league sports team

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Controversial Pipeline to Cross the Hill Country

The PHP presents potential risks to Edwards Aquifer, and there is little Austin can do about it

BY MICHAEL KING

The Beto-Castro-Meter: We Need to Talk About Julián ...

Can Castro soldier on to Iowa, New Hampshire, and beyond?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Trio of Candidates Vie to Take on Rep. Michael McCaul

Three for TX-10

BY MICHAEL KING

Real Estate Council of Austin Wraps Its Mind Around Affordability

Developers group to learn about peer city challenges

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

Farm Careers Are Sprouting in Central Texas

Three sets of first-generation farmers share their paths to getting rooted

BY JESSIKA ROTH

Sugar Pine Cafe Stands Out From Austin's Japanese Food Pack

Charming North Austin restaurant boasts onigiri and homemade ice cream

BY JESSI CAPE

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of September 12, 2019
music

Daniel Johnston's Death Begins Its Reverberations Around the Globe

“He’s legendary, but he was first a legend in his own mind, then he became a real legend.”

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Cheer Up Charlies Principal Maggie Lea Takes on Breast Cancer

Cheer Up Charlies co-owner reflects on business and mental health evolution following diagnosis. Meanwhile, the Convention Center expansion gets approval by Music Commission, and Project ATX6 announces a new lineup.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

My Obsession: The Killer Looks of Edwige Fenech

Bow before the Queen of Giallo

BY SARAH JANE

Austin Film News: Linklater, Rodriguez, and a Case of Millennium Bugs

Production updates, new releases, and job opportunities

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Rob Zombie Resurrects the Firefly Family for 3 From Hell

Here to do the devil's work: Director talks how being cool is no excuse

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Stuntman Gary Kent Looks Back at a Life on Fire in Danger God

Streaming documentary gets dangerous

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

R.I.P. Chad Holt

We've lost a quintessentially Austin figure

Film Reviews

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

The transcendent history of one of the greatest musicals ever

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Life story of a music legend never reaches those blissful high notes

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

The life and pain of the jazz great in his own words and music

Rapid Response

A quiet celebration of the medics who make motorsports safer

Riot Girls

Part John Hughes, part Mad Max, all female empowerment

Tokyo Ghoul: 'S'

Manga adaptation leans into its kinky subtext
arts & culture

Michael Ray Charles' New Art Asks Hard Questions About Race and America

The internationally acclaimed artist returns to Austin with new work that, as ever, leaves us asking ourselves what we see

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Austin Playhouse's Holmes and Watson

The joy in this staging of Jeffrey Hatcher's play is seeing the good doctor deduce which of three Sherlocks is the real deal

Hyde Park Theatre's Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower

Maggie Gallant relates her search for her birth parents with slow-burn storytelling that captivates with its blend of cheekiness and honesty

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

Who runs the world? Secretaries, spies, and survivors in Lara Prescott's debut novel
columns

Qmmunity: It Takes a Village

Plus new queer music, queer history dishing, and the return of Gender Unbound

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Levelland

Mosaics on the High Plains

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Home schooling

As Confucius says, “There is more than one way to skin a cat.”

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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