Sept. 27, 2019

Volume 39, Number 4

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news

Beto O'Rourke's Long, Hot Road to the Texas Primary

We report from the 2020 Democratic campaign trail on whether all the blue, sweat, and beers are worth it

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Point Austin: From Earth Day to Climate Strike

In a dark time, it's worth recalling decades of progress

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The Mystery of Type 3 STRs

Where is all our housing stock going?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Despite Concern, Commissioners Proceed With Two Finalists for County Judge

Advocates hope the next CC4 judge understands the intersections of sexual assault and family violence

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Young Community Organizers Unite Over Equitable Land Use in Austin

Planning Our Communities offers perspective on the city’s new land development code

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council Backs Away From New Camping Ban

Is consensus forming on how to move past this summer's controversy?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Education Austin Calls Out AISD Police

Austin Justice Coalition, the NAACP, the Transgender Education Network of Texas, and more insist on “roundtable discussion” to address policing in schools

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

2019 Tribfest Takes Politics to the Streets

All eyes on Texas

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Mike Denton Jumps Into County Attorney Race

As expected, just-retired judge announces campaign for Dem nomination

BY MICHAEL KING

Death Watch: As Execution Pace Quickens, a 30-Day Stay for Barbee

Meanwhile, Randy Halprin loses 5CA appeal and Rodney Reed supporters fight for justice

BY BRANT BINGAMON

City Council Picks Team to Audit APD Rape Cases

The 18-month project will be led by D.C.-based Police Executive Research Forum

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Austin ISD Begins School Changes 2019 Listening Tour

Community engagement sessions are scheduled through Oct. 10

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

The First Rule of Dinner Club Is ... Well, Let’s Talk About It

Austin’s array of subscription-based nomfests will please your palate, expand your experience, and maybe even comfort your budget

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Boycott the Pumpkin Spice Latte With Alternative Spices

Five types of non-pumpkin autumnal beverages around town

BY LINA FISHER

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

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

Noise Trio Think No Think Takes Its Shot

Band's latest LP comes with a little help from Butthole Surfers and Judge Judy

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Faster Than Sound: Historic Approval of City Tax Fund for Local Music

With $3 million in HOT monies, music advocates gear up for vote on Prop B, the Far Out finds its footing in South Austin, and more music news

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Texas Platters

Rodney Crowell

Texas

Will Johnson

Wire Mountain

Galactic Protector

Evening
screens

Celebrating Woman Director Awareness Month With Recommendations From Local Filmmakers

From artistic inspirations to personal connections, the legacies of women directors

Wrapping Up Another Year of Fantastic Fest

The Chronicle Screens staff looks at the Good, the Mad, and the Weird

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Abominable

A lot of fuzz and cuteness, but not much else to this yeti jaunt

The Day Shall Come

British satirist Chris Morris puts a human face on security theater

The Death of Dick Long

A redneck comedy takes a tragic, compassionate turn

Depraved

A modern Frankenstein finds the sins of the fathers in war and commerce

The Golden Glove

Serial killer biopic is too gruelingly accurate for its own good

Judy

Renée Zellweger is a star reborn in this Judy Garland biopic

Monos

Colombian child-soldier drama is a bleak look into the cruelty of innocents

Ms. Purple

Love, death, and family bonds in Koreatown

One Cut of the Dead

Horror becomes filmmaking comedy becomes a touching family triumph

Rambo: Last Blood

Last blood? We can only hope, as Rambo goes full MAGA

Sister Aimee

A slightly true story of America's first megapastor on the run
arts & culture

Photographer Sandy Carson Shoots Up the Weird, Weird West

Austin-based Scotsman's new book I've Always Been a Cowboy in My Heart is rooted in place

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Paper Chairs' Plano

Paper Chairs' production gets inside the heads of three sisters over a decade that races by in a breakneck 90 minutes

Ethos' :Humpty

Melissa Vogt and Chad Salvata's musical takes the childhood rhyme into adult territory, balancing lighthearted elements with macabre darkness

Blue Lapis Light's In Light

In this aerial dance production, the performers move through the sky with such grace, joy, and harmony, they might as well be angels
columns

Qmmunity: “The category is love, y’all, love”

Plus trailblazing trans choreographer Sean Dorsey returns to Austin and Lez B In Touch says so long summer

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Poco Bueno's Grave, Vernon

Champion horse remembered in Vernon park

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Deal Killer

As the Homeland Security poster says, “If you see something, say something.”

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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