May 1, 2020

Volume 39, Number 35

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

After a Month of Chaos, Abortion Care Returns to Texas

Clinics, patients, and the law get put through the ringer over care

BY MARY TUMA

Austin at Large: People, Get Ready

We can all be responsible Austinites – now that we know what that requires

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: AISD: How Low Can We Go?

Let's hope we don't have to find out

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Activists Call for Heads at APD

Racism probe, weekend shooting heighten reform demands

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council Recap: COVID Relief Funds Begin to Flow in Austin

Artists and nonprofits at the front of the line for assistance

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Texas Is Reopening, but Local Leaders Are Ready to Bar the Door

At the threshold

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Health Care Experts Urge Us to Maintain Our Discipline

Are we ready to rock & roll?

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Will Vote-by-Mail Happen by July Elections?

State, local officials at odds over how people qualify

BY MICHAEL KING

How Medical Cannabis Provider Compassionate Cultivation Is Adapting to COVID-19

Ineligible for federal aid, Compassionate Cultivation adjusts to a new paradigm: more deliveries and less contact

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Asian American Resource Center Fosters Community for Older Adults During Stay-at-Home

Seniors encouraged to share family memories with online story project

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Chronicle Readers Share What They Love and Miss About Austin

Everything from restaurants to neighbors to long, stress-free walks
food

Local Restaurants Work Hard to Support Medical Teams

The Austin food scene steps up by doing what it does best

BY JESSI CAPE

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options

Our constantly updated resource of local eateries to support while maintaining your social distance
music

Longtime Austin Collaborators Patrice Pike and Wayne Sutton Finally Duo Up

At the heart of so many essential acts beats a duo, so it is with the Little Sister / Sister 7 legends

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Faster Than Sound: Islands in the (Live)stream

Crossing over from 3D to the pixelated world of livestreams

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth

What we’re spending time with

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, RACHEL RASCOE, DEREK UDENSI, KAHRON SPEARMAN, DOUG FREEMAN AND GREG STITT

Livestream Music Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

There Is a Light That Will Never Go Out at Austin's Drive-In Theatres

Theatres may be shuttered, but the in-car cinema experience still shines bright

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Amazon Takes SXSW Streaming

Film festival director Janet Pierson brings some gems to your TV

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

A Lesson in Gender Fluidity: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

SXSW selection finds new life courtesy of Amazon Prime

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Indie Meme Film Festival Goes Online

Celebration of South Asian cinema streaming for two weekends

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Texas Cinemas Staying Closed Despite Abbott

Theater chains place safety over politics and profit

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

History doesn't repeat itself but the rhymes are terrifying in this unmissable documentary

A Good Woman Is Hard to Find

British revenge drama mixes grit and slick

The Wretched

Supernatural horror is perfect Friday night fun
arts & culture

In Lawrence Wright's Novel, an Imagined Pandemic That's Frighteningly Real

If disease-ravaged world of The End of October feels like our own, that’s because the author did his research rigorously

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Weird Homes Tour: The Mysterious Planchette

In this virtual Weird Homes Tour presentation, Brandon Hodge wanted to have a few (spirit-channeled) words with you

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Listings

Virtual galleries, streaming improv, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Listings

Donation and volunteer opportunities, job openings, online fitness classes, and more

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

We Have an Issue: How’s Your Blood Pressure?

Platitudes don't help. Now is 100% the time to get political.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: We Can’t Let Coronavirus Distract Us From Data Collection and Climate Change

We cannot give companies slack on environmental regulations during the pandemic – and that includes those running energy-gorging data centers

BY TRACY O’NEILL

Opinion: In Permian Highway Pipeline Fight, Property Rights Are the Answer

Eminent domain reform allows us to protect our environment and the rights of Texas landowners simultaneously

BY CUTTER W. GONZÁLEZ

Qmmunity: Trump Admin Could Soon Undermine Health Care Protections for LGBTQIA

Find queer connection with virtual events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Stay Trips: Delivered

Let the day trip come to you

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Mommy Junkies

Sometimes the hardest step to take is a step back

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, May 1-7

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

COVID-19 and Austin – answering your legal questions (part 5)

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

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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