Oct. 16, 2020

David Brendan Hall

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Chronicle Endorsements for the November General Election

Our picks for the local, state, and national races you'll see on your ballot

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

A New Plan for Austin ISD?

School board elections tee up calls for change – and rebuilding broken trust

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Austin at Large: Old Beliefs, No Longer True

One in five Texas voters have never known a non-embarrassing ruling regime

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Park or Golf Course?

It may be time for Hancock to get off the fence

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Weighs Choices on Eastside Housing and SAVES Fund

Trying to find the best worst option

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Brenda Ramos Demands Action in Son’s Killing

Officer neither charged nor disciplined in police shooting

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

State Races Make for Critical Choices in the Middle of the Ballot

Taking a look at the state slate

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Paxton Says It's Over; Nate Paul Begs to Differ

Letter blasting Paxton's mishandling of Paul's complaint suggests a lawsuit in the A.G.'s future

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

AISD, Union Still at Odds Over In-Person Teaching

Employees look for creative solutions, but have yet to see any

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Election Ticker: Getting Out the Vote and Then Some

Texas heads into early voting

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Election Ticker: Eleventh-Hour Battle Over Ballot Delivery Sites Continues

Because this election needed more last-minute changes

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Election Ticker: A Tale of Two Propositions

Prop A jostling amid record-breaking voting stats

BY BETH SULLIVAN

food

Five New Burger Spots for a New Austin

Brave businesses offer unique takes on the ubiquitous comfort food

BY JESSI CAPE

Free Pizza for Democracy, Tarrytown gets More Coffee, Apis gets Beery, and – oh, Look:

All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of October 15, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Spirit Adrift's Nathan Garrett Lands His Astral Metal Rocket in Bastrop

Ride into the light

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Faster Than Sound: Virtual ACL Music Fest Keeps Flags Flying

Nostalgic livestream and rising Austin talent fundraise for the Austin Parks Foundation

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, DEREK UDENSI AND MICHAEL TOLAND

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Austin Film Festival Preview

Film Reviews

The Devil Has a Name

American oil meets its match in honest farmers

Escape from Extinction

The important issue of global eco collapse becomes a PR push for zoos

Heaven

Eric Roberts saves souls, unlikely as that sounds

Honest Thief

Liam Neeson punches his way out of a ridiculous situation

J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs and the Church of the Subgenius

Time to get slack once again with the bizarro Austin anti-cult

The Kid Detective

Sleuthing be hard when there's bills to be paid

Love and Monsters

The path of true romance runs far from smooth after the monsterpocalypse

Martin Eden

Bafflingly relocated Italian adaptation of Jack London's novel skates by on charm and cheekbones

Over the Moon

Charming animated adventure has a kid-friendly look at loss, with adorable space sidekicks!

The Planters

Quirky road trip comedy bears delightfully idiosyncratic fruit

Shithouse

Awkward college romance gets a timely, heartfelt revamp with this astonishing debut

This Is Not a Movie

Veteran foreign correspondent Robert Fisk embodies the importance of honest journalism

2 Hearts

Jacob Elordi loses his shirt a lot in this story of noble giving
arts & culture

For His Dance (Re)current Unrest, Charles O. Anderson Keeps Moving

Through the pandemic and other obstacles, the choreographer and UT teacher continues to adapt

BY ROBERT FAIRES

"Shawn Camp & Darcie Book: Comity of Ghosts" at ICOSA Gallery

New ICOSA show unites the spirits within via the surfaces without

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

Opinion: Consider Health Care When You Vote

Texas Nurses for Biden urge support of Biden / Harris ticket

BY LORRAINE L. PAPA

Qmmunity: We're Here, We're Queer, We're So Gonna Vote

GOTV with Pride at the Polls

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool

Lost Maples shows its true colors

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: High Anxiety

Minds seem to be happiest when they're not doing a lot of thinking

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, October 16-22

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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