Nov. 27, 2020

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Volume 40, Number 13

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

features

20 in 2020: People We're Thankful For

In a Thankless Year, 20 Austinites We're Thankful for in 2020

We single out some locals who have given us hope

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Paramedic Amber Price Cares for Austin's Most Vulnerable Populations

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Survive2Thrive Foundation's Courtney Santana Finds Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Dr. Mark Escott Has Been the Friendly Face of the City's Response to COVID-19

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Emmanuel Acho Hosts Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man for America's Own Good

BY SARA HUTCHINSON

AISD Food Service Has Been Feeding Local Kids, Pandemic Be Damned

BY JESSI CAPE

Dana DeBeauvoir Fought for Election Access in a Year of Barriers

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin Justice Coalition's Chas Moore Keeps Fighting for Black and Brown Lives

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Hilda Ramirez Speaks Out for Refugees Despite ICE Intimidation

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

Austin Music's Adrian Quesada Won't Be Stopped by a Pandemic

BY KEVIN CURTIN

The Daily Texan Staff Balanced School, Journalism, and a Pandemic

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Local Muralist Chris Rogers Sparks Conversation Around the Black Lives Matter Movement

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

Black Queer Lives Matter ATX Represents for the Marginalized Among the Marginalized

BY BETH SULLIVAN

L'Oca d'Oro Owners Advocate for Change and Support in the Austin Food Community

BY JESSI CAPE

Local Philanthropist and Activist Mary Herr Tally Celebrates Women's Suffrage

BY ROBERT FAIRES

New Organizations Step Up to Provide Free Local Food During the Pandemic

BY JESSI CAPE

Hiram Garcia Livestreams a Summer of Black Lives Matter Protests

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Kathy Mitchell Pushes for Criminal Justice Reform by Getting Serious About Being Compassionate

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

SoundSync Music Founder Nathalie Phan Finds "Time to Pivot"

BY GREG STITT

Brian Gannon Kickstarts the Austin Film and TV Scene While It's Down

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Big Medium Makes the Austin Art Space Larger

BY ROBERT FAIRES

news

Chronicle Endorsements

December Run-Off Election

Austin at Large: Make America Grateful Again

Even as white nationalism sticks around, kicking Trump to the curb is a Thanksgiving miracle

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: More to Be Thankful For

An overdue (if tentative) win in Southwest Austin

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Stage 4 Risk of COVID-19 Shapes Austin's Holiday

No-virus November

BY BETH SULLIVAN AND CLARA ENCE MORSE

Racial Disparities in Policing Persist, City Report Shows

Black, Latinx drivers overrepresented in APD traffic stops and searches

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Police Chief Brian Manley Fires APD Officer for Racist Texts

Offensive language, memes violated Austin Police policies

BY BRANT BINGAMON

County Drops Most Charges Against Protesters

104 of the 178 people arrested at the spring and summer protests will avoid court

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan Harassed by Opponent’s Biker Friends

Confrontation between D6 CM and Wind Therapy Freedom Riders CEO caught on tape

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Save Austin Now Files Lawsuit Over Rejected Signatures

Invalid petition signatures kept SAN's mission to reverse decriminalization of homelessness off the ballot

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin Chronicle Nonprofit Wish List

Your guide to charitable giving
food

Nix on the Flix, Farm to Market Shutters, Sazan Hires a Hammond, Taste of Texas Extended

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 November 26, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

An Excerpt From Omar Dykes: The Life & Times of a Poor and Almost Famous Bluesman

Hard truths about the music business by Kent “Omar” Dykes and spouse Issa Medrano as they revisit Glory Days (for Bruce Springsteen).

Faster Than Sound: City of Austin Delays Venue Funding – Again

Live music venues have asked for dedicated COVID-19 relief since March, but the city says applications won't open until next year.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY DEREK UDENSI, KEVIN CURTIN, TIM STEGALL, DOUG FREEMAN, KAHRON SPEARMAN, GREG STITT, MICHAEL TOLAND AND RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Live Music / Livestream Listings

screens

Toward the Skylin3s with Liam O'Donnell

How the alien invasion franchise took the fight into space

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin Polish Film Festival Goes Hybrid for 2020

The extended festival takes a virtual look at Warsaw

BY NAOMI BRADY

Film Reviews

Belushi

More than laughs, more than addiction: a charming, tragic portrait of the Blues Brothers star

The Croods: A New Age

Pointless prehistoric sequel hasn’t evolved at all

Nationtime

Searing documentary from the 1972 National Black Political Convention finally restored

Stardust

Bowie before he became Ziggy in this less-than-glittering docudrama

The Twentieth Century

Suitably bonkers Canadian surrealist comedy rewrites history

Uncle Frank

Small town coming-out period drama is anchored by Paul Bettany at his best

Zappa

Two hours with the original Mother of Invention isn't enough
arts & culture

Art Gets Its Seasonal Shopping Day: Artists Sunday

Imagine if all that money spent on Black Friday went to purchase art. It could happen: Artists Sunday is here!

BY ROBERT FAIRES

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: Giving Thanks

In this week’s issue, we celebrate 20 in 2020 working to make Austin a better, more equitable, more compassionate place

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Queer Thanks Springs Eternal

Plus, Frida Friday’s Black Friday mercado and Austin Library’s queer book club make the qmmunity shine bright

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, Alto

Mystery mounds of the Caddo

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Fortunately Pets Can’t Read

A little wallow in the unpleasantries of modern politics with the greatest patriotic advice columnist in modern history

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, November 27 - December 3

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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